I’m not know for my love of make-up or my application skills for that matter but if there is one thing I do love it’s lipsticks. Although I’m not one for a bright bold lip, I do love a good nude.
As promised I am going to be doing some more fashion and beauty posts on here so why not start off with a few favourites. I don’t wear lipstick everyday but when I do these are the 4 I reach for the most.
This was my first ever nude lipstick and is probably the one I wear the most. I can’t remember who it was, but I remember watching a make-up video on YouTube and from there was influenced to buy this.
The shade itself is a very classic nude – a ‘your lips but better’ shade. (Look at me with the fancy beauty terminology) It’s a very moisturising lipstick and although it doesn’t stay on al day, it’s a shade that blends well with your lips so you can’t tell if its smudged off. I’m still on my first one but I will definitely be repurchasing it. I think it’s now been renamed though – possibly now called Rosewood Beige.
This shade is part of the Rimmel 15th anniversary nude collection by Kate Moss, and I have to say all of the shades in this collection are beautiful! For me this is a much pinker nude than the L’Oreal one and is what I reach for when I want something subtle but at the same time noticeable. It gives me a very fresh look.
I use this a lot more in the spring and summer as it makes me feel a lot more girly than usual. Perfect for summer dresses and matching with floral prints.
I buy a lot of Clinique products and because of this I sometimes get a few freebies thrown in during their bonus time. This chubby stick was a freebie I got ages a go but never really tried. Now I love it. It is my go to bright colour – I know I’m not very adventurous.
It’s a very soft red that is still super pigmented. I also love how it’s like a crayon so it makes it easy to apply. The chubby sticks are also brilliant if you are prone to dry lips as they are full of moisture.
A few weeks back I went to a NYX launch event where I bought their new Total Control Drop Foundation (read my review here), but I also picked up some other bits.
At the event I was lucky enough to have my full face done by one of their beauty experts and she picked this shade out for me. At first I thought it was going to come out really brown but it’s a lot lighter, and with a touch on pink in it.
I’ve got a few of these lip creams but this is one that I wear the most. It’s a very subtle shade which as you can tell is a theme in my make-up bag.
If you haven’t tried the lip creams before then you won’t know how pigmented they are and how long they last. I’ve worn this out, eaten a burger, had multiple drinks and it has still stayed in tacked. I would highly recommend this formula for anybody wanting a lip that lasts.
Let me know in the comments what your everyday lipstick is, and if you’ve tried out any of my favourites.
© Emmi Bowles