The ‘historical’ origins of National Lipstick Day, celebrated on Sunday 29th July, may be slightly dubious, but, pfffttt, who doesn’t love a day dedicated to the transformative powers, and endless range of options that lipstick gives us.
I definitely haven’t been wearing lipstick my entire adult life. In fact, it’s really only been around 3 years since I fell in the love with the click of the cap, the swipe of colour, the perfect palm size bullet, the smell, the rainbow of shades and the effect that applying lipstick can have on both a person’s outward appearance but also upon the way they feel.
Lipstick can be magic.
So in honour of National Lipstick Day, I’m bringing you three of my favourite nudes in three different formats; one matte, one creamy and one gloss, something for everyone.
Enjoy beauty babes!
Wet n Wild Liquid Catsuit Nudist Peach RRP$11.99
Exactly as the name describes, this is a legit, peachy nude, liquid matte lipstick, perfect for brightening up my winter complexion. Touted as Megalast, I certainly can’t fault the staying power of the Liquid Catsuit range, micellar water struggles a little to budge these beauties after application and they wear well for a good few hours.
I much prefer liquid matte lipsticks over solid, simply because (in general), the application is much more pleasant. Matte lipsticks can be really waxy and hard to draaagggg across your lips, but this formulation glides on, absorbs quickly and transforms to matte without feeling incredibly thick and drying. Even a couple of hours later, my lips feel quite hydrated.
The Liquid Catsuit range of lipsticks have great doe foot applicators. Small and well formed, I find them much easier to create a clean lip line and do touch-ups during the day.
There are 7 colours in the core range, available in-store and online at www.farmers.co.nz
Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Colour Liquid Lip Gloss Nude Beam RRP$41
Fresh on counters from the NEW Bronze Vibes Colour Collection, the range of Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Colour Liquid Lip Glosses are certainly on-point to get beauty lovers excited for New Zealand Spring.
Nude Beam (Limited Edition), delivers high-shine gloss with zero sticky feel. True story. Not just a pretty face, the addition of Aloe Vera and Vitamins C and E leave lips conditioned, moisturised and make this a super comfortable gloss to wear. Nude Beam is a delicately tinted gloss with just the right amount of iridescence – a great everyday gloss that would also work perfectly over lipstick or to enhance lips when wearing a darker shade by dabbing in the middle.
The applicator? One click and the perfect amount of gloss is dispensed, the pen-style packaging feels great in your hand and looks as luxe as this gloss feels.
New fave, love it.
Available from Elizabeth Arden counters nationwide, find your nearest store here.
Karen Murrell Blushing Rose RRP$32
Released in 2017 as part of Murrell’s Princesses of the Golden Petals lipstick range, Blushing Rose is the BUSINESS girlfriends. I have most of the lipsticks in the range and this is my fave. It’s day-to-day perfection, in the perfect ‘my lips but better’ shade of nude pink.
Super creamy, Blushing Rose glides on easily and the shade is so forgiving you can apply in a flash, on the run, and get that instant polished, pick-me-up feeling that lipstick is so known for.
Of course, every Karen Murrell lipstick is cruelty-free, environmentally friendly and created from premium all-natural ingredients. Winning!
Available in stores all over New Zealand and online here