7 April 2016

THE Perfect Matte Nude Combo | Feat. NARS & Maybelline

Hey there,

I think we can all appreciate the matte nude trend at the moment, (and that's not just talking beauty). I have always loved a more neutral toned lippy, whether that's nude pink, rose or browns, (venturing in the more bolder categories in recent years), so this trend has to be an absolute favourite of mine.

In the past I have always gone for a gloss, or shimmer finish to my lips. And although I wouldn't turn all my lipsticks matte, there's just something about a matte nude, right?

Skip back to last summer, weekend away in Bristol with two of my best mates, (obviously involving shopping), I picked up the beauty NARs Pigalle. I wasn't sure on it at first, and think I even left and returned to the counter. Convinced it looked great on me by my friends, I grabbed the last one in stock, (Obviously a popular one). Roll on a few months, (Sitting barely used in my beauty box) I am now obsessed with it!! It took me a while to get used to the colour tone, but applied with my Maybelline Nude Embrace, it is literally the best combo EVER!!

Nude embrace is THE perfect matte nude, it's quite creamy in texture so does not dry the lips out, and has the perfect nude brown balance, none of that lip blending in with foundation 'nude' nonsense. Pigalle is a semi matte, and more of a neutral pink chocolate colour, I tend to apply nude embrace to the whole lip, and then Pigalle to the outer egdes. I know it may seem a little odd to use two lipsticks, (sometimes I even add a third in... Not even joking) but they compliment each other so well, look great against my skin tone, and even make my teeth look whiter, (Well, I swear they do anyway).

I love the texture of both lippys, Pigalle being so velvety, (if that is even a word), I definitely need to explore more of the NARS semi matte range, and the Maybelline Color Sensational Mattes. Both have amazing staying power as well, FYI! (Totally, impressed)!

Have you tried any?

Lots of love,


  1. The NARS shade looks gorgeous! I'm not a fan of the brown lip trend tbh but I do like a nice pinky nude :)

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

    1. I do like a pinky nude too, the Nars lippy is lovely be worth checking to see if they have more of a pink nude. KBxx

  2. I love the look of NARS Pigalle, such a pretty shade x

  3. I love the look of the darker lip shade, so beautiful for daily wear x

    Pink Frenzy

    1. It's such a lovely rich nude, I struggle to wear it on its own, but only because it's quite bold. Xx

  4. That Maybelline Nude Embrace is a favorite -- great shade!

    1. I feel like I need to stock up, I have used so much of it already xx


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