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

Lacura Sun Care Range at Aldi

Lacura Suncare For Aldi

Lacura Suncare For Aldi

Aldi have brought back their award winning suncare range for 2017, it has been revamped with a lovely new scent and easy to use packaging, oh and they have extended the range to include a few new products.

New additions to the Lacura 2017 collection include Clear Sun Sprays (£3.29) in SPF 30 & 50 providing a refreshing and quick drying formula that’s 100% transparent. The new fragrance encapsulates the essence of summer within the water-resistant Lacura Moisturising Sun Lotions & Sprays in SPF 15 and SPF 30 (£2.79) and Protective Oil Spray SPF 15 (£2.99).

This budget friendly range is all 5* UVA rated and also provides UVB filters too. UVA cause the premature ageing of our skin, whilst UVB rays cause sunburn and lead to skin cancer.

I have been trying out 3 products from the range,

Lacura Moisturising Sun Lotion SPF 15 & 30*

This is has your typical sun lotion consistency but instead of just being an SPF this formula actually helps to hydrate the skin and is also water resistant. The green tea & vitamin E are antioxidant rich and help to soothe, protect against free radicals and nourish skin whilst the SPF30 helps to prevent skin from the damaging effects of the UVA & UVB rays. There is no getting away from that sticky feeling which comes from reapplying a lotion style sun lotion but this Lacura one has quite a lightweight fluid consistency which makes it easy to apply and leaves no white marks on your skin.

Affordable Suncare From Aldi

Lacura Refreshing Sun Spray SPF 15 & 30*

If a lotion is not your prefered formula when it comes to sun protection then fear not because Aldi also have a range of sun sprays in a water resistant transparent formula. This lightweight sun spray makes it perfect if you want to apply on the go. The fact it is a spray means it’s easier to apply on yourself in those hard to reach places, like your back. It is also handy to spray on kids that are in and out of the water on holiday because this can be applied even to wet skin.

This sun spray isn’t as moisturising as the lotion but it is lightweight, quick drying and non greasy. I tend to apply the lotion then top up throughout the day with the spray because it is nice and refreshing on the go.

Lacura Sun Protection For Aldi

Lacura Protective Oil Spray SPF 15*

I almost overlooked this product because I thought it was going to be greasy and sticky on the skin but I couldn’t have been more wrong. Once you spritz and massage this in, your skin feels satin smooth and with a healthy glossy finish. I was surprised at how lightweight and non greasy the formula is and it smells incredible too! Although this wouldn’t be my first choice for a facial SPF product, I do however like how it looks and feels on my legs so I will be using very generously on them.

This also gives you 5*UVA & UVB protection as well as being water resistant. At the moment this only comes in SPF15 but I would love it if Lacura would extend the range to include a few higher factors.

The Lacura range is incredibly budget friendly without compromising on quality, their prices range from £1.99 to £3.29, which means you now have no excuse for leaving home without applying your SPF! They have a great selection of sun protection for the whole family so make sure you stock up at your local Aldi store.

*This post contains PR samples

 

Natural Tanning From Zhuzh!

Natural Tanning From Zhuzh

Natural Tanning From Zhuzh

Now that Summer is here it is time to make the most of that glorious sunshine before its gone for another year. So we are on a race against the seasons to get our tan on, safely. If like me you’re not the kind of person who has time or patience to devote to working on their tan for hours then Zhuzh have you covered. Their selection of Tan Accelerator products help you not only deepen your tan, reduce the amount of time you need to spend in the sun and and maximise your tan potential.

So say hello to a sun kissed glow the easy way! Let me introduce you to the selection,

Zhuzh! Tan Accelerator*

This is one of Ideal World’s best selling beauty products and I have been through a few bottles of this over the past few years. It is not a fake tan product – it works by stimulating the melanin production in your skin to boost the tanning process and bring out your natural colour. This spray on, non greasy formula is fuss free to use and it speeds up the tanning process meaning you achieve optimal results with less time in the sun = less damage and safer tanning.

You don’t have to actively sunbathe for this to deepen your tan, it works just by being outside in natural daylight. That could be anything from walking outside, shopping or just going about your daily routine – it will be enhancing your skin’s natural hues and tones. I like to use it on holiday or for a few weeks prior to a special event because unlike those dreaded fake tan mishaps this never leaves you with streaks nor does it gather around your knees and elbows and It gives a quicker, long lasting tan and the glycerine and shea butter helps to nourish and hydrate your skin.

One thing to note is that this is not an SPF or a replacement for SPF so make sure you apply sun protection before going out in the sun!

Self Tanning With Zhuzh!

Cool Zhuzh! Spritz*

Over the past week this little blue bottle has become a life saver, it contains cooling Aloe Vera, Menthol and Vitamin E to keep your skin feeling refreshed, soothed and moisturised. It is so nice misting this over your skin after a super warm day, it is instantly cooling and refreshing. It is 100% a beach bag essential for any Summer holiday, to not only to cool and soothe your body and face throughout the day but also to help keep your skin from feeling parched.

Zhuzh! Tan Lock Saver*

If you’re someone who worries about their golden tan fading too fast then you will want to add this product to your Summer skincare regime. Like the previous two products in this range it comes in a handy spray bottle so you can lightly mist it over your skin and massage it in. This lightweight oil re-awakens dull skin and is fantastic way of keeping your tan looking great and locking in moisture. The new formulation contains vitamin E and coconut oil, which both leave your skin feeling soft with no greasy residue at all! I hear it can also be used as a bath oil and a deep moisturising hair treatment too, so it is quite the multi purpose product (I love those).

Zhuzh! Self Tanning Products

Zhuzh! The Best of Both Tans*

So this is one of my favourite products from the range and it is a 2 in 1 product. It will moisturise, deliver a gradual self tan, and accelerate your very own natural tan simultaneously. The gradual tan gives me a subtle bronze tan that develops over time so you are in control of your colour and can build it up to a deeper tan if you wish. Not only does this boost your natural pigment much like the first product I spoke about but this also gives you a jump start on getting a tan and all without having to actually sit in the sun.

One thing that is really nice about this is it feels like you have applied the most luxurious body lotion as it leaves your skin feeling silky soft and hydrated. So if you want to get a head start on your holiday tan then this handy 2 in 1 product is a must have.

Self Tanning With Zhuzh

Remember none of these products are a substitute for SPF so you will need to apply SPF before going out in the sun

Zhuzh! are available on Ideal World and have been one of their best selling brands for almost 15 years. So if you want to make the most of the Summer and your tan then I recommend checking out the Zhuzh! Collection. Keep an eye out as Ideal World are renowned for offering fantastic savings.

*This post contains PR samples

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