The Nude Lipsticks Edit!

Neutral Lipsticks

Happy Thursday almost Friday everyone!

Just as every closet should contain a classic little black dress, every makeup arsenal needs at least one nude lipstick/gloss to complete any look.  After all, nude lipsticks provide balance to a smokey eye or provide a hint of barely there color when going for the all natural (which is not so natural, haha) look.

From budget friendly to high end, I’ve got you covered.

Lipsticks

Kiko Milano Smart Lipstick in Nude Neige 901

For under $10, this hidden gem looks unassuming in the package but provides a nude lip that doesn’t make me look washed out.

MAC Peachstock 

A warm-toned peachy beige, this lipstick looks great with a pink gloss on top.

Too Faced Melted Lipstick in Melted Nude 

For a longer-lasting, slightly darker nude, look no further than this one as it dries down to a matte finish.

Lipglosses

Burberry Burberry Kisses Lip Gloss in Nude Beige No. 17

A non-sticky lipgloss that provides a nice natural glow to lips and is nicely pigmented.

Lancome Gloss in Love in Mocha Queen 

The lighter shade of the bunch, this gloss has tiny shimmer particles that give lips a poutier finish.

NYX Intense Butter Gloss in Peanut Brittle

Another under $10 find, this smooth gloss requires just one swipe for beautiful opaque coverage.

 

Neutral Swatches

Top-Bottom: Peanut Brittle, Mocha Queen, Nude Beige, Melted Nude, Peachstock and 901

Some swatches of the shades.

Neutral Edit

Share your favorite nude lip products below! 

Stephanie 

Sephora VIB Haul + Mini Review 2015!

Sephora VIB Haul 2015

Hi everyone!  Today I am sharing the items that I purchased for myself during the Sephora VIB 20% sale along with a mini review of each.  There’s a few that I ended up returning but here are the final products I am keeping.  Let’s get to it.

Face

Sephora Face

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 in Nude 

One of the best tinted moisturizers out there, I love using this for an everyday look.  It’s light-weight, doesn’t make me breakout and with a variety of finishes and colors, you’re bound to find one that is perfect for you.

Sephora Collection Colorful Face Powder Blush in Can’t Stop Smiling 

Once I saw the Sephora Collection Blush display, I knew I had to check them out.  After swatching a few shades that caught my attention, I ended purchasing Can’t Stop Smiling.  Described as a “salmon pink”, this blush has a surprisingly creamy consistency and is nicely pigmented.  It does take a little bit of an effort to blend out but overall, I do like it and the shade is unlike anything I own.

Beautyblender The Original Beautyblender 

Yes I finally gave in to the hype and I’m glad I did.  This tool is a game changer when applying foundation as it helps it melt into skin for a seamless look.  If you’ve been on the fence in trying this, I highly recommend that you do.

Sephora Blush

Sephora Blush Can’t Stop Smiling Swatch

Eyes

Eyes

Too Faced Shadow Insurance 

I had to pick up another tube of my favorite eye primer.  I have used this for years and I honestly have no intention of straying.  No other eye primer makes my eyeshadow last without creasing like this one.  My only complaint is that with every new tube, the consistency comes out a bit oily and watery but it goes back to its normal creamy consistency after.

Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Curling and Lifting Mascara 

I bought the travel sized version of this mascara and I will be purchasing the full-size once I am done.  I love the brush that comes with this which really does elongate and curl lashes.  Best of all, it doesn’t irritate my eyes.

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Jet Black 

When looking for a liquid eyeliner that won’t budge, I don’t have to look past this Stila one.  Hands down the best liquid eyeliner I have tried so far and another favorite item I’ve repurchased throughout the years.

Lips

Burberry Lips

Burberry Burberry Kisses Lipstick in Peach Delight No. 57

Ah, Burberry.  After falling in love with their blush, I wanted to try out other items so I choose these two lip products.  This lipstick is a nice pink-peach color that can be used as an everyday shade or paired with a more dramatic look.  It glides on smoothly and it’s neither matte nor creamy but very comfortable to wear.  Plus, the cap is magnetic and how awesome is the design?

Burberry Burberry Kisses Lip Gloss in Nude Beige No. 17

I always have room for a nude beige lipgloss and this fits the bill.  The gloss isn’t sticky and it gives a nice glow to the lips without making them look overly shiny.  I will be honest and say that the lasting power on this is not long-maybe about 2 hours- and it’s not the most moisturizing. But, I do love how pigmented this one is and it looks great on its own or over lipstick.

Burberry Swatches

That’s it for this haul.  Are any of these your favorites?

Sephora End

See you Thursday, 

Stephanie