Some hoard highlighters or have an endless supply of mascara’s, but for me it’s lipsticks. I’m forever on the hunt for the perfect beige lipstick shade that’s easy to throw on and will look good with any makeup look, and these are my favourites from my ever growing collection.
Not only is this a MAC Velvet Teddy dupe, but finally a true nude lipstick that suits my pale complexion. The formulation is one of the best I’ve tried from a more affordable brand, it’s matte without being drying on the lips. This is definitely the palest nude I’ll go for with a beige undertone, I have tried MAC’s Honeylove but it just washes me out. This is already on my repurchase list one I’ve used it up.
Talking of Velvet Teddy, I had to include it. Although I have a dupe, Velvet Teddy is ever so slightly darker, teamed with Spice lipliner it creates the perfect 90’s lip look for a night out. Like Trendsetter, VT has a matte finish, although the Rimmel lipstick formulation is really good, the MAC matte lipsticks really do glide across the lips without any dragging, so maybe a better option if you have very dry lips. This is the first MAC lipstick I have ever finished too, so that’s saying something.
This is probably the most reached for out of all the lipsticks mentioned. Ideally I need to find a dupe for this considering it’s £23 a pop, but for now I’m more than happy to pay a little extra because this shade is stunning. It’s a peachy pink nude with some shimmer running through it. This shade is so flattering and the shimmers manage to make my lips look fuller – always a good thing. The formulation is moisturising and feels comfortable, lasting around 5-6 hours when teamed with my favourite Charlotte Tilbury Lip Liner pillow talk, two fab picks as an everyday lip option if you don’t mind the splurge!
I have so many of the Soft Matte Lip Creams and when I saw Vivianna Does Makeup The Anna Edit mention Stockholm I knew I needed it! Stockholm is quite light but it has a hint of peachy pink in it, I can just about get away with it at the moment, but it is my go to summer nude when I have a bit more of a tan, lasting a good 5-6 hours during the day. The soft matte lip creams in general are a really good way to get the liquid lipstick/ matte lipstick look without something that is going to leave your lips too dry, some of my other favourite shades are Cannes and Antwerp.