I know, I know. You know me for my love of red lipstick, so this post title mayyy have thrown you off. (Don’t worry, that red lipstick love runs deep–that’s not going anywhere!)
But lately, I have been having a moment with nude lipsticks.
Because sometimes, even I (shocking, I know) don’t feel like it’s a red lipstick kind of day, you know what I mean? I think neutral shades can be just as (sometimes more!) chic, and make a statement in a different kind of way.
My favorite neutral flavor of the week? MAC “Whirl”–Pictured here. It’s very Kylie Jenner-Esque, don’t you think? (Honestly, I never thought Kylie and I had a lot in common when it came to makeup, but this is definitely something I can get behind!)
It’s a dusty-rosey-neutral-nude. (Got all that?) And upon further research, it appears I stumbled upon a cult classic without even knowing it, but I can see what all the hype is about.
You know me, predictable as always, I never make it further than Nordstrom’s MAC counter when lipstick shopping. Their matte formulas really can’t be beat. They stay put, you get amazing, opaque color in one swipe (without having to apply a ton of layers) and despite being matte, their lipsticks don’t dry out like other matte’s do. If you haven’t tested them out yet, I can’t say enough good things!
I highly recommend getting the lip primer to apply pre-lipstick, as this will help keep your lips soft and hydrated! I also love their lip-liner which you can fill in your lips with post-primer, pre-lipstick, which will really up the staying power. (Just make sure to go with a shade as close to your lipstick color as possible!)
Have you tried this color yet? What’s your favorite neutral lip shade?
Photos by Jules Kennedy