20 February 2012

Stuff I Heart: Nude Gloss

I've featured a lot of bright lipstick shades on this blog but they don't really give an accurate reflection of my makeup bag. While I love a bold lip, I'll always have a particular weakness for a great nude gloss and they're by far the most common lip product in my collection. 

There's something so versatile about a pretty nudey/beigey/pinky shine - it's a look that works just as well with  tinted moisturiser and a touch of mascara as it does with a full face of makeup and a dramatic smokey eye. 

The great thing about gloss is you really don't have to spend a fortune to find a good one. Budget brands like Essence and Catrice are brilliant, and ones from Rimmel, Bourjois and Barry M are also great quality. But if you are looking to treat yourself or have a birthday coming up, then the YSL golden glosses are really something special. 

These two are probably my favourite, from opposite ends of the price spectrum! Barry M lipgloss in Toffee, and YSL Golden Gloss in #31
The ones pictured are just the tip of the iceberg - there are plenty more knocking about in various handbags, coat pockets and drawers.

But from the top you can see Lip Fusion gloss in Glow, Barry M lipgloss in Toffee, Ciate lipgloss in St Barts, three Lancome juicy tubes (Pampelmousse, and two mini tubes with no name ), a lippin' large lip plumper from NYC (in, I think, Pink Champagne), Essence xxxl lipgloss in Nude Kiss, YSL golden gloss in #31 and lip glass in Oyster.

There are also two lip creams which snuck in there somehow, Collection 2000's Cream Puff in Powder Puff and Bourjois lipcream in Rose Veloute.  

Do you like a good nude gloss? What's your go-to lip product?
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