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nude lips

Drugstore Make-up, Hauls, Lips, Swatches

Yes, I bought more nude lip products!

Before I went away I ordered a few lip products on ebay. Three of them arrived in this mornings post and I felt the need to share them with the world – Ok, so maybe not the world, rather the beauty junkies who inhabit it :)

Did I branch out and try something exciting? No, in fact these three are pretty similar but I know you will understand.

Yes, they are all nude shades. At least I branched out and got different tones. Ha!

Revlon Colourstay Lipstick 350 Smooth Nude – A pinky peach. It’s creamier than Nude Attitude and a little sheerer. For me it’s also more wearable than Nude Attitude.

Revlon Colorstay Mineral Lipgloss 520 Unlimited Nectar – A true peach with very fine peach reflects (smells like peaches too!)

Revlon Beyond Natural Cream Gloss 110 Peach – A creamy pigmented true peach. Review to follow but for the moment let me just say that I love this!

Here are some preliminary (crappy) swatches

Revlon is my favourite “drugstore” brand for lip products – I know we don’t use the term drugstore over here but there is not equivalent  that does not contain the word ‘grocery’.

I like ordering Revlon from Ebay because it’s way too overpriced in Ireland. In total I spent €9.50 including shipping for these three. I ordered them from different sellers and all three came from the US.

Reviews to follow!

What is your favourite brand for buying affordable lip products?

General, M.A.C, Reviews, Swatches

MAC Velvet Teddy Lipstick

Velvet Teddy was my first MAC lipstick. I bought it years ago in Dublin airport on my way to a wedding in the UK. I asked the sales assistant for a Bridget Bardot nude.

I was running to catch my flight and I didn’t have time to have a closer look at it. I just paid for it and ran. I was a little disappointed when I got on the plane and had look.I would describe this shade as my lip colour but worse. That is not good. It’s a matte shade which means it doesn’t last very long on my lips. It looks dry, flaky and pretty unattractive to be honest. I love nude lipstick but this shade always makes me look dead. Anyway the reason for this post is that I have found a way to use this lipstick, even if it is only a dot of it…

To achieve this effect I applied a clear gloss to the lips and then applied Velvet Teddy over the top. What do you think?

I wouldn’t recommend this lipstick, unless you really love matte shades, but I had to come up with a way to make it work. My work is done.

What are your thoughts on matte lipsticks? What is your favourite finish?