Why I’m ditching the nude lip

Mauve lips Milani lipstick

Mauve lips Milani lipstick

Mauve lips Milani lipstick

Like the majority of women out there, I’ve coveted the ‘nude lip’ since before I can remember. It’s been my signature look, meaning I now own well over 30 nude lipsticks!

They’ve always been one of those beauty products that I couldn’t stop myself from buying. Every time I entered a beauty hall or Sephora, a new hue/formula would be purchased.

Mauve lips Milani lipstick

Mauve lips Milani lipstick

As a fan of natural looking makeup, I always felt that nude complimented that image I endeavored to achieve every morning.

Having a darker complexion and an extremely dark natural lip tone, I often found I struggled to enjoy nude lipstick. It had to be very heavy to cover my red lips, which often left me looking like I was all ‘lipstick’, against the rest of my natural looking makeup.

Mauve lips Milani lipstick

Over the last two months I’ve found a lipstick color that not only suits my complexion but also my style (at long last). Even though it’s darker than nude, it compliments my natural makeup look like a dream.

That shade is ‘mauve’.

Mauve lips Milani lipstick

Since moving to the States, Milani has grown to become a makeup brand I literally obsess over. Their matte lipsticks are super moisturizing, they actually feel like chap stick! Their colors are rich and pigmented and of course, cost $7. What more could a girl ask for?!

 Mauve lips Milani lipstick

Mauve lips Milani lipstick

Over the last year my style and makeup has evolved to where I cannot bear to look like/resemble anyone else. It’s gotten to the point where even if I LOVE something, if I see anyone else wearing it, I go off it immediately. This is one of the reasons I adore my new go-to lipsticks so much, I don’t know anyone who wears these shades.

 

 

Mauve lips Milani lipstick

 

Along with red (god I just love a red matte lip), various degrees/shades of mauve are what I shall be sporting from now on, and I couldn’t be happier.

Lipstick Shades: 61 Matte Naked/ 42 Rose Femme

 

 

Mauve lips Milani lipstick

Mauve lips Milani lipstick

Mauve lips Milani lipstick

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