Swatch Attack!: 8 N*de Lipsticks and a few tips on choosing the right one for you!

The search for a good bridegroom/bride is definitely way easier than finding the right n*de lipstick AND I’m not kidding ๐Ÿ˜› !! Whenever I rejoiced over my purchase of a n*ude liptick my happiness never lasted! ย I realize it is either too pink, too dark or it makes me pale. *sob* :'(
Butย finallyย i found the perfect one for me! (You can find out which one I’m talking about at the end of the post :P)

Kim Kardashian’s smokey eyes and n*de lips have been an all time favourite look of mine. I’m sure a lot of you would agree with me. But how ย do we know which is “THE ONE” for us? I’ll list down a few tips based on my experience and the “research” I did before finding my perfect one! ๐Ÿ˜€

  1. N*de makeup basically is something that is of the exact same color as our skintone/lip color (or you can use a color that is a wee bit darker)
  2. When you try the lipstick at the store go out and check the color in the sunlight. The yellow lighting in showrooms areย deceivingย most of the time ๐Ÿ˜›
  3. While buying a n*de lipstick, dont buy a matte one unless you have fab lips with no lines. Invest in a good creamy one.
  4. Finally, get yourself a good n*de lipgloss too! It can make your lips look shinier and fuller and looks fabulous with a smokey eye makeup for a night out!
Here are swatches of 8 n*de lipsticks I picked from my collection. This covers everything from a sheer to a creamy to a glossy finish. Andas much as I love my MAC lipsticks I have included drugstore brands too. Hope this helps. ๐Ÿ™‚ย 
  1. MAC Hug Me
  2. Maybelline Colorsensational Lipstick Nearly There
  3. MaybellineColorsensational Lipstick Sugared Honey
  4. Avonย  Ultra Rich Moisture Seduction lipstick in N*de Perfection
  5. Lotus Herbals Floral Glam N*de Glow
  6. Oriflame Pure Color Vintage N*de
  7. MAC Twig
  8. Maybelline Colorsensational Lipstick Totally Toffee
MAC Hug Me is of a lustre finish andย is the perfect n*de shade for a NC 37 skintone. It glides on the lips smoothly although I doubt if it will show up on pigmented lips. Nearly There from Maybelline is a lighter n*de which is a little glossy but it is suitable for everyday wear. Sugared Honey is a frost finish. Avon Ultra Rich Moisture Seduction lipstick in N*de Perfection is a lovely creamy n*de shade and is has tiny golden shimmer which isn’t visible and lends a glossy finish to the color.

Lotus Herbals Floral Glam N*de Glow is a pinkish nude. Oriflame Pure Color Vintage N*de is a true n*de lipstick but you have you to swipe it 3-4 times to see the difference on your lips and it isn’t creamy.

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MAC Twig is of a satin finish and is apt for pigmented lips. Although it looks like a brown in the swatches it is definitely a good nude for dusky skintone girls. Although I must say it looks pink on my NC 37 skintone. ๐Ÿ˜›
Maybelline Touch of Toffee is a lovely pinkish n*de. It may look like a perfect n*de on skintones between NC 37-NC 42.

Maybelline Touch of Toffee was a nearly perfect n*de for me until I discovered MAC Hug Me! It is THE perfect N*de for me! Before I got this one I had to try and test a lot of shades to check if it is the right one for me. SO I have a few more which I’ll show you guys in part 2 ๐Ÿ™‚

Hope this post helped!ย 

Do leave your feedback and comments below and let me know if you would like to review any of this in detail ๐Ÿ™‚ ย  ย 

  • wow so preety shades deepsi <3 loved mac twig d best <3 my fav n*de lipstick is mac creme in ur coffee ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Thankies Tupsi :* <3 I tried creme in your coffee in the store and I loved the color!! its on my wishlist now! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • i first tried it bcoz of its name ๐Ÿ˜› frm den am hooked to it ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Twig’s swatch looks awesome.. although m not sure if this can be an apt nooooode for me :-/

    Wish i had xexy lips :'(

    and i loved this post deeps ๐Ÿ˜€ agree wid all d point u mentioned :*

    • I personally think it would be the perfect one for NC 42. Atleast from what I see of you in your pics I am sure it is.. Wait for the full review if you still have doubts ๐Ÿ˜€

  • you have a good collection deeps.. I have every thing except 1, 2 and 5.. sugared honey and nude perfection washed me off completely ๐Ÿ™ out of the lot twig was my fav ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thanks Rekha.. ๐Ÿ™‚ I hate frost finish lipsticks.. Dont know why I bought Sugared Honey in the first place. :/ Twig is a fav of mine too except it looks pink on me.. How does Hug Me look on you?

    • hug me is okayish on me deeps.. it was a gift so i cudnt do anything with it.. neither complain nor giveaway.. same case with viva glam II too ๐Ÿ™

    • oh lucky you! you have the viva glam ones! i havent tried them.. and viva glam II looks like a good one! I’m thinking ill get the Nikki one which has recently been launched! ๐Ÿ˜€ I so badly wanted Viva Glam Cyndi :/ btw what is your MAC skintone number?

  • RAY

    lovely collection ๐Ÿ™‚
    I am yet to find my perfect nude shade

    • There is another set of swatches coming up so hopefully you can find one from those ๐Ÿ™‚

  • hm my perfect nude lipstick is mango mania from avon’s simply pretty range:)

    • but isn’t that an orange bronzey one?

  • I have twig n lov looks pink n not nude on me..yet hubby likes such subtle shades on me while I prefer jhakas bright shades..Mocha is another gonna try creme in your coffee MACoholics..nice post Deepsi..very useful

    • twig looks pink on me too! Retro looked so good on you Pree!! And get So Chaud then.. You’ll love it! ๐Ÿ˜€ Lol mac-o-holics!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Wowiee! i liked twig the best. ๐Ÿ˜› I am also in a n*de mode u know and m definitely referring to this page when i buy a new lippy! Fab post and awesome tips too. ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Thank you Jyo! <3 Suddenly from the coral phase I’ve moved on to this one.. Actually i’ve been moving back and forth.. Started out with these and then corals and now back to this.. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • hmm , touch of toffee and twig for me ๐Ÿ™‚

    • good choices! ๐Ÿ™‚ touch of toffee is really nice and it doubles up as an awesome blush too!

  • I agree with u 100%, finding our nude lipstick is not easy! congrats on finding urs ๐Ÿ™‚

    • hehehehe thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ which one is your favourite Aarthi?

  • i so wanna try totally toffee!! and MAC twig looks the best:) nice collection xx

    • Welcome to Divassence Rikki! Totally Toffee is a wonderful shade! Do try it and let me know if it is the perfect one for you! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • yaaaay! I loved this rocking post, Deeps! power packed with great info. written like a pro ๐Ÿ™‚

  • seriously it is diff to find anude lippy than a bride/b.groom!
    Nice post..waiting to see part 2..maybe one of them is for me

    • ๐Ÿ˜€ i had to try and test so many of them till i found the perfect one! ๐Ÿ˜€
      i hope you find the perfect one for you ๐Ÿ˜€