I used to only wear chap stick- Burt’s Bees to be exact. I still wear it, but now it’s a base to make sure my lips are moisturized for lip products! Over the last year or two I’ve really gotten out of my comfort zone and started experimenting with lip color. I’ve done fuchsia, pink, bright red and even vampy reds, but my favorite will always be nudes. They allow me to have a uniform color all over my lips but it’s still subtle enough for every day wear and work. I’ve rounded up my favorite nude lipsticks, lip pencils and lip glosses- in the tube they all look like the same color, but you’ll see in the swatches that they’re all distinct.
As you can see, the Milani and Tarte are similar with a more pink color, while MAC and Urban Decay are darker with more of a brown tint. The NARS is the most sheer, with coloring between the pinks and browns.
The Manna Kadar lipgloss is very similar to the MAC and Urban Decay, but more sheer. theBalm is very similar to the Milani lipstick and is very opaque. The NARS lip pencil is again pretty sheer but easy to build the color.
Did I leave out your favorite nude lip product? Tell me in the comments!