5 Favourite Nude Lipsticks

Nude Lipstick Recommendations

Favourite Nude Lipsticks

Nude lipsticks used to be very 90’s and the shade selection so limited but no longer is a nude lipstick a safe, boring option. There are just so many nude toned lipsticks out there now and there is a perfect, flattering nude for everyone. I love to wear theses kinds of understated but pretty shades, a nude can look so sexy and pull a look together but it can also look classic and balance out a more dramatic makeup look.

I have rounded up 5 of my absolute favourites to share with you.

Rimmel in Trendsetter

This shade is from Rimmel’s The Only 1 Matte Lipstick Collection. It is a pretty beige nude shade with a creamy, matte finish. It applies a little patchy but If I use my Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk lip liner underneath it gives me the most amazing base and it is a combo that works so well together. This matte formula is comfortable on the lips but it doesn’t look flat. I wouldn’t say it was particularly long wearing so I tend to reapply every few hours just to be on the safe side.

Nude Lipstick Collection

Rimmel 45

OMG I have only had this shade for about a month but I just love it. It is such a lovely rose nude shade and the scent of this lipstick is so nice and sweet, The formula is creamy and easy to apply, it is the perfect daytime lip colour and it has been my go to lip stick these past few weeks. It is just so easy to wear that I urge you to add it to your makeup collection.

Clinique in Nude Pop

This is a mini version and I adore how dinky and cute this is, I always take it away with me as a nude lip option. It is quite a warm nude shade and looks fantastic if you have a tan. It makes a simple no makeup look just a little more put together. I would say this has a 90’s vibe to it mainly because the finish is glossy and the colour is more on the brown side but it looks really great on. The formula feels more like a lipgloss and it is really hydrating too.

Nude Lipstick Recommendations

Charlotte Tilbury in Penelope Pink

This is one of my all time favourite neutral lipsticks and I treasure it. I wore it in Amsterdam for my birthday which holds so many special memories. Everything from the formula to the packaging is super luxurious. This nude pink shade is beautiful and flattering on the skin and its creamy texture makes it such a comfortable lippie to wear and it has pretty decent staying power too. I have to confess that I save this lipstick for special occasions because it is so beautiful – tell me I am not alone in doing that.

Urban Decay in BackTalk

This is a comfort matte formula so it dries down matte but with a satin finish which I think is a great combination. This might technically not be a nude but it is a beautiful neutral pink toned nude and I adore it. It is quite an unusual shade but it looks stunning on and it one of those lipsticks you can wear from day to night. It is the most pigmented and long wearing from the 5 I have picked and the formula is enriched with Aloe vera, jojoba, avocado and abassu oils which nourish and soften lips. Illipe butter (derived from Malaysian illipe trees) provides long-lasting moisture. Vitamin C and vitamin E provide a hit of antioxidants. So your lips not only look fab but they’re being well taken care of too.

Nude Lipstick Swatches

Left to Right

 Urban Decay BackTalk // Charlotte Tilbury Penelope Pink // Clinique Nude Pop // Rimmel 45 // Rimmel Trendsetter

Let me know what nude lipsticks you love to wear and if we share any of the same favourites.

*This post contains PR Samples but the views are 100% my own

Rimmel Cara Camo Collection Review

Rimmel Cara Camo Collection

Rimmel Cara Camo Collection

Rimmel’s latest beauty launch is not only limited edition but also exclusive to Superdrug This Collection is Camo themed and fronted by the gorgeous Cara Delevingne herself. I’m not overly sold on the Camo print because it doesn’t really scream Summer to me but it is a big trend this year in the fashion world. The collection itself includes a few of my favourite Rimmel products including their brow gel, lipstick and nail polish.

The Rimmel Cara Camo Collection contains 6 products, from nails and brow gels to mascara and lipstick so a great selection of wearable products.

Rimmel Camo Collection Exclusive to Superdrug

Brow This Way Styling Gel with Argan Oil

Cara is so well known for her full brows so it is only right her collection includes a brow product and this Rimmel brow gel is one of my favourites. I use a tinted brow gel everyday, they help define, thicken and set your bows. It also contains Argan Oil to soften, condition and improve the appearance of your brows. The spoolie style wand means its fuss free to use and you can place the product exactly where you want it. I like the amount of colour it puts through my brows and that it doesn’t leave them feeling crispy. This gel is available in 3 shades.

