Today I'll be talking to you about nude lips. I'm not sure this is summer appropriate as it's time for all the brights but this nude lip is a pink based nude so I guess it's ok. I think nude lips are difficult to get right for darker women as 'nude' for the fairer beauty isn't the most flattering on WOC (in my opinion but if it works for you, rock it). This was inspired by the lovely Hana from Me My Style and I who I talk to on twitter. She asked me what nude lipsticks I would recommend to darker ladies and I linked her to my Top 5 natural lippies post but then the next day my replacement clinique liner came in the post (the first one wouldn't twist up) and this clinique lip duo was born.
Clinique Quickliner for lips retails for £12. It is a twist up mechanism which is practical in theory as there's no sharpening but if it fails like the previous one did, there's not much you can do. Thank you to the Clinique Customer Care team for replacing mine.
Clinique Long Last Lipstick retails for £16.50. I got mine in a swap and I believe it is a sample size so I'm sure this isn't the packaging you would see if you bought it.
The lipliner is described on the website as long wearing, creamy and water resistant. It is creamy and in terms of water resistant, it did take quite a while for me to rub the swatch off with water.
The lipstick is described as a long wearing, creamy-matte formula all of which I agree with. I can see a bit of a sheen in the photo but I've never noticed that before and it definitely doesn't transfer to the lips.
Both of these together are matte and creamy. Don't mistake creamy for moisturising however because they are very different things. It's comfortable to begin with and long lasting but it can feel quite uncomfortable on the lips a few hours into wear as it gets a tad drying. Nothing wiping and reapplying can't solve but it's something to bare in mind.
So what is your go-to nude lip combo?
Till next time...Toodles! :)