Quick Swatch // Bare Minerals Gen Nude Lip Collection

Bare Minerals Gen Nude Lip Collection - Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipcolor, Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick, Gen Nude Buttercream Lip Gloss, Gen Nude Under Over Lip Liners - Swatch & Review

I’m a nude lip addict. I’ll be the first to admit that, so when this huge package of dreamy lip products arrived on my doorstep, I might’ve squealed a little. The Bare Minerals Gen Nude Collection is making it’s way to Australia, launching in Mecca on the 31st of January. And I thought what better way to celebrate than with a bunch of swatches so you could have a peek at the collection before heading in store? There are twenty shades of the matte lip colors, twenty lipsticks, fifteen glosses and five lip pencils – I’ve been lucky enough to receive a majority of the collection so let’s take a look.

Bare Minerals Gen Nude Lip Collection - Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipcolor in Cult, Wink, Infamous, Slay, Icon, Cookie, Swag, Extra, Friendship, Scandal and Swank - Swatch & Review
Bare Minerals Gen Nude Lip Collection - Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick in Karma, Crush, Nudist, Sexpot, Honeybun, Notorious, Heaven, Crave, XOX & Posh - Swatch & Review
Bare Minerals Gen Nude Lip Collection - Gen Nude Buttercream Lip Gloss in Far Out, Totally, Fly, Popular, Forbidden, Snarky, Fancy, Heartbreaker, Flirt & Minx - Swatch & Review

The collection has four parts – liquid lipsticks, cream lipsticks, lip glosses and lip pencils. There’s truly something for every lip lover here. And my favourite thing about the range is how inclusive it is – the Bare Minerals definition of nude really tries to cover every skin tone. I’ll go through all of the formulas with my initial thoughts, I’ve been testing these for a while but have been a little overwhelmed with all of the colour choices. The whole range has a subtle vanilla scent to them, a little more pronounced in the liquid lipsticks than the rest of the range.

Bare Minerals Gen Nude Lip Collection - Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipcolor in Cult, Wink, Infamous, Slay, Icon, Cookie, Swag, Extra, Friendship, Scandal and Swank - Swatch & Review Bare Minerals Gen Nude Lip Collection - Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipcolor in Cult, Wink, Infamous, Slay, Icon, Cookie, Swag, Extra, Friendship, Scandal and Swank - Swatch & Review

Bare Minerals Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipcolor*

The Bare Minerals liquid lip goes on creamy and dries down to a beautiful, comfortable satin matte. It feels incredibly lightweight on the lips and wears beautifully. I actually purchased one of the liquid lipsticks, Swag, from this range when I was in the U.S. last year and since falling in love with that one, I’d say this liquid lip formula is in my top three favourites that I’ve tried. The flat paddle applicator is incredibly easy to work with, I find. It’s also worth mentioning that one of my tubes went a little strange and started leaking oil around the lid, something that I’ve experienced in the past with the Tarte Lippie Paint, so that’s something to keep an eye on.

Bare Minerals Gen Nude Lip Collection - Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipcolor in Cult, Wink, Infamous, Slay, Icon, Cookie, Swag, Extra, Friendship, Scandal and Swank - Swatch & Review Bare Minerals Gen Nude Lip Collection - Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipcolor in Cult, Wink, Infamous, Slay, Icon, Cookie, Swag, Extra, Friendship, Scandal and Swank - Swatch & Review

My favourites include Swag, the one I purchased 6 months ago, Infamous and Slay.

Bare Minerals Gen Nude Lip Collection - Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick in Karma, Crush, Nudist, Sexpot, Honeybun, Notorious, Heaven, Crave, XOX & Posh - Swatch & Review Bare Minerals Gen Nude Lip Collection - Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick in Karma, Crush, Nudist, Sexpot, Honeybun, Notorious, Heaven, Crave, XOX & Posh - Swatch & Review

Bare Minerals Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick*

The classic lipstick offering from the range is a comfortable, creamy, moisturising kind of formula. Each of the shades apply quite sheerly with a bit of a sheen. They feel almost like balms on the lips but, because of this, they can also gather a little on any dry patches on the lips if you’re not careful. I really like the rounded shape of the bullet for smooth and quick application but it can take some getting used to.

