Going Nude

Despite the weather, I have slowly been drifting from my bright, colourful, “fun” shades into more natural, neutral browns, tans, beige’s and pinky nudes. I couldn’t tell you why, though it might have a little something to do with the Bronze Bares All collection I picked up a few months ago, or perhaps the gorgeous Rimmel London Kate Moss nude lipsticks (which you will hear more about very shortly). Either way, I have a round up of my long time and newer favourite nail polishes, lip colours and other make up to tell you all about.

  Beginning with the nails, I have 3 favourites that are all on the high end of things. You can’t argue with the quality. OPI You’re So Vain-illa was my first. It brought me onto nudes back in the summer/fall of 2014 with the release of the OPI Coca Cola collection. I really like how light the colour is and how truly even it is. It isn’t warm or cool, just the perfect in between and it looks very fresh. The Deborah Lippmann Fashion is a darker version of the OPI shade. To me, it is more of the fall version because it is a bit cozier looking. I know, weird description, but that’s what it feels like to me. Lastly, we have the warmer browner toned Formula X polish in Evocative. I didn’t like the Formula X polishes I have tried in the past but this brought me right back on the bandwagon. It is another darker nude but it is much more bronze.

    Let’s talk lips next. There have been a few stand out colours for me and unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture of one of them (I will on Instagram soon) but I still wanted to talk about it. Cookie by Colourpop is a great beige colour with a beautifully pigmented, creamy formula. As a side note, it also smells great. This was the first nude I found that looked all that good on me (in my opinion) so I tried to find more colours like it in similar formulas.

Oddly enough, I already had this next one in my collection at the time and didn’t use it yet. L’Oreal’s Color Riche 235 Nude lipstick is a really natural looking nude. I don’t think a lot of people like the L’Oreal lipsticks but they are some of my favourites. The smell doesn’t bother me, the formula is great, it is so comfortable to wear and overall, I just think they look good.

  This is the latest purchase and also the darkest of the 5. NYX Xtreme Lip Cream in Athens is a very pinky brown that goes on a little lighter than it does in the tube. It is probably the least comfortable of the lipsticks but I find that with all liquid lippies (am I the only one?). It is pigmented with a bit of a satin finish which I think looks fantastic.

Last lippie is the Rimmel Kate Moss Nude Lipstick in 45. I think this is my new go to shade for a your-lips-but-better look. When taking a look at the collection, I saw this one and knew it was love. I already had a few of the Rimmel lipsticks but this one is more comfortable, wears smoother and I can’t say enough good things about the colour. Don’t even get me started on the beautiful packaging.


  Onto the face make up. For eyes, the only nudey palette I even own is this Stila Portrait of a Perfect Eye palette and for good reason. This is everything I could ever want. The shadows are creamy, blendable, pigmented but buildable, and exactly the shades that match my skin tone. There is also some beautiful shimmer in there, both with glitter and with a sheen. It’s impossible to make a boring look using this palette.

  I have mentioned the Physicians Formula Nude blush before in a favourites but it deserves another mention. This is a beautiful pink pop of blush that I always seem to gravitate too. I don’t own too many things from PF but this one always drew me in. It is matte which I don’t think many of their blushes are, and very buildable for when you want a subtle blush or a super pink flushed look.

I think I could go on for hours talking about these beautiful nudes but I am sure they will (if they haven’t already) sneak into my tutorials, favourites and other collective posts in the future. Let me know if you’ve tried any of these products and what you think about them!

Til next time, ttfn x


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