I am an absolute lip product addict! When it comes to make up I feel like lipstick can fix most things. I don’t leave the house without my lipstick on and always have at least two lip products in my handbag.
‘Give a woman the right lipstick and she can conquer the world’
My everyday, absolute go-to shade is pinky nude. You can see my top five favourite nudes here. For an evening look if I’m still going for a nude lip I look to make it a little more pink with a hint of rose. This is my kinda shade and the type of shade that will always catch my eye first at makeup counters. I love these type of shades as they look good with any eye makeup, still look nude but I’m stepping up the glam factor slightly.
So here are my top five favourites rose pinks (which is my favourite lipstick shade!)
Anna from the NARS Audacious range – Anita from NARS is one of favourite nudes ever and Anna just adds that hint of rose pink. It’s creamy but feels matte with a velvet finish. It has an understated satin finish and applies well over other lipsticks without looking like a clumpy mess.
Cosmic from the Illamasqua Anti Matter range – this shade is probably the lightest of all the rose pinks but I really love it and the finish is gorgeous! It has s very similar texture and finish to the NARS lipsticks but feels slightly more matte and has great lasting power. Like all Illamasqua lipsticks it is so well pigmented.
Bobbi Brown Art Stick in Dusty Pink – another must have of mine. I just love this shade! It’s like the perfect pink that would suit so many skin tones. This is quite creamy but has great lasting power and is really pigmented. I love this because the application is always smooth. Even when applying over the top of other matte or liquid lipsticks. It doesn’t create a clump on your lips but just smoothes everything over.
The Vice lipsticks by Urban Decay were a huge launch last year and of course on of my favourite shades which also seems to be a cult favourite is Backtalk. This is more of a cool toned nude and not as rosy as the others but it’s a great go-to shade and gives you such a great pout!
I saved this one until last because this is my everyday shade! My lipstick secret, the reason why my lipstick lasts all day! I love this shade 13, marvellous mauve in the Sephora lip stains. I do lighten it slightly with the Bourjois Rouge Velvet in Don’t Pink of It or Pink Souffle Sephora lip stain for everyday work wear. On its own though it is the perfect rose pink and it has ultimate lasting power. On my skin tone it doesn’t look like a strong lip which I like but still gives definition and a nice Matte finish. I raved about this a lot in my battle of the matte lipsticks post.
What are your favourite rose pink shades? Is there any I should be trying? Comment below and let me know! Please be sure to follow me on Instagram and Twitter for instant updates that go beyond the blog. Also be sure to subscribe to the blog here, so you are the first to know about new posts ♥