Sunday, 3 February 2013

Lipsticks for... When you want to go Nude

Hi, everyone! So far, I've provided round-ups of my vampy, coral, and hot pink lipstick collections. Today's post is all about nudes! I actually don't wear nude shades often, as I usually prefer a nice pop of colour on the lips. Also, because I'm fair, nude shades can have a tendency to wash me out- never a nice look! Despite this, I was surprised to find that I had a pretty substantial collection of nude lipsticks. The ones I've featured here are the nude shades that I find to be quite wearable on my neutral-warm, fair, NC20-ish skin. They range from retro peach to pale pinky mauve. Hope you can spot one that piques your interest!

(L-R): Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte in Tender Peach, MAC Amplified Lipstick in Warm Me Up, Hard Candy Painted Lady Lip Colour in Perfect 10, MAC Lustre Lipstick in Viva Glam V, Revlon ColourBurst Lipstick in Rosy Nude, MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Modesty, Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butter in Pink Truffle, Lush Emotional Brilliance Liquid Lipstick in Perspective

Here are some closeups:

(L-R): Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte in Tender Peach, MAC Amplified Lipstick in Warm Me Up, Hard Candy Painted Lady Lip Colour in Perfect 10

(L-R): MAC Lustre Lipstick in Viva Glam V, Revlon ColourBurst Lipstick in Rosy Nude, MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Modesty

(L-R): MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Modesty (also in previous photo), Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butter in Pink Truffle, Lush Emotional Brilliance Liquid Lipstick in Perspective

And some swatches!


(L-R): Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte in Tender Peach, MAC Amplified Lipstick in Warm Me Up, Hard Candy Painted Lady Lip Colour in Perfect 10, MAC Lustre Lipstick in Viva Glam V, Revlon ColourBurst Lipstick in Rosy Nude, MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Modesty, Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butter in Pink Truffle, Lush Emotional Brilliance Liquid Lipstick in Perspective

Closeups of the swatches:

(L-R): Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte in Tender Peach, MAC Amplified Lipstick in Warm Me Up, Hard Candy Painted Lady Lip Colour in Perfect 10, MAC Lustre Lipstick in Viva Glam V

(L-R): Revlon ColourBurst Lipstick in Rosy Nude, MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Modesty, Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butter in Pink Truffle, Lush Emotional Brilliance Liquid Lipstick in Perspective

Luckily, I've featured most of these lipsticks in past posts, so look out for the links below!

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte in Tender Peach is a pale, warm-toned, slightly retro (think mid-60s) peach. A super unique shade with gorgeous packaging. Not necessarily the most versatile shade, but it's perfect for creating a mod-inspired look. You can see a review and photos of it here!
MAC Amplified Lipstick in Warm Me Up is a highly pigmented brownish-caramel beige with a nearly matte finish and a warm hue. You can see me wearing it (mixed with MAC Viva Glam V) here.
Hard Candy Painted Lady Lip Colour in Perfect 10 is a sheer, slightly cool-toned pinky nude shade. Not normally a colour I'd go for, but the transparent finish make it incredibly wearable! You can see a review and pictures of it here!
MAC Lustre Lipstick in Viva Glam V is one of my all-time favourite MAC lipsticks; it's perhaps the only lipstick I've completely used up and re-purchased. That's saying a lot! It's a lovely semi-sheer beige pink with subtle gold shimmer. You can see a couple blog posts that have featured it, here and here!
Revlon ColourBurst Lipstick in Rosy Nude is a warm, versatile, mid-tone pinky brown with nearly opaque coverage and a slightly shiny finish. Revlon really makes some excellent, wearable nudes! You can see a review and photos of it here.
MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Modesty is a highly brown-toned pink with a semi-sheer, moisture-rich formula. I find this shade to be quite '90s (remember when brown lipstick was in?), but with a more modern, wearable finish. I quite like it! You can see me wearing it (topped with a shimmery peachy-gold lip gloss) here.
Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butter in Pink Truffle is a neutral-warm pink with slight brown undertones and a shiny finish. It isn't totally opaque, so it's quite soft and pretty!
Lush Emotional Brilliance Liquid Lipstick in Perspective is among my favourites in the Emotional Brilliance line. It's a lovely pinky-mauve that is subdued and surprisingly versatile. The formula is opaque with a slight shine. You can see me wearing it, here!


And a few more photos for good measure!


(L-R): Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte in Tender Peach, MAC Amplified Lipstick in Warm Me Up, Hard Candy Painted Lady Lip Colour in Perfect 10, MAC Lustre Lipstick in Viva Glam V, Revlon ColourBurst Lipstick in Rosy Nude, MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Modesty, Revlon ColourBurst Lip Butter in Pink Truffle, Lush Emotional Brilliance Liquid Lipstick in Perspective


There you have it! This post has definitely inspired me to take my nude lipsticks for a spin more often. The ones I have are quite soft and versatile, and offer an excellent excuse to create a dramatic eye!

