January 23, 2016

Best Nudes


Every girl needs a staple nude lipstick. For me, well... I have six. My make up is never complete without a good nude lipstick to finish up the look. It's always good to have a bit of colour on the lips as it helps to balance your skin tone and avoid looking too pale or tired, and the perfect shade of nude can give your skin a natural glow.

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss 43
This one is definitely the lightest nude shade in my entire lipstick collection. It's a very light tan, peachy nude. I don't have many light nudes because they always tend to wash me out and I end up looking more pale than ever, but this one was the exception. I usually put this one on when I'm wearing a decent amount of bronzer and/or eye make up and don't want to draw too much attention to my lips.

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss 08
This is my favourite drugstore lipstick of all time. This has a mauvy, rosy pink, almost brown shade that looks universally flattering. The texture of these Kate Moss lipsticks are very creamy such that they don't dry out your lips too. The colour goes on so easily and stays for a good amount of time, although after a meal I usually find myself having to touch up.

MAC Brave
This is the latest addition to my MAC lipstick collection and I LOVE IT. It's also my most pinkish lipstick of all. If you didn't know, I'm not one who feels very comfortable wearing pink lipsticks as my skin has very warm, yellow undertones and I find them too bright for my liking. But this one - I just feel so comfortable wearing! It just gives my face a natural glow that goes so well with my natural bronzey look. It does look quite pink on the lips but it's definitely a "my lips but better" shade for me. This also has the most amazing staying power - I can wear this all day and through a whole meal and I still don't have to touch it up!

MAC Mocha
Oh, haven't I talked about this enough already? ... I bought this when the Kylie Jenner lip was first trending, and it's my perfect mauve/brown/nude lipstick. I like to line my lips with MAC Boldly Bare when I'm wearing this, and it just makes my lips look full and plump. I find that I love MAC lipsticks with a satin finish - they're not too matte (which can be quite drying sometimes) but are full coverage, and still provide a good amount of moisture to my lips. They're just so comfortable to wear during the colder and drier seasons.

NYX Matte Lip Cream in Stockholm and Abu Dhabi
Another drugstore lip product, but this one works more like a liquid lipstick in a sense that you apply it with doe-foot applicator onto the lips. The NYX Matte Lip Creams have a thick creamy consistency that dries to a matte finish. It's not at all drying though! Stockholm is a warm peachy nude that has just the right amount of pink for me. Abu Dhabi is a brownish nude shade, but more of a pale brown compared to MAC Mocha. These lip creams, when just applied, also have a lovely vanilla scent that lingers for a while until the product dries completely.

L to R: Rimmel 43, Rimmel 08, MAC Brave, MAC Mocha, NYX Stockholm, NYX Abu Dhabi

What are your favourite nude lip products? I would love to know because I'm constantly on the hunt for more!

With love,
Kayleigh x

42 comments

  1. I definitely need Mac Mocha in my life! And I'm obsessed with the NYX Soft Matte lip creams, I will definitely be checking out these two shades xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. I literally can't live without MAC Mocha! It has the perfect mix of pink, brown and orange that just makes your face glow! :) xx

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  2. I feel like I really need MAC Brave in my collection it just looks beautiful - also must try the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams!

    Lucy | Forever September

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    1. Definitely pick some NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams up! I highly recommend their nude shades! (Being a bit biased here..) xx

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  3. All these shades look absolutely gorgeous.

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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  4. I haven't tried any of the NYX lip creams but I have been eyeing them up for a while! Also loving MAC mocha, not like I need any more nudes but definitely want them! aha xx

    www.adaliascloset.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. They're one of my favourite drugstore lip products ever! I've been so into these lip creams.. once you go there, there's no turning back :p xx

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  5. I'm in love with nudes atm, really need to check all of these lipsticks out!! Great post x

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    1. Nudes are definitely my go-to look on a daily basis! :) xx

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  6. The NYX Matte Lip Creams sounds amazing, need to check them out!

