Today I’d like to discuss my favourite nude lip colours – pretty much the only lip colour I wear. I just find them so wearable as they go with everything, so I have many that I love. Plus, I usually forget to stick a mirror in my bag and they don’t require as much precision in terms of application as a brighter shade.
I’ll start with my newest shade which is the Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss from Rimmel London in the Shade 45. As you can probably tell, I’m a sucker for a good nude so when Rimmel announced that Kate Moss was bringing out a nude collection, I jumped straight on that. And by that, I mean I went to Boots the day they were released and bought one because I couldn’t be without. It is a super creamy pink nude, and is fairly long lasting as far as a drugstore lipstick goes. These retail for £5.49, and can be picked up online, and in Boots and Superdrug.
Whilst I’m talking about Kate Moss and Rimmel, another favourite nude of mine is the Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss from Rimmel London in the Shade 03. I actually own two of these because I’d lost one and was devastated as I wear it so often, so I bought another. Typically, I found my original one two days after I’d bought the second one. This is the same formula as the other Rimmel one and has the same longevity, but is a deeper pink nude. 03 can also be bought in the same places for the same price as the above shade.
I think that the MUA Matte Lipstick in the shade Fawn Fancy is such a great buy. Since it retails for only £1, it’s stupid not to throw in your basket next time you’re in Superdrug. Fawn Fancy is more of a brown nude, and is nowhere near as creamy as the others, but for £1, I really can’t complain. However, I know that this is just due to it being matte, as the other MUA shades are definitely more long lasting and creamy (they glide so smoothly over the lips, I’d definitely pay more than £1 for them). I love the addition of the base which unscrews and has more of the lipstick in it. This can be used with a lip brush to line your lips prior to application.
My KIKO Luscious Cream Lipstick in the Shade 506 (also called ‘Misty Rose’ online) is a fairly new purchase of mine which I have grown to love. When I swatched it in store, I thought it was a Brown-Pink nude, but upon actually wearing it on my lips, it appears to be more pink than I originally believed. However, I adore the packaging as you press the top down and the lipstick comes out of the bottom. Very different to my other lipsticks. My only issue with this lipstick is that it can go patchy through the day if you don’t keep on top of it. However, for the price and colour pay off I think it’s worth it. It can be bought in store or online at KIKO for £6.90.
My all time favourite nude is pretty dark for me, and probably more of an autumn/winter nude, and it is the Topshop Lipstick in the shade Mink. This is a brown, matte nude but is also very creamy. It also lasts a very long time without having to reapply it so it’s definitely one to look at. Unfortunately, I think that it’s been discontinued though as it isn’t online or in store so I’m going to have to find a new favourite when I run out. If you find it, please let me know because I love it to pieces and I’m gutted I can’t get it anymore. However, like the other topshop lipsticks, it cost £8 and is worth every penny.
Going on a slightly different tangent, my final favourite is a gloss, and it’s the Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Stick in the shade Nudist. I bought this after Gabby talked about it a lot last spring/summer, and it looked absolutely gorgeous on her. I find that this looks great when I’ve got a little bit of a tan, and isn’t that obvious when I’m wearing it, but it definitely adds a little something to the lips and manages to plump them without getting that tingly feeling that their glosses give. This costs £8 and can be bought online at Soap & Glory’s website or at Boots.
I am forever on the hunt for the perfect nude and these are the best I’ve found so far. I love swatching lipsticks in stores (high end and drug store alike, but it’s harder to get away with swatching tons of high end lipsticks without buying them), and I can’t imagine I’m going to stop any time soon.
What are your favourite nudes? Or are you more of a bright lip fan? Leave me some lipstick recommendations in the comments below.
Thanks for reading.