5 of My Sunday Best……………..Winter Lipsticks In The Buff!

Hi Everyone,

Who doesn’t love lipstick? A lipstick can transform how you look and feel. The beauty brands know this and that’s why they release new and seasonal formulas every year. A real money spinner!

Think about it! High end lip products retail currently for £28-£31 and; how many do we own? Lets be honest now! I think at last count, i owned 70. Ahhhh!!!! I buy them all the time and i’ve bought more since.

I have lacquers, glosses, matte, semi mattes, liquid inks, liquid powder, high shine, high pigment, intense, balms and so on. I’m a lipoholic!

I wear many variations of nude lipsticks and thought it would be great to share with you my current winter favs. Whittling them down was an issue but i managed it in the end.

Dior Rouge Dior Midnight Wish Jewel Lipstick, 434 Promenade.

I probably have other similar shades but i do love this so much. In fact, I love all 4 colours in the Dior Midnight Wish Holiday 2018 collection. They are beautifuI.The star printed, jeweled packaging makes it quite collectable and is a nice touch for the holidays.

Creamy and intense in colour, this is very comfortable to wear. It has very good staying power and doesn’t dry out the lip at any time.

The colour is a nude rosy brown with golden shimmer. Warm toned. Ideal for day and work wear and is the reason why i opted for this shade. I really miss wearing more intense colours for work; however, the right nude shade can also be very flattering and this is quite universal. It great for winter.

Chanel Rouge Velvet Extrême Intense Matte Lip Colour, 118 Éternal.

When Chanel released the matte lip collection, i wasn’t going to bother with the extreme version. (I do really like the velvet matte lipsticks instead), but i fell in love with this colour and this formula is really nice.

I thought it would be drying. It isn’t. Great intense pigment and staying power. My full review is here so i won’t dwell too much.

The reason why i picked this shade is because, i can wear it for work and it is quite protecting for the cold weather with its slightly waxy slip tthe lips.

I would describe it as a rosy, mauve pink. Cool in tone; simply gorgeous and very universal.

The matte casing is a nice touch and i have always loved the Rouge Allure click top packaging, (which many others are now copying).

Dior Ultra Rouge Ultra Pigmented Hydra Lipstick, 587 Ultra Appeal.

I know! Another Dior lipstick! What can i say? They are amazing.

I was hooked in by the red packaging. The lipsticks in this line are described as semi-matte. They do wear fairly  comfortably on the lips and are super pigmented.

It is a dark rosewood colour and cool in tone. Darker on the lips than i expected but no less beautiful. Very nice with a glowy foundation and strong highlighter. Full review here.

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine. 94 Confident.

A ‘your lips but better’ shade. High shine with plenty of balm and slip. Gorgeous and perfect for winter time. I had to include this one because it’s an effortless shade. No mirror required.

Lovely purply/brown shade. (Looks brown in tube). Anyone can wear this and will still look great with or without any makeup on.

I have always loved Chanel Rouge Coco Shines. They are compact and make a great addition to the handbag.

Everyone needs to own at least one of these beauties. Perfect for protecting and conditioning the lips with great colour.

Above left to right; Dior Midnight Wish; Chanel Extreme Velvet; Dior Ultra Rouge; Chanel Rouge Coco Shine and; Guerlain La Petite Robe Rouge lipsticks. The lighting is LED which does not give true colours but still gives the various tones between the lipsticks.

Guerlain La Petite Robe Rouge Lipstick, 001 My first Lipstick.

I love the ‘taste’ of this lipstick. Its sweet. It has a lovely mild fragrance to it.

The lipstick itself is full of pink and silver micro shimmers. A pale candy, translucent pink. Makes an ideal topper or can be worn as a lip balm itself. I really love this one. Very comfortable on the lip and very moisturising.

The packaging is not my favourite from Guerlain, but that’s not an issue because the lipstick itself is lovely.

Above left Guerlain 001 My First Lipstick in ambient lighting and right; in direct sunlight.

I can’t understand why i don’t buy more Guerlain lipsticks because, they are gorgeous.

Thats it for my choice of winter nudes. What are your favourite winter nude colours?

Take care and i will see you all soon. 😉