Regardless of all the fabulous colours currently cooped up my lippy collection, it’s a given fact that I always end up reverting (at some stage) back to bare basics – aka – my hoard of simple blush tones that seem to compliment pretty much every shadow & blush colour I possess. They’re just so darn versatile! Great for daytime work-wear or a classy finishing touch to an evening look coupled with dramatic smokey eyes. In fact it’s pretty safe to say that *almost* every make-up maven has their own personal soft spot for some shade of earthy beige colour. It’s a staple, right? Needless to say I’ve got a few of my own that I pretty much reach for on a daily basis, so if you fancy finding out a bit more about my favourite nudes *ooo err* then get yourself comfy & let’s get started…
Maybelline Super Stay 14 Hour in Beige For Good
This is undoubtedly the most ‘beige’ toned nude lippy I have in my collection, and although these shades often make me look more ‘corpse like’ than any other colour, this one (for some unbeknown reason) just seems to work. I’ll admit it’s a little dry but considering it claims to be a 14 hour lippy I expected it to be a tad more matte than most of the formulas I normally wear. However, it’s one of the few shades that actually hold it’s colour when I apply a layer of balm on top = hydrated lips & long lasting colour = win win!
Okay so it hasn’t reached anywhere near 14 hours for me (yet) in fact the longest I’ve gotten is about 4, though considering the amount of gabbling and tea drinking I do I’m not entirely surprised. All in all, one of my most frequently used lipsticks that really compliments a lot of the blush pinks, coppers and rose gold shadows I wear.
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Ted Baker in 2190
I’m gonna contradict myself on this one but bear with me… considering just how utterly peachy this is it’s an absolutely no no for my skin tone. I’ve tried it with countless colour variations of shadows & blushes yet nothing distracts from the fact I look like my lips have disappeared without trace, HOWEVER, this is such a great colour for toning down some of my deep plum shades to make them a little less intimidating for me to wear during the daytime. It may not be my favourite colours but it makes for one heck of an awesome base. Unfortunately, this was part of a limited edition gift set from Ted Baker and can’t be purchased individually however keep a close eye out for this little box of goodies making a comeback as it’s incredibly beautiful. If you fancy taking a closer peek at the gift box this lippy arrived in then *Click Here* to check out my previous Ted Baker Brilliance of Beauty post!
Natural Collection Moisture Shine in Fig Leaf
Possibly one of the most underrated drug store brands in my opinion. Still sceptical? Well check out the reviews straight from the Boots website. Not only is it super affordable at £1.99 the ‘Moisture Shine’ range is such a beautiful formula to wear, particularly if you suffer from dry or sensitive lips. Okay, so the packaging isn’t exactly mind blowing but it’s simple, pretty and absolutely perfect for those wanting to build up their makeup collection with a range of great earthy staples!
*Click Here* to check out the Boots Natural Collection range
Mac Satin in Brave
Having had this recommended to me a number of times, I finally caved in to see what all the hype was about & needless to say I love it. I find Mac satin super long lasting and although this shade is a little more on the pink side of nudes it’s a fabulous starting point for those eager to give MAC lippies a test drive. The formula can feel a little drying so be sure to coat your lips with a smidgeon of balm 30 mins before applying to help it from feeling so dry. Longevity wise it knocks the socks of some of my other colours but considering it’s £15 a tube I’d expect nothing less than brilliant.
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Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro Lipstick in You’re A Star
This is the brand that never fails to amaze me for value for money, and if truth be told this makes Mac questionably overrated (in my opinion) simply because of the price point, formula and staying power. In fact pretty much all their make-up range has made me consider why I need to spend unnecessarily on high end when I can buy the same quality product for a fraction of the price. It’s also worth while mentioning that according to online sources the Makeup Revolution brand is cruelty-free and Vegan friendly. What more could you ask for? As for the colour of You’re A Star it’s a beautiful soft pinky nude tone that is super easy to wear and great for any skin tone. How pretty is the rose gold and glossy black packaging?! *swoon*
*Click Here* to check out the Makeup Revolution online store
What’s your current staple nude lippies? Have you any favourite brands? Whatever your thoughts I’d love to read them in the comments below so do stop by and say a quick howdy… wishing y’all a fab week ahead 🙂
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