I'm thinking I want to go nude. No, get your mind out of the gutter. I mean nude lips. Although subconsciously I may be thinking nude face entirely, because I completely forget to put on foundation today, even though the bottle was right in front of me. Sigh. Mondays. My general lip product routine is basically lip balm. Maybe a pale pink gloss. That's it. Crazy, I know. I'm just not a colored lip person, and I usually do strong eyes, so I avoid strong lips. But lately I've wanted to branch out a bit, and do a lipstick.
All my favorite YouTube beauty gurus have been doing these lovely pinky-nude MAC lippies, and I'm starting to crave one. At the moment I'm thinking either Jubilee or Creme d'Nude. I know they basically look the same here, but Jubilee is a naked beigey-pink and Creme d'Nude is a pale, muted pink-beige. So Jubilee is a bit darker and a lustre finish, and Creme d'Nude is a bit lighter, more opaque, and a cremesheen finish. I'm thinking I'll have to see them in person, but I just love the idea of a slightly glossy, muted lip. It's just hard to walk that line because flattering nude and concealer lips/corpse nude.
I see both of these get paired with MAC's Lipglass in Nymphette a lot. Now, I need a new lip gloss about as much as I need to get bronchitis again (aka not at all), but it's just so purdy. And I love the name. And it's a nude, sheer pink with a ton of gold shimmer. I'm such a sucker for gold shimmer.
Also, in unrelated beauty news, Clemence Poesy of recent Gossip Girl fame, has gone back to her roots (pun intended) and dyed her hair a lovely deep blonde/light brown. The funny thing is, it's my natural hair color exactly, and I totally love it on her, and totally hate it on myself. I love that it's a little ombre, and faded towards the tips. It makes it look so much more natural and lived in. Isn't it crazy how such a small change in hair color can change someone's look so much? She looks so much more foxy and mischievous with darker hair.
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