I love finding a good nude lipstick to add to my collection. They're what I wear most, so they're the most easily justifiable to me. I've picked through my collection and found my favorite luxe options, from Tom Ford to Charlotte Tilbury.
Surratt Beauty Lipslique Lipstick, 'Bandy' | I first heard of these lipsticks through Estee Lalonde. She raved about them so I picked my first one up in the Sephora VIB Sale last fall. I instantly fell in love and shortly after added the shade Bandy to my collection. It's a really pretty warm nude that doesn't pull orange on me and adds a lot of brightness to my face. I like that it's not super light, but rather a similar shade to my natural lip color. The formula of these lipsticks is beautiful - incredibly creamy and comfortable, but they don't slide around. They feel more like a balm than a lipstick. They do fade throughout the day because of that, but they fade evenly and are easy to reapply.
Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick, 'Adrienne' | I got this one purely because of Anna from The Anna Edit. It's one of the most beautiful lipsticks I own, from the packaging to the shade, and it's the perfect nude. It's the perfect mix of beige, pink, and peach, so it goes with any look and doesn't wash me out. It's comfortable and creamy on the lips, and I like dabbing it in with my fingers to make it look even more natural. This is worth the splurge for sure.
Tom Ford Lip Color Shine, 'Nubile' | I didn't realize how similar this was to the Surratt lipstick, but oh well. Again, it's a lovely warm nude that has a slightly sheerer formula that allows your natural lip color to show through. I think I detect a tiny bit of shimmer in it as well just to give the lips more of a sheen. It still feels totally smooth and hydrating on the lips, and the shine it leaves it just gorgeous. It's definitely one to keep out on display, too.
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick, 'Pillow Talk' | If I could only pick one lipstick to wear for the rest of my life, I think I'd pick Pillow Talk. It's the most perfect pinky nude that really enhances the lips. Charlotte Tilbury's Matte Revolution formula is one of my favorite lipstick formulas as well - you get the chicness of a matte with none of the discomfort. If you're looking to get your first Charlotte Tilbury lipstick or maybe your first high-end nude lipstick in general, I'd definitely start with this one.
By Terry Rouge Expert Click Stick, 'Bare Me' | Again, I didn't realize how similar this was to one I already had. If you took Pillow Talk and made it a shade or two deeper, you'd have By Terry Bare Me. It's a lovely creamy matte formula as well, and I love the shape of the bullet - it's quite easy to fill in and get a precise line all at once with the unique teardrop shape. Each click of the pen brings up the perfect amount of product for one application, so you're never at risk of smushing the product with the cap. I think out of all the lipsticks featured here, this formula is my favorite.
What's your favorite high-end lipstick?