It’s almost Friday; I can hear bells ringing and choirs singing. Yeah, weekends really are *that* good. Anywho…I have had a major makeup dilemma brewing for quite some time. I have yet to find my perfect nude lipstick. Nope, haven’t found it. I have tried many recommendations from fellow bloggers, wandered around Sephora, Ulta, and various makeup counters and haven’t spotted “the one.” Either I don’t like the formula (I’m looking at you YSL) or the color is too pinky (MAC Shy Girl) or makes me look dead (MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2). There are several more I have tried in between there…and some I still like (MAC Creme d Nude, Revlon Just Enough Buff) but they aren’t my *perfect* shade. The closest I have come right out of the tube is MAC’s Freckletone, which incidentally is probably my most used MAC lipstick. I like my nude lipsticks to be peachy-brown…which is how Freckletone looks on me. It *is* a great shade on it’s own…but I thought I would give it a little bit of a mix session with some other lip products and see what would come of it.
Photo Story time! Beware…super up close pictures of my lips coming up!
I started with bare lips and a bit of Korres Jasmine Lip Butter for moisture.
Then I added MAC’s In Synch and Naked lip liners. I just dabbed it on with my fingers rather than drawing intense, bold lines on my lips.
Then I added Freckletone. Ahh, we are getting so close to ideal shade territory!
For the final step and nude lip perfection I reached for MAC’s lipglass in Evolution Revolution.
I love how this turned out. And even with the lipglass it’s surprisingly not sticky! It must be he combination of everything that takes the sticky away because normally lipglass drives me mad.
I am still on my search for the one tube that does it all and have a few contenders in mind (Burberry Romantic Rose, NARS Belle du Jour) that I want to try next. (Side note, this picture washed out the color of the nude lip a bit. It’s more accurate in the up close pic)
And gratuitous mirror shot, because I kinda like the way it looked for some reason.
There you have it. What’s your favorite nude lipstick/lipgloss combo? Are you even a nude lip fan? Dish!