P R E P | Whether you're choosing a matte, satin or gloss nude lip, it is important to prep and prime your lip to get rid of dry patches and leave a nourished base. No one does lip scrubs better than Lush. If there's one that you need in your collection it's the Santa's Lip Scrub, it scrubs, buffs and leaves them looking and tasting divine. To follow, I apply the Nuxe Reve De Miel as it helps to protect, repair and hydrate your lips ready for application.
L I P L I N E R | It's not often that I fall in love with a lipliner, but MAC Whirl quickly had me smitten. It can be used to even out, define and make the lips look fuller or it can be used on it's own with lip balm. This deep, dirty rose shade has a smooth, creamy texture which doesn't drag on the lips and prolongs the wear of any lip product that is applied on top.
L I Q U I D L I P S T I C K | At the moment there seems to be a craze around liquid lipsticks and I for one am fully on the bandwagon. The Balm's Meet Matt(e) Hughes Liquid Lipstick in Committed has a matte, long lasting formula that glides on smoothly and creates an opaque layer of colour that doesn't budge for hours. Committed, a pink nude hue works well for daily wear, feels more comfortable to wear than traditional liquid lipsticks and I find that this one doesn't dry too quickly, meaning you can work with them for a little longer.
L I P P E N C I L | If you're looking for a new addition to your nude collection, then the Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencils have you covered. The perfect nude hue can be hard to find as it often depends on your skin tone and lip colour, but for me, Bahama compliments and flatters my complexion. Being the most brown offering out of the line up, it is extremely suitable for Autumnal wear and looks great paired with a brown smoky eye.
L I P S T I C K | When it comes to a nude lipstick, I like nothing better than MAC's Twig. This soft muted pink shade with brown undertones works perfectly in combination with Whirl lip liner to create a fuller, more defined looking lip. With a satin finish and comfortable formula, Twig can be easily applied on the go from the bullet.
What are your nude lip essentials?