May 15, 2015

Favorite Nude Lipsticks for Fair to Light Skin


Hola my little Chiquitas! I bring you this blog post live from my couch while I lie here eating Sour Patch watermelons, Swedish Fish, and Grape Red Vines. I'm in my 32nd week of pregnancy and well, let's just say the cravings for everything gummy is REAL. I mean...grape Red Vines?! I've never even had them until tonight and suddenly I needed them like the deserts need the rain. Anyhoo..I tell you all this because A) I'm hoping the format of this post comes over okay since I'm plunking it out on my iPhone with sticky candy fingers...and B) I likes to keep it real y'all.

Let's move on shall we?

It's Springtime here in the PNW and we've actually been getting some awesome weather! Now, I'm a fan of a good nude lip year round, even with snow underfoot, but there's something about the climbing temps that prompts people to start thinking about a lightened-up lip. I thought it would be a great time to share with you guys my CURRENT favorite nude lipsticks (since we all know the list of favorites is an ever-evolving one and may be totally different next year!) Some of these are "true nudes" and others I'd consider a "MLBB" which in the makeup world stands for "my lips but better" shade. Something with a bit more color and oomph.

I will say that the YSL Rouge Volupte in "Nude Beige" will ALWAYS AND FOREVER be in my top 3. Even when I'm 95 years old. It's THAT perfect. If you've never tried YSL Rouge Volupte lipstick, get thee buns to a Nordstrom immediately if not sooner, and try one out. It's the creamiest, dreamiest, most pigmented, perfectly hued line of lipsticks this side of the Mississippi. You won't regret it.

Here's the lineup. We'll go from left to right top row first.

1 | MAC "Hue" $16

Now...I say these are MY favorites because they work on my skin tone which is fair to pale with peachy undertones. I have dark brown almost black eyes, no freckles, and strawberry blonde hair. If that sounds nothing like your coloring, there's a chance these colors may not be a good match. But if any of you have seen me rocking a nude lip and have wondered what I'm wearing, chances are its one of these 6. Another little tip when you're shopping around for a new nude, if you don't have the time or patience to go in person to try lipsticks on yourself, utilize Google image search and Instagram hashtags! There are always so many different types of skin tones and colors wearing various lip colors and you can usually find someone with similar coloring wearing the shade you're wondering about. It helps to have a specific color in mind so you can search for it.

I hope this helps at least a few of my pale sistas! We gotta watch each others' backs! What are some of your favorite nude lipsticks??

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