I grew up in the 90’s at a time where it was acceptable to walk out of the house wearing bright blue mascara, bold unblended eyeshadow and shit tons of body glitter – Oh how times have changed! Everyone nowadays is primed to perfection, contouring and baking their faces, blending the shit out of their eyeshadow and wearing lush nude lips! Makeup and beauty has definitely changed for the better but my 90’s photos will always be there to haunt me! The nude lip trend is one of my favourites and I don’t see that changing anytime soon, not if Kylie Jenner has anything to do with it anyway!
Since there are so many shades of nude I know the struggle of finding that perfect one – which is why I have so many!! I’ve made it my mission to seek out the best in nude lips so that you don’t have faff about finding the right one for you, thank me later!
NYX lip pencil – Sugar Glass
I know this is a lip pencil but its such a perfect shade that I use it as an all over colour. This is my favourite nude of all! I found Sugar Glass on a whim really, there I was scanning the shelves at the NYX counter in boots, I wasn’t going to buy anything else but as soon as I swatched it I knew I HAD to have it! I fell in love, and I still fall in love with it every time I use it! Obviously you get a matte finish with this one and you also get a really lengthly wear time, I can go hours before needing to touch it up. If you buy any nude lip wear this year, this has got to be the one!!
Kiko Unlimited Stylo – Natural Beige
What I love about the unlimited stylo is that it feels really creamy and hydrating when first applied, this dries matte and has the best wear time!! – I can literally eat a huge burger and when all the demolishing is complete my lipstick is still in tact! Natural Beige is more of a neutral looking nude than a pink/brown nude so it stands out from all the others you’ll find at the makeup counter. Kiko is also known for its great value so you really can’t go wrong with their winning formula and competitive prices. I wear this when I’m after a more natural look, its perfect for those days when you’re feeling like you don’t want to bother, but you do at the same time and another perk – this shade looks great on a large range of skin tones!
Jeffree Star – Mannequinn
I’ve heard great things about Jeffree Star Cosmetics. The stand out product seems to be his velour liquid lipstick, and now I know why! I noticed Beautybay were selling them so I ran at the chance to try the formula for myself, its now a HUGE favourite of mine! The Velour liquid lipstick almost feels as if you’re not actually putting any product on to your lips, its such a silky smooth formula. I love how light and natural this one feels on your lips, sometimes lipsticks can feel quite suffocating but this is unlike anything I have tried before! Again this is one that dries matte and has an amazing wear time!! Mannequinn is much more on the pinkier side of the nude spectrum than the others but its definitely one that you need in your life!