I’ve been taking a break from many things recently, and it seems that includes fun lip colors. I’m trying to get back in the mood for my corals, purples, what have you, but I figured I’d show you what I’ve usually been reaching for lately (save for the vamps, which I occasionally reach for but never as a fail-safe option). I know they all look like the same damn thing, and as a dutiful beauty nut, I’m taking it upon myself to tell you that they’re different! Ahem.
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Bahama — I love this shade! Except I realized recently that it has a bunch of v. fine shimmer that gets more and more obvious the more you load it on. So, um. Don’t. Anyway, I love this; it’s a bit of a 90s lip, IMO.
NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Tonkin — I know this as Bea’s favorite NPML (or ever?) shade. It’s very neutral, a sorta pinky-brown that’s pretty perfect for everyday use.
MAC Lustre Lipstick in Jubilee — I like using this if I’m feeling more of a juicy lip than a matte finish. It’s a warm nude on the darker side of the spectrum, def. a good nude for medium skintones and maybe a touch darker than a nude (but still a fairly neutral) lip for fair-light skintones.
ILIA Beauty Lipstick in Funnel of Love — This is a pretty bright nude option, with a very slight neon lean. It’s a satin finish and brightens up my complexion. I love using this when I wear fairly heavy eye makeup.
NARS Audacious Lipstick in Julie — This looks like a cousin of Funnel of Love, but a touch pink-peachier, slightly more obvious.
Here are a few photos of me wearing some of the shades, so you can see what I mean!
ILIA Funnel of Love, I THINK, but it also kinda looks like MAC Jubilee in this photo. Which was posted a long time ago. Like, 2 months ago probably?
Anyway, those are my go-tos as of… well, as of the last time I was around here. Do you have any go-to lip colors when you’re too lazy to think? Mine never seem to be the bright ones. x
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Ooooh, I love your hair in the photo where you have Julie on!
My go-to used to be the Revlop lip butter in Pink Truffle, but now it’s the Revlon Lacquer Balm in Ingenuuue. Like you, I never reach for brights by default.
Thank you! I always wanted to try Pink Truffle, but I remember it had shimmers or something that kind of dissuaded me, somewhat. It’s so weird, but I think I like playing with my eye makeup more 🙂
Predictable but classy! I love these shades. My personal go-to’s are MAC’s Taupe and Topshop’s Mink.
Thank you for sharing, Julian! I’ve always been curious about those shades 🙂
My no-brainer go to is also some kind of neutral lippie, preferably with a semi-matte finish, since glossy lips tend to draw more attention. I recently picked up a few Colourpop Sheer Lippiestix and just keep on alternating between 4 shades.
Curious to know which shades from Colourpop? Thanks for sharing 🙂
Lovely neutrals! I can’t seem to find any that fit my complexion. Most of them are too blue-pink. (-_-) I’ve been eyeing the NARS in Julie – the color is just so gorgeous, UGH – and will remind myself to try the Tonkin at some point.
That’s so weird, but Tonkin is a really good neutral, I think! Montego Bay, which was what used to be my favorite Pure Matte shade is blue-pink. Tonkin is a really good solid medium nude. In my opinion, haha. Let me know if you managed to try it out and how it worked out for you! x
Is this mood contagious? I’ve been going for “predictable” colors for a couple of months now or so. Top picks are NARS Niagara, Happy Skin Too Cool (the Preview one) and L’Oreal Crayon Sunset. Lemming over Tonkin, Funnel of Love and Julie!!!
Haha those 3 are my solid, no-fail shadessss. Boring but at least I don’t look like trash
Great post love NARS Julie on you – it really suits you 🙂
Thank you! 🙂
I *love* Tonkin!!! Ok haha
It’s really such a staple, isn’t it? 🙂
Great pics! But I’m jealous of your hair! I’ve wanting to do something bold with my hair. Still mustering up that much needed courage! Haha.
Go for it!! 🙂 It’s quite liberating.
I like your hair like this xoxo
Thank youuu! x
I love your lip choices! Nudes are my fave everyday lippie too!
Thank you! x