A Matte Lip That Isn’t Drying: NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Review

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Matte lips are all the rage nowadays.  I love them, but the problem is that even the most high end matte products tend to make my lips look awful and chapped.  They always intensify any lip troubles I am having instead of making me look like Kylie Jenner.  On top of that, I usually find them uncomfortable to wear on an everyday basis.  HOWEVER, I am excited to announce that I’ve finally discovered a matte product that works for me: *drum roll* NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream!

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The NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream definitely deserves all of the rave that it has gotten -Why didn’t I listen to everyone sooner?  I regret each second of my life not spent with these beauties in it.  I now have four shades to tell you all about, so let’s get to the review!

Firstly, these Matte Lip Creams cost $5.99 a pop.  I’ve seen them at Target, Fred Meyer and Ulta.  If you want the widest range of shades to choose from, check out Ulta’s website, because they usually have double the shades which are available at other stores!

They go on extremely smoothly and evenly.  They smell nice and sweet, but not overwhelmingly strong. The applicator is your typical doe foot, but it’s the consistency of the product itself that really impresses me.  When you apply this cream, it gives your lips the most sharp, crisp, and clean edge!  Since these aren’t a liquid, I find them much easier to handle and get the perfect application.  I’m just too clumsy for liquid lipstick -one shake of the hand and your lips are screwed!  With these creams, I have much more control and my lips come out looking much nicer!

The finish is on the matte side, but I find that they don’t dry down as much as your typical liquid lipstick.  They still let your lips breath instead of feeling like they are encased in pavement.  Also, they last pretty well when eating and drinking, although they don’t have the lasting power of liquid lipsticks.

Let’s begin the swatches with my favorite of the bunch –Copenhagen!  Normally, I never go for deep or dark colors, so I was shocked at how much I loved this shade when I first put it on!  The first thing I noticed was just how evenly the color was applied.  Typically with these deep berry shades, I notice at least a bit of unevenness in color, but this goes on perfectly!  I am obsessed.

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Next up, we have Antwerp, which is a coral/pink shade.  I think this color would be absolutely perfect for spring and summer, however it is a bit bright for my taste. I think the shade is gorgeous, but I’ll probably hold off on wearing it until the warmer months roll around again.

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Milan is a beautiful pink shade.  I was expecting this one to be more on the nude side of things based off of the packaging, however it’s actually pretty bright.  I think that shade is gorgeous and it’s super pigmented, but again, I’ll probably reach for this more when things warm up a bit.

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Last, but most definitely not least, is Istanbul.  This shade is a nude pink. It’s super natural and isn’t too light that it makes you look washed out.  I think this shade is perfect for everyday wear and I know I’ll be reaching for this one a lot!

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Thanks so much for reading!  Have you tried NYX’s Soft Matte Lip Creams yet?  Do you know of any other matter lip products that still look great on dry skin?

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Ipsy Unboxing September 2015

September Ipsy Unbboxing 2015

Hello there!

It’s my favorite time of the month again where a bright pink package arrives in the mail, bringing me lovely new beauty products to try… It’s Ipsy unboxing time!  If you’ve never heard of Ipsy before, it is a $10 subscription that sends 5 beauty products to you every month, which are picked according to your preferences selected in their online quiz.  I think this bag I’ve received is especially amazing and I am super excited to share it with you!

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  1. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream – $7.50IMG_7078

I’ve always wanted to try out First Aid Beauty’s Lotion, so I was really happy to find this in my bag!  It’s a 1 oz. tube and perfectly sized for travel.  I love First Aid Beauty’s packaging and can’t wait to try this lotion out!

2.  NYX Cosmetics Ipsy Eyeshadow Trio – $5.99IMG_7089 IMG_7086

This eyeshadow trio is so cute and has the perfect shades for everyday use!  It has all the basics; a highlight shade, neutral brown, and a matte black!  I am so excited to have received this. The shades were pretty pigmented when I watched them on my hand so I am looking forward to testing the shades out on my eyes!

3.  tre-StiQue Mini Matte Lip Crayon – $28.00IMG_7084 IMG_7101 IMG_7098

This little lip crayon is perfect for the matte fall lip trend.  It’s shade is very natural and I know I will be getting a ton of use out of it!  It is not overpowering for everyday use, so I’ll definitely be wearing it around a lot this season.

