Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Best of the Nude and Beige Sheer and Shimmer Lipsticks for Summer

So having bemoaned the fact that a favourite brand saw fit to discontinue my all time favourite shimmering nude lipstick in the UK, and then the US I found a few new ones, and some of those have now also been discontinued. 

What is it with those perfect nudes and the need to discontinue them when for the non red lipstick wearer like me they are flattering and perfect at any time of year and for any occasion?

Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick in Hepburn HoneyClinique long last lipstick in creamy nudeEstee Lauder shimmer lipstick in BeigeBobbi Brown Rich Lip Colour in Uber BeigeLaura Mercier Stickgloss lipstick in Brown SugarLancome l'Absolue Rouge in No 250 Beige Mirage
Finding a perfect nude lipstick isn’t that easy it would appear and I have spent considerable amounts of time in Sephora and various department stores, coming away with nothing.  Too pink, too dark, too metallic, too sheer – so many just don’t make the grade.  As for seriously matte lipstick, my personal opinion is that unless you’re incredibly careful they can be very aging.  As for bright red, or any shade of red for that matter…..let’s just not go there.

Estee Lauder pure colour lipstick in TiramisuClinique Colour Pop Lip Colour in Beige PopClinique Butter Shine Lipstick in DeLovelyDior Rouge Dior Lipstick in PanameSuqqu Creamy Glow Lipstick in 06Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope Lipstick in Star System
This spring I’ve put together a new list, all tried and tested.  And yes I now have quite a large collection.  But each and every one, depending on if you want a slightly warm shimmer to a sheer glow, fits the bill perfectly.

When you click through you may find the main page colour doesn’t match the one here.  Because some stores don’t bother to give you the full image in each colourway.  Amazing, and one can only hope that they’ll learn.