Lately I have been striving to get a nice nude lipstick. I know, who is this person and where is the real Roo? Anyone who knows me knows that I love dark red lipsticks, it’s basically the only thing I ever wear. Well until now anyways.
I don’t really know what started this thought in my head, but all the sudden the only look I could imagine was somewhat smoky eyes and a nude lip.
I have always wore dark red-ish lipsticks as it was a spot of color onto my pale face. Pale skin, blue-grey eyes, Scandinavian ash-blonde hair, and only wore mascara as other make-up. If I had wore a nude lip I would have been literally invisible. But then I started dyeing my hair a copper color and with that spot of color the red lips became somewhat of a overload of color. But with my new hair color, a little more eye make-up and a nude lip, my face looked a lot different. More focus on my big eyes and less onto my small doll mouth. Now I got a little ahead into the events, anyways I still had to make sure that the lipstick wasn’t to nude as it would only make my mouth disappear in with my pale skin.
I decided to go with a brand that I knew had amazing liquid lipsticks, NYX Cosmetics. But unfortunate they didn’t have an desired nude shade in there amazing Liquid Suede line. But they did have an entire line of different nude liquid lipsticks called Lip Lingere. It took it’s fair share of time to settle on what shade to get. Most difficult was that I only could see them online since no physical beauty store has NYX lipsticks where I lived. Another big problem was that a lot of the shades looked pretty alike to one another. I went back and fourth to different sites to see how the shades looked in the different photos, I used both my phone and computer in different screen brightness to try to decided on which one to buy.
At last I went with Push-Up, which I feel is like a lighter sibling to my Soft Spoken lipstick form the Suede line. It has which light beige-pink tone with a mauve undertone (I’m not good at describing beige and nude colors). Anyway it was a perfect match to my natural colors. It was a nude enough not to pop out, but still had enough of color in it not to disappear in my face. It was easy to apply and dried quickly. But the only problem is that when it’s dry it is so fricking dry. Seriously it was like having a tiny desert on my mouth. It enhanced every little flaw and made it even worse with drying it up completely. Thankfully I put a transparent chap stick on top of it, giving my lips a dewy appearance that I quite enjoy.