Part of me never grew out of the smokey eye + tan + concealer nude lip makeup trend of 2003-10ish. While I usually wear more medium neutral nude lipsticks lately, there are days where I enjoy getting the concealer lip look. In my early days of makeup I used to actually use concealer and Burt’s Bees Lifeguard’s choice, but have thankfully strayed away from that at this point. To pull it off now, I start with a lip liner. MAC Cork or Oak are the perfect bases for an ultra nude lipstick. Something about the tone of them makes the lighter lipstick transition more gracefully. I love wearing light lips because it seems to make me look more tan and draws attention to my eye makeup.
I grabbed the lipsticks in my collection that I thought were some of the lightest nudes I had. Many of the shades I thought were ultra light were much darker than I had perceived. The whole reason for doing this was that I was planning for a trip to Ulta to swatch the Too Faced Matte Melted Ice Cream by Kandee Johnson and wanted to see how it compared to what I already own. It looked almost concealer nude online so I hoped it would be somewhere in the Mac Fleshpot/ Maybelline Bare All category.
Melted Ice Cream didn’t turn out to be the color I wanted sadly. It had too much warm pink in it for me even though I love how light it is. I will keep holding out- the search continues.
Top to bottom- Too Faced Perfect Nude liner, Urban Decay Walk of Shame liner, Ofra São Paulo, Kylie Cosmetics Naked, MAC Fleshpot, Too Faced Melted Sugar, Sephora Cream Lip Stain 33 Pink Peony, ABH Milkshake, ABH Stripped, Maybelline Beach Babe, Maybelline Bare All, MAC Myth
I let the lipsticks fully dry down about 10-15 minutes for this photo. Maybelline Bare All is SO light, followed in order of lightest by Urban Decay Walk of Shame, ABH Milkshake (but it has some pinkish peach in it that I don’t love) MAC Fleshpot, MAC Myth, Maybelline Beach Babe, Too Faced Melted Sugar, then the rest fall along a more medium level with different tones of brown.
If you are into ultra light nude lipsticks I hope seeing all these swatched side by side was helpful! Have a great day 🙂