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COLLAB: Favourite Nude Lipsticks (possible dupe alert)

Before I start, I want to let you know that this post is a collaboration with the lovely Brooke. She blogs about beauty and her personal adventure with a stubborn chronic illness, and she deals with everything like a boss! If you are interested in her favourite nude lipstick choices, then head over to her blog at the end!

Now, I’m not the ‘nude’ kind of girl, I usually pick more ‘toned’ lipsticks for myself. Not very bright, just well defining my lips, if that makes sense 😀 Recently I got my first nude lipstick and literally went crazy. And I got 4 more nude lipsticks afterwards!


I believe you are all familiar with the lipstick in the middle. It’s a real gem indeed, but the two other lipsticks also deserve some love! Their brand is called Golden Rose and I have another review on their crayon lipsticks. Golden Rose is a very popular and affordable drug-store brand here in Bulgaria, and almost 70% of my lipstick collection is consisted of … GR. If you type Golden Rose in ebay, you will easily find their crayons, matte lipsticks, lip glosses, etc. for no more than £4.


My Mac is in the classic shade Velvet Teddy, and the two Golden Rose lipsticks are in shades 16 and 01. Let me show you some swatches now:


This photo is not edited at all, I just downloaded it on my computer and put it here. I’m telling you this, because the shades you see are the actual shades I have.

Although the Golden Rose Velvet Matte 16 is slightly darker than Velvet Teddy, I think it might be a reasonable dupe. In terms of quality – GR have the same velvety and not drying matte formula, but MAC is definitely longer-lasting. But for the price, I can’t complain at all. And you need to scrub quite a lot to get rid of them!



Which are your favourite nude lipsticks? Do you prefer to go ‘nude’ or like a little pop of colour?

I’ll be posting another collab post next time because I enjoy doing this so much. If you are interested in collaborating with me, then send me a little sweet letter to

Thank you for reading as always,

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  • Reply Azra

    I never tried Golder Rose lipsticks, I do have 2 liquid lipsticks by them and I don’t like them at all. I think I need to try these in stick. xx

    July 15, 2017 at 11:29 am
    • Reply Siyana

      Liquid lipstick are not my favourite too, but these matte ones are just fab!

      July 15, 2017 at 11:35 am
      • Reply Azra

        I need to try them. Especially that 01 shade, it’s beautiful. xx

        July 15, 2017 at 11:50 am
  • Reply Lise

    Nude lipsticks are pretty but they don’t suit me very well. I usually go for mauve/purple tones 🙂

    July 15, 2017 at 12:32 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      Well I thought the same but now I’m obsessed 😂

      July 15, 2017 at 12:39 pm
  • Reply Jazzy Henry

    The golden rose velvet matte 01 is so pretty! I love nudes! I am loving Mac’s Honey Love right now.

    July 15, 2017 at 12:38 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      They are all so pretty! Sometimes I really can’t decide which one I want to wear 😂

      July 15, 2017 at 12:40 pm
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    July 15, 2017 at 4:22 pm
  • Reply Girl Enters

    Those look great, I also love NARS nude lipstick and honestly I’ve been surprisingly in love with Too Faced liquid nude lipstick

    July 15, 2017 at 8:31 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      I’ve never tried them but they look fab 🌸

      July 15, 2017 at 8:40 pm
  • Reply therealpinkblogger

    I love nude lipsticks!

    Have an amazing day!
    xx Kris

    July 16, 2017 at 5:31 pm
  • Reply hudapervez

    Those are such pretty shades, I usually don’t go for very nude shades as the don’t look good on my skin tone, so definitely nude with a pop of color!
    Btw, I’ve nominated you for The Leibster Award! I would love it if you would check it out! xx

    July 17, 2017 at 6:20 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      Aw thank you hun, will definitely check it out <3

      July 17, 2017 at 8:12 pm
  • Reply ayrgalaxy

    I remember not being into nudes as well, but when I got my first I was hooked. I love the Mac Velvet Teddy shade but I don’t buy MAC products are they’re not cruelty-free. I will have to look for another affordable dupe 🙂
    But these are very lovely shades! 🙂

    July 18, 2017 at 7:24 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      I believe MAC test on animals only when they sell in China, so basically my lipstick is cruelty-free. Does this count? ;/

      July 19, 2017 at 2:08 pm
      • Reply Ayrgalaxy

        Brands can be very vague with their language when they say “we don’t condone animal testing unless it’s required by law”. That means they still test lol. I can only hope they stop selling in China and go fully CF. That would be nice.
        Still, the shade is very pretty. I hope I can find one just like this 😁

        July 19, 2017 at 4:46 pm
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  • Reply Cassandra Passmore

    Great post Siyana! Im gonna check out golden rose lipsticks because I have seen them everywhere. Im going back to my mac bullet lipsticks lately and my favorite nudes are Velvet Teddy (same), Yash, Honey Love and when Im feeling some pink, Mehr. xo

    July 21, 2017 at 1:27 am
    • Reply Siyana

      We have them in store and there are significantly cheaper, but it doesn’t hurt to get them from ebay 😁I absolutely recommend!

      July 21, 2017 at 9:43 am
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  • Reply Makeup & Beauty Blog

    nude lipsticks are my favee, velvet teddy is amazing!

    August 12, 2017 at 12:53 am
    • Reply Siyana

      It’s everyone’s favorite 🌸

      August 12, 2017 at 7:04 am
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