The Everyday Lip: Feeling Mauvey


I've written many Everyday Lip posts before, and although the shades are always pretty similar, I don't think the shades have ever been so cohesive as they have been lately. I'm a huge Mauve Enthusiast, a term I'm coining here and now, Mauves are the perfect neutral-ish shade that stand out a bit but aren't too "out there." I gravitate towards them most in the colder weather when I especially love all things cool-toned and berry-toned.

The one I've been wearing the most often has been the NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment in Save the Queen. I can't get over how much I love these lip products - they're the most comfortable liquid lipsticks I've tried. They have a very matte finish, but feel like nothing on the lips and don't make them shrivel up and dry out. My favorite way to wear them is lightly blended into a lip balm for a lighter stain effect. This shade is also one of the most purple of the ones I'm featuring, but it still looks quite natural on the lips.

Another favorite from NARS is their Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Do Me Baby. This is one of their newer shades that came out earlier this year. It's a bit rosier and a teeny bit warmer, so it looks beautiful year-round. I love the Velvet Matte Pencil formula as well - it does get a bit drying after awhile, but the shades do not budge and are weightless.

My next two favorites are from Nudestix. I've spoken about my love of the Gel Color Lip + Cheek Balm in Pulse before, and it still rings true. I love the formula of this - it's balmy, a bit sheeny, and moisturizing. Pulse is the perfect mix of mauve and nude that makes it ultra-wearable, and it goes with just about anything. I love reaching for this one when I want a more glossy look.

The Nudestix Magnetic Matte Lip Color in Rose is a recent addition, but I can already tell it's going to become an everyday grab. The Magnetic Matte formula is insane - it feels so creamy going on the lips and sets to a weightless, incredibly matte finish. It doesn't move at all and performs like a liquid lipstick, without the drying effects. This is the formula I reach for when I need my lipstick to last all day. Rose is such a beautiful slightly mauve-toned rose nude. 

NARS Save the Queen, Do Me Baby, NUDESTIX Pulse, Rose, Bite Beauty Glace, Pat McGrath Realness, Hourglass My One Desire, Glossier Jam

NARS Save the Queen, Do Me Baby, NUDESTIX Pulse, Rose, Bite Beauty Glace, Pat McGrath Realness, Hourglass My One Desire, Glossier Jam

If you took Nudestix Rose and deepened it a bit, you'd get the Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon in Glace. This formula is lovely, creamy, and comfortable. It's not quite matte as the name suggests, but rather has a satin finish. It does fade throughout the day, but it does so evenly and it's easy to reapply. This is one I had forgotten about until only recently, and it's a favorite once again.

Another recent addition I've already fallen for is the Pat McGrath LuxeTrance Lipstick in Realness. This is one of the most beautiful lipstick formulas I've ever tried. It's simultaneously creamy, weightless, and comfortable. The LuxeTrance lipsticks leave a beautfiul satin finish, too. Realness is very close to my natural lip color, so it's one I reach for often, whether it's a minimal makeup day or I'm doing something more dramatic (read: wearing any eyeshadow) on my eyes.

I'm so glad I finally tried the Hourglass Confession Lipsticks. I've been wearing the shade My One Desire, one of the shades in the Confession Lipstick Set, a lot lately. This is a little more pink and rosy than the other shades here, so it adds a bit more of a girly look to whatever else I'm wearing. These are so beautifully pigmented - I'm going to need to grab some more shades for sure!

My last favorite, as I'm sure you could have guessed, is the Glossier Generation G Lipstick in Jam. This is more berry/purple, but the sheer stain-like finish turns it into more of a mauve on me. These are some of my favorite lip products because they're quite versatile. One layer provides a sheer wash of color, but they can also be built up to a higher opacity. I love that they also have a matte finish - it's not something you see often with sheer products.

Do you like mauve lipsticks? What's your favorite everyday lip color?

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