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Drugstore Nude and Neutral Lipstick Swatches & Comparison

Drugstore Nude & Neutral lipstick comparison

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.

The contenders:

Revlon Rosy Nude, Wet n Wild 902C Bare It All, Essence Creamy Nude, Rimmel Kate 14, L'oreal Sheer Linen, Boots / Poppy King Confidence, Ulta American Girl, Revlon Nude Lustre, NYC Nude York City swatches

Revlon Rosy Nude, Wet n Wild 902C Bare It All, Essence Creamy Nude, Rimmel Kate 14,
L’oreal Sheer Linen,Boots / Poppy King Confidence, Ulta American Girl,
Revlon Nude Lustre, NYC Nude York City

Revlon Colorburst Rosy Nude lip swatch

Revlon Colorburst Rosy Nude

Revlon Colorburst lipstick in Rosy Nude is more of a MLBB / neutral than a nude.  I really like this lipstick, both for color and formula.

Wet n Wild MegaLast Lip Color - 902C Bare It All lip swatch

Wet n Wild MegaLast Lip Color – 902C Bare It All

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 lip swatch

Essence Creamy Nude

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.

Rimmel Kate - 14 lip swatch

Rimmel Kate – 14

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 - Sheer Linen lip swatch

L’oreal Rouge Caresse – Sheer Linen

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 - Number Six Confidence - lip swatch

Boots / Poppy King – Number Six Confidence

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.

Ulta Lip Crayon- American Girl - lip swatch

Ulta Lip Crayon- American Girl

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 - Nude Lustre - lip swatch

Revlon Super Lustrous lipgloss – Nude Lustre

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 - Nude York City - lip swatch

NYC Liquid Lipshine – Nude York City

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.

That’s it for today’s round-up! Any interest in pinks, oranges, corals?

Inexpensive Drugstore Red Lipstick Swatches & Comparison

Today, I have something slightly different for you – a comparison of eight different drugstore red lipsticks.  And, not only are these drugstore brands, these are cheap drugstore brands – NYC and Wet n Wild. Each lipstick is either 99 cents (the NYC lipsticks and Wet n Wild Silk Finish lipsticks) or $1.99 (the WnW Mega Last lip colors).

Swatches: WnW Stoplight Red, WnW Red Velvet, WnW Hot Red, WnW Cherry Frost, WnW Cinnamon,  NYC Retro Red, NYC Sheer Red, NYC Ruby

WnW Stoplight Red, WnW Red Velvet, WnW Hot Red, WnW Cherry Frost, WnW Cinnamon,
NYC Retro Red, NYC Sheer Red, NYC Ruby

I am fairly picky about texture, but I really like all three of these lipstick formulas.  The WnW Mega Lasts are probably my favorite – just because I love matte lipstick – but the Silk Finish and NYC lipsticks are also very nice; creamy, moisturizing, and not greasy.  (I can’t stand a greasy – slippery feeling lipstick – I avoid Wet n Wild’s Mega Shield lipsticks and NYX lipsticks because of their textures.)

Here are the lip swatches; please note that bright red lipsticks often pull pink on me (which is why I tend to prefer deeper reds).  All photos are in natural light.

WnW Mega Last Stoplight Red

WnW Mega Last Stoplight Red – matte, slightly cool

WnW Mega Last Red Velvet

WnW Mega Last Red Velvet – matte, slightly warm

WnW Silk Finish Hot Red 519A

WnW Silk Finish Hot Red 519A- creme, a slight sheerness, bright

WnW Silk Finish Cherry Frost 514A

WnW Silk Finish Cherry Frost 514A – sparkle/shimmer – not really frosty

WnW Silk Finish Cinnamon 509A

WnW Silk Finish Cinnamon 509A- deep red creme with some sheerness, very lovely

NYC Retro Red

NYC Retro Red – very pigmented, classic pin-up true red

NYC Sheer Red

NYC Sheer Red – buildable deep sheer red

NYC Ruby

NYC Ruby – sort of pink and frosty, do not like

My favorites are Stoplight Red, Cinnamon, Retro Red, and Sheer Red – if you bought those four, you’d spend $5 and have your matte, dark, bright, and sheer red lip options covered!

