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.
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:
“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.
“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.
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.
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.)