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 email@example.com
Thank you for reading as always,