So here’s the thing. Never, ever, ever, go shopping with a beauty blogger. I mean ever!! Your bank balance won’t be the better for it. Last Saturday I went shopping with Kat from Sophistikat.ie and to say she was an enabler would be an understatement. However, I regret nothing!! Of course I need 5 nude lipsticks and a lip pencil. If they had of had the colours I wanted in stock, there would have been even more in this haul.
I have only recently gotten into the nude lipstick thing and before this haul I only owned 2 nude lipsticks. I mean that’s shameful for a beauty blogger. So when it boils down to it, I really did need 5 new nude lipsticks in my life and for today’s post I am gonna give you a little sneak peak at what I got.
Mac Creme Cup
I initially went into Mac to buy Hue, but when I saw Creme cup I just couldn’t leave it in the shop. I mean it would have been a sin to do that. Creme Cup is a favourite of many beauty lovers and it is not hard to see why. This is a creme sheen lipstick that feels quite creamy on first impression. It is a blue toned pink nude colour, which makes it perfect for Irish skin. Can’t wait to get this on my lips. Mac lipsticks cost €19.50
NYX Tea Rose
I have been on the hunt for a NYX stand for ages now. So when I finally found one in Foody’s on Harcourt street, I spent ages picking out colours I really liked. On first swatch of Tea Rose it was love at first sight. The pigmentation of this lipstick when swatted is unreal. Granted I haven’t gotten it on my lips now, but my god it packs a punch colour wise when swatched. It also feels incredibly creamy. This is a pink nude colour, with what seems to be a satin finish. All the NYX round lipsticks cost €5.99
NYX Summer love
This was the lipstick I actually went into town to buy and managed to come out with 5! Summer love is said to be an identical dupe for Mac Hue. I love a good dupe and considering this only cost €5.99, it was considerably cheaper then the €19.50 price tag of a Mac lipstick. This is described as a beige colour with a hint of soft pink.
It is only since buying this, that I have realised it seems to be a bit of a cult favourite. How had I not heard of this before? When I swatched this on my hand in the pharmacy, both myself and Kat let out a little “ooooooh”. It was so pretty! It is a nude mauve colour, that like Tea Rose packs a serious amount of pigment. I have however read that it doesn’t have the greatest lasting power, so it will be interesting to see how I get on with it. I have also heard that this is a good dupe for Mac brave.
The Balm – Mai BillsBePaid
This was a complete impulse buy, but the minute I swatched this, I couldn’t leave it behind. I have serious FOMO going on. When I went to Foody’s on Harcourt street for NYX and saw they stocked The Balm, I nearly keeled over. This stuff is so hard to get and it was such a pleasure to play with them in real life. The Balm describe this as a velvety nude, but I would say it is a pinky nude. It seems I am following a trend here when it comes to picky out nude lipsticks. It feels creamy and looks fairly pigmented. One thing I have noticed on first impressions is the smells. Sweet baby J it is divine. I would nearly eat it. This lipstick cost €13.50 in Foodys, but can be bought here for €14.50.
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk
Considering I bought 5 nude lipsticks, it would be sacrilege not to buy a nude lip liner. I mean I can’t go around with unlined lips now can I? When Mac Whirl and NYX mauve were out of stock, Kat told me that I needed to have the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk in my life. Considering Kat has never steered me wrong when it comes to makeup yet, I took her word and got it. I have a feeling that this could work with quite a few of the lipsticks I bought, So really even though it cost €22, I had a voucher and I am going to get so much use out of it, making it a bargain!!
Now that I have gone to the nude side, I am finding myself not loving my bright lips as much. A lot of that boils down to the fact that it is hard work wearing a strong lip with braces. The amount of times I have stained my braces with lipstick is unreal and trust me, it is not an appealing look.