Saturday, April 20, 2013

All Nude: Nude Lipsticks and Gloss

So in previous posts I have covered all bold lip colours such as pink, reds, and purples but it is time to focus on nudes. Nudes are great for wear when you are wearing bright coloured eye looks or you just want a quick low maintenance look. 
Now nudes may seem like an easy breezy subject but the fact it takes a little more effort to find the perfect nude for every complexion. 
For lighter skin tones nudes that are light brown, light mauve's and pinks are the most complimentary. 
For ladies with deeper skin like myself some nudes can look ashy, stark and weird all together. Nudes that have brown, peach, or mauve shades and undertones are the most complimentary.
Lining your lips with a light brown, burgundy or dark brown lip liner can provide definition on the lips, can down play some of the colour of the lipstick and can appear much more wearable. The truth is a good liner can save the day with any lipstick. Also sticking with a matte formulation, formulations that have slight shimmer or adding a nude gloss can also enhance a nude lip instantly. I have put together some of my favourite nudes.
Left to Right: Revlon Brown Sugar, Mac Velvet Teddy, Mac Faux, Korres Golden Brown, Mac Viva Glam V, Mac Cremesheen Over Indulgence
Left to Right: Revlon Brown Sugar, Mac Velvet Teddy, Mac Faux, Korres Golden Brown, Mac Viva Glam V, Mac Cremesheen Over Indulgence

  • Revlon Lip Butter- Brown Sugar:  is a creamy, buttery lip balm that has a warm brown shade with yellow undertones. It is formulated with some shimmer so is very wearable for deeper tones. It is so creamy and comfortable on the lips and can be paired with a lip gloss for extra pop. It can be purchased in drug stores globally and retails for $7.99 CAD
  • Mac- Velvet Teddy: is a matte lipstick that is creamy. This lipstick is a pink beige shade and is very wearable on all pigmentation's when paired with a light or dark lip liner. Even though it has a matte finish it wears very comfortably on the lips and looks great paired with a lip gloss or alone. This lipstick has no sparkle so looks great with colourful makeup. It can be purchased at Mac counters or online for $18.00 CAD.
  • Mac- Faux: is a muted mauve pink that has a satin finish and wears very comfortably on the lips. It is a little different from the typical nude lipstick because there is a slight pink in it. It wears beautiful especially paired with a dark brown liner. It can suit both lighter skin tones as well as deep tones when paired with the right liner. It has no sparkle in it so can be paired with bolder eyes and colours. This lipstick can be purchased at Mac counters or online for $18.00 CAD.
  • Korres Cherry Lip gloss- Golden Brown: is a shimmery gold/champagne coloured lip gloss that is nude and adds extra punch to a nude lipstick or can be worn all alone. It is infused with cherry oil that hydrates the lips and vitamin E and C.  Also contains no parabens or sulfates or synthetic fragrances. This lip gloss can be purchased at Winners, Marshalls, and Sephora. Retails for $22.50 CAD
  • Mac lip glass- Viva Glam V: is a neutral pink lip-glass that wears beautifully alone or paired with a nude lip-glass  This is my favourite lip-glass by far and also is a part of Mac's Viva Glam campaign that donates all proceeds earned towards the fight against AIDS. Retails for $18.00 CAD and can be purchased at Mac counters or online.
  • Mac Cremesheen glass- Over indulgence: is a warm peachy brown that is creamy and opaque  It is great worn alone on the lips as well as paired over lipstick. It is very wearable on lighter skin tones as well as deeper skin tones. It can be purchased at Mac counters or online and retails for $23.00 CAD

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