I really am starting to love lip color. So far, in most of my adult life, I have really hated it. The thought of having to re-apply every few hours or after I eat and drink just seemed so daunting. However, over the last year or two, I have started experimenting more and more. I have learned which types I like and dislike; which ones I feel comfortable wearing, and which ones I feel ridiculous wearing. What the past years have taught me is that I am a nude lip girl. I really am. A bright lip is fun every once in a while, on a special occasion, but for everyday life I have bigger things to worry about than touching up my lip color every 5 minutes. #tooreal
I really try to buy and experiment at higher and lower price points. These picks are what I have found so far that work for me and are on constant rotation. Literally always have at least 3 of these in my bag at all times.
First, I am going to start with my FAVORITE glosses. I have tried others, and nothing really compares. They are creamy, and moisturizing. Not sticky at all. Really pigmented and perfect to wear alone or over any of the other lipsticks. Not to mention they are super affordable!
NYX Butter Glosses From Top to Bottom:
Creme Brulee: It is the lightest and most nude of the bunch. Probably one of my most worn shade of them all just because it is so nude and simple.
Tiramisu: This one is my favorite on its own. It is such a pretty natural pinky-nude. It is just the perfect thing to throw on my lips when I have nothing but mascara on.
Angel Food Cake: This is a beautiful mauve-y pink. I love to layer this one with some of the lipsticks below.
Merengue: I love to layer this one over snob (linked below) for a super fun summer pink lip thats not too over the top.
These lipsticks are my go-to’s in terms of nude & pink. I rotate 3-4 of these into my bag every week. I feel as though if I always have just a few of these in my bag, one of them is bound to look good with the outfit I am wearing that day.
From Top to Bottom:
Neutrogena Moisture Smooth Color Stick Warm Caramel: I love these color sticks from Neutrogena. They are so moisturizing and the color is such a pretty shimmery nude. I also have Soft Raspberry, which I also love.
Lime Crime Unicorn Lipstick Coquette: This is the only piece of Lime Crime make-up I own. I saw a girl on youtube do a Gigi Hadid (love her) make-up tutorial on YouTube and she had this lipstick on. I had to have it. It is such a pretty peachy nude.
Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Naked: Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like this one is available anymore. When Urban Decay came out with their Vice lipsticks, I suppose they discontinued their Revolution line. I do love Streak and Weirdo from their Vice lipstick line and would love to try them.
MAC Snob: The prettiest pink there ever was! It always brightens my look a bit. The perfect bold, yet subtle pink lip.
MAC Creme Cup: This is the best every “your lips but better” pink. It is the most versatile of them all, if you ask me. I will add the Nyx Angel Food Cake gloss (linked above) on top for a bolder, more mauve colors. I will also add Creme Brulee gloss (also linked above) to make a very nude lip. LOVE IT!
MAC Honey Love: Also one of the most nude of the group. I am pretty fair so I had a heck of a time finding a true nude that didn’t make me look like a corpse.
Wet N’ Wild Bare It All: This one is less than $3! These matte Wet N’ Wild lipsticks are such a bargain. They have pretty decent staying power and a lot of pigmentation. This nude-y pink is a great matte color for ever day wear.
Well there they are. My go-to pink & nude lip colors. I hope you try one or two of them, because they are all really great! If you do currently use any of these pretty shades, gush about it in the comments below!
Have a lovely week!