The Matte Nudes

All summer I've been digging lighter, shinier options on the lips, but now that it's September I'm starting to transition into fall mode. I'm still wearing all of my favorite nude shades, but I've started reaching for more matte finishes. I decided to round up some of my favorites that I've either been wearing a lot already or that I'm looking forward to wearing as the weather cools down. It does bother me that I ended up picking 9 instead of 10 though, so try to ignore that.

Glossier Generation G, 'Cake' | I just mentioned this in my August Favorites earlier this week. It's such a great peachy brown nude, and the formula is perfect to transition from summer to fall - it's sheer and yet matte so it produces a really natural stain on the lips. I love.

Milk Makeup Lip Pigment, 'Swear By' | I've been reaching for this one a lot lately. It's a mousse-y formula that feels really cool, and it gives the nicest matte stain on the lips when you pat it in with your finger. This one is a much more pink nude than Glossier Cake, so I pretty much go back and forth between those two depending on my mood when I want a lightweight option.

Milani Color Statement Lipstick, 'Matte Naked' | I've been after this lipstick for literally over two years now, and I finally found it in stock. It's a very similar color to my natural lips, so I've been wearing it to work almost every day without feeling too overdone. The formula is lovely and definitely feels like a high end lipstick - I'm going to have to check out more of the shades.

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick, 'Very Victoria' | If I had to choose an overall favorite of the nine featured here, this would be it. It's got that beautiful Matte Revolution formula, the rose gold packaging, and is such a pretty cooler pinky brown nude. I just feel so polished when I wear this shade.

Top to Bottom: Cake, Swear By, Matte Naked, Very Victoria, Lychee, Crush, Alyssa, Cashew, Touch of Spice

Top to Bottom: Cake, Swear By, Matte Naked, Very Victoria, Lychee, Crush, Alyssa, Cashew, Touch of Spice

Jouer Liquid Lipstick, 'Lychee' (review) | I've gone on and on about how much I love the Jouer Liquid Lipsticks, so I'll keep it brief here. Lychee is such a stunning pink nude, and it's the one I reach for the most out of the shades I have. 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick, 'Crush' | I didn't notice how similar this was to Jouer Lychee when swatched, but oh well, it's my favorite kind of shade. The ABH Liquid Lipsticks are also such a nice formula, although on me I find they do transfer occasionally. Like the Milani shade, this looks so similar to my natural lip color when applied, but it dries down just a smidge darker, making it a true MLBB.

Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip, 'Alyssa' | Ok, so this one technically isn't matte, but I much prefer Colourpop's Ultra Satins to their Ultra Mattes. I recently got this newer shade done in collaboration with KathleenLights, and it's such a pretty mauve-y nude. Despite not being a true matte, this lasts extremely well on the lips without too much transfer and is much more comfortable than their Ultra Mattes.

Bite Beauty Multistick, 'Cashew' (review) | I've been freaking out about these since they came out, and the shade Cashew has been my most-worn so far. It's the most brown of the bunch, but it doesn't look too dated. I love smudging it into the lips and letting some of my natural lip color show through to make it more of a nude.

Maybelline Creamy Matte Lip Color, 'Touch of Spice' | This was hyped up a while ago, but it recently came back into my life. It's said to be a dupe for MAC Twig, which I've always wanted, and it's in such a lovely formula. It's quite similar to the Milani one actually, so I'd definitely recommend checking out either of those lines in the drugstore. 

Have you started transitioning into "fall mode" yet? What are your favorite matte nudes?


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