5 Days Of Nude Lips Round-Up

I really enjoyed doing this series & I think I’ll continue to do them for various items in my collection – it allows me to use a different item everyday.

The 5 Days of Nude Lips series was about showcasing my nude lipsticks. I am a big fan of nude lips especially when they’re paired with a dark, sultry smokey eye.

Day 1, we got to know a permanent member of MAC’s line – Hue.

The coveted MAC 3N made an appearance on day 2 of the series.

At the half-way mark, I changed it up & featured Revlon Soft Nude colorburst lipstick. Definitely a great drugstore gem.

Day 4 of the series saw us back at MAC with The Faerie Glen – gorgeous name, gorgeous nude.

To end the series, I featured MAC Honeylove (a least favourite of mine lol).

Finally – a comparison swatch of the nudes I’ve showcased:


5 Days Of Nude Lips – Day 5

We’re at the end of my 5 Days Of Nude Lips series! Yippee!

To end this series, I’m showing you MAC Honeylove lipstick.

First off. Matte lipsticks are not my favourite formulas! They emphasise every line & flake (see exhibit A!) on your lips so ensure your lips are primed & conditioned to perfection before applying any matte lipsticks.

Honeylove is a peach beige kind of nude and despite being a matte finish, it’s not that drying.

However, it’s not one of my favourite nude lipsticks due to the prep I need to do prior to wearing it. My lips have a mind of their own – some days, they’re nice & smooth. Other days – not so much.

5 Days Of Nude Lips – Day 4

Today we’re back to MAC. This time, it’s The Faerie Glen.

Part of MAC’s A Tartan Tale collection, The Faerie Glen (anyone else loving the name??) is a beige nude. It looks really brown in the tube but when applied, it’s a wearable sheer shade of brown mauve with just a teeny hint of pink. Again, it’s a lustre finish so it’s sheer & moisturising.

Sorry about the goosebumps! It’s so cold here 😦

5 Days Of Nude Lips – Day 3

A drugstore find – Revlon Soft Nude colorburst lipstick.

In contrast to the previous two nudes I’ve featured, Soft Nude is a peachy kind of nude with just a slight touch of pink.

I love the packaging of these Revlon colorburst lipsticks. On the outside, it’s quilted black on two sides & there’s even Revlon imprinted on the lipstick bullet.

Like with my previous experience with the colorburst range, Soft Nude glides on nicely with no tugging at all. It applies sheerly but it is buildable. It also doesn’t feel too ‘heavy’ on your lips either! However, I do find that with this particular shade, it can get a bit dry so I recommend moisturising & exfoliating them peckers before applying this shade.

You can purchase the Revlon colorburst range at your local drugstore. For the Aussies, I found these in Priceline but they’re also available at Target, Kmart, Big W and selected chemists. They will set you back $6-8usd/$23.95aud.

5 Days Of Nude Lips – Day 2

Today’s nude lips post is starring the ever so lovely, MAC 3N lipstick.

This was released as part of the N Collection a while back. Ever since it disappeared, its gone onto the magical illusive path where makeup mavens everywhere have tried to search for it but with no luck! Some LE items just aren’t that popular & are available even after the collection is off the counter. This isn’t the case with 3N.

…(back on track). 3N is nice milky pink peach nude with a lustre finish. Lustres are one of my favourite finishes because they provide just enough of a sheen without the need for a lip balm or gloss. However, despite the lustre finish, it is nicely pigmented. Very creamy.

5 Days Of Nude Lips – Day 1

To start off this new feature, I’ll be posting about MAC Hue lipstick.

Hue is a creamy pink-nude. Being a glaze finish, it gives a nice subtle sheen. It applies sheerly but this is one of the characteristics of the glaze finish. I like that Hue is sheer because I can have nude lips without it washing me out.

It comes in MAC’s standard packaging – black bullet-shaped packaging & has the signature vanilla scent which I really like though others may disagree 😦

MAC lipsticks retail for $14.50usd/$36.00aud & can be purchased on MAC’s website or at any MAC counter or freestanding store.

5 Days Of Nude Lips

I thought I’d do something different. For 5 days, I will be posting about the nude lipsticks I have in my collection & what I think of them.

I know nude lips are not everyone’s cup of tea but I do prefer wearing nude lips especially when I wear a smokey eye look.

Also, just to cover my butt – I usually wear the nude lipsticks with a nude lipliner but for the swatches, I just applied them as is.