bareMinerals Radiant Lipstick: The New Nudes

bareMinerals Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick Review

Let’s take a look at some gorgeous new lipsticks, shall we? These are just some of the shades in the new “Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick” line-up from BareMinerals. There are fifteen shades in the range, carefully chosen so that there’s a perfect nude for every skintone and skin undertone. You can go pale nude, “my lips but better” nude, pinky-nude or dark-and-sophisticated nude, depending on your preference – those who love a neutral, low-maintenance lip will be in their element.

bareMinerals Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick Review

Texture-wise, think creamy, balmy, the sort of formula you need to reapply reasonably frequently throughout the day, but don’t mind too much because it’s so soft and comfortable. Don’t mistakenly think that the Gen Nudes are lacking in pigment, though – I made the mistake of applying in a gloomy bathroom, assuming the balm-like texture would equate to a sheer colour on the lips, but not true. I had it all over the place.

Here are my three favourite shades:

bareMinerals Gen Nude Lipstick review

“Kitty” is a lovely pink-tinged my-lips-but-better sort of shade. Really pretty for the springtime and looks youthful with a spot of blusher on the cheeks too! Can you see the nice sheen? It’s not quite glossy, just a polished, non-sticky shine that makes you look a little bit more…pulled-together.

bareMinerals Gen Nude Lipstick review

“Nudist” feels quite orange in comparison, and I’ve started to steer away from the yellow undertones because the pinks make me look a little more lively. Saying that, I think that this one is just gorgeous. It’d look great with a smokey eye.

bareMinerals Gen Nude Lipstick review

And here’s “Tutu”. Quite a bit of mauve in this one, which is a bit more grown up than pretty pink, but it looks smart and – I like to think – flattering.

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What do you think? Are you into these balmy, creamy lipsticks, or do you prefer the edgier finish of a modern matte? You can see all of the Gen Nude shades at BareMinerals here – they are £18 each. There’s also a massive range of glosses and liquid mattes to test out, but I need a few more days to wade through those!

(Other makeup I’m wearing: the new Chanel matte foundation, review upcoming, Cargo matte bronzer and Clarins Supra mascara.)

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  1. Anna Wright
    February 1, 2017 / 9:13 am

    20% off at feel unique on bare minerals so these lipsticks are £14.40 at the moment X

  2. February 1, 2017 / 9:15 am

    I find matte nudes can be really ageing. I would welcome the return of sheen! Will look forward to the foundation review. H x

  3. February 1, 2017 / 1:53 pm

    I prefer the mauve based nudes over the pink based ones, I feel too old to wear pink.

  4. February 1, 2017 / 1:58 pm

    I really love matte lips, but creamy balmy lipsticks are great when I’m looking for a bit of natural colour and some hydration. These look great!

  5. Martha
    February 1, 2017 / 2:32 pm

    I don’t know if it’s possible, but I would love a review of the new La Roche-Posay mascaras for sensitive eyes! I have eyes that tend to get red and irritated easily if I use the wrong mascara, but I would love to get some opinions before investing in one of these. They look promising though!

  6. Tatiana
    February 1, 2017 / 6:19 pm

    Never could get on the matt bandwagon. I will definitely look at Tutu to see if it works for me.

  7. Barbara
    February 1, 2017 / 6:27 pm

    You’re eyes are gorgeous, and you can wear any color at all and you’re going to look stunning. You always look so fresh and lovely, without a lot of makeup that distracts from one’s beauty IMO. xo

  8. February 1, 2017 / 8:03 pm

    TuTu is cute!

  9. February 2, 2017 / 2:31 am

    Kitty is perfect on you! It really brightens up your face in such a natural way. These sound great – I like a more buttery, comfortable formula for nude shades.

  10. Lady Eve
    February 10, 2017 / 1:09 pm

    I can’t wait to try these nude shades from BareMinerals. (I do think that the Tutu looks great on you, Ruth.)
    The shades and finish look great and are very appealing to me. I’m intrigued by the ‘buttercream’ glosses and matte liquid lipsticks, too. (Perhaps you might try those for us, in the future?) I’m hoping that one or two of these, worn with the Complexion Rescue ™, will really help me achieve a pulled-together, slightly-more-polished look for my country life this Spring.

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