4.  Octavio Molina Hair Argan Oil – $29.50

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I love using argan oil on my hair since it gives it so much shine and makes it look super healthy.  I am really happy to have received this oil since I know it is a product that I will use up!  I have never tried any Octavio Molina Hair products before, so I am looking forward to trying this one out!

5.  Elizabeth Mott Queen of the Fill Tinted Brow Gel – $20.00
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I always use a brow gel to set those caterpillars in place, so I’m glad to have received this product!  I’ve never tried anything from Elizabeth Mott, so I am looking forward to seeing how this brow gel works!

Total value of the bag: $90.99

Overall, I am SO happy with the contents of this bag!  I love absolutely everything I received this month!  This doesn’t happen too often, but all of the products in this bag are things I will definitely use and am very excited to try out.  I think that this was a steal considering it cost me 1/9 of the actual value of these products!

Thank you so much for reading!  Do you have an Ipsy subscription?  If so, what did you receive this month?

XO,

Hanna


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Marvelous Mauve | My Favorite Lip Color

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How do you pronounce ‘mauve’? Mawv. Mohv. AGH. *pulls out hair* Who knows? Anyway, I think we can all agree that this shade is beautiful no matter what it sounds like! I am an avid fan of mauve lips.  I have an ever-growing collection of products which look exactly alike since I am always drawn to this shade! *whoops*  To me, mauve is a muted/dusty purple color, similar to a “Your Lips but Better” shade, except a bit darker.  I typically shy away from bold lips, so this color is perfect for me since it is so natural and adds just a bit of color.  I have a few favorite products in this shade that I am constantly reaching for this time a year, which I shall now share with you all!

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  1. Ofra Lip Pencil in Wine This lip liner is the perfect shade for fall.  It is a slightly deeper shade than my lips, but still looks very natural.  When I use this to lightly line the outer edge, it does not look like I am wearing any product at all, my lips just look naturally full.IMG_0690
  2. Buxom Lipstick in Hooligan  This shade is pretty much an exact match to liner I just mentioned, only in lipstick form.  I love to wear this during the fall!  It’s moisturizing and long-lasting.IMG_3369 (1)
  3. Kat Von D Studded Lipstick in Lovecraft I LOVE THIS LIPSTICK.  This shade is very popular.  It is constantly sold out and very hard to get your hands on! I used some of my points to get a little sample of this beautiful product since I can never find the full-sized one.  It is a matte lipstick with some major lasting power!  It does pretty well even when eating and drinking!  The shade is slightly lighter than the previous products mentioned and is an exact match to the natural color of my lips.  I normally shy away from such opaque lipsticks, but since this one is so natural, I love wearing it! It is not drying as most matte products are and it doesn’t settle into any fine lines.IMG_1592 (2)
  4. Buxom Gloss in Dolly  This gloss compliments with Hooligan very well, but also looks amazing on its own.  I wear this gloss constantly and love the glossy shine it adds to my lips.  IMG_3487

  5. NYX Butter Gloss in Tiramisu This gloss is perfect for everyday wear.  I always find myself reaching for it since it is an easy, swipe-and-go product.  It is a bit lighter than all the other shades.  I love that this gloss has no shimmer in it and leaves my lips with a very natural shine.  If you’re looking for some high quality, affordable lipgloss, I highly recommend all of NYX’s Butter Glosses! IMG_7065
  6. NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien I know, I talk about this lip pencil constantly on my blog… but for good reason!  This product is so beautiful and leaves your lips with a little bit of shimmer.  It goes with any makeup look and you definitely need it in your life.IMG_3606

Thank you so much for reading!  What are your favorite mauve lip products?  Also, how do you pronounce mauve?

XO,

Hanna


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Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip Review + Swatches

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Since Colourpop’s Ultra Matte Lip collection has been extremely popular this fall, I decided it was about time I got in on the action!  These liquid lipsticks cost $6.00, which makes them a bargain compared to most!  I bought 5 colors that range from pale pinks to vampy shades.  Today, I’ll be sharing with you all of my thoughts about these lip products as well as showing you what they look like!

Colourpop Lip Swatch

Colourpop Lip Swatch

Price: $6

Packaging: I think that the packaging of these liquid lipsticks is super chic and beautiful!  I like how they are glass and feel very sturdy and high quality.

