Thursday, May 31, 2012

Nude Lipsticks - Swatches, Reviews & Comparisons

Not everyone is a fan of nude lipsticks, but I'm a huge lover of them! I think they can look so stunning with a dark smoky eye, or a bright colourful eye.

I've included pictures of me wearing the lipsticks (no other makeup). However, please excuse my skin, everything has been hectic lately with moving and personal goings-on, so I'm quite stressed :(

I currently have 4 nude lipsticks, ranging in price.

These are my 4 nudes... heehee

Left to right: ELF 'Natural Nymph', Barry M '[101] Marshmallow', MAC 'Myth', Rimmel 'Nude Delight'.


Left to right: ELF 'Natural Nymph', Barry M '[101] Marshmallow', MAC 'Myth', Rimmel 'Nude Delight'.

Now, I'm going to review each one and you can compare...

ELF - Natural Nymph

I really love this! It's so creamy and long-lasting. It's not too 'nude', it doesn't make me look dead, and it looks fantastic with a dark smoky eye. It feels so soft when applying and it keeps my lips so hydrated. The colour is really natural too, not too strong or over the top. I think it's very similar to Myth by MAC, but a fraction of the cost. Love it!

5 out of 5 stars from me!


Barry M - [101] Marshmallow
£4.49/€7.00 (approx)

Doesn't this look just like concealer?! The first time I wore this, I found it very drying, but it seems fine when I apply lip balm. I love this colour over or under a pink lipstick. If I wear it on it's own, it makes me look so washed out, and it looks like my lips don't exist!  I've seen it on people with darker/tanned skin and it looks good. But I've also seen it on pale people (like myself!) and it just looks like they have concealer on their lips! It just washes them out altogether. Compared to how it used to be on my lips, it's not AS dry, but I do tend to use lip balm more. I never wear it on it's own, but over another colour, it lasts for ages and softens the colour underneath.

4 out of 5 stars from me!


MAC - Myth


This lipstick was a real splurge for me, as I rarely buy MAC. I'm used to spending around €6-7 on a lipstick, a €17.50 seemed a little... expensive for my budget! But I did splurge and I'm glad I did! It's worth every cent. It's a satin, and it's my favourite ever nude lipstick! It lasts all day with minimal touch-ups. It's so moisturising, and doesn't wash me out. I can wear this with a smoky eye, but it looks pretty even with a natural face and just mascara. I love the smell of this lipstick too! I want more MAC colours... maybe some day!

5 out of 5 stars from me!


Rimmel - Nude Delight

This lipstick has been a firm favourite of mine for ages. I love it, this is my second tube but I did buy it ages ago. It's moisture-rich, and has SPF 20, which is good for those sunny days so you won't burn your lips! It glides on so smoothly and lasts for ages. If you need to touch up, a quick slick is all it takes. I find it more of a 'brown' nude, so it will suit more skin tones. It can be worn alone or with a colour underneath, it's pretty either way! It's similar to MAC's Myth, just a little darker.

5 out of 5 stars from me!


I hope you enjoyed my little reviews, nude lipsticks are a must!

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