I change my mind. That is the moral of the story in this post. If you were to tell me two months ago that one of my go-to lip combos would be nude-y brown I would’ve probably told you that you are out of your mind. But that’s what blogging does to me – helps me go out of my comfort zone and fall in love with trends that I use to find not particularly flattering. As of recently, I am all over the 90s nude lip trend and I sport in on a regular basis. I adore the deeper nude / brown tones and I love how subtle, yet sophisticated this look is. I’m especially loving it on days when I fancy channeling my inner Kylie Jenner and I find that wearing this combo is a fantastic way to spruce up the good ol’ pink-y nude lip.
The tawny lipstick obsession started not too long ago when I decided to be experimental for once and have a little play around with lip liners. I certainly wasn’t a lip pencil kinda gal but as I said – I am a mind-changer and now I completely get why they are in every makeup artist’s bag of tricks. They really do make a world of difference. They prolong the longevity of your lipstick, define the lips, and prevent your lipstick from bleeding and that awkward color fading. They just rock and my lip liner companion towards achieving the perfect 90s nude lip comes from Essence and it’s in the form of the shade 05 Soft Berry (here). This little gem has risen well above and beyond my expectations and I am head over heels in love with it. Its deep brown-y shade with slight berry undertones is right up my alley and it preps the lips beautifully for any brown / mauve lippy. It’s cheap as chips but the formula is awesome! Soft, non-drying and long lasting? Check.
I’ve tried to get the 90s vibe with multiple lipsticks but the Essence lip liner paired with MAC Syrup (here) is my winning combo. The lippy has stunning mauve purple-y pink shade, which tones down the shade of the pencil slightly and makes everything a bit more cool toned, which you know I adore. Plus, it makes everything even more perfect for autumn. I’ve banged on about it here but if I have to sum it up, I’d only say that Syrup is my favorite autumnal MAC lipstick. The shade is to die for and I love the satin finish and the creamy, hydrating formula. It is not overly pigmented as well, which makes it a breeze to apply if you’re on the go, especially over the Essence lip liner. And viola – with Syrup on top and Soft Berry underneath your 90s lip a-la miss K Jenner is complete!
Are you into the whole 90s nude lip trend? Which are your favorite nude brown lip products?