Thursday, November 7, 2013

Pale Girl Nudes

Finding a nude lip shade that is flattering is about as hard as finding a highly sought after MAC blush a week after its limited edition release! Luckily I've managed to pile up my 'awesome nude lip product' count to four, all of them wearable and little loves of mine. 
The Elianto Nutrilip Lipstick in Baby Nude was a Malaysian purchase from a few holidays ago, and I love the (weirdly greyish...) pale nude shade and how light and pleasant it feels on my lips. The one thing I despise about it is the flimsy packaging - I definitely wouldn't recommend leaving this in your handbag as the lid flies off with ease at a moments notice! Would still repurchase if we ever return to Malaysia for a holiday.
I am a big fan of the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains, and Honey is one of the best shades in the line up for me! It is nice and rosy (making it ace for pale skin in my opinion) The peppermint buzz is lovely and the stain it leaves behind means I don't stress about how it wears off. A winner all around and definitely an underappreciated shade, as I will admit it lacks the excitement of some of the brighter colours in the range (think Rendezvous, Smitten + Crush)
What is that, another lip crayon in a blog post on emmabovarybeauty? I am obviously terrible at hiding my love for this lip formula, and as far as I remember the Clinique Chubby Stick was my first foray into the crayon trend - the original and the best, right? I won Whole Lotta Honey in a social media competition and it has had a pretty permanent spot in my handbag ever since. Glossier than the Revlon version, this is less rosy but dark enough to look nice on my complexion. If I'm wearing a lot of eye makeup I often wear this, and I can easily see myself finishing the whole stick in the near future.
Last but not least we have the token gloss of the group, the Mineralogie Lipgloss in Shell* which is definitely the peachiest of this bunch, but on my lips I feel it is the most 'traditional nude' shade once it hits my lips and pale face. I quite like topping all of the other nudes with this gloss to give them a bit of oomph, and I am a big fan of the packaging as well.

How easy do you find it to wear nude lip products?
Have you hopped on the lip crayon trend, or are you sticking to bright lipsticks instead?

Emma @ emmabovarybeauty


  1. Great post! I have to say Honey is also one of my most worn products as well. I appreciate being able to apply and not worry about how it is wearing throughout the day. Love the look of that Mineralogie lipgloss too :)

    Sarah | More Than Adored

  2. The Clinique looks like such a perfect shade! I have Honey and I think it's a bit too dark for me ... it looks like a light raisin colour on my lips, not really a MLBB shade...

    1. It sits quite nicely as a rosy nude on me, sad to hear you don't love it as much as I do.

  3. As someone who is super pale, I would definitely wear all those shades! great picks! I love most types of lip products, but I have been wearing lip crayons more lately

    1. pale girls unite! woohoo for lip crayons too, they are the best

  4. Thanks Sarah - Honey is such a great and wearable shade!

  5. Honey is definitely one of my most used balm stains - I love how it can be layered for a more bold look or worn off to a very natural tone. Cherish is my other favourite of the Just Bitten Kissable range. It's definitely a colour I would usually skip over but I thought I'd step out of my comfort zone and give it a go and have since just loved it as a summer balm stain (can't see myself wearing it much in winter). I prefer the Cherish colour to be bold rather than just a stain, and so I re-apply more so than I usually would if I was wearing the Honey shade, but I've had so many compliments with the Cherish colour and I find it very Katy Perry-esque and fun!


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