The Flattering Light Nudes

by - Sunday, December 09, 2018

I'm normally not a fan of light nudes, because either they make me look like I'm wearing concealer on my lips or they make me look like a zombie. However, I've found a few flattering nudes, both in lipstick form and in lipgloss form, that I love dearly.

Milani Color Statement Lipsticks in Nude Creme, Dolce Caramelo 
The Milani Color Statement Lipsticks have one of the best lipstick formulas I've encountered in any drugstore lipstick-creamy, opaque, but not too dry. Of course, they also do some great nudes, especially some flattering light nudes. Nude Creme is a light nude pink that almost looks like a pale pink, and Dolce Caramelo is a pale, true neutral nude-not too pink, not too brown.

Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme in Honey, Adorable
The Milani Amore Matte Lip Cremes aren't drying, but they do leave behind a stain. Nontheless, this is my favorite liquid lipstick/lip cream formula. Milani doesn't really do a lot of colors, but they do a nice selection of nudes, and two of my favorite light nudes are Honey, a neutral nude that almost matches my own lip color, and Adorable, a beige nude.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Pure Hollywood
I find that the ABH liquid lipsticks are very drying (they also last all day) , but I can manage with a load of lip balm. A flattering light nude they have is Pure Hollywood, which would appear to be way too light, but actually dries down to a pretty flattering color. I thought I would hate this at first, but after letting it dry completely, I like it now.

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Baci
The Stila Liquid Lipsticks are equally as drying and have the same longevity as the ABH Liquid Lipsticks. They also have a large array of colors, although I'm quite the sucker for the neutral colors they have. One flattering light nude they have is Baci, which is a light greige nude pink which I didn't think would look flattering at first, but I find it quite decent.

Buxom Full-on Lip Cream in White Russian
I know technically the Buxom Full-on Lip Creams are a lipgloss, but they are opaque enough to pass as a glossy lipstick, and they are also plumping, so make sure your lips don't have any wounds or are chapped (use lip balm beforehand). White Russian is a beautiful white pinky nude that isn't too pale, making it perfect for a standalone glossy lip product.

BareMinerals Buttercream Lip Gloss in Forbidden
I know, another lipgloss, but this one is slightly more opaque than its counterparts so it shows up as a glossy pale pink sheen when applied, which makes this a beautiful standalone lipgloss, which is what I prefer because I hate faffing around with more than one lip product.

What are your favorite light nudes?

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