Friday, 31 December 2010

MY FAVOURITE NUDE LIPSTICKS


I was asked by the lovely Perdi to share my lipstick and lip gloss collection with you. Now I don’t mean to brag in any way, but I have over the past couple of years built a very substantial assortment. If I’m honest it would be an overwhelming post to read.  I consequently decided to break it down into favourites within different colour spectrums; from nudes to reds. This post will show you my go to nude lip shades. You may be delighted, or disappointed depending on your stance regarding mac, to see only one MAC number taking its place in the line-up; that being Hue. I own myth, crème de nude, and shy girl too but can’t say I reach for them as much as Hue. These are my absolute favourite colours and I would feel monumentally lost without them!
From Left to right I introduce to you:
YSL Tea Rose, YSL Rouge volupte no.7, YSL Rouge volutpe no.2, YSL Rouge Volupte no.26, Estee Lauder Vanilla Truffle, Estee Lauder Crystal Baby, MAC hue.


I tend to favour warmer toned nudes; for example YSL rouge volupte no.26 is verging on coral. I find that having a yellow toned complexion; means that cooler tones are often unflattering. However that does not deter my unrelenting love of YSL rouge volupte no.7; this is by far the coolest toned lipstick I own. It shows its face at least once a week; coolness aside.  I also like pink nudes such as YSL rouge volupte no.2; such shades are always more flattering; as they don’t create the ‘dead’ effect that many nudes can. I now look back and squirm at the thought of me wearing Gosh Darling by itself!!!! Return of the Zombies or what?!? Here are swatches of them all for you to have a look at; I have no foundation on; so please bare that in mind. Ignore the uneven skin tone! 








As you can see I am a major devotee of YSL lipsticks; I am like a gypsy anything shiny or gold and I’m sold. I am a sales assistants dream; I don’t even have to like the product if the packaging is beautiful enough. I understand that YSL is hardly affordable; but if like me you love the luxurious feel of their lippies formulations, you should enjoy this post. Estee Lauder lipsticks smell vile in my opinion; not dissimilar to plastic; my mum says they smell like ‘old school’ lipsticks.  But I would appreciate it if they would make them smell lip-smackingly tasty like MAC’s do. I still love some of their shades; on many occasions Estee Lauder is my first stop if i'm on a hunt for a natural/ nude lip colour. Not that I need any more!  

I hope you enjoy having a nosey at my Favourite lip shades; if you’re not a nude lover, don’t worry; more lively shades will follow soon.

Enjoy your merriments this evening; whatever you may be doing!

23 comments

  1. I love those lippies! The third one is my favorite. <3

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  2. I think that might be my favourite too! Love YSL no.2 x

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  3. Oh wow!
    I love nude lips! your swatches are really helpful and you have gorgeous lips, to be honest!

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  4. omog thankyou soooooooooooooo much lucy, iit means alot and to tag me! thanx darling, i love crystak baby and rouge volupe no2. nd 36 SO PRETTTTTTTTTTTY...i love ur blog design and the layout of ur posts and how u do swatches..........lusm

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  5. Thanks girls! Gorgeous lips mwaahhhhaaaa it must be the Baume De Rose. No problem Perdi, your request is my command haha!

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  6. Tea Rose looks so pretty :) I always love the YSL Volupte Rouge packaging and I hear good things about it, but I always feel like the money is going to the packaging.. so Idk! :P

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  7. I know, I wish they would reduce the price by a few pounds. I love them though, and just can't help myself!

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  8. Ohhh i adore Nudes, definately the best lippies, and Hue is my fav! :) xx

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  9. I love them all, I adore nude lipsticks, great post xxx

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  10. I have been eyeing up several YSL nupe lipsticks for weeks, I think after this post, I've been pursuaded to splash out and buy some. They look really nice on you, I hope they look good on me too!

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  11. Thanks girlies, you'll love them @cherriesinthesnow x

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  12. vanilla truffle looks gorgeous on you! <3 xx

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  13. Thanks girls happy new year to you too x

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  14. great swatches hun,love them all hav a happy new year my love

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  15. Great post! I LOVE nude lipsticks!

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  16. The packaging and colors are gorgeoust I absolutely adore nude/neutral colors. Happy New Year to you.

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  17. I love all these shades! :)

    -Alyssa

    http://alyflowers-azure.blogspot.com/

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  18. I love the last shade! :D. I agree, YSL packaging is so pretty, I own a few of them and I don't even wear lipstick much! Haha.
    xoxo

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  19. What are we like! I'm a lipstick addict x

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  20. Love the colours, especialy the darker colours.
    Might like to have a gander through the rimmel colours; pink nude is divine and the finish is worthy of a knighthood, it's that loyal to the lip xx

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  21. Oooo I might have to, thanks for the tip x

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