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~ My Favorite Nude Lipsticks + Swatches~

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

I was inspired today by my sorors Alrinthea and Dana to do a post on my favorite nude lippies ( Thanks ladies XOXO!!) Al posted this picture of the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin on Facebook and a vibrant conversation on her lip color ensued!!

I actually own a color that is very similar to this lip color the Queen in wearing. Its Kate Moss for Rimmel in #14.
I go between 8-10 different nude lipsticks at a time....and to think four years ago I couldn't find my perfect nude.

They are:( left to right) NYX Tea, NYX Perfect Taupe, NK Natural , NK Camel, Revlon Lip Butter in Creme Brulee, Kate Moss for Rimmel in #14, Wet N'Wild Barely Legal, MAC Fresh Brew.


( left to right)
 NYX Tea
 NYX Perfect Taupe
 NK Natural
 NK Camel
 Revlon Lip Butter in Creme Brulee
 Kate Moss for Rimmel in #14
 Wet N'Wild Barely Legal
 MAC Fresh Brew

What I have found out about finding the perfect nude shade for me is a color or two lighter than my natural lip color with a flat ( no shimmer) base. Only one of these nudes is a shimmer and its Revlon Lip Butter in Creme Brulee.

When I do wear a nude lip gloss, its Kiss New York Brush On Lip Gloss Lust.  I also top my nude lipsticks with a clear gloss, just right in the middle of the lip. I rarely wear a liner with the nude colors, I like the color blend with my skin color but when I do, my go to shade is NK lip liner in Brown which is a slightly ( and I mean slight, almost dupeable )darker shade of MAC Cork.

So what are some of your favorite nude shades...let me know!!



dc on 4:57 PM said...

Thanks Jamie! I live between Deelight and Over Indulgence (MAC Cremesheen) with a little Cork liner for my nude pout. I will most definitely be on the lookout for the liner you recommended as well as the Rimmel & Revlon colors.
You are such a beauty queen! As always, great post!


LJ on 5:00 PM said...

I just recently became obsessed with wearing nude lipstick... NK Natural is one of my favorites along with Maybelline's Beige Bombshell and Mary Kay liquid lip color's Malted.My favorite lipglosses are VS Beauty Rush's Mocktail, SinfulColors'Tempted, Jordana's Honey Luau and Loreal's Colour Riche Soft Nude! I can't wait to get that Creme Brulee it looks so pretty!

Rachel on 6:40 PM said...

Mm NYX Perfect Taupe looks good. I'm always on the hunt for the perfect nude lip. I hate when they are too close to my skin and wash me out, but I also hate when they're too dark. Constant battle.

Jamie @ Rural Glamour on 7:26 PM said...

DC- No problem! I'm writing those MAC shades down now!

LJ- ohhhh what a good list, I just wrote some those down to hunt down. You will love Creme Brulee.:)

Rachel- That was my problem for years, then some one recommended NYX Tea and Perfect Taupe and it was a start of an addiction. lol! on 11:58 AM said...

Hi Jamie-

I saw your post linked on my blog via BlogHer and knew I had to stop by.

I love nude lipsticks - very natural and earthy. I did a post (last week I think) about skipping all the bright colors and going "nude" for spring :-)

Your skin is beautiful and you don't need any heavy makeup anyway!

So nice to find another blog written by a woman of color. Please stop by mine when you get a minute. It's

Thanks and take care

Jamie @ Rural Glamour on 10:45 PM said...

Thank you so much Radiantbrownbeauty!! I will be checking out your site!!