Going nude and loving it

DSC_3502So 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

DSC_3510I 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

DSC_3541I 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

DSC_3556This 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.

NYX Thalia

DSC_3568It 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

DSC_3530This 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

DSC_3592Considering 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!!

swatchNow 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.

 

 

 

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    Beautylymin
    January 19, 2015 at 9:35 am

    Mac Creme Cup is one of my favourite lipsticks ever & love Pillow Talk. NYX Tea Rose looks beautiful! You NEED to try YSL Rouge Volupte #1 Nude Beige!

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      Sinead K
      January 19, 2015 at 8:03 pm

      pillow talk is amazing. I used it for the first time today and I was like holy mother of god!!!!

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    Sharon
    January 19, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    I LOVE nude lippies! Thalia is gorgeous, it goes great with the “Ever” liner (dupe for MAC Spice). I have far more nudes than colours. Wet n Wild have some amazing budget nudes that last for ages! Just got Estee Lauder Crystal Baby & Irresistible today, I rue the day I ever discovered the BT website. If you’re talking Charlotte Tilbury, Hepburn Honey is fab, as is Bitch Perfect & Confession x

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      Sinead K
      January 19, 2015 at 8:02 pm

      oh I have Mac Spice!!! Need to try that one tomorrow. I love lipsticks, but I have to stop myself. I am stone broke and 5 in one go is a disgrace

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    RAraGigGles blog
    January 19, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    Love these!! Must pay that Pharmacy a visit next time I am in Dublin! Can I get yourself & Kat to bring me shopping?! #enabling

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      Sinead K
      January 19, 2015 at 8:26 pm

      now that would be dangerous

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    Anne
    January 19, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    Would love to know how these NYX alternatives work out, am hooked on mac but really cant afford it anymore (cue uncontrollable sobbing!) so please let me know!!!

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      Sinead K
      January 20, 2015 at 8:47 pm

      Anne I feel your pain. I tried Thalia today and my god it was divine!!!!

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    Lisa
    January 20, 2015 at 8:45 am

    Hi there, where can I buy the charlotte Tilbury range? I’ve never heard of it before…
    Going out to purchase the Mac creme cup ☺️ love your blog x

    • Sinead K
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      Sinead K
      January 20, 2015 at 8:46 pm

      You get it in Brown Thomas or on their website. I really love their stuff, Pillow talk is fab

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    leanne@blatherandbeauty.ie
    January 20, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    I need to get MAC Creme Cup and Lady Danger. I own very little lipsticks but I think I would get lots of wear from them. You picked up some great stuff.

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      Sinead K
      January 20, 2015 at 11:11 pm

      you need lots of lipsticks in your life.

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    Anne
    January 21, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    Oh thank you!!!

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    emma
    January 21, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    Hi Sinead brilliant somewhere that stocks nyx AND the balm! i cannot get the mary loumaniser anywhere and its sold out on feel unique and cloud10. did u notice in Foodys did the have the mary lou? xx

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      Sinead K
      January 21, 2015 at 9:58 pm

      They did have it Emma, but we bought the last one 🙁

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    MAC Philippines | Kallony
    January 22, 2015 at 3:31 am

    Shrinking wallet will be the result! Hahahah!

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    Eimear KELLy
    January 22, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    Wow, reading this I’m tempted to go Nude myself! I’ve always stayed away as I feel my lips quite red but reading this, maybe I’m going about it wrong 😉

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      Sinead K
      January 22, 2015 at 11:13 pm

      try even a cheaper one. I swear I regret not buying them sooner

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    Ola
    January 30, 2015 at 11:35 am

    I live this lipstick they awsome, love them.

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    Ida
    February 10, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    Just came across your blog – I love it! And thanks for the link to cloud10beauty, just ordered Mai Bills Be Paid! Can’t wait to get it. So hard to find theBalm for reasonable prices online!

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      Sinead K
      February 10, 2015 at 8:25 pm

      I loooooove that lipstick

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