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...

// MAC VELVET TEDDY

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. 

// YVES SAINT LAURENT ROUGE VOLUPTÉ LIPSTICK IN NUDE BEIGE

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. 

// LOREAL FAIREST NUDE 

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. 

// REVLON LIP BUTTER IN CRÈME BRULÉE

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.  

// MAKEUP FOREVER LIPSTICK IN IREDESCENT NUDE (N1)

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. 

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Tell me some of your holy-grail nude lipsticks! 

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Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Foundation: Review

Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Foundation ($13.99) is Revlon's newest foundation that debuted this summer. Revlon claims that it is Talc and Paraben free and wears for 24 hours with a time release formula that "balances skin for a flawless look". 

I usually stay away from gimmicky looking cosmetics because they are usually really cool and amazing sounding in theory but turn out to be unrealistic and useless for the "real" world (a.k.a heated mascara wands, 1 sweep eyeshadow applicators, etc.). So, with foundation, I usually stay out of the "whipped" and "mousse" realm and stick with the usual liquid or powder. However, I absolutely love Revlon's regular Colorstay foundations for their longevity and beautiful finish and so I decided to trust in Revlon, hold its hand and take the plunge by buying this new product.   



I have to say that I am really impressed by this foundation. It feels really nice and silky when you apply it to the skin and it covers everything perfectly without being cakey or too heavy. Although it is a "whipped creme" foundation it does not really resemble or feel like a mousse at all. To the touch, it feels like a soft and extra creamy liquid foundation--like a thick whipped cream. Although the consistency is different to their liquid Colorstay foundations, once it is applied it looks just like their liquid version, but possibly even slightly better. I've found that it makes my skin look really healthy and perfect looking and the formula doesn't make me break out. This foundation is a medium to heavy coverage but you could definitely add moisturizer to thin it out for less coverage. It sets to a velvet-matte finish on the skin. 



 The longevity of this foundation is absolutely incredible. It's definitely the longest wearing foundation that I have ever used. Revlon's claim that this foundation has a time release formula "that balances skin for a flawless look" is definitely true. Normally, by the end of a long day, most foundations don't look nearly as good as they did when they were first applied that morning. But this foundation almost seems to look better the longer you wear it! I even wore this to the gym once and cycled for 45 minutes with sweat literally pouring off of me and this foundation literally did not budge one inch. So if you're the type that likes to frequent raves and clubs and dance the night away then this is the foundation for you! You go girl.

I really love the packaging of this foundation. It comes in a heavy glass bottle with a sleek black top that you turn to twist open. The packaging feels and looks substantial, heavy and luxurious like a high end brand and is very reminiscent of Chanel in its style. However, since the product is in an open glass jar, I use a stippling brush to apply this to my face because I don't want to dip my fingers again and again into the same product and spread bacteria from my fingers. 




Have you tried out this foundation yet?

Nail of the Day: "Classy" by Revlon

Todays NOTD is the color "Classy" by Revlon. It is a dusty rose pinky/peachy-nude color and it is also one of Revlon's newest shades. Revlon recently released this shade along with 19 other colors to celebrate Revlon's 80th anniversary.
Revlon's "Classy" polish on my nails
I have to say that I think this color is so delicate, feminine and beautiful. Revlon gave this nail polish the perfect name. "Classy" is definitely what I think of when wearing this. It looks like a great pinky-nude lipstick, but for your nails. What I love about this polish is that it doesn't wash you out or look dead and boring like so many other nude colors out there.

The consistency of the nail polish is nice, creamy and thick so you could actually get away with wearing only one layer if you wanted an even softer, less pigmented look (I am wearing two coats in the pictures). The applicator was really nice and easy to use and even a person with an unsteady hand will be able to put this on well without getting it everywhere. Revlon claims that these nail polishes have a silk-protein complex that creates healthy, even nails.
The packaging of this product is in Revlon's normal nice glass bottles with sleek, black applicator top. I really like Revlon's packaging, but I think that they could have made the packaging for these 20 new shades a bit more exciting and "limited edition" looking since its Revlon's 80th anniversary. 
This product retails for $4.99 and can be found wherever Revlon products are sold (USA = Walgreens, CVS, Walmart, etc.) (UK= Superdrug, Boots, etc).



Would you wear it?