Saturday, August 23, 2014
best of the nudes/darks.
After doing posts on both bright and red lipsticks, I knew I wanted to share my natural and dark shades too. However, I don't have enough colors to do two separate posts, so I thought I'd just combine them all. There's actually a nice natural progression between the two categories, which you can see in the swatch picture above. I'm a big fan of all these colors and I hope you find some new inspiration from this.
1. Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Natural Lipstick in N9 - $20
I have to give credit to Sephora for this color. The company included it in the 2014 Birthday Gift set. At first I was somewhat hesitant because I'm not normally a fan of nudes. Silly of me to doubt Make Up For Ever. This lipstick is fantastic. It has a sweet floral smell and one of the creamiest formulations I've ever come across. It really is a your lips but so much better color. I'm in love.
2. Clinique Different Lipstick in Spiced Apple - $16
This is an oldie but a goodie. As the name suggests, it is perfect for fall. It is a very bohemian, yet sophisticated color. It feels very light on your lips and is quite moisturizing. Clinique just knows how to make great makeup.
3. MAC Frost Lipstick in Viva Glam IV - $16
I know a lot of people don't like frosted lipsticks, but this one may make them change their minds. First of all, the color is gorgeous. It is a neutral berry shade with a hint of gold sparkle. I love pairing it with neutral or gold eyeshadow. It looks so glamorous and chic. Also, it lasts a while, so don't worry about having to constantly reapply.
4. CoverGirl NatureLuxe Gloss Balm in 280 Clove
Ok, so this technically not a lipstick, but it has a decent amount of pigmentation so I thought I'd include it here. This is a nice way to enhance and darken your lips a bit. I love it for a subtle makeup look or for an easy way to transition to fall makeup.
*CoverGirl has discontinued this, but they offer LipSlicks Smoochies in B4N and it looks pretty similar.
5. Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in 420 Deepest Cherry - $5-8
This is one of my favorite vampy lipstick colors. It smells lovely and looks so nice on my lips. It does look better with a matching or a nude lip liner. Also, this is one that requires exfoliation first. While it doesn't last the longest, it looks great after a quick touch up. I will definitely be rocking this again come fall.
*This is another discontinued item. Just this color has been discontinued and I don't understand why because it's gorgeous! Oh well, at least I still have Red Revival from this line.
6. Urban Decay Lipstick in Venom - $22
As I mentioned in my post on bright lipstick, I am obsessed with Urban Decay lipstick. The stuff is incredibly pigmented and has amazing lasting power. That's a win-win if there ever was one. This color is the most gorgeous deep berry and looks so flattering with an otherwise natural makeup look. If you don't own a tube of UD lipstick yet, you seriously need to go get one.
Hope you liked this lipstick collection roundup!