The Nudies, Lipstick that is

Ah, nude lipstick. Its pretty, easy, safe, and let’s not forget, pretty! The lipstick you can color outside the lines with, the shade range that will never let you down. It comes in a bazillion different colors and the definition of “nude” is rather broad. There are  pinky, brown, purple, peachy, and coral nudes. There are matte, satin, glossy, and shimmery nudes. Everyone’s perfect nude is different. Mine is more on the pink side since my lips are pinkish. But I also enjoy coral and peachy nudes.

This is my collection: Nars, Smashbox, NYX, Estee Lauder, Colourpop, YSL, Lancome, and Hourglass. I may have a problem (because these are just the nudes!). My collection consists of liquid lipsticks (Colourpop, Smashbox, and NYX), matte lipstick (NARS, Colourpop lippie stix), and creamy lipsticks (Estee Lauder, YSL, Lancome, Hourglass).


From left to right: Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy in Intense Nude, NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Tonkin, Lancome L’Absolu Rouge in Blush Classique, YSL Rouge Pur Couture in Le Nu, Colourpop Lippie Stix in Brink, and the Hourglass Refillable Lipstick Set that comes with the colors My One Desire, True Love Means, You Are My. Of these the YSL is my favorite for reasons I talked about it this post. The Lippie Stix by Colourpop is by far the mattest and longest lasting.

Liquid Lipsticks

My liquid lipstick collection is much smaller. I like liquid lipsticks because of their staying power, but they are sooo drying. I get it, the formula has to be this way for it to last on the lips, but my lips are dry so often I have to pick and choose when I wear these. From left to right: Smashbox Always on Liquid Lipstick in Babe Alert (love this name), NYX Lip Lingerie in French Maid, Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip in 951, and Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip in Alyssa. The NYX lip lingerie has the best staying power by far. I can eat a full meal and still have some of this on. The Colourpop liquid lipsticks have decent staying power as does the Smashbox one (although the Smashbox one has already dried a lot inside the container).

Products Mentioned:

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy:

NARS Pure Matte Lipstick (no longer made) similar here:

Lancome L’Absolu Rouge:

YSL Rouge Pur Couture:

Colourpop Lippie Stix:

Hourglass Refillable Lipstick:

Smashbox Always on Liquid Lipstick:

NYX Lip Lingerie:

Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip:


What are your go-to nude lipsticks? Have you read my last post about my first Cult Beauty Order? You can here!

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