Up until recently I never used to reach for subtle lipsticks, for the reason being, I didn't think they suited me. I had it in my head that nude shades washed me out, but after having quite the rummage through my local MAC lipstick stand, I managed to come across not only one, but three perfect nudes- with a lip liner to match each one, of course...
...Oh, and just take a little moment to imagine what the back of my hand looked like by the end of it. Serious. Swatch. Stains.
Brave & Soar
However, over lined lips aside for the moment- I highly doubt I've sold this combination to you with my last line- I will just try and redeem myself by saying that Brave is also a lovely lipstick worn alone if you're after a more natural look, think popping out to the shops, or out for brunch with the girls kinda look.
Velvet Teddy & Whirl
Asking a girl to choose just ONE of their favourite lipsticks is like asking them to pick a favourite child, it's cruel. But, if I really did have no other choice but to pick a fave, I'd reach for Velvet Teddy every time.
It's just one of those lipsticks that makes me feel 10x better about myself, you know like when you've had near enough 0 sleep, and look a bit worse for wear, this just improves that situation a little.. Every girl owns a 'miracle worker' lipstick, and Velvet Teddy just so happens to be mine.
I'd describe this as a warm browny nude shade, and once teamed with Whirl lip liner, it creates the perfect 'bold' brown nude- my colour describing skills are brilliant, I know...sorry!
Kinda Sexy & Oh Honey!
And last, but not least, Kinda Sexy paired with Oh Honey! lip liner, the most natural looking combo of the bunch.
Kinda Sexy is a lovely peachy nude shade, which in my opinion is really unique for a nude- I've definitely never came across a lipstick quite like it. I always tend to opt for this lipstick if I want to look a little less 'done up'.
Oh Honey! lip liner acts as the perfect base, and although its really matte, and a little drying on the lips it does stay put for hours, you don't even need to reapply once. It also looks amazing when worn with a more dramatic eye.
And so there we have it, my top three nude lipstick, liner combinations- do you own any of the lippys included in this blogpost? If not, which nude lipstick(s) have won over your heart?
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