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Nudes, Nudes, Nudes!

Nude Lipstick
(Top to Bottom): 3 Custom Color “Nude Attitude”, Senna “Demure”, Revlon “Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain”, Revlon “350 Smooth Nude”, Revlon “001 Nude Attitude”

NOTE: I have just been informed that Revlon is NOT cruelty free. They conduct 3rd party testing and are now on PETA’s DO TEST list.

I bet there are a lot of guys who clicked on this link and are now very disappointed. Sorry guys – we’re talking nude lipstick here.

I am a big fan of the smoky eye/nude lip combo (a la Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian). You really have to go heavy on the eye makeup when you rock a nude lip or you’ll just look washed out. Some of the shades pictured here are going to be nudes for those with darker skin, and more pink for those with lighter skin (like myself). So, I can wear the top 2 darker shades as everyday lipstick without looking washed out. I wear the others with a smoky eye.

I have full lips and a round face – and I have a theory. The same way nude shoes with bare legs and a skirt can make your legs look longer, nude lipstick can make your face look thinner. It basically draws the eye away from the roundness of my chin and puts the spotlight on my eyes. My lips are fairly dark, so a nude lipstick makes them blend in with my skintone and create a longer, thinner face shape. I also use a bronzer to contour my cheeks and jawline and I’m good to go!

Pictured: 3 Custom Color (Nude Attitude), Revlon and Senna Cosmetics (Demure). Also try Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar (not pictured) in Kava Kava, Melange, Trick, Tone, Interlace or Hush.

Here are the same shades, but in direct sunlight:

Nude lipstick swatches
In direct sunlight (Top to Bottom): 3 Custom Color “Nude Attitude”, Senna “Demure”, Revlon “Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain”, Revlon “350 Smooth Nude”, Revlon “001 Nude Attitude”
Senna nude lipstick
Senna – “Demure”
3 Custom Color nude lipstick
3 Custom Color “Nude Attitude”
Revlon nude lipstick
Revlon (L-R): “001 Nude Attitude”, “350 Smooth Nude”, “Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain”

Do you have any favorite cruelty free nude lipstick shades (drugstore or prestige brand)? Please let me know in the comments below!

My Beauty Bunny Jen

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  1. Darn! I looked at that Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain yesterday and didn’t get it because I thought it looked “too dead” in the packaging (and of course, you can’t test it at Target or CVS!). It looks beautiful….totally deceiving from the tube. Thanks for the swatch..You convinced me that I need it!

  2. Hi Jen,

    I do have one nude to add to your cruelty free list. It’s True Love by Susan Thompson Cosmetics. I swatched it, but haven’t yet reviewed it– I was going to review it next week. It’s my favorite nude these days!


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  3. What is the shade of the Revlon balm stain?

  4. I love Nude Attitude :)
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  5. That Just Bitten Stain is gorgeous! Adding it to my wishlist now!

  6. Ohh sounds good! I hadn’t heard of that brand!

  7. Let me know what you think when you get it! :)

  8. Gosh,I sometimes which I liked nudes but when I use them, my mouth disappears!
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  9. A really good nude for medium-deeper skintones is Laura Mercier Discretion. It’s sort of a brownish-beige type nude, it doesn’t look super exciting in the tube, but it’s really pretty on, and the formula is amazingly smooth! I also love NYX Matte Lip cream Stockholm & London, although those are more lip stains than lipsticks.

  10. Wow, I love Senna Demure! That would be perfect for me! Thank you so much!
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