You can also check out my drugstore nude and neutral lipstick post here; my drugstore vampy lipstick post here; and my mid/high end red lipstick swatch post here.

Wet n Wild Megalast Lip Color Spring 2012 Review, Swatches, Photos

Wet n Wild Megalast Purty Persimmon; Cherry Picking

Purty Persimmon; Cherry Picking

I’ve previously reviewed Wet n Wild’s Megalast Lip Colors, and they’re still one of my favorite drugstore lipstick formulas.  Recently, Wet n Wild released several new colors for Spring 2012 – I believe all of them are now additions to the permanent line – and after poring over swatches, I bought two: 970 Purty Persimmon and 965 Cherry Picking.

Purty Persimmon; Cherry Picking

As I wrote before, the Megalast Lip Colors have very basic packaging – as you can see, it’s solid black plastic. The caps are clear plastic, which is useful because you can see the color of the lipstick. Since I have several of these, it’s a nice feature. The bullet retracts all the way down, so there’s no fear of hurting the lipstick. I would say that the packaging is utilitarian and well-designed, but not pretty.  One new feature is that Wet n Wild has redesigned the bottom label so that in addition to the number of the lipstick, it now features the name of the lipstick as well – this is fantastic, as the names are much easier to remember than the numbers. I appreciate it very much!

The Megalast lip colors are matte, and the older ones I have are on the drier side.  However, Purty Persimmon and Cherry Picking are verging on a satin finish, and are definitely more moisturizing than the older ones I have.  I’m fairly sure that it’s not just because they’re newer; I think the formula has been tweaked. I didn’t mind the dryer formula, but I like this formula too.

Cherry Picking; Purty Persimmon swatches

Cherry Picking; Purty Persimmon

Cherry Picking is a really lovely (and surprisingly wearable!) deep, but bright, pink, while Purty Persimmon is a vivid orange that really didn’t work on me – despite my love of orange lips!  I had hoped it would have more red in it; still I’m sure I’ll be able to layer it and make it work.  On to the lip swatches!

Purty Persimmon lip swatch

Purty Persimmon

Cherry Picking lip swatch

Cherry Picking

Wet n Wild Megalast Lipstick Review, Swatches, Photos

One of my favorite drugstore lipstick formulas is Wet n Wild’s Megalast Lipstick. I own several of these, but I’ll be reviewing my favorite two shades for you today – 909d (Coral-ine), and 908c (Sugar Plum Fairy).  The lipsticks themselves only have the numbers printed on the bottoms, but the packaging has color names.

These have very basic packaging –  as you can see, it’s solid black plastic. The caps are clear plastic, which is useful because you can see the color of the lipstick. Since I have several of these, it’s a nice feature.  They are sturdy, but definitely not luxe. The bullet retracts all the way down, so there’s no fear of hurting the lipstick. I would say that the packaging is utilitarian and well-designed, but not pretty.

908c sugar plum fairy

908c sugar plum fairy

I really like the formula – but, some may find it drying. It is on the thicker side, and it stains a little bit. These are some of the dryest lipsticks I own, and they do drag a little bit on the lips. However, I don’t find that they dry my lips out when I wear them. Because they are matte and fairly dry, they last a VERY long time. I really enjoy wearing this formula – but then again, I love matte lipsticks.

Wet n Wild has a really great shade range. There are at least 20 shades in the permanent range, though not all drugstores carry all shades. I went out and bought about 10 of these because I like the formula so much, and I currently own about five of them (I gave away the shades that don’t work with my skin tone).  I have lip swatches for you today of my two favorite shades!

909d coral-ine

909d coral-ine

If you’d like to see more shades, check out Vampy Varnish’s awesome swatches of 19 shades here!