Nude photographs aren’t always a pretty sight but I can tell you what is – the perfect nude lipstick. I used to be a bright lip gal but these days I’m all about those nudes.
NARS Velvet Lip Glide in Stripped
The Velvet Lip Glide formulas are so interesting because they aren’t a gloss or a matte lipstick but rather something in between. I find this shade can wash you out a little on its own however it is amazing to layer over the top of other lipsticks.
Chantecaille Hydra Chic in Fairy Moss
If I had to pick one nude lipstick to wear for the rest of my life it would be Fairy Moss. Chantecaille lipsticks are notorious for being super hydrated, yet pigmented. Fairy Moss is the perfect cool toned nude for my complexion that goes with so many makeup looks. It feels just like you’re wearing a lip balm too.
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Stark Naked
This is a close second to Fairy Moss. This formula is what they call a ‘comfort matte’ so it is nice and matte but not drying on the lips. Stark Naked is more on the lighter side of the nude spectrum with a hint of peach.
MAC Lipstick in Faux
A classic. It is a slightly deeper nude compared to the others I have already mentioned and has a touch of pink to it. It’s that ‘my lips only better’ kind of shade.
MDMflow Semi-Matte Lipstick in Bossy
First things first, can we appreciate the gold bullet this lipstick comes in. MDMflow is a relatively new brand created by a cool chick named Florence and is an ode to her obsessions – the 90s, hip-hop, black and white and beauty. This is the coolest toned nude I can go before things start to look ashy. Bossy is so comfortable to wear, smells amazing and is super hydrating. My favourite lip combo at the moment is wearing this with Stripped over the top. P.S. Bossy is a nod to Kelis so you’re sure to bring all the boys to the yard when you wear this.
RMS Lip2Cheek in Spell
RMS is an organic skincare and makeup brand favoured by the one and only Miranda Kerr. This coconut oil based product is a great one to take travelling because it doubles as your lip colour and blush.
Hourglass Femme Nude Stylo in No.6
This is a stunning mauve nude lipstick that suits so many complexions. It is really pigmented and is comfortable to wear on the lips. Every time I wear this lipstick I always get so many compliments!