One of my main beauty missions in life has to be to find the perfect nude lipstick. That 'your lips but better' shade which you can either throw on when your running out the door without thinking to instantly perk you up or team with a dark smoky eye to ensure your make up look doesn't emulate 'drag queen'. On my quest I've had some chavy concealer lip disasters as well as some middle aged brown shade mishaps, but now I think I've found my holy grail natural nude lip. Meet my latest lipstick addition and addiction, MAC Shy Girl...
This lipstick has been stuck on my wishlist for so long, but I finally caved in and bought it when I was in London because I just couldn't find my perfect nude in the drugstore. I didn't really have enough money to spend £14 on a lipstick, but it was one of the best 14 pounds I've ever spent as I've worn it non stop since! As you can see from the swatch it's a light nude pink shade with a strong true peach undertone (I'm such a sucker for any make up associated with the word 'peach') which gives just the right amount of subtle colour to your lips to really brighten the face opposed to making you look 'corpse like', we've all been there right....The formula is just as wearable as it has a cremesheen finish that just glides onto the lips and leaves them feeling super moisturised and comfortable whilst still providing a good amount of colour pay off and longevity. It also fades really evenly without gathering in creases or dry areas and you can apply it without a mirror too, making it a really great no fuss lippy for on the go type days. I also find this to be the most perfect shade for Spring and I can't get enough of it paired with a dewy base and subtle golden brown smoky eye at the moment. An absolute must have for any girl's make up bag.
What's your favourite nude lipstick?
I've just had a day at the union trying (and largely failing) to get essay done, interspersed with coffee breaks and distracting friends, going to pack up work for the day now though and go get ready for a night of bowling. I'm literally awful at bowling (I once threw a bowling ball so pathetically that it didn't even make it to the pins and a guy had to come and remove it, embarrassing or what), but I do have a new varsity jacket that I'm going to dress up for a 'sports luxe' outfit post so that's fun!
Have a lovely night girlies!