What are some of your favourite nude lipstick shades? Any of the ones I featured catching your eye?

Thanks for reading! :)

52 comments:

  1. Currently I've been using Revlon's ColourBurst Lipsitck in Soft Nude (when I do more exciting eye makeup) :) The Rosy Nude swatch caught my eye - the ColourBursts have been on sale here a lot, so I might have to pick it up! xxx

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    1. So glad you saw a lipstick that caught your eye! I've heard great things about Soft Nude- I may have to check that out myself :)

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  2. This is such an awesome post! I'm loving your collection so much! It was a very thorough post =D I'm your newest follower via google (141) and bloglovin. I'd love it if you could check out my blog and maybe follow back?

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    1. Aww, thanks so much! Glad you're enjoying these posts and so happy you've followed my blog. So much appreciated! Will check yours out for sure :)

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  3. Love the YSL one!

    Xx
    Karen
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    1. Thanks, Karen! It really is a lovely shade :)

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  4. I haven't found my perfect shade of a nude lipstick, but this post it's great I'll probably try out one of those! thanks xx

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  5. Wow amazing shades of lip stick!

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  6. great collection! i would love to wear such bright colours everyday!

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  7. ahhh you have the most impressive and best lipstick collection ever! nude colors are my favorite actually, they always give me that clean, fresh pop of color i need to liven up my face a bit. i always get mine from estee lauder!

    xo Marlen
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    1. Aww, thanks so much, Marlen! I'll have to check out Estee Lauder's range of nude lipsticks :)

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  8. Nice post, your blog is lovely!

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  9. All of them are beautiful especially Pink Truffle and Viva Glam xx

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    1. Thanks, Coco! Glad you saw some shades that caught your eye! xoxo

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  10. so many swatches! I love them all.... thanks for sharing xx

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  11. Thanks for the swatches. Nudes actually make up the majority of my lipstick collection! I really love MAC Shy Girl and Blankety.

    xo, alison*elle

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    1. Glad you found this helpful! Shy Girl is actually on my wishlist currently- really looks like a lovely shade. Thanks for the recommendations and for stopping by :)

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  12. This is such a great post! I have the same problem with nude lipstick... in theory I love it, but it often makes me look washed out! I'll have to give one of your recommendations a try... MAC's Warm Me Up looks amazing!

    Ellie | Ellalogy

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    1. Thanks, Ellie! So glad this post gave you some ideas of shades to test out :)

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  13. Ooo gorgeous nudes/pinkie lippies! I always have the same issue when I find a nude lipstick that washes me out. My favorite so far is NARS Cruisin' that's my go-to right now.

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    1. Thanks, Sheila! I'll have to take a peek at NARS Crusin' next time I'm at Sephora :) And I'll check out your blog for sure!

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  14. Ohh great swatches! I've been meaning to buy something from the Lush emotional brilliance range but never found the chance.

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    1. Glad you found this helpful, Louise! And thanks so much for the nomination :) xoxo

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  15. I always have the hardest time finding the right shade of nude lipstick, so thank you so much for all the detailed info here!

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    1. Yay, glad this post gave you some ideas! Thanks so much for stopping by :)

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  16. Post molto interessante, indirizzo le mie lettrici! <3 ti aspetto da me per un post dedicato al passato xoxo Donny di www.thefashionfordonny.com

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  17. Love love love this! A good nude lipstick is soooo hard to find! Perfect tips, thanks!!!

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    1. I agree- a good nude lipstick can be super evasive. So glad you found this post helpful! :)

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  18. Nice post :)

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    1. Thanks for the kind words and for the nomination! I'll check out your blog for sure :)

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  19. oh what a great entry! now i got so much inspiration for finding a great nude lipstick! thanks!

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    1. Great! So glad I've given you some inspiraton. Thanks for stopping by! :)

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    1. Haha, thanks, Sandra! Hope you can test some out :)

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  21. i love nude lipsticks, i really want to try the ysl one :)

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    1. YSL Tender Peach really is a great shade! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  22. The ysl one is amazingxx

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    1. It really is a super pretty, unique shade! Glad I piqued your interest :)

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  23. I really like the look of Mac Warm me up, I really like the amplified formula too. This may just be making its way onto my wishlist haha!

    Emma xx

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    1. Yay, glad you spotted a shade that you liked! Warm Me Up really is a unique shade with a great formula :)

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  24. Oh that YSL one is gorgeous, I'd like to give it a try! Thanks for sharing these, I've found lots of useful informations here :).
    And thanks for your visit on my blog, it sure means a lot :).

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    1. So glad you found this helpful and that you spotted some shades you like! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  25. Hi Dear,

    Very pretty post, so much usesul information! My favourite one is MAC Amplified Lipstick :) Would like to see you on my blog too...

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