April 11, 2011

Lipstick Challenge Day 2: Nude lips

Well after posting about my favourite bright lip yesterday, today it's all about the Nude lip.


Sorry about the messy tube... I really should have cleaned it before taking pics but I forgot.

I used BYS  Lipstick in Champagne Rain. This is one of my favourite budget lippies, and is a great dupe for MAC Hue. Here's a post where I compared the two.



Champagne Rain is a very light pinkish nude, and would look great with a super dark smokey eye... And that's where I went wrong with my look for today...

I really should have done a darker eye as I feel that I look quite washed out with the lighter eye colours I used.



I used to wear this lipstick quite a lot last winter when I was paler, as it stood out more against my skin, but now I feel it just blends in with my skintone and gives me concealer lips (not pretty).

I think I might have to shelve this for a few more months until I'm paler and can wear it without it washing me out.


Total concealer lips *eeek*

FACE
Foundation - Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse in Sandy Beige
Powder - MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium
Bronzer - NARS Laguna
Blush - NARS Orgasm

EYES
Lid - MAC Satin Taupe all over lid
Highlight - UD Sin in inner corner of eyes and brow bone
Mascara - Maybelline The Falsies in Blackest Black

LIPS
Lipstick - BYS Champagne Rain
Lipliner - BYS Automatic Lipliner in Natural


What do you think of the Nude lip? It's ok, you can be honest, I know it looks fairly plain on me. Do you do nude lips or do you think that trend is now dead... or at least asleep?


Don't miss Lipstick Challenge Day 1 - MAC Impassioned

18 comments :

  1. I think this colour looks beautiful on you, it doesn't look washed out at all.

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  2. Thanks Anissa, you're just too kind. It's a bit blah for me, but oh well...

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  3. Very pretty! I think it's lovely for day but I do really prefer you with bright lips xox

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  4. Would you try a slightly darken lip liner? Just to keep the definition.

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  5. Thanks Annica, I'm with you on the bright lips too.

    @Sinead - I think you're right, it really needs something to define my lips more and get rid of conealer-lips syndrome!

    Lilit
    xo

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  6. I'm not keen on nude lips myself, but I do think this one quite suits you. I thought the brighter lip like Impassioned really suited you.

    Dee x

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  7. Thanks Dee, i think I've somehow turned into a bright lip lover as this nude is not doing it for me.

    Lilit
    xo

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  8. Stunning look!
    I can't pull off nude lips (no matter how hard I try). Boo. haha Looks fab on you.

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  9. I find it quite hard to pick out nude lippies. When I swatch them on my hand I think they look dark enough not to give me that "concealer" look but on my lips it's a totally different story! Maybe I'm just not used to a nude lip on myself..
    But I love that lipstick on you!! It's a beautiful nude, not too light for you in my opinion =)
    xx
    obsessionstolivefor.blogspot.com

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  10. Beautiful color, however I think bright shades suit you best! :)

    Love your makeup.

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  11. It may be a trick of the photography, but I don't think you have concealer lips at all in these pics. It looks really flattering on you, and is actually a really day-appropriate way to wear the look!
    You look stunning x

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  12. I'm not really a fan of nude lip colours either. Champagne Rain looks pretty on you but brighter shades like Impassioned look fab! x

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  13. You pull off the nude lip so well, it really compliments your smokey eye, gorgeous xx

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  14. The nude shade looks lovely on you :)

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  15. I think this nude shades suits you, I don't think it's 'concealer lips' like at all! love your love of BYS, my local stores don't have any of the things you recommend but I'm still looking!

    xx

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  16. Thanks so much for your feedback girls, I'm still in two minds over the nude at the moment, I might have to give it a try again with diff colour eyeshadows to see how I feel. Your comments are def appreciated and made me feel a bit less blah about the look though.

    Lilit
    xo

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  17. I wish I could pull of nude lips this good! Looks lovely :) x

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  18. I understand that you feel blah... But you look lovely!

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