Hope you are all doing really well and that your enjoying a nice chilled out Sunday? After working a long and tiring six day week I'm making the most of my Sunday and of course catching up on some blogging. Sunday is fast becoming one of my favourite day's! What about you lovelies? Do you enjoy Sunday's too? Luckily, I have tomorrow off as well, but I have a few errands to run around town.. so I'm getting my R&R today. It's no secret that I'm a huge lipstick gal and probably collect lipsticks more than any other beauty product! I tend to wear quite a lot of nude lipsticks, as they are just great for work and are also pretty easy to maintain throughout the day in comparison to more bold shades. I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section down below and you can also contact me via my social media icons to the right hand side, if you would like a more direct response.
I have to get it out there I absolutely love it when beauty brands get creative with their product names. Honolulu Honey is probably one of my favourites, as Honolulu reminds me of my family vacations to Hawaii and Honey is the name of my gorgeous little niece! Honolulu Honey is quite a deep peachy nude, which I would say suits more yellow undertones. I always find this lipstick suits me a lot better with a slight tan, so I always opt for this nude when I have a little more colour going on. I would actually say it's quite similar to MAC's Shy Girl.. but Shy Girl is more wearable due to it's mixture of pink/peach tones. The thing I love most about this lipstick is how great it's coverage and colour payoff is! It's quite moisturising for a matte lipstick too, which makes it a great all rounder. I believe NARS have had a change up in this formula, so I'm looking forward to trying the new formulation too!
I recently purchased this Revlon Matte Balm in a random Boots splurge.. who else has those? I go in for nothing and seem to come out with everything? haha. This shade is quite similar to Honolulu Honey, as it's more on the Peachy brown side of nude. It looks quite dark in the tube and looks far prettier on the lips than it does when you pick it up in the shop. I think Revlon make amazing lip products and are definitely my go to drugstore brand! their colour burst balms are super easy to apply and considering complex is from the matte collection it's not as patchy/drying as I thought. However, I do prefer to at least try and add a bit of balm before applying. It has a light minty fragrance, which actually makes it quite refreshing to apply to your lips. I think this could be a great dupe for more expensive lip products, especially if your looking for a darker nude like the ones that Kylie Jenner is famous for!
I remember when I first seen this lipstick I was just obsessed with how it looked in the tube! Estee Lauder make such gorgeous looking lipsticks.. that I find it quite hard to say no to any of them. I'm not sure about you but I love being able to see the shade of the lipstick too! Barley There is the lightest nude out of today's post and has a creamy texture with moderate shimmer. When my lips are in good condition this lipstick is absolutely beautiful and it's glossy shimmer really makes my lips stand out. However, beware of this lipstick if you have chapped lips as it pretty much shows them up! Whenever I'm having a good lip day, this is the nude I opt for. It lasts around three hours, so not as long as the previous two which definitely last 4 hours+.
There is honestly no lipstick like the Chanel Rouge Coco Shines for me.. they have everything I need in a lipstick! They're moisturising, easy to apply and have good colour payoff too. My good friend Sophia recently informed me that they are discontinuing this lipstick in the future, but will be bringing out a new formulation.. so I'm hoping and praying that they are as good as the current line. Secret is the most pink out of the nudes in this post and would definitely suit more skin tones. I don't even need a mirror for this lipstick and it's so creamy I even use it as a blush too! It's definitely my go to lipstick when I fancy a no fuss nude.
You might be thinking they look pretty similar, but there are definitely differences in how they look on the lips. I would say that Nars Honolulu Honey and Revlon Complex would suit skin types with warmer undertones. The Estee Lauder Pure Color in Brilliant Bare is a gorgeous light peachy nude, which would look nice on a lot of skin tones (as long as your lips are in good condition) and Chanel's Rouge Coco Shine in Secret is definitely the most versatile shade out of them all. I'm sure your all aware of the sensation Kylie Jenner has caused with her super pout and I would say that the Nars and Revlon lip products are a great way to re-create her look. I would also recommend looking for a matte nude if your looking for a longer lasting and lower maintenance nude lipstick. Don't forget to look for nudes with a pinkish undertone if your a lighter toned gal!
I hope you have enjoyed this post lovelies and I would love to hear your thoughts and don't forget to share your favourite nudes with me below! Also don't forget to let me know if you would like to see a full review on any of these lipsticks!
PS - Welcome to my blog if you are visiting from tonight's #bbloggers chat!
Lots of Love