Formula:  Holy pigmentation!  These things are vibrant.  The color is so THERE that people will see your perfect lips coming from miles away.  Upon application, this liquid lipstick feels super smooth and is easy to apply accurately, with a really sharp, clean edge. Just make sure not to reapply the product over itself or else it can begin to peel off a bit.  When these dry, they definitely live up to their title of “ultra-matte”ness!  They will not budge without makeup remover, so you don’t have to worry about eating or drinking -your lipstick won’t go anywhere all day!  If you are into over-lining your lips, these will be your best friend since they are very easy to use when drawing on a new lip shape!  Since they are so matte, overlooking won’t be obvious or noticeable at all.


This light, nude pink is a very natural color that isn’t too overpowering.  However, I did find that the lightness of the color made the wrinkles in my lips appear a bit more noticeable. Overall, it’s a beautiful color and I can see why everyone raves about this shade!

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Colourpop Lip Swatch

This red, fuchsia color is also extremely pigmented.  This may be the most vibrant lip product I have ever worn!  Even though the color is a bit too bright for me, personally, to wear very often, it’s fun to play with bright colors sometimes and this one is easy to apply!  Since the application is so smooth, you don’t have to worry about smudging the product around or having it look messy.
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Colourpop Lip Swatch

I was expecting this shade to be a bit more on the pink side, but once applied, I saw that it is mostly purple.  I’m not complaining since the shade is so beautiful!  This color is gorgeous and (of course) extremely pigmented.  I found this color easier to apply than any of the others for some reason.

Colourpop Lip Swatch

Colourpop Lip Swatch

I was again a little surprised by the true color of these liquid lipsticks… I expected this shade to be much lighter.  It is still a beautiful shade, but on the website, I thought it appeared a bit different.  I think this shade would look absolutely gorgeous on someone with a deeper skin tone than mine!

Colourpop Lip Swatch

Colourpop Lip Swatch

This shade is described as a vampy, blackened red on the website… It definitely lives up to its description.  Again, the shade is too dark for me to ever be able to pull off very well, but it is fun to play around with for different makeup looks!  Since it is so dark, I had a little bit of trouble with making sure the color was even everywhere on my lips and did not look patchy.  I tried to clean this shade up with concealer around the edges, which ended up turning the edges of my lipstick bright red, so I don’t recommend trying to fix these up once they’re in place!  I had a bit of difficulty trying to apply such a dark color without messing up, so be patient and take your time with these dark shades!

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Colourpop Lip Swatch


Recommendation:  I would recommend the Ultra Matte Lipsticks to people who love really bold and pigmented lip products.  If you like matte lipsticks that stay in place all day, you’ll love these!  However, if you are afraid of wearing super bright lip colors or if you have extremely dry lips, you may want to stay away from these or just try out a lighter, nude shade.  I highly recommend Solow!

Final Thoughts:  These liquid lipsticks are very high quality and super affordable!  The pigmentation is incredible and the dry time is quick.  They stay in place all day and don’t budge!  I think it would be easier to have a clean edge by using a lip liner, however I managed without one for all of these swatches, so it’s not necessary.  Since my lips are very dry, the product did tend to settle into the lines a bit even though I exfoliated my lips beforehand and used chapstick.  However, I think that is to be expected with matte lip products and overall, these things are amazing!

Thank you so much for reading!  I hope that this has been helpful to you!  Let me know if you have tried this liquid lipsticks and what your opinion of them is!

XO,

Hanna


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5 “Swipe and Go” Lip Products

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I love bright and bold lips, but they are not something that I want to wear every day.  I experiment with color on occasion (mostly for blogging purposes), but on a daily basis, I like to wear sheer and natural-looking products.  On top of being uncomfortable, opaque and heavy products are difficult to apply quickly when you need to head out the door.  I have found a few things that give my lips a very natural color and are easy to use.  I can throw them in my purse and reapply without using a mirror if I need to during the day and I won’t have to worry about looking like Miranda Sings.  Don’t get me wrong, she can definitely rock that look, but it’s just a bit too difficult for me to pull off. 😉

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  1. NYX Buttergloss in Tiramisu

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NYX Butter Gloss in Tiramisu

Who doesn’t love NYX Butter Glosses?  They’re amazing -especially for the price!  This is my favorite one out of the bunch.  It is a cool-toned pink that goes perfectly with any makeup look.  It has no shimmer and looks very natural.  Also, I love the name!

