Strip your lips

I love a good nude. Nude lip, that is! I've even been known to rock the blanked out, foundation lips from time to time (only EVER with super heavy eyes) and I feel no shame! I feel incomplete with a lip colour and nudes are always a winner.

A nude lip goes with EVERYTHING, so it's worth investing in a few nudey colours. As a 'rule', I'd say a pink-nude, tan-nude and a neutral nude. Pinks generally work well with cool eyes/ cheeks, tan works with warmer colours and a neutral 'Your lips but better' works with, well, everything! Trust me, you'll be reaching for these practically every day, so it's worth spending a few extra pennies on some really good quality ones...

L-R - MUA Shade 11, Clinique 'Nude Splurge', MAC 'Jubilee', MAC 'Honeylove', MAC 'Blankety', Barry M 101.

On the one end of the spectrum are the 'My lips but better' colours - Shade 11 practically matches my own natural lip colour, whereas 101 at the other end is super pale and very pink, not so natural at all! I generally use this to pale out the other colours. My fave in this bunch HAS to be MAC 'Jubilee', however, that and 'Blankety' both got destroyed by my sister -_- Destruction aside, they're both fantastic nudes. MAC has a huge range of nude colours, so bob in and have a play!

L-R - Natural Collection lip balm tube, Colour Works toffee, MAC 'Instant Gold' lustreglass, Fyrinnae 'Lace Gloves' lip lustre.

I'm not really a gloss girl, as you can probably tell, these have randomly appeared in my lip collection over time instead of being concious 'nude lip decisions'. The Natural Collection is actually a lip balm, but it's so thick and pigmented that it can be used as a gloss! I'm not even sure they sell these any more. Either way, my fave has to be 'Lace Gloves', the texture is perfect and it rubs down to a beautiful pink-peach-gold.

What do you think about nude lips? Are you a 'My lips but better' kinda person, or a blanked out lip kinda person? What's your favourite nude colour? Feed my nude lips addiction!


  1. Thx for those swatch :)
    I love nude lips, but I must admit that I'm a red lips lover :/
    My favorite nude colour is probably quiet please from MAC and creme d'nude from MAC.
    I love the Barry M one ;)
    Have a great week end xoxo

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  3. My lips are a quite pigmented pink naturally, so 'nude' lipstick just looks weird on me. Even pale pink lipgloss looks gross. I've yet to find a light colour that looks good on my lips anyway!

  4. Great post!
    I rarely wear anything on my lips, I prefer focusing on the eye make up. x

  5. @ Liloo, I love red lips too :) I think I've swatched all my reads on here before too haha.

    @ BeautybyPaula, thanks!

    @ Miss Krimson, thanks, stop by any time...

    @ Sena, they're good, but imo a bit over rated haha. Great nude lipsticks, though!

    @ Juliannelefay, try finding a match to your lips, but in a slightly lighter shade. That might work best for you :)

    @ Jonna, I feel incomplete without something on my lips! Ditto on focusing on the eyes, which is why I favour nude colours - they don't take any attention :)


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