Nude lipsticks. What can I say? Sometimes trying to find the right nude for your complexion can seem like a daunting task. I know that I, personally, am always on that hunt for the perfect nude lipstick. One that's not to deep or pastel, and neither too brown or pink toned; just that perfect middle ground that seems impossible to find. This brings me to my newest nude lipstick, the Maybelline ColorSensational Lipstick in Honey Beige.
The shade was originally released a while back as part of a collection of nude lipsticks, known as the 'Stripped Nudes'. The collection covered, as the name suggests, a range of nude toned lipsticks that are suitable for many different skin tones. I think there were five different nude lipsticks in total, but I could be wrong. As a special touch for being part of the 'Stripped Nudes' collection, all the lipsticks were given a pretty nude coloured cap. I enjoy that little detail as it is much easier to identify which colour is which in my Maybelline lipstick collection; I don't have to uncap them all.
Honey Beige is a very brown toned nude shade. There is very little to no, pink undertone to this lipstick that I can see. The shade shows up as a very warm caramel brown shade on my lips, neither too pastel or too dark. The colour applies evenly so that there's a nice wash of colour on the lips.
Honey Beige has a very creamy texture on the lips. I found that it applies quite smoothly and As it does have a very moisturising finish, a bit of the potential wear time is sacrificed. I find that I have to do frequent touch ups when I am wearing it, especially after eating or drinking. However, because it is such a light nude shade I find that any fading of the colour is hardly noticable until there is absolutely nothing on the lips.
Honey Beige is a nice basic brown nude lipstick that I highly reccommend if you are looking for a nude lipstick on the warmer side of the colour spectrum. And while I really like it, it is perhaps not the nude lipstick of my dreams. I need something with just a touch more of a pink undertone to it.
What do you found to be your best nude lipstick, to date?
Louise x x