To accompany the release of the long-awaited Blushed Nudes eyeshadow palette, Maybelline have also released six stunning lipstick shades – varying shades of nudes and pinks? Say no more. Here is the beautiful Maybelline Blushed Nudes Lipstick Range*.
The formula is on the opposite end of the spectrum from the first half of the year’s release from Maybelline, the Creamy Mattes collection – this time around it’s sheer and balmy but it doesn’t skimp on pigmentation, as you can tell from the swatches. The first swipe goes on rather sheer but the coverage and pigmentation can be built up for a bolder look. I find it can pick up on dry patches and look a little uneven if I don’t prep my lips well beforehand but that’s often the case for these sheerer, balmy formulas. They remain sheeny on the lips throughout wear, so unsurprisingly they don’t last for a long time but they’re so easy to reapply that I’m not too worried. I also noticed some of the lighter shades had a bit of golden glitter that tended to stick around longer than the actual lipstick so that’s something to be aware of before purchasing.
107 Fairly Bare – A very pale pink shade, I find it tends to wash me out a little bit when I really build it up.
117 Tip Top Tulle – Another pale pink, a little bolder this time and perfect for super girly Springtime looks.
137 Sunset Blush – Orange-peach, one that I can see myself reaching for in the summer.
157 More to Adore – A mid-pink with a hint of mauve to it.
207 Pink Fling – A little more of a muted mauve than More to Adore.
407 – Lust Affair – The darkest and boldest of the lot, looking like a pinky-plum on my pale skin.
The last three in the collection are much more wearable, in my opinion, than the lighter three but that could just be my personal preference talking. Overall, the shade selection in this new range is fairly stunning – covering a lot of bases and catering to a lot of different people. If you like a sheer formula that feels more like a lip balm than a creamy lipstick, these are most definitely ones to add to your shopping list.
*some products in this post have been provided for editorial consideration, honesty as always!