I've had so much fun doing this giveaway! Thanks so much for the response and excitement :) I've got the prizes ready to go, and a random winner will be selected on Monday. I will post the results on Twitter, and also be sure to check back on the giveaway post to see the winner's name posted on the rafflecopter widget. THANK YOU GUYS! I'll definitely look into doing more in the future...
Comparison posts of well-known, similar products are some of my favourite to read and enjoy. Check out my red lip products and pink blush comparison posts if you love them too! I often want to know the exact shade of that RMS Beauty lip product versus the less expensive, Etsy version. One downside of greener products, as many pointed out in the Going Green Tag, is their lack of availability in brick-and-mortar stores. More than anyone, we rely on online swatches and blog posts. The internet is inundated with swatches, but pictures are still few and far between in the natural world. Today, I'm here on the frontline to present a comparison of arguably the most well-known, and some lesser-known, nude shaded lipsticks and products to let you see how they stack up. The cost of green products can often be an investment, so it's necessary to know you're making the perfect purchase for your tastes. Though thankfully, many online stores have excellent return policies if a product will not work for you once you see it in-person.
My addiction to lip products has been well documented on this blog, and I hope it's to your benefit as we delve into these enviable lipsticks and glosses. I'm a sucker for a nude lip! They are an almost fail-proof addition to makeup and often fall into that irresistible "My-lips-but-better," category. Let's take a look at my favourites...
Ilia Beauty Tinted Lip Conditioner in Nobody's Baby - The shade of this and the following product are super similar. The Ilia is a more buildable product - you can enjoy one swipe with a hint of colour or layer it on for increased opacity. It's finish is less glossy - it's the perfect balance between dewy and matte. The formulation is less goopy and shiny, and it comes in a tube which many prefer. I knew this product would live constantly in my handbag before its purchase, and I was right. It's the lipstick you can reach for without much thought and know it will look good and appropriate. It's nude with a hint of pink rather than peach which is my preference. Basically, I dare you to go wrong with this nude. It's impossible.
RMS Beauty Lip Shine in Bloom - As mentioned above, the shades are nearly dupes! This product has a glossy finish as its namesake infers. It's also more opaque and requires less layers during application than Nobody's Baby. If you enjoy a pot - you will love this! The formulation is more moisturizing than Ilia's, and this little pot is also easy to pop into your makeup bag and apply throughout the day with ease. The two have roughly the same wear-time. I would estimate about a couple hours before you'll want to reapply. Both products are extremely high-quality and lean pink. They are my favourite shade of nude - universally flattering and the perfect addition for any natural, spring look.
Kjaer Weis Lip Tint Compact in Dream State - This is the sheerest of the three, but it is also ironically the longest wearing. I have to dig my finger/brush into the product in order to get enough to apply noticeable colour. Kjaer Weis lip products apply much better with a brush than mere finger application in my opinion. The formulation of Kjaer Weis is my favourite of the three high-end brands. It is the most moisturizing without being goopy. This nude leans more peach, and I favour it more for going out when I'm rocking a smoky eye look. If you like your nudes peach, then you will love this!
Silk Naturals Vegan Lipstick in Lois - This swatch comes off as surprisingly pink! Both silk naturals lipsticks are incredibly pigmented and moisturizing. In addition, they both retail for under five dollars. In comparison to the price tag of the other products, that's pretty darn exciting. Lois has been in my favourites a couple times at least and for good reason. I love this product! It's probably my most-used in conjunction with Nobody's Baby. It's slightly more pink than the Ilia, and it is so flattering without being overpowering. My favourite aspect about nudes is the ease of application - I don't need a mirror in fear I will finish my application looking like The Joker. This shade is dye-free. If you haven't investigated Silk Naturals yet, I highly recommend it. They make affordable, good quality makeup and often dupe popular, conventional releases. Check out their Urban Decay Naked Palette Dupes here. If nothing else, pick up this product!
Silk Naturals Slick Stick in St. Tropez - I purchased this shade after a recommendation from one of my faves Brianna from iluvjesse444 on youtube. It's the darkest/brownest shade of the bunch although it still leans pink. For my pale, winter skin this is slightly too dark if I apply it with a heavy hand. I love the formulation and think I'll reach for it more during summer when I've got a tan! If you like darker nudes, this one is for you!
Brija Cosmetics Lip Glass in Nude Morning - I'm going to be doing a post on Brija Cosmetics (the brainchild of iluvjesse444) soon because I love them. A lot. This nude gloss came with the brand new Glamour-To-Go collection which is amazing. This gloss is sheer, flattering, and minty. It's perfect on its own or to top off any of the above lipsticks. Brianna is doing big things!
|Left to right: Nude Morning, Nobody's Baby, Bloom, Lois, St. Tropez, and Dream State|
Aaand to totally throw off the theme of this post...here's a photo and swatch of a recent, cheeky purchase of mine.
Ilia Beauty Tinted Lip Conditioner in JUMP! The opposite of nude, but the perfect bright shade for spring and summer. It's described as a magenta with blue undertones, and I'm loving it. Definitely expect a reappearance in my April Favourites.
Hope you guys enjoyed this post!!! Again, THANK YOU for your response to and participation in my GIVEAWAY. See you on Monday to announce the WINNER! Also I'm now on FACEBOOK! Make sure to head over there and like me :):) It's much appreciated.
See any of your favourite nudes in this post??? If not, what's your HG nude lipstick?