I absolutely love a nude lipstick, I think most people do right? There is something so sexy about nude lipsticks and they are so versatile, that’s what I am instantly attracted to on make-up counters.
When it comes to lipstick in general I am a matte lip girl through and through and I like a nude with a pinkish undertone or what some would call a nude pink. It comes as no surprise that Brave by MAC is my favourite lipstick like ever, I talk about it a lot! In fact I have a whole post on the one lipstick which you can see here. Then a couple of years ago I discovered Anita from the NARS Audacious Lips collection and well, I talk about that a lot too especially on my YouTube channel. So in order to keep this post to my top five nude lipsticks I have grouped Brave and Anita together as I think my blog gives them both a lot of love and attention already.
I will say that MAC do nudes ever so well and that is why I am going to mention two other nudes from MAC which I love! Firstly, Faux which I got a few years back and loved it! This is a true nude however on my skintone I only really wear it when I have a heavy smokey eye look otherwise I look a bit washed out as it doesn’t have a pink or coral undertone, it is a true nude. Mehr is one of my newest MAC nudes and I love it! It has a slight coral undertone so it looks warm on my skintone and it is completely matte unlike Brave and Faux which are creamsheen. I think this is the kind of nude that would suit so many skintones and I do find myself reaching for it a lot.
The NARS Velvet lip pencils are so velvety and matte I love them and I actually have been using the shade Sex Machine on and off for quite a few years. I find it quite sheer and sometimes mix it up with other nudes but it is a gorgeous shade (with a slight pink tone which I love!) A great dupe for the NARS Velvet lip pencils are actually the Maybelline Colour Drama Lip crayons which are a fraction of the price and in fact more hydrating. The colour offering is not as generous as NARS though. They are very pigmented and I love the shade Perfectly Nude, the name says it all to be honest. This is very similar to Faux in terms of being a true nude with no pink or coral undertone but it is still a warm nude.
You can see from the swatches that they are all very similar in shade, I certainly do have a type! I think these are a perfect set of nudes if you have an asian skintone like I do. Some may think these are a little on the dark side to be considered ‘nudes’ but they are different on every skintone. If you have fairer skin you can get away with wearing a lot of the true nudes and barely there nudes but many of those make me look ill rather than having that all important sexy pout.
Of course, unless I am wearing one of the lip pencils I always use a lip liner! My two favourites are Rosebud from Smashbox and the Aqua lip in 2C from Make Up Forever. What are your favourite nudes? Please comment below and share your thoughts, is there any I haven’t discovered yet?? Please be sure to follow me on Instagram and Twitter for instant updates and beautiful pictures that go beyond the blog. Also be sure to subscribe to the blog here, so you are the first to know about new posts ♥