Rimmel Brow This Way Camo Collection

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick

Lasting Finish Lipstick in 45 Rose Nude

This creamy long wearing lipstick is such a wearable pink nude shade. The formula is infused with light reflecting black diamonds for a dazzling depth of pigment. You get good colour payoff and impressive staying power too, especially for a creamy formula. This pink nude gives me a fresh, awake look and I think it is going to quickly become my everyday Summer lip colour.

Hide The Blemish Concealer

I feel like stick concealers are making a big comeback, I remember them being dry and very hard to blend but in recent years the formulas have been a lot more creamy and easy to work with. Stick concealers are great to have in your makeup bag and handy to travel with. This Blemish Concealer from Rimmel is on the light side so if you have a fair complexion like me then it is perfect but otherwise you might find it too bright to use as a concealer. I like to swipe this exactly where I need it and blend it out with a brush and powder over the top to ensure it stays put. Rimmel also say it can be used under the eye to conceal dark circles but the formula is a little thick for me and sinks into my fine lines.

Rimmel Camo Extra 3D Lash Mascara

Extra 3D Lash Mascara

Rimmel have such a huge selection of mascara it is hard to keep up but they always deliver on quality. This has what Rimmel call a 3D Brush which they say helps volumise, defines, lengthen and lift every lash from corner to corner, they are some bold claims. This has a plastic wand with very defined bristles which do a very good job at coating every lash giving you that doll eyed effect. I would say this is a mascara that will give you definition and length but it lacked at giving my lashes volume.

Rimmel Cara Camo Collection for Superdrug

60 Seconds Super Shine Nail Polish

The 60 Seconds Polishes from Rimmel are one of the best quick drying formulas I have tried and their colour selection is impressive too. The 3 colours in this collection are not very bright or Summery but they are staple colours to have in your collection. There is a Black Out, Camo Girl and Desert Disguise so you get a black, nude pink and a khaki green all in this high shine, quick drying formula.

New Camo Collection Releases From Rimmel

Brow This Way Highlighter Pencil

This is a great product to have as part of your brow routine, a brow highlight really lifts your brows, defines the arch and illuminates your brow bone. These crayon style highlighters are so easy to use, you just draw on exactly where you want to highlight and blend it out with your finger. This is only available in one shade – Gold Shimmer.

Rimmel Camo Collection Swatches

Brow This Way Highlighting Pencil // Hide the Blemish Concealer // Lasting Finish Lipstick

If you want to get your hands on this Limited Edition Cara Camo Collection you best be quick & remember it is exclusive to Superdrug.

*This post contains PR samples

RUBIS Rose Gold Tweezers

RUBIS Rose Gold Tweezers

RUBIS Rose Gold Tweezers

When Rubis contacted me to review their tweezers I replied to say I would be excited to but I warned them I’ve been loyal to current tweezers for years now & nothing has come close to knocking them off the top spot. So the challenge was on.

It is safe to say that not all tweezers are made equal and these Rubis tweezers have highlighted that fact. So who are Rubis? They’re a Swiss brand who manufacture high quality cosmetic tweezers, scissors and manicure sets. Their products are all individually handmade in Switzerland by skilled craftsmen using the highest quality steel. Rubis are a brand that proudly puts its focus on the quality of the craftsmanship.

rubis tweezers

Rubis tweezers were initially designed exclusively for the Swiss watch industry but in 1985 entrepreneur Fides Baldesberger came onboard and took the company in a new direction. Rubis expanded their range and started designing tweezers for the beauty industry, they carried the same quality through their range. It wasn’t long before their cosmetic tweezers were getting positive press and they even get a seal of approval from renowned New York makeup artist Bobbi Brown who described them as ‘the Ferrari of tweezers‘. So if they’re good enough for Bobbi they’re good enough for me!

I like my tweezers to tweeze out hairs with zero fuss. I hate having to go at the same hair over and over again, that’s when you end up catching your skin and that hurts like nothing else. I also want my tweezers to really grip even the really fine hairs and pull them out with ease & without tugging. These tweezers have gone above and beyond my expectations.

pretty rose gold tweezers

rubis rose gold tweezers

I’ve been testing the Limited Edition Rose Gold Slanted Tip Tweezers and what I like about them first off is that the slanted pincers give you great grip allowing you to pull hairs out at the root. The grip allows you to be very precise so no over plucking here!

