Nude lips is a long-standing make-up trend that’s unlikely to go away anytime soon. Women have been wearing some form of nude lipstick since the 60s, and they’ve come a long way since then with shades to match every skin tone and textures to match every preference – matt, gloss, satin, sheer, high pigment, etc.
To be honest, I don’t see much of a difference between a tinted lip balm and a nude lipstick, except the consistency / texture, and that the lipstick is more long-lasting. OK, there is enough of a difference there!
Anyway, I’ve tried to find a nude lipstick in all the normal places (MAC, NARS, Bobbi Brown, etc) and not had much luck. Illamasqua on the other hand has a range called Glamore, which is their satin finish lipstick, and within this there are 7 shades of nude, with subtle differences that take into account skin tone and also the natural colour of your lips, mine being quite dark to begin with. So, for me a nude lip would either have me matching the colour of my lips, which looks quite dark to me or to match my skin, which makes me look washed out.
Enter Glamore in Cherub – a shade that suits most skin tones and gives me healthy looking lips. I love that they have photos online showing how the shade would look on pale and dark lips! Of course, it is always best to try these out on yourself first but it’s the acknowledgement that we’re all different that I admire about Illamasqua.
Cherub is sold out online already, which is a surprise as it is a new shade, but the make-up artist in the Illamasqua store near Carnaby Street said it was a hit because it suits pretty much everyone. Worth giving a try if you’re looking for a great daytime lippy 🙂