Is anyone else loving New Rules from Dua Lipa? I know I am. And, anyone who likes anyone should definitely give it a listen. ANYWAY this post isn’t about not picking up the phone, because you know he’s only calling ’cause he’s drunk and alone. It’s about my new favourite nude lipsticks!
Ever since I purchased Baracuda from Colourpop, I have become obsessed with neutral lipsticks. I even bought another Baracuda. Since I was burning through my favourite lippie fast, I kept an eye out for any other nudes.
I figured going to a MAC store was the best first move. WRONG! Nudes are subjective to your skin tone. I walked in the store and asked one of ladies working there for a nude lipstick. She gave me a bunch. But they were all extremely light. Like way too light for me. I picked out a colour I thought I would like, but instead of giving me that to try, I went through many stages of looking like I plastered some icing sugar on my lips. Moral of the story, you probably know your face best. Thankfully, the colour I wanted to try suited me perfectly! It’s the Liptensity lipstick, in the shade Toast and Butter. I love butter on my toast. I love this lipstick. Instead on swatching the shades on my arms I just had fun taking some selfies with each shade on. The colour of this reminds me of these caramel sweets I loved eating as a kid.
Sidenote: Can we ignore my pimple and terrible lighting? We can? Thank you so much!
My next nude is more on the pink side, but, it’s shimmery and understated and a total vice. Like literally, it’s from Urban Decay, and it’s one of the 100 Vice shades, this one being Manic. It’s a cream formula, so a far cry from my beloved mattes but it’s so girly and pretty. From the entirety of the Vice collection, this one spoke to me. I was at my very first Sephora, in Bangkok, and it was very special moment. (Also, my mum had to help me pick)
The third hack is once again, MAC. This is a matte formula in the shade Persistence. I saw this on a South African model I follow on instagram, Ashleigh Herman AKA ashher. She looked ah-mazing with it on and the colour was so pretty I had to try it on at the store. I loved it. And I got it for free! Well I handed in 6 product empties (3 foundations and 3 Fix+ bottles) and chose my free lipstick. If you didn’t know MAC does that, you’re welcome! I know Persistence is pretty close to Toast and Butter but it’s a matte and less beige-y so that counts? Right?
And last, but not least, is Spice Girl from Huda Beauty. This is just such a beautiful shade, and it smells so nice! It’s one of my favourite mattes, it dries fast, it doesn’t crack and it feels kinda 90’s. It’s a brown with a bit of mink, I don’t know you can decide what colours are in it. I was at the Dubai Sephora, feeling so overwhelmed, I knew I wanted one of the Huda lipsticks but the Huda stand was so hectic. I grabbed a dark-ish colour, swatched it, liked how it looked and picked up an actual product and threw it in my basket!
So there ya go! My new favourite nudes. What’s your favourite lip shade? Let me know in the comments!