My top four favorite nude lip colors

For years, I stayed away from nude lip colors because every product I tried had a strong beige base and made my medium skin tone look dull and washed out. Later on, I discovered the secret to finding the perfect nude lip product is making sure it has a pink undertone.

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So today, I am going to share with you all my favorites! Best of all, they are affordable.

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First off, we have NYX Cosmetics Extra Creamy Lipstick in Thalia. This lipstick is incredibly rich and creamy, despite the cheap-looking packaging. It has a smooth, moisturizing feel. This pinky-nude is more of a warm tone with a tawny, brownish undertone to it. I will say that I do use Thalia more in the cooler months, but this color is suitable for year-round wear! Plus, the scent is fresh and pleasant. You also don’t have to worry about using a mirror to apply because it glides on so smoothly.

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I would describe Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in Airy Fairy as Thalia’s cool-toned sister. Like Thalia, Airy Fairy is a pretty, nude-pink. Instead of having a natural finish, this lipstick has the slightest gold-y finish that makes it just a tad shimmery. With that being said, it doesn’t look frosty on my medium skin tone. This is one of my favorite go-to lipsticks for summer; it’s nice and buttery, and it smells DELICIOUS, like caramel. Can’t go wrong with that!

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When I first purchased NYX Cosmetics Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick in Ruffle Trim, I swatched it in Ulta and it appeared to be a rosy color with a slight beige undertone. I was pleased with the color, so I purchased. However, when I applied it at home, I realized that the coloring of this liquid lipstick was the other way around; it had a strong beige coloring with a soft rose undertone. I was sad that it kind of washed me out! 😦 But as it started to sink in, I got more used to the color. The rosiness really stared to show, and I was so relieved! In fact, Ruffle Trim reminds me of a more muted, softer version of Kat Von D’s Lolita, one of my favorite liquid lipsticks! I’m excited that I took a risk and learned to love this color. The formula is creamy with a matte, velvety finish. I would recommend applying a layer of balm on top so it won’t dry you out!

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Ok–I thought I would save the best one for last! I have only had this Revlon Ultra HD Matte LipColor in Seduction for two days, but let me tell you, I am so impressed with this product! When you look at this color in the packaging, it looks like a tawny-nude, like the Thalia lipstick. However, when I applied it, the color was the prettiest, softest ballet pink! I LOVE it. I would’ve thought that the softness of the color would wash me out, but it totally doesn’t. I know that Seduction claims to be “matte,” but I have found it to be just semi-matte, which is such a nice and neutral in-between. The formula isn’t too sheer or opaque, just really natural! It applies evenly and smoothly. There are just two very mild downsides: staying power isn’t that impressive and this liquid lipstick has a very artificial fruity smell, like cherry bubblegum. However, I feel these cons are worth looking past. Seduction is a WONDERFUL color. I recommend picking this one up ASAP!

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From top: Thalia, Airy Fairy, Ruffle Trim and Seduction

 So there you have it, a look at my four favorite nude lip colors. Hope you all enjoyed reading. What is your favorite nude lip product?

Have a fabulous day!

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