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December 13, 2014

Nude Lipsticks for Winter

One Little Vice Beauty Blog: Nude Lipstick reviews
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Kylie Jenner seemed to single handedly turn the beauty world back on to darker nude lipsticks. I've been a big fan of darker nude lips for a long time and they're a particular favourite of mine in the winter. If you find the right shade then they can be really flattering, and work perfectly coupled with autumnal clothing colours and make-up shades. Swatched above are four of my favourite nude shades, and as you can see they're all quite different.

Illamasqua's Glamore Lipstick in Minx - RRP £16.50
This is the darkest nude shade I own, and you can clearly see that it has a rich, warm, rosy undertone that's quite unlike my other nude lipsticks. This shade would be great for darker skin tones, but I still enjoy wearing it (you can see photos of me wearing it in this post). It can be blended into the lips to create a long lasting dark stain, or worn heavily as a very bold, dark nude. If the shade isn't for you I would still highly recommend the formula, and Illamasqua has a whole range of nude shades designed to suit to a variety of skin tones. I'd love to try more from the range!

This is one of my most longstanding lipstick shades. Despite looking decidedly orange next to Minx, Mauve it Over is a very wearable nude with a matte finish. It's widely heralded as a dupe for Mac's Velvet Teddy Lipstick, but I haven't tried it so I can't really confirm or deny that. It lasts ages on my lips and it's very nude without being too dark and washing me out. It won't be a shade that's to everyone's tastes but I'd definitely recommend swatching it next time you're in a Boots or Superdrug store, you might be surprised at how much you like it. 

Nougat is a deep brown with just  hint of pink. It's quite dark against my light skin tone and I think it would work well for a lot of different people. The formula is gorgeously creamy, definitely the creamiest drugstore option I've ever come across, and it wears really well. If you're after a drugstore lipstick that feels high end then I'd definitely head for the Gosh counter. If nude lipsticks aren't your cup of tea then I'd definitely check out Gosh's bright lipsticks, they're equally lovely and the formula works well with statement colours. 

If you have very pale skin then I think you'll find this lipstick from Sleek the easiest to wear. It's definitely a nude but it has slightly pink undertones and it isn't anywhere near as dark as the other shades in my line up. Sleek's Sheen formula is thick and creamy, but not as good as the formula of Gosh's lipsticks. However, for £4.99 I think you'd be hard pushed to find a better option and if Liqueur isn't the right shade for you then there are some other wonderful colours to choose between - I've featured some before on my blog which you can read about here.

Are you a fan of nude lipstick? If so, what shades do you like wearing?



  1. Revlon's shade looks so pretty!! I like to wear neutral colors for a casual look, I might try to purchase it soon xx

    Fabi |

  2. Omg, I love this post. The Illamasqua one is to die for - I need it in my life!

    Kaylyn Nicole

  3. Nude lips are my absolute favourites, I'm so rubbish when it comes to experimenting with colour! Liqueur looks like such a pretty shade. I love nudes with pink undertones, I find them to be really flattering. x


  4. Sleek and Revlon definitely have some of the best high street lipsticks. I always love Sleek for their matte options.

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  5. These are all really lovely choices, I particularly like Minx from Illamasqua :)
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

  6. I have Mauve It Over but haven't used it for ages, must dig it out! xx

    Ramblings of a Beauty Bird | Beauty Blog

  7. I definitely favour dark nude shades! And don't actually have any of these so this has been really helpful - I'll definitely be swatching some of these xx

    Magpie Jasmine || GIVEAWAY!: Urban Decay/Nars/Charlotte Tilbury/Too Faced


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