Nothing makes me look more effortlessly put-together than a trusty nude lip. It’s understated, chic, and transcends every makeup trend. But, it took me a long time to find a shade that was right for me – I’ve bought so many nude lipsticks in the past that just made me look ill! So, it’s no surprise brands are spending some time developing specific lines in their collection to tend to the arduous task of helping women find their perfect nude.
Recently, I talked about my love for the Marc Jacobs New Nudes Sheer Lip Gel lipstick line, which is just stunning and really caters for every skin tone; but until now, the drugstore was lacking such a line up. The Rimmel Nude Collection by Kate Moss* fills this void beautifully – just take a look at that blush rose packaging!
The Nude Collection is a selection of 5 lipsticks that are said to cater to most skin tones. As part of the line, there is also a universal lip liner (not pictured but will update soon), and I’ve seen from UK bloggers that there are also accompanying nail polishes, but I am unsure whether we will be getting these down under.
Onto the lipsticks – if you’re familiar with the Rimmel Lasting Finish lipstick formulation, then you will absolutely love these. They are creamy, comfortable to wear, and last around 4 hours before I need to reapply. They leave a bit of shine and aren’t fully opaque – I need to go over my lips a couple of times for full colour pay-off. The scent is that typical sweet vanilla-like scent all Rimmel lipsticks have.
The shades available are – 40 Pale Nude, 42 Apricot Nude, 43 Tan Nude, 45 Rose Nude and 48 Dark Nude (pictured in order). The shades 40 and 42 would be best suited to those who are very fair, with cool undertones. Shade 43 and 45 are both great options for more light-medium skin tones with warmer undertones; and 48 is great for dark skin tones.
Although Rimmel offer a guideline at their stands, I think suitability of these depends not only on skin undertones, but also your natural lip colour. As an example, I have warm undertones and very pigmented lips, and unfortunately #43 looks almost like concealer lips. My favourite shade is #45, which pulls almost mauve on me. It’s a tiny bit lighter than my natural lip colour but it seems to do the trick. Shade #48 is gorgeous and my second favourite, but looks very brown on my lips, therefore being more of a statement than nude lip.
I would be lying if I said I didn’t want more shades added to the collection, but I think Rimmel have done a great job with these lipsticks!
Will you be trying them? And what’s your favourite nude lipstick?
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