Sunday, August 25, 2013

So You Wanna Go Nude, Again?

So you wanna go nude, again? The pinks! In this post I will go through my pink nudes from lightest to darkest. You can find my post on my tan nudes here.  The first grouping with be light to medium including ELF Nostalgic, MAC Angel, ELF Mineral Nicely Nude, Wet n Wild Just Peachy, NYX Ceto, Revlon Wink for Pink, Milani Nude Crème, Rimmel Airy Fairy, ELF Classy, Revlon Pink in the Afternoon and MAC Brave.

ELF Nostalgic is a peachy pink with a crème finish. It goes on a bit sheer but is buildable to opaque. The formula is smooth and creamy which sits on the lips well. It’s completely washes my fair skin out, so I don’t wear it as a stand alone lipstick.



MAC Angel is a soft, light pink with a frost finish. Because of the frosty finish, Angel appears lighter when worn on the lips. It seems a bit to light against my fair complexion.



ELF Nicely Nude is a lighter pink with a crème finish. It goes on a bit sheer but is buildable to opaque. This formula is very smooth and creamy. It feels great on the lips and leaves them feeling smooth and soft. This is usually the lightest shade that I enjoy wearing.



Wet n Wild Just Peachy is a peachy pink with a matte finish. It is a bit to peachy for my fair skin. Since it is a matte finish which is a bit drying you will want to wear a balm underneath it. It has fantastic pigmentation and goes on opaque with the first swipe.


NYX Ceto is a light rose toned pink with a frosty finish. Since I am not fond of a frosty shades it doesn’t get much love. However, if you apply over another lipstick to the center of the bottom lip it creates an amazing pout.



Revlon Wink for Pink is a lighter mid-toned pink with a crème finish that, truthfully, feels more like a satin finish.  This is sheer lipstick which is easy to wear. It’s a great one to keep in your purse to throw on a moments notice. It feels great on the lips.



Milani Nude Crème is easily my favorite in the new Color Statement line. It’s a light medium nude which leans toward pink but it’s actually the perfect blend of tan and pink. It has a nice crème finish and has great pigmentation. I’m not fond of the synthetic sweet smell but it’s not overpowering. It’s an amazing nude lipstick at a great price.



Rimmel Airy Fairy is another light med-toned nude with just the right amount of pink.  Although there is no official finish listed, I will say that it has a satin finish. This lipstick goes on smoothly, is nicely pigmented and feels creamy without being heavy on the lips. It’s a fantastic pinky nude.



ELF Classy is exactly what I want MAC Angel to be. When swatched Classy and Angel are exactly the same color; but the difference is that Classy is a crème finish and Angel is a frost finish thus making it appear lighter on on the lips. For only a buck, this lighter medium pink glides on the lips, feels fantastic and is an amazing bargain. Everyone should have this gem in their collection!



Revlon Pink in the Afternoon is a classic medium pink which looks great on a variety of skin tones. It’s not too light or too bright. This crème finish lipstick is so smooth and creamy on the lips. This shade looks great alone or under a gloss. It’s a great addition to any collection.



MAC Brave is a nice medium pink based nude with a satin finish. It’s a recent addition to my collection through MAC’s ‘Back to MAC’ program where you can get a free lipstick by bringing back 6 empty MAC containers. But this shade has become a fast favorite. Brave is the epitome of MLBB (my lips but better) for me and is a must for my collection. This shade has great pigmentation and is suitable for any occasion.



The next set is the medium to dark pink nudes including Maybelline Pink Me Up, MAC Prolongwear Unlimited, MAC Hot Gossip, Rimmel By Kate Moss 104, MAC Cosmo, Revlon Sassy Mauve, Milani Plumrose and NYX Doll.


Maybelline Pink Me Up is a medium pink nude which leans toward rose and has a shiny cream finish. Oddly enough, this is the only Maybelline lipstick I own for not other reason than I simply haven’t bought any. I love the feel of this lipstick as it is super smooth.



MAC Prolongwear Unlimited is a medium rose pink nude with a creme finish. I love the formula of this lipstick because it wears longer than most other lipsticks and it isn't drying. It's almost matte but not quite. It's a great lipstick to keep in my purse since it's beautiful natural pink, it's easy to apply and it wears really well.



MAC Hot Gossip is a darker medium rose nude with a cremesheen  finish. It is slightly sheer but builds easily to opaque. It glides on the lips and looks glossy on the lips. It’s the color I reach for when I want a beautifully noticeable lip with it being overpowering.



Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss in 104 is a beautiful rose nude with a fully opaque crème finish. This is full on color that feels creamy on the lips without being heavy and would suit so many different skin types.



MAC Cosmo is a warm rose nude with a slightly sheerer amplified finish which glides on the lips. I always reach for this shade when I’m unsure what lipstick to wear.  It’s natural enough to wear with simple makeup and it’s just bold enough to get noticed for all the right reasons. It’s has just enough peach in it to look great with browns and it has just enough rose in it to look great with pinks and purples. 



Revlon Sassy Mauve is a medium dark rose nude with a crème finish. This lipstick is nicely pigmented and feels so creamy on the lips. It’s a beautiful rose shade that compliments my pale skin quite nicely.



Milani Plumrose is a deeper rose nude with a crème finish. It could be considered a bit overpowering on super fair skin.  It’s fully opaque but does feel the tiniest bit heavy on the lips. It offers great color payoff and wears well.



NYX Doll is a super opaque deep warm based rose which leans red on my fair skin. It has a crème finish and is creamy on the lips. It is on the bolder end of nude (ok, it’s a stretch to call it a nude) and is a bit fussy to wear for me. I have to check the mirror every couple of hours to ensure that the color stays even.



I hope that you’ve enjoyed my posts on going nude. I would love to know what your favorite nudes are. Kindly list them below because my collection always has room for another nude or two.