Wait. Is that a nude-ish lipstick. Ok. You got me.
My eternal affair with red is undeniable but it turns out that in the past months I became less and less monogamous.
I feel nude-ish lipsticks are just easy to wear and uncomplicated. This might not be the “classic” nude, but we know the definition of nude is a bit skewed; it should be what comes close to your natural shade.
For me, the best “nudes” are the pinkish ones, which are – ahem – close to my natural lip colour, so it feels just like it’s amped up, shinier, softer and prettier.
Enter Laura Mercier Sheer Lip Colour in Baby Lips, all the way from the gorgeous Liberty. This lipstick is super soft and glides beautifully on the lips. The smell is lightly sweet.
It is semi-matte and delivers a good colour for its “sheer” name; it also feels hydrating and has anti-ageing properties.
For being creamy and sheer, admittedly, it does not last forever on the lips, but does a good job fading evenly, not feathering, bleeding or drying lips.
Apart from this brand new addition to my unlikely growing selection of nudes, I love Sleek Private Booth and GOSH Matte in Rose.
Who would know?
The Laura Mercier Sheer Lip Colour is available at Liberty in six flattering colours and costs £19.50.