Bare Minerals Gen Nude Lip Collection - Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick in Karma, Crush, Nudist, Sexpot, Honeybun, Notorious, Heaven, Crave, XOX & Posh - Swatch & Review Bare Minerals Gen Nude Lip Collection - Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick in Karma, Crush, Nudist, Sexpot, Honeybun, Notorious, Heaven, Crave, XOX & Posh - Swatch & Review

My favourites are Notorious, Heaven, Crave & XOX – of course, the deeper nude-y shades that work so beautifully as a my-lips-but-better shade.

Bare Minerals Gen Nude Lip Collection - Gen Nude Buttercream Lip Gloss in Far Out, Totally, Fly, Popular, Forbidden, Snarky, Fancy, Heartbreaker, Flirt & Minx - Swatch & Review

Bare Minerals Gen Nude Buttercream Lip Gloss*

The Buttercream lip glosses are another favourite from the range – they provide a really high shine, glossy finish and have a great amount of pigmentation. Some of the lighter shades apply a little sheerer but the deeper shades go on quite intensely, with no need for additional colour underneath. Some of the shades have a shimmer to them but I don’t find it as noticeable on the lips as they appear in the tube. They have a hint of a tingle to them, thanks to the plumping ingredients, and although I’m normally pretty sensitive to how they feel on the lips, these still feel comfortable.

Bare Minerals Gen Nude Lip Collection - Gen Nude Buttercream Lip Gloss in Far Out, Totally, Fly, Popular, Forbidden, Snarky, Fancy, Heartbreaker, Flirt & Minx - Swatch & Review Bare Minerals Gen Nude Lip Collection - Gen Nude Buttercream Lip Gloss in Far Out, Totally, Fly, Popular, Forbidden, Snarky, Fancy, Heartbreaker, Flirt & Minx - Swatch & Review

My favourites are Forbidden, Snarky, Fancy and Heartbreaker. Forbidden is the only one of the four with no glitter in it but as you can see from the swatches, the shimmer doesn’t really come across.

Bare Minerals Gen Nude Lip Collection - Gen Nude Under Over Lip Liner in Borderline, Freestyle, Vibe, On Point, Attitude

Bare Minerals Gen Nude Under Over Lip Liner*

The final part of the collection is the lip liners, each of the shades is quite deep but complement the range well. The pencils are incredibly creamy and soft, with no dragging when I apply them to the lips.

Bare Minerals Gen Nude Lip Collection - Gen Nude Under Over Lip Liner in Borderline, Freestyle, Vibe, On Point, Attitude

In summary, if you’re a nude lip lover or someone who’s on the everlasting search for the perfect my-lips-but-better, this range is for you. There’s something for just about everyone in this range. My picks are definitely the Matte Liquid Lipsticks but the whole range has really impressed.

What shades appeal to you from this range?

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  • My gosh they’re beautiful! Definitely think I need to get my hands on Swank + Scandal x

    Katina Lindaa | http://www.katinalindaa.com

  • Ok, as soon as I saw this launch I thought of you! So many nuuuuuuuudes! Secondly, your photos are always on point, but are extra on point in this post, yes girl. Thirdly, when you said “I actually purchased one of the lipsticks, Swag,” I didn’t realise that it was the shade name, and just thought were adding it in as an aside, and I’m still laughing about it tbh x

    • hahaha aw I’m glad I’m the first person you think of when it comes to nude lipsticks! 😛 and thank you so much, that’s so lovely to hear! And that is hilarious – some of the shade names are so random and I was like do I really want to purchase a lipstick called Swag? But the colour was just too pretty

  • Great post Ash!! I can’t wait to have a swatch fest with them when they release!!

    Mel xx || Loads of Lifestyle

  • Glad the swatches were useful! There are so many shades that are totally up your alley!