2. Tarte LipSurgence Lip Tint in Glisten

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Tarte Lipsurgence Lip Tint in Glisten

Tarte’s LipSurgence Lip Tint’s are basically a very glossy, tinted chapstick.  These tints are super moisturizing!  This shade has a natural shimmer to it and is the perfect everyday coral shade!

3. Buxom Full-Bodied Gloss in Dolly

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Buxom Lipgloss in Dolly

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I absolutely love Buxom’s lip glosses! They feel tingly when you first apply them since they do have a plumping effect.  This is a “You Lips But Better” shade that adds a nice shine to my lips!  I use this gloss constantly.  I always somehow end up with the travel-size bottles of this gloss and have been through many of them now!  Glosses are a hard product to use up, especially since I don’t use lip products often, so the fact that I’ve used up several bottles really says something for me!

4. Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien

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NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien

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Nars’ Satin Lip Pencils are some of the greatest creations on earth in my humble opinion. 😉  They are super easy to use, moisturizing, and beautiful.  This shade has a slight shimmer to it, which I think is stunning!

5. Bonne Bell Lip Tint in Brown Voyage

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Bonne Bell Lip Tint in Brown Voyage

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This lip tint is a very natural-looking product that is super moisturizing.  I don’t have to worry about looking like a clown if I have to swipe it on without a mirror, so it’s perfect to throw in my bag and take on the go!  Did I mention that it smells amazing?!

Thank you so much for reading!  What are your favorite “on-the-go” lip products?  I’d love to know!

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Hanna


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Matte Lips 101 | Prevent Creasing and Flaky Skin

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With the Fall season coming up, I’ve been getting very excited about matte, Kylie Jenner-esque lipsticks!  If you have dry, chapped lips like me, you’ll know how much of a struggle it is to have matte lipstick look halfway decent and not settle into all the lines and flaky skin!  I’ve discovered a few things which make applying matte lipsticks SO much easier for me and today, I’d like to share them with you!

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1. Exfoliate

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This may be the most important step!  If your lips are not exfoliated, the lipstick will make your lips look like a chapped mess.  I have a bit of trouble with flaky lips, so I regularly use Lush’s Bubblegum Lip Scrub, which smells absolutely amazing!  Also, I make my own DIY lip scrub that is super easy to make and happens to smell wonderful as well!

2. Moisturize

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Matte lip products will suck all the moisture out of your lips, so it’s very necessary to use some sort of lip balm before applying your lipstick!  This will prevent your lips from getting dried out underneath the matte lip product.  I absolutely LOVE Lush’s Ultrabalm and highly recommend it for anyone with dry, flaky skin!  This product can be used on the lips or any troubled, dry areas.  It’s very soothing and locks in moisture like no other product I’ve ever used!

3. Prime

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When applying any sort of lip product, it is very helpful to prep your lips with a thin layer of concealer or just plain old face primer.  Lip primers also exist, but I don’t think they are necessary when some of the products you probably already own will do the trick!  This will make the lipstick last longer, show the true color of the product more, and make the application easier.  I like to use Urban Decay’s Naked Skin Concealer or Smashbox’s Photo Finish Primer.  You’ll be amazing at how much more smoothly the lipstick will apply with such a great base!

4. Line

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Lining your lips with make the application of your lipstick SO much cleaner, easier, and more precise.  It will prevent any bleeding or smudging of product and also increase the lasting power!  I am using my L’oreal Infallible Lip Liner in Rose, but I also recommend Makeup Forever’s Lip Line Perfector, since it is clear and works with any color of lip product.  It’s absolutely amazing at keeping your lipstick in place and preventing any bleeding of product!  It really does perfect the lips!  I think it’s a great investment if you’re into lip products and want something to make them last all day and look amazing!

5. Conceal

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 After applying your matte lipstick of choice (Some of my fave’s are Gerard Cosmetic’s Serenity and Kat Von D’s Lovecraft) using a concealer brush or any small, precise brush you own, sharpen the edges of your lips and clean up any mistakes you may have made with some concealer.  This will really finish off your lips and make them look perfect!  Again, I’m using my trusty ol’ Naked Skin Concealer with a BareMinerals Concealer Brush.

