Friday, December 12, 2008

Pale Nude Lips

One of my personal favorite beauty topics - nude lips! I think some of you can relate also! What is it about nude light lips that we like so much? Is it because deflecting attention from our lips brings more attention to our eyes? The smoky sexy look that we've created looks so much better when our lips are pale, doesn't it? Does it make our skin look brighter and more fresh -even more tan? Is it a fashion statement? I think all those reasons could be vaild. What do you think?

I won't go into too much detail, but below are my most favorite pale nude lipsticks (I'll get to glosses later). I might do a post about a few others in the future, but believe me when I say that I've tried and tested A LOT of such many brands, so many finishes, so many versions of colors (or lack of colors should I say). The lipsticks below won me over in the end and I've been faithful ever since :-).

The first three are in the pale nude pink family, all the rest are pale nudes that are more beige.

MAC - Hue (pale warm pink)
MAC - Out of Shock (very pale pink pink)
Covergirl - Powderpink #400 (very wearable light pink...this is in the cooler color family)
MAC - Fleshpot (Gorgeous pale nude...slight hint of pale pink, but almost not)
MAC - Creme D' Nude (love it...super wearable because of its lustre, but still so pale and perfect)
MAC - Myth (a great substitute for Fleshpot..just a little more neutral)
MAC - Tanarama (frosty, super pale, kind of sheer, great over a lipstick or by itself...can't use too heavy of a hand though...otherwise your lips will be sparkly white...hehe. very good to have though!)
Victoria's Secret Heidi Klum Collection - Malibu (sheer, but gorgeous pale...kind of like Fleshpot minus the matte finish)

Some swatches for you, although its tough to see accurately. At least you can get the idea of the colors in comparison to NC40 skin color.

Top: Hue, Out of Shock, Powderpink
Bottom: Fleshpot, Creme D' Nude, Myth, Tanarama, Malibu

If you love pale lips, try one or two or all of the options above :-). That's it! Till next time :-)


happy1234 said...

Thankyou so much for this review. I have been after a good nude shade for ages and I think im going to get Myth or fleshpot. Thanks for this.

Aleksis said...

Love me some nude lips...You have so many! Not that I can blame you... they are all really pretty colors, thanks for the indept review!

KerryMarie said...

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*SweetestSinSheroon* said...

I am also reallu into nude lips.. I am an NC44/45 so I have to be carefull, cause I might look washed out :P