How-To: Finding the PERFECT Nude Lipstick

Okay, guys, seriously. It makes me NUTS to see someone wearing a nude color that makes it look like they ate a box of powdered donuts.

NUTS.

I mean, who wants to look like a total ice-queen? …UH HUH, guuuurrrl, dat ain’t you. (Unless it’s Halloween or something!)

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To most people these days, a nude lip means COMPLETELY ERASING YOUR NATURAL COLOR. Well, ladies, I’m glad to inform you that any natural-looking color (FROM PINK, TO PEACH, TO BERRY) can be certified as a “nude”.

So, here’s my Basic Nude Lip Guide for all skin tones under the sun!

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FAIR: When you’re pale, pale, pale, nudes that have a pink undertone will look best! Light rosy tones and soft peaches will look nice too…but STAY AWAY from anything flat beige!  Beige will wash. You. Out.

BUFF: Buff, or “beige, fawn, sandy,ect.” is a very common category to be in! If you have more warm, golden undertones, I suggest you work with caramel or honey-toned nudes, and not anything too silver. NO silver frost. NO white undertone. NO cool colors. NO grayish shades.

OLIVE: In my biased opinion, olive is a lovely skin color. I strongly suggest salmon pinks or golden bronzes to make your skin color POP!

TAWNY: You know what I’m talking about when I say tawny! Like that warm, golden caramel color, ya know? Think Beyonce! Halle Berry! Rihanna! Light pinks, creamy caramel colors, or golden beiges, all will look stunning on you! If you’re into glitter, look for something with gold flecks. :}

EBONY: For all darker girls out there, you can rock your chocolate and raisin shades, or warm bronzes!

Anyway, this is just some basic guidelines! Finding YOUR favorite is often like searching for a nice pair of jeans…it may take some time, and guaranteed trail and error!

Hope I helped!

Au revoir, chère!

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My Favorite Nude Lipstick on Planet Earth

Hey guys, I’d like to show you something very special…

Out of all my lipsticks, creams and shimmers, glosses, pencils and other miscellaneous lip products, this is my favorite nude out of them all. She’s stuck by me for a loooong time.

This is maybe my most favorite lipstick EVER.

I’d like to introduce you to Smashbox’s “Be Legendary” Lipstick in “Chai”. Gaahd, I love her so.

It’s a creamy, warm, peachy-toned nude that’s PERFECT. It’s not too light, or too pink, or too fleshy-toned. It’s sort of a yellow-toned, brown-peachy chocolate color. It’s not as dead-looking as the swatches on the Smashbox website.

This is my actual tube:

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As you can tell, it’s a bit worn down. I used to wear this color every day and night, because it’s the kind of nude that can look dramatic or subtle. It’s glossy, it’s creamy, it’s LUXURIOUS. If you have cool under tones, or prefer beige or pinky nude lipsticks, this wouldn’t work for you.

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On my hand it looks a lot like milk chocolate, but on my skin it looks way different. It looks a bit rosier. Not as brown. To me, instead of “Chai”, the name “Chocolate Peach” is a lot more fitting. Or maybe “Coco Peach”. IDK. Something chocolate and peachy. It sounds delicious anyway :}

I purchase this at Sephora. But you can also purchase them here! Go Smashbox!!!!

Anyway…peace out guys! What’s your favorite nude lipstick? You can leave your faves in the comments!

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One Nude Lipstick You Should Avoid

Ugh, guys, I hate talking bad about a product.

LOLz. Kidding. I actually don’t mind telling you my honest opinion, especially if it was about a product that didn’t work for me.

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L’Oreal Color Riche Lipstick in “Fairest Nude.”

I’ve heard beauty bloggers, gurus, and Youtubers RAVE about this product. I’ve heard my friends say “go and try it!”, and I actually believed all the hype over this lipstick that was supposed to be the perfect nude.

WELL THEY WERE WRONG, PEOPLE.
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This settled into all the little creases on my lips, and looked, generally, nearly white. It looked chalky, caky, and dry, even though the formula was CREAMY. It made my lips flake as well, which is hella not attractive, and smelled like old-lady lipstick (chemicals, musty fragrance, you get the picture.)
It’s over-hyped, because of the TERRIBLE color that looked so lovely in the tube. In the lipstick bullet, it looks like a rosy, beautiful brown. On the lips, it looks tacky white, like I chugged a bottle of glue or ate frosting. Nasty.

Honestly, for those who tried it, did it work for any of you guys? I think my neutral skin tone just made a total pasty contrast.

Anyway, I hope you guys had a great day! :}

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