Thanks so much for reading!  What are some of your tips for flawless matte lips? (Yes, that rhyme makes me very happy)

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Hanna


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DIY Lip Scrub | Lush Dupe

Hello, lovelies!

Today, I will be showing you a super simple DIY lip scrub that I love!  It is made with household ingredients, so it is very convenient and cheap!  I love Lush’s lip scrubs as much as the next girl, but I actually prefer the ones I make myself and they are way cheaper since they’re homemade! This scrub smells amazing and is adjustable to whatever you might have on hand. Enjoy!

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You will need:

  • 1 TBSP Brown (or white) sugar
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp coconut oil (or olive oil)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)

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Simply mix all of the ingredients together and feel free to adjust the amounts of ingredients to your liking until you get the perfect consistency and sugar-to-oil ratio.  Then pop the mixture into some cute containers and get scrubbing!

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The sugar scrub will exfoliate all of the dead, flaky skin off of your lips, while the coconut oil moisturizes.  The honey gives the scrub a nice texture and scent and the cinnamon will increase blood flow to your lips causing them to be plumper after using the scrub!  The vanilla is optional along with the cinnamon, but I really recommend adding this to your scrub since it makes it smell SO amazing.

I hope that you all enjoy this simple DIY and try it out yourself!  It is my favorite lip scrub and I think you’ll love it, too!  Thanks for reading!

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Collab With Plus Beauty: My Top 5 Summer Lipstick Picks

Hello, lovely people:)

Today, I am collaborating with one of my favorite bloggers; Katie from Plus Beauty!  We will each be sharing our top 5 Summer Lipsticks!   You should definitely go have a peek at her post and follow her amazing blog. 🙂  I hope you enjoy seeing our favorite lipsticks for the summertime!

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1. Mac’s Pure Zen Cremesheen -$16 USD

This color is the perfect summery-nude shade since it is a warmer, peachy tone and won’t look odd or too light on tanned skin.  It has a sheen to it and is lightweight for everyday summer use!

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2. Essence’s Coral Calling 01 -$2.99 USD

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This is a coral/pink shade with a slight sheen.  It lasts for hours and never dries out my lips.  Even after it has worn off, these lipsticks almost dye my lips a little, so they always have color even after the product has worn off.  The price of this lipstick is amazing!  I really recommend Essence’s lipsticks if you’re looking for something affordable!

3. Wet ‘n Wild’s Hot Paris Pink 542B – $.99 USD

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I LOVE this beautiful, bright pink shade.  It is slightly shiny and feels very light on the lips for summertime.  It leaves a pink tint to the lips even after wearing off.  It claims to have 4-hour wear, but will leave them looking pink even after the 4 hours are up!  I love this color of pink, because I find it actually makes my teeth look whiter, where many pink shades make teeth look yellow.  Also, you can’t beat the price!

4. Essence’s Wear Berries 09 -$2.99 USD

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This lipstick is a warm purple that has a beautiful sheen to it.  Again, you can’t beat the price and formula of Essence’s lipsticks.  I love this shade as it is a warmer purple color that doesn’t look too overpowering when worn.  It doesn’t make my teeth look yellow as some purples can.

5.  Maybelline’s Color Whisper in 100 Plum Prospect – $7.49 USD

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This is a very warm, berry, purple shade.  It may look intimidating in the tube, but it is such a sheer, gel-like formula that the color is not overpowering at all.  It can be built up to a brighter color or, by using just a few dabs, give a light berry tint to the lips.  This is a glossy lipstick and lasts a surprisingly very long time.  This dyes my lips and leaves them a beautiful berry color all day long when I wear it!  After swatching it on my hand, it dyed my skin and still hasn’t worn off! This lightweight formula is perfect for Summer!

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Now that you’ve seen my top picks, you can find even more amazing lipsticks for Summer over on Katie’s blog!  Thank so much, Katie for collabing with me! ❤

I hope that you enjoyed seeing all my Summertime lip favorites!  What are yours?

XO,

Hanna


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My Favorite Nude Lip Products | Your Lips But Better

Hello, people of the internet!

