Friday, 6 June 2014

My Lips But Better

Ahh, that classic bloggers line to describe those pink/nude kinda shades that enhance your lips but aren't as out there as a bold orange colour. As a bit of a lipstick 'scaredy cat' these kind of shades are the perfect option to pout up with so today I thought I'd compile a little post with my take on the pinky nude shades that  work and one or two that just don't.

Revlon's lip butter in 'Strawberry Shortcake' comfortably sits on the good side of the spectrum. Despite being a bit more of a baby pink-ish kind of shade than a real nude, Revlon have really brought it here with an everyday pinky shade that moisturises the lips and although doesn't last all day can easily be reapplied without the need for a steady hand and a mirror.

Rimmel are also 'on it like a car bonnet' with their pink/nude lip liner in 'East End Snob'. Although this lip liner can be a bit drying  (I'd definitely whip on a bit of the old balm before) this really is a beautiful true pink nude which is just about warm enough for my skin tone.

Onto a bit of glossy action with a slightly larger price tag from Benefit with their gloss in the shade 'Life on the A List.' This peachy pink shade gives a lovely natural polished polished finished and stays around for quite a while. Although definitely make sure that you save this gloss for your hair up days as things can get a little bit sticky and hair sticking to your mouth is never a good look, ever..

The newest lipstick to take its place in my lipstick stand as well as in the 'it's a good one' spectrum comes from Maybelline in the shade 'Sweet pink.' I love how this little guy glides onto my lips so easily and feels really creamy and hydrating. Not only does this lipstick soften things up but it also adds a really nice natural pink hue to the lips so if your on the hunt for a pink/nude colour, definitely have a little swatch of this shade.

Now we've seen a fair few good ones in this post now but what should I avoid I hear you say? Well, I'm afraid to say that MUA have fallen down at this particular hurdle with their matte lipstick in the shade 'Totally Nude'. Now the shade of this lipstick is just meh for a start, far too like a dodgy concealer rather than resembling Rosie Huntington Whiteley's effortless nude lip. Not only is the colour not great but the formula is really drying and shows up every single crack and crevace (yum.) in my lips. 

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  1. Loved reading this post,
    Might have to and get the Revlon Strawberry Shortcake! x