Thursday, August 18, 2016

The Best Of Nudes

I own a lot of nude lipsticks. They are 100% my biggest weakness when it comes to makeup. Whether they be in crayon form, cremesheen formula, matte, glossy, high-end, drugstore, liquid lipstick - I love a nude lipstick. How much? I currently have 6 in my handbag at the moment. It's getting out of control. Although I may own a few, there are definitely a couple that stand out to me as being the best of the best. Whether it be the colour, the formulation or yes, okay sometimes the packaging, they are just the best when it comes to nudes. 
The first of the best is actually quite a recent purchase. I had a couple of pounds on my Boots card (best advantage card ever) and thought I would treat myself to a new NYX matte cream. I adore the formula of this, it's definitely one of my favourite when it comes to liquid lipsticks. Although not the longest lasting one, even though you know it does last still, it doesn't go a weird crumbly texture or look really drying on the lips. This is one of the true brown-nudes that I own. I think one of the hardest things is finding a eye-look that can go with this, because it is such a brown nude. But still gorgeous and such a great price too!
Then is the Clinique lipstick which is probably the prettiest lipstick I own. Guys. You have no idea how creamy this lipstick is. You know when everyone's like "oh yeah it's super moisturising lala" - trust me - this is one of those ones that you swatch/apply to your lips and you're like gawping at how lovely and smooth the application is, like applying butter. This is a bit more of a warmer shade of a brown-nude but with a little bit of a subtle taupe undertone to it. If I were to say hands down to all my nude lipsticks, this would probably be my favourite. A little bit more on the pricey side, but so totally worth it!

L'Oreal Paris  Privee Color Riche Lipstick in Eva's Nude

Next is this cremesheen lippy. This is one for those people who love a nude lipstick but just aren't a fan of wearing matte. For me, I'm not always a fan of a matte lipstick, sometimes I think they can make me a little 2-dimensional looking. However this lipstick provides that perfect amount of sheen to make your complexion look a little bit more awake! It is a much more peachy-nude than the rest which works so great for Summer/Spring time. I'm a big fan of the packaging as well, and when you buy a new lipstick it comes with a gorgeous "Loreal Paris" indent in the actual lipstick - ugrh so stunning.

Mac 'Velvet Teddy'

Of course the "best of" couldn't be written without mentioning the one and only Velvet Teddy by Mac. I mean come on. It's probably the lipstick hue that suits me the best when it comes to a matte nude, as some of them can, like I said either wash me out or make me look too flat. It's a very creamy formula and mine has actually pretty much all run out now because of how often I use it. I think it's one of the true-nudes out there that really would suit a lot of skin tones but I would definitely recommend trying it on in store, because I know some people just aren't a fan. Not me though. I lurves it.

Clinique Pop Lip Colour 'Nude Pop'

Lastly is this cute darlin' little Clinique Pop Lip Colour in 'Nude Pop'. This was actually a sample in Glamour Magazine when Tanya Burr featured on the front cover. Of course I purchased the magazine for the interview, but also what a great little gift! I'm actually really obsessed with this little sample sized lipstick, I mean how adorable is it?! This is a true shere pink/nude lipstick. It's definitely got a bit more of a frosty/gloss finish than the L'Oreal lipstick and is a bit more of a baby pink shade as well.

Left to Right: Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream 'London', Clinique '03 Creamy Nude', L'Oreal 'Eva's Nude', Mac 'Velvet Teddy', Clinique 'Nude Pop' 

Let me know what some of your 'best of' nude lipsticks are! I'm always up for adding more and more to my collection! Eeeek.


  1. Everyone is obsessed with Mac Velvet Teddy - it's such a pretty shade

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  2. I kind of really want to go buy the Clinique Lipstick after reading the description that it feels like butter!!! Love all the nude shades!

    With love,

  3. I will forever love Mac Hue, but I'm thinking about hopping on the bandwagon with Velvet Teddy. It looks like something I would wear often!

    Abby Talks

  4. I really like the Mac lipstick! :)

    Ellen x

  5. I have a few of the NYX shades myself and love the product, think this one might be added to my next wish list. Also love MAC Velvet Teddy!

    Jess xo / Jessica Ann ♥

  6. I need Velvet Teddy in my life stat! It has been on my wishlist for way too long!

    xo, Liz

  7. I've heard such good things about velvet teddy, may have to buy it!

  8. I love reading about nude lipsticks but my nude is darker than everyone else's nude haha. I love using the Boots Advantage card though!

    Anjna Harish 

  9. I love my NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams! London isn't exactly the right nude shade for me as it's a tad light, but I'm loving Abu Dhabi and Stockholm from their line!

    Kayleigh |

  10. wow they are all such gorgeous shades! Definitely need to pick some of these up :)

    Lotte |

  11. Clinique Creamy Nude looks lovely! I think my favourite pinky nude at the minute is CT Bitch Perfect!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

  12. Eva's Nude is beautiful, I own one of the Loreal Paris Nudes - I think it's J-Lo's or something? Haven't worn it in forever though, I might have to get Eva's as it's such a pretty pink! x

    Gemma Louise

  13. So happy to see one of the Loreal Paris nude's featured here! I love the formulation and I think JLo's nude is my favourite.
    I ventured out and bought my first ever NYX soft matte cream's in Cannes a few days ago and I am already totally obsessed with both the brand, formulation and colour! Xo

  14. I love the NYX lip matte ahhh! x
    Morgan |

  15. So many of my favourites here! I love velvet teddy, and eva's nude. I must check the clinique ones. They sound brilliant xx

    LPage Beauty

  16. I love nude lipsticks so this post is 100% up my street! I need that NYX shade immediately :)

    Claire | Vanity Claire xx

  17. Gorgeous picks - can't beat a good nude lippie! x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

  18. I love the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams so much - definitely going to have to pick up London now!

    Lucy | Forever September

  19. Eva's nude is on my "to buy" list! Great picks xx


  20. I always seem to pick the same shade of pink or red, so my lipstick collection are all very similar. I have been wanting to get some nudes because when other people wear them it's just gorgeous!! I've heard NARS Barbara is a good one to try :)

    xoxo Emily

  21. Love love love nude lip products! Fabulous post :) xx

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