Three Nude Lippies for White Skin
I absolutely love being naked, and consider walking around in the buff one of the great joys of living on ones own. Unfortunately I don’t live on my own, and my lovely housemate sits opposite me now blissfully unaware of just how close he came to an X rated living room performance of ‘La Isla Bonita’ last week.
But if Madonna has taught me one thing (apart from never wear a cape on a stage with stairs) it’s that if it’s art it’s not naked - it’s nude. As we know at the Trowel, our faces are the canvas for which we, the artist, must create. So with that in mind, I’ve narrowed it down to my three favourite nude lipsticks. Clothing optional. Unless obviously you’re in public in which case yeah it is still an option I guess (wouldn’t it be lovely to see lots of ladies skipping around naked in fields, like little spring bunnies?) but please don’t hold us accountable.
THE BARGAIN ONE
RIMMEL KATE NUDES LIPSTICK IN 40, £5.49
You can’t go too far wrong with Rimmel but you wouldn’t want to paint your whole face with it. I see their stuff as slightly garish but fabulous in flourishes, like angostura bitters or Alison Hammond on ‘This Morning’.
This is a lovely shade that’s quite thick so I tend to dot it around, spread it in with the finger and finish with a bit of vaseline to make you look glossier and less defined but, I’m sorry to say, still not at all like Kate Moss.
THE MATTE ONE
CHARLOTTE TILBURY MATTE REVOLUTION IN PILLOW TALK, £24
This product is bloody everywhere and don’t Charlotte Tilbury know it. ICONIC!!! their instagram feed shrieks. WORLD WIDE BEST SELLING!!! it continues, fanning itself with one of those massive ostrich feather things dotted around their flagships stores. THE….PEEERRRFFFEEECCCTT…..NUDE! it wheezes with its dying breath. slumped backwards on a big pink pouffe like a naked Sophie Dahl in that Opium advert that got banned.
It is annoyingly good though, it really is. I actually slightly prefer the lip pencil, drawn on like a lipstick, as I think it lasts longer but I appreciate the faff of doing that is literally the reason that the lipstick exists.
THE ULTIMATE ONE
SURRATT LIPSLIQUE IN GAMINE, £32
I wear this pretty much every day. Not only is the shade near perfect (works better without a tan), but it’s also really nourishing and feels both comfy and sexy to wear, like a really nice pair of satin French knickers for your face.