There are some things I have put years of research and testing into perfecting. Top of the list is a good natural nude lip colour.
When I apply foundation and concealer it drains the colour from my lips and makes me look a bit ill unless I add something. For the past few years I have been searching for natural shades that almost mimic my own lip colour, just a bit more polished, and now I have found the best products for the perfect nude lip.
If you're looking for just the right shade of blush nude for your lips than I have the answers and some tips:
Prep your lips before you put anything on them. I find lots of lip balms are way too greasy and make me break about around my mouth so I prefer to stick with a creme. Yonka Excellence Code eye and Lip cream is gorgeous, absorbs quickly, prevents lines around your mouth and if you want a matte lip it's the perfect moisturising base that will keep them soft all day long. You also need a good thick concealer and a brush to perfect the lip line and conceal any blemishes and darkness around your mouth. Make sure to set it well also as the chin and mouth can be a naturally greasy area for most people.
If you want something that literally is just a lip stain than I definitely recommend Emite Lip and Cheek tint It gives just enough colour to your lips, making them look like you have bitten them. It can also be used for cheeks but as a lip I love the matte, extremely natural stain of colour it gives.
Staying within the lines is vital to keep things polished. My two absolute favourite liners are Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillow talk, or if you want something more naturally based Bare Minerals In Borderline is perfection. Both apply easily and if you wanted to lightly over-line these are the perfect shade.
I collaborated with Bare Minerals to showcase their (amazing) Bare Pro foundation and as the base was the main look I wanted a natural colour from the range. In finding XOX I literally found my perfect nude lipstick. It's moisturising and creamy, doesn't bleed at all and is so universal. If you are doing any sort of look where your eyes are the main focus, this is the perfect finisher.
If you want more intensity than Ella and Mia gloss is on sale in Skinfull Affairs. They are paraben free and Peta approved and the colour payoff is amazing. They also taste of Peppermint which is really refreshing. I adore the shade Laced Up. If you want a bit more intensity and something that will last all day then the Bellapierre Lip Creme in shade Incognito does not budge once it sets. When I am filming this is a brilliant product as it is transfer resistant and also lasts and lasts.
Hope you love them as much as me!
x lots of love x