The quality of the RUBIS Tweezers is very impressive and each pair is tested for weight, balance & made with rust proof surgical stainless steel to guarantee Swiss top quality. They are ergonomic and feel comfortable and lightweight. I haven’t wanted to use any other tweezers since these arrived on my doorstep 5 weeks ago and my brows have been looking neat and tidy.

If you’re looking for a set of fantastic quality tweezers then I hope you’ll check out the RUBIS range.

RUBIS are available at Fenwick, Harvey Nichols and Look Fantastic

  • This post contains PR Samples

YSL Beauty Brow Wardrobe

YSL Beauty Brow Wardrobe

YSL Beauty Brow Wardrobe

YSL Eyebrow Products

YSL Beauty Brow Wardrobe

I’m very excited to introduce you to some fantastic new releases from YSL Beauty, they have added four new products to their brow range and created the YSL Brow Wardrobe. Everyone has their individual way of filling in their brows whether you prefer a simple look or a very bold brow I think you will find at least one product from the YSL brow range that you will love.

Couture Brow Palette in 02 Medium to Dark

This comes in that class signature gold YSL packaging which looks and feels luxurious and it has a very handy mirror so it’s a fantastic palette to take with you in your makeup bag. It also comes with just the cutest mini YSL tweezers and a brow brush which despite their teeny tiny size work very well to tidy up any stray brow hairs.

So cuteness aside you also get 3 powder shades which are nicely pigmented and blend beautifully. You can use them individually or mix them together to create your perfect brow shade. The powders are easy to blend and work with and have great staying power. For me powder gives you the option to be quite precise and also have the flexibility to create a soft look or build it up for a more bold brow. This is a beautiful product and a stand out from this collection.

Dessin Des Sourcil (Eyebrow Pencil) in 04

This dual ended precision brow pencil comes in four shades & has a fab brow spoolie on one end and a pencil on the other. I found the pencil quite hard but the colour worked well and looked natural. I would say that a pencil allows you to get very precise strokes and if you wanted to just fill in your brows quickly with minimal fuss then a pencil is ideal & also great to travel with. Out of the four products this is the one I use the least but that is because I’m so used to using a powder that I find using a pencil quite awkward.

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NEW YSL Eyebrow Products

Couture Brow Marker in 02 Dark Brown

I have never tried a brow product like this before, it looks like a chunky marker pen with a angled felt tip style nib. After a few attempts I found this worked best for me for filling in a few sparse patches and also to outline the shape of my brows. It isn’t too pigmented which means you can achieve a natural look though your brow but a big plus point for me is, once you apply this there is no budging it (YSL promise 12 hour wear). Initially I thought the large nib would be quite hard to use but after a few goes I’m pleased to report I’ve become a dab hand and I’m able to get quite a nice sharp, defined look. I almost wrote this product off but I am converted to the Brow Marker & recommend giving it a go.

The only downside is this Couture Brow Marker only comes in two shades, light brown & dark brown and the lightest shade is not very light at all.

YSL Couture Brow Shaper Mascara

Couture Brow Mascara in 01 Glazed Brown

Out of the four products this tinted brow mascara is without a doubt the product I’ve used the most. This adds a nice amount of colour and texture to your brows and I also like that you can use it alone for an effortless look or on top of your powder to set your brows and add a little more colour. The brush is a fantastic size and shape, it allows you to put just the right amount of product through your bows without getting it everywhere. It’s gel consistency doesn’t give you the dreaded crispy brow and it’s buildable formula means you can go as natural or dramatic as you like. It is a fantastic product to add to your collection.

YSL Couture Brow Wardrobe

I feel like brows products have had such a resurgence since Cara Delevingne reminded everyone full brows are OK and I’m totally cool with that because my brows are a little unruly and naturally super thick.

What brow product do you like to use the most? Also let me know if any of the new YSL Brow products have caught your eye.

All of the YSL Brow Wardrobe products are available now from yslbeauty.co.uk

* This post contains PR Samples