There’s nothing easier than having a go-to lip product(s) that gives you a natural looking lip, but better. I am definitely not one to shy away from bright and bold colored lipsticks, but I do have moments where I just want my lips to look like a prettier version of themselves without all the fuss.
NYX Cosmetics is one of those brands that I rely heavily on in my makeup artist kit because their quality is not only spectacular, but their low prices are so budget friendly that I swear I would pay more if I had to. But I’m glad I don’t. So as I’m always on the search for that perfect nude colored lip, (I’m never satisfied) I came across images on their NYX Instagram account of lots of girls they regram wearing their Intense Butter Glosses, and I loved every single one of them – from the darkest shade to the lightest.
Naturally after being in awe of every single shade and image, I had to go to the store and pick up one to try out for myself.
So in my search for these butter glosses, I also came across a lip liner that seemed like it would be a good fit under my new gloss. I’m a sucker for layering products always. I use nude lip liners to fake a fuller mouth by drawing a bit outside of the natural lip line (don’t go crazy though) and drawing stripes down the interior of the lips to create dimension. Just an easy trick for all of my thin lipped ladies. Picture tutorial on this trick below.
This gloss and lipliner combo makes me so happy everytime apply it, that it makes me want to wear it with everything!! And can we talk about the total price for both products together = $10…Boom!! I find great joy in a beautiful lip product for cheap. The little things y’all.
Here’s a look at why I’m so obsessed with the way this lip duo looks once applied.
As we all know, neutral nude lips are one of the easiest looks to pull off. However, a nude lip does not mean naked or nonexistent! You want a flattering nude lip that doesn’t wash you out or make you tired. This NYX shade has the perfect amount of rich warm pink to it, ever so slightly, but just enough.
If you are curious, I paired this lip with two of my favorite MAC shadows – this warm matte brown eyeshadow, “Uninterrupted” (highlighted in this post HERE) along with the gorgeous deep gold one, “Wood Winked.” And the last two pictures are showing how this lip combo looks in the natural light in my car (pics taken with iPhone) after Vivian decided she wanted to help mommy with her lipstick, as she always does! Love that this girl loves to paint faces like I do.
My cat eye sunglasses (in grey) are from HenriBendel.com HERE. Again, another everyday obsession I wear all.the.time.
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Even though I have found one of my favorite nude lip shades, I’d love to hear what your favorites are in the comments below! “Money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy lipstick.”