Lately, I have been into a nude mood with makeup, especially with lipsticks. According to me, wearing a nude lipstick is all about enhancing your natural lip color – not concealing it.
Let me share with you different types of nude lipsticks I usually go for when I want to look effortlessly fresh and glowing.
First, a picture of my bare lips to show you their natural shade – its pigmentation may affect the lipstick color and that is the reason why lipsticks tend to look different on people.
Velvet Teddy (M.A.C)
Velvet Teddy is a recent purchase of mine and, I must admit, I do understand all the hype around it. Being a Matte lipstick you expect it to be drying and not apply easily, when in fact, it glides on smoothly leaving a velvety finish on your lips. In terms of color, I would describe it as a medium peachy brown nude.
Chihuahua (Too Faced)
Chihuahua is also a new discovery for me as I am currently trying the brand’s Totally Obsessed set to which I came across at Sephora. Though the texture is light and pleasant, I must say I am not very keen on the sweet scent – yet it does disappear eventually. Colorwise, it is a slighly darker version of Velvet Teddy with a creamy finish on the lips.
05 Mademoiselle (Chanel)
To my disappointment, this lipstick has been discontinued but it seems like the brand launched a new Mademoiselle shade number 434 – in the same Rouge Coco range – which sort of resemble the old version. This creamy lipstick is a warm rosewood color which comes in a quite hydrating formula. (Mademoiselle is by far my favorite lipstick out of all my collection)
Twig is definitely a darker nude as it is described on the M.A.C website as a brownish pink. This lipstick comes from the Satin range, therefore it has a semi-mat finish but it still applies quite easily. (A big thanks to my brothers who gifted it to me for Christmas! – you can never go wrong with such a gorgeous shade)
Rosewood n° 421 (Burberry)
This lipstick is obviously a rosewood color as the name would suggest. It is definitely a warm pink nude with a hint of brown to it. I would say the color is brighter than the previous ones as it may appear slighly red – depending, of course, on your natural lip color. I also really like the luxurious packaging it comes in and its magnetic closing system – although it is not very travel-friendly.
Hot Gossip (M.A.C)
Unlike the others, Hot Gossip is more of a cool tone lipstick. I would describe it as a cool pink with a hint of plum. As part of the Cremesheen range, it has a creamy yet slightly glossy finish on the lips – the product actually has very fine shimmers.
Finding the right nude lipstick shade can be hard and a bit tricky. The best way to succeed is to actually try the color on your lips. I tend to try liptsticks on the back of my hand like most people and, because of my natural lip pigmentation, I sometimes have had bad surprises in terms of final color result.
Hope this article was helpful, do not hesitate to share your tips in the comment section.
Products mentionned :
Velvet Teddy (Matte), M.A.C, €19
Chihuahua (Melted Long Wear Lipstick), Too Faced, €20 at Sephora
05 Mademoiselle (Rouge Coco), Chanel, €35,50 at Sephora
Twig (Satin), M.A.C, €19
Rosewood n°421 (Lip Velvet), Burberry, €31 at Sephora
Hot Gossip (Cremesheen), M.A.C, €19