Hello my little puddings!
So, with the rain pelting down outside, and Broc walked and tired, I thought now was a good time to show you my nude lip.Lip of the day. 😉 Finally huh?
I have sooooo many pink and red shades of lipstick, that I invested in 2 shades to create a nude lip. (The nude lip is a very personal thing) some people like having it very soft/blended out from the shape of the lips and no lip liner, while others still like it to be defined yet with the soft colours, I guess I fall in to that category.
I love the soft colour itself, but want to still have definition blah blah blah. So, I bought a L’oreal lipstick (Nude ingenue/501) and a cheap miss sporty lipstick in the shade “I’m sweet/007”. As well as a lip liner by Rimmel in “Tiramisu/050”
It looks quite purple here, but it’s a light/medium warm brown hinted nude colour in real life. 🙂
I love the packaging of this L’oreal lipstick! Probably part of the reason I bought it to be honest 😉
This is the Miss sporty “I’m sweet” It’s in a plain navy blue bullet. Very simple looking. The shade is quite a pinky nude, and very light when applied. Perfect for layering it over other colours, (oh and it smells of watermelon, which I didn’t expect. Yummy!)
I swatched both colours, the miss sporty at the top, and the L’oreal at the bottom. You can see very clearly the difference in shades and base tones to these two colours. But when worked together magic happens. I’m not sure I’d wear the miss sporty “I’m sweet” on it’s own?? It is pale, and might be hard to work with by itself.
I used the Rimmel lip liner to outline my lips, and fill in the actual lip, about half way in. I then applied the L’oreal all over my lips. The texture is gorgeous, applies like a dream, and non drying at all… and at the moment I have problems with my lips in winter, even with lip balm on. (so sorry for some of the photos) ugh. But I was dying to do this nude lip, soooo 🙂
Afterwards I glided the miss sporty over the centre of my bottom and top lip, almost like a highlight, and then blended.
I forgot to apply lip gloss to finnish it off. I actually always have a matte lip, but I think the gloss adds a little oompf with a nude pout, so feel free to get some clear/crystal or even a soft coloured gloss to put over your lips when done. Infact, I might invest in a glittery/crystal gloss, and try this look again 😉 Would anyone want to see the outcome when I do, let me know?!
Well, this is soooo toned down for me! I love pinks,red and vampy reds on my lips, but I have to say I think this nude may be a new addition to my look. I’ll have to wear it on a night out, with smokey bold eyes, I think the two would contrast and complement each other brilliantly. (I feel FOTD coming on soon!) 😉
What do you think about nude lips? How would you wear them? Let me know in the comments!