30 July, 2014 Top Six: Nude Lip Products
Yesterday was National Lipstick Day (a holiday obviously created for lipstick addicts like me), and I thought a summary of my favourite nude lip colours (both high-end and drugstore/high-street) would be a nice way to introduce to you lovely people some products I love, and wear time and time again. Nude lips can be tricky to master, but hopefully with these six products you’ll find something to suit your style and your skin tone too.
A couple of comments about the selfies: I’m wearing the Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Iconic Nude with all of these colours as some products are more liquid than others and need liner to adhere to. Also, apologies for the vacant staring selfies – swatches on my arm alone weren’t doing the colours justice!
My first pick is from Rimmel, and it’s the Moisture Renew Lipstick in Notting Hill Nude. I saw Suzie from Hello October wearing this in a video and absolutely had to buy it – it’s the perfect brown-based nude with a hint of pink. It’s glossy and comfortable on the lips, and to me would suit warm/olive skin tones. That being said, I have a fairly neutral skin tone and love wearing it! Notting Hill Nude is priced at £6.49 and you can buy it online here.
Second is one of the first lipsticks I ever purchased, MAC’s Modesty. The product applies smoothly and translates as a mauve/pink cool-toned nude. Modesty, along with Notting Hill Nude, is a great everyday colour that can be worn when you don’t want to look too overdone, but still want to feel polished. They are both effortless and definitely correspond with the 90’s brown lip trend! Modesty comes in at £15.50 and is available in-store and online here.
My most recent purchase (a mere 24 hours ago!) is the Chanel Coco Rouge Lipstick in Sentiment. I didn’t buy it to include in this list but after trying it in Boots I decided it needed to be in the top six! This lipstick lacks the strong pigmentation that the Rimmel and MAC nudes have, but it feels so comfortable and lasts a surprisingly long time. Sentiment looks slightly shimmery in the tube but once applied, appears creamy and semi-glossy. The colour (to me) is a true nude, with elements of pink, peach, coral and brown that look natural and pretty on the lips. It’s not cheap, but Chanel lipsticks are known for their quality and I know I’ll get a lot of use and enjoyment out of it. £25 (eww) in Boots stores as well as online.
Now to something a lot less expensive – the L’Oreal Colour Riche Collection Prive lipstick in Julianne’s Nude. This lipstick is classed as a nude but is more of a bright peachy pink, without the beige/cream elements of lipsticks previously mentioned. Looks great with a tan and is especially beautiful on auburn/redheaded girls – the nude was created for Julianne Moore and the contrast of peach and red can look really striking! £8.16 here.
The penultimate colour! This is probably the truest, most beige/creamy nude I have in my collection. Charlotte Tilbury is undoubtedly the queen of the strong lip, and her collection of lipsticks and glosses offers high pigmentation, long lasting coverage and extortionate prices I will happily pay time and time again (this lipstick is £23!). Nude Kate is a lip colour that channels the Kate Moss grungy aesthetic and looks incredible with a dark smoky eye. The lipliner I’ve used in all the selfies was created to compliment this lip colour and I love this combination. Selfridges stock Charlotte Tilbury on their website here and you can also purchase Nude Kate on Charlotte’s website – her blog is particularly fab for tutorials on how to use specific products to create different looks.
Last, but certainly not least, is the glossiest colour on the list – the L’Oreal L’Extraordinaire Liquid Lipstick in Nude Ballet. Stupid name for a range of opaque glosses, but the colour is amazing – it could be the liquid version of Nude Kate but it has a touch more peach to it. It lasts for ages and makes even the thinnest of lips look full and pouty. I bought it because apparently Kim Kardashian wore it on her wedding day, and I will buy into any sort of marketing ploy. However, I’m glad I did, because I love it. Boots have it listed as £8.99 but I’ve seen it online for cheaper. Buy it here from Boots or check Feel Unique as it’s always in and out of stock. The site also offers regular 10% and 20% discounts if you sign up for the newsletter.
So those are my top six nude lip products! I hope you’ve enjoyed laughing at my pouty face and reading about the world of nude and neutral lips.
I’d love to hear about some of your favourite nude lip products in the comments below!