I recently posted a drugstore red lipstick comparison, and a commenter asked about a nude lipstick comparison. I thought that was a fantastic idea, so that’s what I have for you today! Today’s lipsticks range from a pale nude to a my lips but better (MLBB) rosy neutral, and I’ve also included a lip crayon and two glosses.
Wet n Wild MegaLast is too matte for me to wear alone. I absolute LOVE matte lipstick, but I need my nude lipstick to have some gloss or sheen. It’s a great lipstick to mix / layer with other products, though.
Essence Creamy Nude is fantastic – both color and formula. The hint of pink makes it wearable alone. Read my full review on Essence lipsticks here.
I’m not a huge fan of Rimmel Kate 14. I bought it because it looks amazingly fabulous here on Lilit of Makeup & Macaroons, but we have very different skintones, and it doesn’t work as well one me. It has a fruity scent that I dislike.
L’oreal Rouge Caresse in Sheer Linen feels nice when applied, but a) it barely shows up on me, and b) it doesn’t last longer than an hour. There’s nothing wrong with it, exactly, but wearing it reminds me of wearing clear lipbalm. I have a review of the Rouge Caresse formula here.
Boots / Poppy King Confidence is very close to my natural lip color, but adds a hint of brown. I like to layer it with too-light nudes to create a wearable shade.
I really like the formula of Ulta’s Lip Crayons. American Girl is lovely color – definitely wearable alone on me, and long lasting.
Revlon Super Lustrous lipgloss in Nude Lustre is very sheer. It has a slight sparkle, but that isn’t very noticeable on me. It has a really nice texture – not sticky or too slippery; it’s just right. I don’t wear it often, but when I do want a barely colored gloss, it’s what I reach for.
NYC Liquid Lipshine is also a barely tinted gloss – it pretty much shows up as clear with some sparkle on me. The sparkle is very subtle and pretty though, and I love the texture – again, it’s not too sticky or slippery. However, I HATE the scent – it’s very sweet / cloying, and it prevents me from wearing this gloss.