Update: This post contains products that are NOT cruelty-free and vegan because it was created before I made the switch. The beauty products that are ARE cruelty-free and vegan are: NYX Mega Shine Lipgloss, Butter London Lippy
A great nude lipstick can quickly become a staple item. I’m pretty sure all girls have about 10 different nude shades of lipstick and gloss in their makeup drawers that they swear are completely different colors. A great nude is held to some extremely high standards- it must be versatile, complimentary, long-lasting, and pigmented. After years of scouring the aisles of Sephora and Target, I have grown to love a select few. Here are the lipsticks and glosses I find myself reaching for most often!
1. L’Oréal Colour Riche Lipstick in Jennifer’s Nude
This lipstick is super versatile and can be worn with almost any makeup look! Jennifer’s Nude is a soft super natural looking pink. It is almost the same tone as my natural lips, but slightly darker and pinker. The lipstick itself is very creamy and pigmented. It has a matte finish but never dries out my lips. This is a great everyday nude for me! Since it is so natural, I always wear it to job interviews or networking events and job fairs. It is an extremely flattering but still natural look!
2. Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Warm Me Up
This color is a slightly darker nude with pink and brown undertones (not nearly as brown as the packaging). It is the perfect lipstick to pair with a smokey eye for a night out! This color is dark enough to wear on its own but natural enough for daytime or to pair with a bold eye makeup look. I purchased this lipstick as a dupe for MAC’s brave lipstick (Kylie Jenner’s famous lip color). The consistency is creamy but not too soft and it has awesome staying power. I think these lipsticks are really great quality for the price!
3. Maybelline Baby Lips in Peach Kiss
This is not a lipstick or a gloss (and really isn’t even a nude), but I had to include this product! Baby Lips Peach Kiss is another great lip product for everyday wear. I wear it to my classes almost every single day! It’s the perfect product when you need a hint of color, but the setting is too casual for lipstick or gloss. I’m a huge fan of this color but find that these lip balms aren’t the most moisturizing. I use this product more of a lip color than a balm.
4. Nyx Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Smokey Look
This Nyx gloss is my all time favorite drugstore lipgloss! The color is extremely flattering and the gloss isn’t too sticky or thick. The color is a pinky nude with a hint of sparkle. It is slightly sheer with a decent amount of pigmentation. It is only five dollars and great quality for the price. I use this as a casual daytime lip product because it gives a great glossy color but is still very close to my natural lips. I’m also a fan of the cute bow on top of the wand. I love this lipgloss so much that I’ve already gone through two tubes!
5. Lippy Butter London Lip Gloss in Wag
This is a bit pricier than the other products on my list, but the color is GORGEOUS. This gloss is a light, very pink nude with tons of shine and gold flecks. The gloss is extremely shiny and thicker than some other glosses. I love this product, but I would not wear it on a windy day because your hair will get very stuck! The quality is awesome, as are all the other Butter London products I’ve tried. I have never used a gloss that stays on as long as this one. For me, the beautiful gold color is what makes this product stand out from the rest!
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed this post! I apologize for not posting as much recently, but I’ve been up to my knees in homework and exams. I should be able to post more regularly now that winter break is coming up and midterms have passed!
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L’Oréal Colour Riche Lipstick in Jennifer’s Nude, Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Warm Me Up, Maybelline Baby Lips in Peach Kiss, Lippy Butter London Lip Gloss in Wag, Nyx Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Smokey Look