Sunday, 20 October 2013

Current Favourites: Nude Lipsticks

L to R: M&S Limited Collection Lipstick in Pink Shine, Collection Volume Sensation in Satin Bow, ELF Jumbo Lipgloss Stick in In The Nude, No.7 High Shine Lip Crayon in Daydreamer, Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick in 101.
Top L: M&S Lipstick in Pink Shine, Bottom L: No.7 Lip Crayon in Daydreamer, Top R: Collection Lipstick in Satin Bow, Middle R: ELF Lipgloss Stick in In The Nude, Bottom R: Rimmel Lipstick in 101

 Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all enjoying what's left of the weekend, although this weather is awful! It has been so dark and wet all day that I've barely been able to bring myself to leave the house.

Today I wanted to do a post on one of my major obsessions: nude lipsticks. I have been hugely unadventurous in the lipstick stakes recently and I have found myself acquiring a load of nude shades; my favourite of which I am going to share with you in this post. Nude lipsticks have been a long-standing favourite of mine for a while as they are so easy to wear, look very natural and compliment almost every makeup look. I could not live without a good nude lipstick in my makeup bag, and here is the lowdown of my current favourites.

First up is the Marks & Spencer Limited Collection (and Limited Edition!) Lipstick in the shade Pink Shine. This is from M&S's Christmas collection and comes in the cutest purple packaging decorated with snowflakes and reindeer. This is the newest addition to my nude lipstick collection but is already a firm favourite for the easy-to-wear shade, moisturising feeling and sparkly particles which give a lovely, glossy look. I have never bought an M&S lippy before but after trying this one will definitely be investing in more- the Christmas collection can be bought here and they have a gorgeous plum shade available too which may have to be my next investment!

Next is the Collection Volume Sensation Lipstick in Satin Bow. I have actually already done a review of this lipstick here but it is certainly a favourite of mine and therefore well worth a mention! It is a lovely, moisturising formula which feels very nice on the lips, although the lipstick itself is starting to melt a bit in the packaging which is a bit of a shame.

The E.L.F. Jumbo Lip Gloss Stick in the shade 'In The Nude' is more of what I'd call a 'true nude', in that it is much more neutral/ brown-toned rather than pink. I like to wear this lipgloss for work as it is a very natural, 'your-lips-but-better' type product, although the smell is quite medicinal and not all that pleasant!

The No.7 High Shine Lip Crayon in 'Daydreamer' is also more of a browny-nude, and it is super glossy which I really like. I love this shade for Autumn- it goes really well with bronze and gold tones which I always associate with this time of year. It is the most expensive of the five lipsticks mentioned in this post at £9, although Boots regularly have offers on at this time of the year and I grabbed it for £6.

Finally, the Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate lipstick in colour '101'. This is definitely more of a pink-toned lipstick; I would describe it as a 'dusky pink'. Nevertheless, I am including it as a nude lipstick as the effect on the lips is still reasonably natural, and this is a regular favourite of mine when I want to add a splash of colour on my lips but don't want to go for anything too dramatic.

Have you tried any of the products mentioned? I am always on the lookout for new nude shades so let me know your favourites!

Rosie x


  1. I'm yet to find the right nude lipstick for me but all these colours look great on you !

    Kisses Xx, Selorm.

  2. I love adding some lipgloss on nude lipstick, it looks so fresh and shiny then :)