If you know me, you are well aware of the fact I'm partial to a bright lip. Never in my life have I worn nude on my lips (I'm mentally erasing my trip to London in high school when I tried to imitate British girls and ended up looking like a corpse). But lately, I've found myself reaching for lighter shades of gloss and lipstick and trying them out for the first time. I wouldn't say I've gone completely off the bend, but I do enjoy a lighter lip these days ... What on earth has happened to me?
I'd like to mention a few lip products I've been loving lately. Let's start with my favourite lipstick, MAC Lovelorn. This is a shade that is almost never mentioned, but it's an absolutely gorgeous Lustre finish. It's kind of a mix between a nude and a bright pink if that even makes sense. I adore the color and the finish, it's very glossy and not drying in the slightest.
Next we have something from the drugstore, namely Catrice Ultimate Colour Lipstick in 130 Frozen Rose. You might think this would be a horrendous frosty, shimmery disaster judging by the name, but it is actually a gorgeous pink color with no shimmer whatsoever. It's somewhere between a matte and a lacquer ... I have no idea how to describe it. It is a little drying though!
Talking about mattes, here's a great one - Essence XXL Longlasting Lipgloss with Matt Effect in 05 Velvet Rose. Gorgeous nude-y pink with a satin finish on the lips and very matte as the name would suggest. It is quite drying, but I'm willing to put up with it because I really do enjoy the shade.
Finally, the nudest of them all, and it is appropriately from Kardashian Beauty. As we all now, Kim K and her siblings are very famous for their nude lips (though I'm also loving Kylie's signature lip, which is a dark neutral). I've channeled my inner Kim with this duo for lips, which consists of the Honey Stick Lipgloss and Au Naturel Lip Liner. Together, they give me gorgeous nude lips which I actually like - shock! Horror! Drama! I also like using them by themselves and the lip liner is a great base for other lipsticks too. I also have a pretty cool ombré lip tutorial with this shade, which will be posted soon. You can get this set (with the lip liner and gloss) for 18€, in Slovenia you can buy them in Ikona (near Magistrat in Ljubljana). I would really recommend checking out their Kardashian Beauty stand, I was really intrigued by the eyeshadows and blushers as well.
I feel like I'm being a teensy bit delusional by saying these are nude shades, but they're just my selection for a more toned down lip colour (keep in mind I always wear neons or dark plums). So I do hope you'll forgive me ... and enjoy some of these lovely products!
What is your favourite nude lip product?