Lipsticks are one of my favorite makeup products, ever! I can keep purchasing these babies over and over and over again (and I have) and not feel guilty (and I don't), not even in the least. I'm always on the quest of finding new brands, colors and formulas that I can get my hands on (or should I say my lips on?). I just love the way different shades can effortlessly change your overall look.
Today, I thought I'd share with you my top 6 favorite neutral lipsticks. These are the lipsticks I wear about 90% of the time. I enjoy red, berry and bright pink lips, but these neutral lipsticks are my staple colors because they are so wearable and go with almost any eye look. They range from nudes to wearable pinks and some have a mauve undertone.
Are you ready to see my little rock stars?
Here they are! From let to right: L'oreal Fairest Nude, NYC Mousse, Ulta Blushing Peach, NYX Thalia, Ulta Pink Chocolate (240) and E.L.F Classy
Here you can see the lovely colors inside the little tubes:
I would say these suit almost every skin tone; just keep in mind that the color will always apply differently on everyone because we all have different lip pigmentation. I have very pigmented lips with a purple (not pink) undertone. Because of that, I sometimes have to neutralize them with foundation prior to applying lipstick, so the true color can show up. But I didn't neutralize my kisser for these pictures (just so ya know).
These are the swatches (same order as above), from left to right: L'oreal Fairest Nude, NYC Mousse, Ulta Blushing Peach, NYX Thalia, Ulta Pink Chocolate (240) and E.L.F Classy
Now Let's see how these babies look on the kisser, shall we?
L'oreal Fairest Nude: A pretty nude with slightly pink undertones.
NYC Mousse: A semi-nude with a peachy undertone. I use this to neutralize my deep lip pigmentation when I want a natural lip color.
Ulta Blushing Peach *the only one with shimmer: A shimmery combination of pink and peach (but mostly peach). Glides on effortlessly and has a natural shine (gloss) to it.
My favorite of them all: NYX Thalia: the perfect creamy pinky mauve!
Ulta Pink Chocolate: looks just likeThalia in the tube, but applies deeper with more mauve undertones than Thalia.
E.LF Classy: the pinkest of them all! But it's still a very wearable pink.
These lipsticks also have a good formulation, in my opinion. I would say out of all of them, NYX Thalia is the creamiest and E.L.F Classy would be the least creamiest (but still not dry). The other ones would be somewhere in the middle. They all have different staying power; their staying power from greatest to least is: Ulta Pink Chocolate, NYX Thalia, L'oreal Fairest Nude, Ulta Blushing Peach, E.L.F Classy and NYC Mousse.
Except for the Ulta and NYX lipsticks (Ulta.com; nyxcosmetics.com) you can find these at your local Target. And they're all under $6!
What are your favorite lipstick colors or brands? I'd love to know so I can try them out!
Before I end this post I want to take some time to thank The Model Stage Blog for featuring Restoration Beauty in their Blog of The Week post a couple weeks back! Go check out their website, they have awesome information and ideas on skincare, fashion and beauty. Thank you!