Thursday, January 12, 2012

In My Stash: Nude Lipsticks


Nude lipsticks are one of those makeup products you love or your hate. I personally love nude lips and in my small lipstick collection, I have four which I consider nudes. Two are beige, brown toned nudes while the other two are more rose, my-lips-but-better nudes. Each one is great for one reason or another and I am glad to have each one in my stash.


The most opaque nude lipstick I own is Mac Viva Glam Gaga II which is unfortunately limited edition. I have a full review and lip swatch HERE. Gaga II is a brown toned nude and the amplified finish denotes incredible pigmentation and a creamy finish. I like the color and texture of this lipstick but have to be careful to dab and not swipe this on my lips. I prefer to top this lipstick off with a gloss because the thicker consistency can accentuate dry spots.

The Revlon Colorburst lipstick line is one of my favorite drugstore lipstick lines and Soft Nude is by far one of their most popular shades. Soft Nude has a peach undertone and is a wearable nude. The finish is creamy and this applies on the lips easily. I really enjoy wearing this lipstick with a sparkly gloss over top as it goes with almost any look!

The most recent addition to my nude lippie collection is Nars' Cruising, a sheer rose nude, which I recently reviewed HERE. As you can probably tell from the swatch above, Cruising is the least pigmented out of the other three lipsticks. Cruising has a very shiny, almost lipbalm-like finish. It is comfortable to wear on its own for the first hour or two but then has a tendency to settle into my lip lines. This color is the most wearable and I will probably get a lot of use out of this because it is so sheer.

Lastly we have Mac's Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Bare Again which is one of my most worn lipsticks. This is similar to Cruising because it is more of a my lips but better nude. I have a lipswatch of it HERE. Bare Again is very creamy and shiny but also very pigmented. This color is a favorite of mine because it is so easy to wear by itself and it evens out my natural lip color very well.


You can get a better idea of the undertones of each of these lipsticks in the picture above. They're all nudes but they're all noticeably different in terms of both color and formula. 

Check out the video below to hear more of my thoughts on my nude lipsticks!

6 comments :

  1. The sheen supreme in bare again is pretty!!!!! i want it!!!!!! soft nude from revlon is a def winner!

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    1. It is pretty! I think you would like Bare Again a lot :)

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  2. I've wanted to get the MAC Sheen Supreme one for a long time! Must get it soon! :)

    I wanted Cruising before too, but it seemed to sheer to justify the hefty price hahaha.

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    1. You need to try some of them out! I want to get my hands on a few more of them to see if I like 'em :) Cruising can be built up with a few swipes so it's not too bad but if you like your lip colors to be vivid and very noticeable you can save yourself the $24.

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  3. I have 3 of the 4 u posted. I love them but the Lady Gaga lipstick is really hard for me to work with. I'd love to know how you get it to work, maybe a LOTD?

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    1. To be honest I don't reach for Lady Gaga II often because it IS hard to work with haha. You're very right about that! I usually pair it with a shimmery lipgloss on top so I don't really get the full effect of the lippy. I'll try to use it soon and take some pictures to show in the near future :D

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