    Parie x
    classandglitter.com

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    1. They're very quickly becoming my favourite drugstore lip products of all time! They're quite similar to the now-trending liquid lipsticks but are so comfortable to wear, and very long lasting! :) xx

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  7. Both of those Nyx shades I need in my life, and I've been a little obsessed with Brave lately! x

    Jodie // Jodie Loue

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    1. Definitely check the NYX Lip Creams out - they're drugstore so at least they won't burn a hole in your pocket :p xx

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  8. These are actually really good! I've never thought there might be so many nude shades, I always thought that nude shades are not just for me. Obviously, I was wrong, haha! :)
    Kisses,xx
    Nazlıgül | on my own way

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    1. There'll definitely be a shade perfect for you! Of course, it also depends on the undertones of your skin. Warmer shades for yellow undertones and cooler ones for pink undertones! :) xx

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  9. Mac Mocha is soo pretty, haven't seen that one before! I love Nyx matte creams though, I need some more and them two are definitely on my list now xx

    Tamz | http://www.thoughneweyesx.com

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    1. I've been soo obsessed with these NYX Lip Creams, I'm constantly looking to expand my collection! They're affordable as well so it doesn't make me feel too guilty.. xx

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  10. I love the Rimmel Nude Lisptick range so much xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. I've yet to try any of the other lipsticks in the Rimmel Nude range! Although I've had a wee swatch at the drugstore and am currently eyeing 48.. xx

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  11. ahh all of these looks great! ♥

    xo
    http://itsevelina.com

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  12. What a brilliant, in-depth review! I got into nude lipsticks quite a lot last year and now I am obsessed! MAC brave is my all time favourite MAC lipstick and I'm so impressed with Kate's line!

    Musings & More

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    1. Thank you! :) I don't think I will ever get over my obsession with nude lipsticks, haha!! I would love to check out more MAC nudes though! :) xx

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  13. I still couldn't find my perfect nude shade, but searching for it. NYX ones and Brave look beautiful, I should try them on me :) x

    www.elabellaworld.com

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    1. It took me a while to find mine too because I felt like every nude lipstick I tried on was washing me out! But once I found my perfect nude, I just started expanding my collection with similar shades! You should definitely give Brave a try because that lipstick really gives such a nice natural glow to the skin! :) xx

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  14. These all look so lovely! I love the Rimmel Kate Moss lipsticks so I'll be looking for these shades. I'd recommend no 38 too, its an amazing nude!

    The Makeup Directory

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    1. Thank you! I'll definitely be checking that one out real soon! :) xx

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  15. Abu Dhabi is my fav!! Might need to check out MAC Mocha next as well.

    Brittny| www.brittnykindred.com

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    1. Definitely! :) MAC Mocha has been a long time favourite of mine and it's literally the most perfect nude that makes my lips look plump and glowing! :) xx

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  16. Such gorgeous shades, I'm a sucker for a good nude lipstick! MAC Creme D'Nude is one of my favourites, as I am quite pale this really does enhance the natural glow to my skin. I think I need to add Brave to my collection, it looks stunning!

    Toni x
    www.clarkecouture.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! :) I'll be sure to check out Creme D'Nude! xx

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  17. I love a good nude lipstick, I love MUR the one! Love that you've included high end and drugstore ones!
    Charlotte // charlottespicks.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm always on the hunt for more nude lipsticks! I can never get enough of them! xx

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  18. LOVE all of these! I can't wait to get my hands on some more NYX products, they all look so pretty and are such a good price too!?

    I recently just ordered the NYX Abu Dhabi one too! Great post!

    xo, Lauren | The Dazzle Guide

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    1. You're going to love Abu Dhabi! :) xx

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  19. Great post! You should give Charlotte Tiblury and Chanel a go, as a fellow lipstick lover i think you love the shades!

    http://www.poppylowdon.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you :) Aaah, I'm really eyeing some Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks at the moment! I've never had the heart to splurge on one so far but they're definitely so very tempting! xx

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  20. I absolutely love NYX! Great nudes. Some are a bit light for me, but there are some great classics in there!

    http://yourownqueen.blogspot.com

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    1. I totally get you - some nude shades really wash me out! But I think MAC Mocha and Brave will look great on you! :) xx

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  21. For some reason I used to dislike nude lipsticks, but I've learnt to love how they look on me. The shades you have are gorgeous! Brave by Mac is indeed a really pretty colour and pinker than the other ones, I'm sure it still looks as good on you as browner colours! I've got Fast Play by Mac recently, it's a sort of brownish pink that you might like, it's a beautiful nude! :)

    Julia xx
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