Nude Lipsticks To Try

Nude Lipsticks to Try I am actually one that loves to break out the nude lipsticks in colder months. Especially ones with warm brown, mauve or rose petal pink undertones. Straight flesh-colored, beige has never suited me with thin lips (want lip filler but I'm a baby) as it all but erases my mouth. Typically, colors like that don't look attractive on most skin and lip types since it tends to make the mouth look lifeless (think corpse bride). Having even a dash of color in the nude looks much rosier, healthier and attractive. 

These are a few of the nude lipsticks I have loved and used again and again for a long time...


If any nude screams fall, this one sure does. Its warm brown undertones look so flattering on all skin types. For a matte color this one is surprisingly creamy in texture and actually wears really comfortably on the lips. 


This is actually the creamiest, best smelling (think mango tropical paradise), most buttery-smooth feeling lipstick of all time. If I could justify the price tag, every single shade in the line would come home with me. The milky pink undertone is so feminine, light and simply beautiful. 


See that nude lipstick in the gold tube towards the bottom? Yea, the one that looks weirdly shaped? The sad one. But seriously, I have used this lipstick SO much and have bought tube after tube for myself and my family/friends. It just looks good on everyone. By good I mean do a double-take good. For a drugstore lipstick, this one is a must-have sort of find and I often choose it over my high-end lip products. It's creamy, comfortable, and a fantastic every day nude lipstick with pink undertones. 


This is a pretty good dupe for the Yves Saint Laurent shade I talked about earlier. It's reminiscent in its creaminess but has a glossier, more sheer finish (but with high pigment!) Like a lip balm, lipstick hybrid, I break this one out when my lips are chapped but I want some day-time appropriate color.  


Technically, I never use this lipstick by itself and more as a "topper" or overcoat as this one is just slightly too flesh-toned for me. I love to use it overtop a lipstick with a bit more color to lighten it or in the center of the lips to create the appearance of a poutier lip. I remember buying this one in Dallas from the flagship Makeup Forever store at the North Park Mall which is so beautiful. 



Tell me some of your holy-grail nude lipsticks! 

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5 Amazing Mauve Blushes for Fall

5 Amazing Mauve Blushes for Fall |

Blush is one of those products I become weirdly obsessed with in the fall. I just love the idea of the rosy, wind-swept glow the cheeks have in the colder weather. It oozes femininity to me for some reason. Mauve, browns and plum tones have always been unsung heroes to me and I feel they are finally getting the credit they're due this fall. Kylie Jenner unleashed an explosion of drooling zombie minions obsessed with mauve tones from the photos of her stunning mauve lips on her Instagram account. Thank you little Kardashian because mauve is the and I'm loving cruising on the mauve zombie train.  

1.) Milani Baked Blush in "Red Vino"- Probably one of the most "high-end" blushes at the drugstore for its blendability and awesome pigmentation. No drugstore blush compares to this champ and this color is no exception. I adore the golden marbling and flecks throughout the blush. It gives the cheeks a beautiful soft glow without tacky, chunky glitter. This color pulls to more of the burgundy or plum side of the mauve family. It's SUPER pigmented though so make sure to use a soft hand when applying this. 

2.) Benefit Rockateur Blush- I've dubbed this one as my "every season blush." The color is seriously beautiful and appropriate for any type of weather or occasion. It's a rose-gold mauve color that will suit any skin tone or hair color and I just can't stop loving on this! Not gonna lie, it smells like grandma's flowery perfume but that won't stop my huge crush. 

3.) Makeup Forever Blush in "220"- A cream blush with a stunning rose-petal mauve hue. It's definitely the longest wearing cream blush I've ever experienced and it blends like true butter into the face. I love the consistency and formula of these blushes. See my longer, more in-depth review of these blushes in my blog post, Makeup Forever Releases New HD Blush Collection for Spring 2014

4.) MAC Blush in "Breathe of Plum"- This has been my absolute favorite, go-to fall blush for years now. It is a mauve on the more plum side and is so flattering , feminine and gorgeous on every woman. 

5.) MAC Blush in "Mocha"- Very similar in color to the Makeup Forever 220 blush listed above--but slightly more muted and brown in its undertone. A great, blendable and pigmented blush that doesn't disappoint. 

5 Amazing Mauve Blushes for Fall |

What are your favorite blushes for this fall?