Nude Attitude

When it comes to lip glosses, I’m not the world’s foremost expert. Heck, I’m probably not even the foremost expert in my zip code. Normally I detest the inevitable hair-strand-entrapment-syndrome that accompanies said application of lip gloss. I also hate the tacky, sticky feeling on one’s lips. But a lot of that has changed recently thanks to brilliant new formulations. Unfortunately, HSES (hair-strand-entrapment-syndrome, do try to keep up) still exists, but we can’t win ’em all, right?

The great thing about nudes is just how all-encompassing the term ‘nude’ really is. It depends on your natural skin shade and undertone. It depends on if your preferred nude leans more cool or warm-toned. I myself prefer a peachy nude to avoid making me look sallow or dead. Here are my favorite neutral-shaded lip glosses (plus one long-wearing matte liquid lipstick for good measure–or possibly because I swatched it thinking it was a lip gloss and realized a little too late that it wasn’t. #truth).



Nude Lip Gloss Favorites

  1. Nyx Mega Shine lip gloss in 122 Natural
  2. Lorac Lips With Benefits gloss in 1293 Chuck
  3. Benefit Ultra Shines gloss in Life on the A List
  4. Napoleon Perdis Luminous Lip Veil in In The Flesh
  5. The Balm Plump Your Pucker in Cocoa My Coconut
  6. Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquer in 600 Nude Eclipse
  7. Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in 05 Bellissima
  8. Revlon Colorburst in 008 Peony
  9. Kryolan High Gloss in Toffee
  10. Revlon Colorburst in 058 Bejeweled (Limited Edition – search on eBay)