Happy Friday and welcome to another edition of Friday Favorites!
Today I’ve got my favorite non-liquid nude lipsticks. Or beige. Or whatever the heck you wanna call them. They run the gamut between beige, pink and greyish, but I think of them all as nudes.
Man this was kind of hard to narrow down for me! I have soooo many nude lipsticks, I don’t think I even realized how many until I started going through my stash. And there were so many that bordered on being nude but maybe went a little too pink or too brown to be included. Most of these I have reviewed before and you can probably find lip swatches on my blog if you use the search feature.
Ahhhh a bevy of beauties, yes? One would think with all these nudes some would be dupes, but no they are all different! Out of these six shades I think NARS Raquel has the best formula and is the most pigmented one as well. The Too Faced and Urban Decay ones have the lightest finish and the Milani one is the most matte.
These are all on the slightly pinker side of nude. So lovely aren’t they? I love the Essence one, it’s so great. The one from P2 is a fave of mine since it came from Germany and wasn’t easy to get. MAC Blankety is an old standby I’ve loved forever.
And here we have some of the slightly stranger shades perhaps. Napoleon Perdis Iris is SO GOOD but mine seems to have dried out so much I could barely swatch it. Time for a new one. MAC Folio is the classic here. I have been wearing it since about 1995 and it remains my favorite “weird” lip shade ever. Before every brand on earth had a greyish shade, there was MAC Folio. I wish they would bring it back because my tube is horrific. Bite Beauty Cava is another slightly oddball shade and it’s really good. Milani Matte Innocence was having issues in this swatch for some reason, it too may be a bit dried out now.
Do you see any of your favorite nude shades here? What are yours?