Hello, and Happy Monday! I’m hoping to add a bit of sparkle, or something, to your start of the week by sharing not one, not two, not three… but EIGHT neutral lipsticks that I have been loving, and, that I think are absolutely perfect for everyday where (100% office environment approved).
A few lipsticks, a couple of glosses, and a stain thrown in for good measure. I think I’ve got you here - no matter what your formula preference. As far as color goes, I think I have a good mixture of neutrals - from a lighter pink gloss, to peachy pinks, to nude pinks, to more of a brown-y nude - there’s a little something for everyone.
All have good color payoff and are basically shimmer-less (I do like some shimmer but totally understand if you don’t want any part of it. I also understand that, despite it being 20-freaking-19, women deal with makeup restrictions in the office). Let’s dive in:
Burt’s Bees Nude Rain - ok, so this one has the FINEST bit of shimmer - definitely not noticeable, at least to me. So affordable, so comfortable, and the perfect light-nude-pink.
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk - this one is in my top two favorite lipsticks of all time. A really comfortable, lip enhancing semi-matte (more of a velvet, to me) formula that wears really well; a perfect medium nude pink that is super flattering on so many skin tones.
Pat McGrath Valletta - we’re entering peachy goodness territory here! Valletta is my perfect peachy pink - my go-to on days when I want something a bit lighter than shades like Pillow Talk. Opaque color, super creamy texture, and looks perfect on its own or with a clear or shimmer gloss overtop.
Bare Minerals Beautimus - a beautiful (or, beaitumus) pale muted pink that has realllllly killer color payoff (for being a gloss). Consistency is a bit tacky, but I really don’t mind it. Just makes the gloss/color last longer on my lips!
Pat McGrath Aphrodisiac - honestly, the most perfect warm, neutral peach-pink of life. Color payoff here is good - a perfect medium. The middle bear, if you will. Not sheer, but not full coverage. It allows a hint of my natural lip to peak through. Less tacky than Bare Minerals’ formula; this texture is super creamy, never sticky.
Liquid + Velvet Lips
Nars Velvet Lip Glides in Suck and Swing - I. Love. This. FORMULA! So creamy, so comfortable. Satin, sheen-y finish. Absolutely no sticky feeling whatsoever. A solid 3 hours of wear time. Lip perfecting. Need I say more?! Suck is a beautiful, perfect muted peachy coral - I cannot get enough. I love this on its own, or, with a bit of gloss tapped onto the center of lips. Swing is a brown-y nude that is chic-er than chic. LOVE.
YSL Tatouage in No. 7 - this formula is my favorite liquid matte lip of all time! First of all, can we talk about the squared off applicator? Because it is perfection (especially if you want a darker color and have a hard time coloring in the lines). This is another really wonderful neutral pinky-nude that has incredible lasting power - going to say 5 -6 hours here - through drinks, through meals.
I’d love to know what your current favorite neutral lip products are!