I am so excited to share with you my top nude lip products!  I could not live without these babies in my life.  I don’t ever like much color on my lips, so I really love nice and neutral tones.  I am more of a lipgloss kind of a girl and have chosen mostly glosses and chubby sticks for my little bundle of lip products since they are more natural, but I did still include one amazing, fantastic, PERFECT lipstick to round it all out. 🙂  I hope you enjoy seeing all my favorite nude products I use on my lips almost every day!

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Let’s start with my favorite, because it deserves the most attention… Buxom’s Dolly Lipgloss. OH. MY. GOODNESS.  I can’t describe to you how happy this lipgloss makes me.  The color is so PERFECT.  It may not look nude, but this color is very natural when worn and just gives a light wash of color and glossiness.  It has a slight shimmer to it and is pretty sheer.  I think this would work well on many skin tones; it works on me when I’m pale and when I’m tan. It is a very natural color that just gives my lips a little more pop without really looking like I have much of anything on.  It gives the appearance that my lips are just naturally glistening and flushed and perfect. You can see why I love it.

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Onto my second favorite, NYX’s Butter Gloss in the shade Tiramisu.  This shade is also very universal and works on my skin no matter what shade I am at the moment.  It doesn’t have shimmer, just a nice glossy finish and a “your lips, but better” color.

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A similar, but high-end version of this gloss is Laura Mercier’s Bare Pink Gloss.  This shade is a little lighter, but I find the formula and finish of the gloss to be pretty similar to NYX’s butter gloss.  It’s a sheer wash of pink and even though it’s a lighter tone, it doesn’t wash me out when my skin is tan, because the color isn’t too opaque.

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Next, I have a newer addition to my little bundle of nude lippies, which is my Mac Satin Lipstick in Faux.  I can’t describe to you how much I love the contents of this wondrous little MAC tube.  The color is PERFECT for a super natural, yet perfect-looking nude lip that won’t wash you out or make your teeth look yellow. (I have that trouble sometimes with nude colors) The finish is satin -as the tube says- and stays on ALL. DAY.  It applies really easily and doesn’t look overpowering for everyday wear.  In one word: perfection.  If you are looking for a MAC lipstick to invest in but don’t want to spend that much money on a shade that you won’t actually wear very often or are just overwhelmed by the amount of different shades they carry, I really, really highly suggest this shade.  It’s also a great gift since the color is so universal.

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This next lip product has a little more color, but in my opinion, still falls under the nude category since the coverage is very sheer and light.  This little beauty is a type of chubby stick/gloss; Tarte’s Lipsurgence Natural Lip Luster in the shade Glisten.  First of all, the packaging is super cute, as it always is with Tarte.  This lippie is a gorgeous, peachy, nude color.  It’s coverage is very light and absolutely perfect for everyday wear, ESPECIALLY in the Summer.  It has a slight shimmer to it and adds a really natural pop of color to your lips without anyone really noticing that anything’s there- your lips just look like they naturally glow from within. *chorus of angels sings in the background*

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A super affordable and beautiful nude chubby stick-type of lip product that I have been loving for a few months is Bonne Bell’s Lip Tint in Brown Voyage.  It is my favorite out of this entire group for when I just want a chapstick-like product that is going to enhance my lips slightly, but I don’t really have to think about when applying.  This is perfect for when I am running out the door or just to throw in my purse.  The shade is pretty much the exact same as my natural lips and just enhances the color and gives the perfect amount of shine and hydration.  I really recommend having this product in your purse or in your car just to throw on! 🙂

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I didn’t buy into all of the NYX Butter Gloss hype for a very long time, but obviously, I couldn’t resist since I not only included one, but TWO Butter Glosses in this post! hehe.. This gloss is a bit of a brighter, more blue-toned pink that is great for Summer, especially on lighter skin tones.  This shade is called Éclair. I love how they named these glosses after desserts, it makes me drool over them even more!

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Lastly, for when I am a little paler and want a nice nude gloss, I use NARS’ Turkish Delight.  It works well with a tan, too, if I just use a very light swish of it and don’t go too crazy or else, it can wash me out.  It gives the perfect shine to my lips and doesn’t have any shimmer.  I also love putting this overtop of lipsticks that I think are too dark for everyday wear on their own to just lighten them up a bit and give some shine.

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I hope that you enjoyed seeing all of my favorite nude lip products!  Until next time!

XO,

Hanna