I mentioned last week how when I was in School, makeup was a straight up way to get you a red writing and detention. Since then, I’ve picked up a few tricks and tips to beautiful nude lips that look natural and last all day perfect for school when you can’t be topping up all day and need something your teachers won’t be able to tell you’re wearing…
The term “my lips but better”, as cliche and cringe as it sounds, is something you should live by. Enhance natural beauty without being too “look at me” about it. Sheer lip products are great because you can build them up to a shade you’re happy with without being too obvious about the fact you’re wearing a lip product at all. But then, on the other end of the spectrum, matte lipsticks are great because they are so durable that you won’t rely on excessive trips to the bathroom for touch ups and possibly giving your game away…
NYX // Matte Lip Cream – Abu Dhabi
This is a go to, must try for anyone with fair skin, particularly (but not exclusively) for those with a touch of olive tones. It’s a warm tan shade which swatches a little orange but when popped on your lips blends really nicely with your natural lip colour to produce something a little more enhanced and warm.
MAC // Matte Lipstick – Velvet Teddy
Very similar to Abu Dhabi but with more of a rose tint than the warm tan. Girls with warmer, slightly tan skin tones should check out this shade. Like Abu Dhabi it’s matte so it’s going to super durable and last right up until lunch time!
NYX // Liquid Suede – Soft Spoken
This isn’t for anyone with a fair skin tone but for all my tanned skin babes, check this out. It’s much darker than all the other products in this category and a little rosier too but still very nude. The suede formation is beautiful, applies really smoothly and dries mostly matte too. These have a better stay-power than the NYX Matte Lip Creams too
Liz Earle // Lipstick – Tea Rose
For anyone not quite as daring, this lipstick is really sheer so you can apply as little or as much as you are comfortable with! It’s slightly lighter and pinkier than the Rimmel lipstick below but there’s not a huge amount of difference! Ideal for lighter skin tones but still very versatile.
Rimmel London // Lasting Finish – 08
Out of all the shades in this post, I reckon this is the most wearable for all skin types. It’s a fraction darker than the Liz Earle lipstick but not so that it would be obvious on anyone with paler skin. It’s not flat matte but it’s not a gloss either so it looks super natural.
I’ve been really getting into my nude lip game recently since picking up Velvet Teddy on the way to Thailand in June (which you can read about here if you fancy 😛 ) If you have any great nude recommendations then let me know in the comments below.