I’m going to guess that you’re like me and LOVE peeking into someone else’s makeup bag. Well, no need to ask, because today I’m going to share my go-to nude lipsticks. I always have these on hand. They’re my good luck charms, like my Tide to Go (because I’m too lazy to reapply dark lip colors after eating), and these will work for beauty lovers of every budget, yay!
Marcella will also be sharing her nude lipstick favorites in another post, and I can’t wait to see what she picks for hers.
For work: YSL Rouge Volupte “3 Beige Ultimate”
So this one is actually a good luck charm for me. I’ve worn this to every job interview, and so far I’ve had a 100% success rate with it!
I’m half-kidding because I haven’t had THAT many full-time job interviews, but I usually wear a long fitted black blazer with some smart pleated pants with this beauty of a lipstick in my pocket. It’s the YSL Rouge Volupte Silky Sensual Radiant Lipstick in Beige Ultimate ($37). Even at that price point, I don’t think this lipstick disappoints. Heavy golden metal, not-too-sweet-watermelon scent, and amazing pigmentation in one swipe.
Infused with oils, it sits comfortably on my lips, and I barely notice I’m wearing it while talking to friends and interviewers alike. YSL wins the award for my top luxury lip choice.
For play: Maybelline The Buffs “Nude Lust”
Most people will recognize this color as the traditional iteration of a “nude” lipstick. The Maybelline Color Sensational Nude Lust ($7) from The Buffs collection is a smidge light with a pinky undertone. I reach for this on my (rare) nights out, and I smoked out my makeup to balance the lighter lips.
I’ve tried neutral nudes to coral nudes in the past, but I always come back to this one! I can’t say enough good things about the Color Sensational lipsticks by Maybelline as well. It’s dangerous walking by the Maybelline section @ Ulta because at least one of these lipsticks or one from the Dream collection always somehow make their way into my bag…
I would love to know what makeup/lipsticks are sitting in your purse or pocket…and why those in particular?
See you in the next!