Hi everyone. I know Nude lipsticks are a nightmare to get right. Especially with my skin tone, they tend to make me look washed out and slightly ill. Most nude lipsticks don't actually enhance my face, but make it look worse. So when a nude lipstick comes along that looks great and actually brightens my complexion, it's such a rare occurrence that I must rave about it.
The lipstick in question in Estee Lauder Pure Color Matte Lipstick in Nude Velvet.
This is part of their new limited edition range of matte lipsticks. I don't know why, but I just love the texture of a matte lipstick. Matte lipsticks ARE drier than normal lipsticks, but somehow I like the velvety feel on my lips. Maybe because I can feel the lipstick, I am reassured it's still there and not rubbed off?
This colour differs from traditional nudes in that it has a certain 'peachyness' to it. The colour isn't a flat brown nude, but a beautiful nude with a slight peach-pinkness to it.
On my arm, I must admit the colour does look fairly brown...
But the colour looks lighter and peachier once actually on the lips. Sorry for the dry looking lips!
I'm in love with the shade of this lipstick, but I have to say this lipstick does accentuate dry lips (as you can see in the above pic). So I would recommend getting rid of any dry flakes (try scuffing them gently with a wet toothbrush) before use.
Beautiful light peachy-pink nude colour
Feels velvety soft on the lips
Matte lipsticks are a little drying, and accentuates dry lips
Colour may be a little light for some
*Can any of you help me by recommending a good blush shade to go with this lipstick?*