Everyday Nude Lipsticks for All Budgets

Nude Lipsticks NYX MAC Maybelline Makeup Revolution ReviewAccording to The Beatles, all you need is love. Well, I have this to say to Paul McCartney – what about food, Paul? Water? 8 hours of sleep per night? And most importantly – NUDE LIPSTICKS? Some minor amendments to the lyrics and I could maybe get on board with that song, s’all I’m saying. In my opinion, nude lipsticks are actually the most important on that list, and I’ve mentioned before that I usually have quite a few loitering around in my handbag. My current total stands at 4, which I think is pretty restrained for me – but luckily, they’re 4 good’uns.
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The Estee Edit | Haul & First Impressions

The Estee Edit | Haul

When this bundle of goodies landed through my door, I nearly had an emotional breakdown out of sheer excitement and gratitude. Look at all of the beautiful things! LOOK AT THEM. The Estee Edit is a new(ish) range by Estee Lauder, inspired by the iconic woman herself and her mantra that “beauty is an attitude”. The collection, which includes skincare as well as makeup, has been curated by the brand’s guest editors, including Kendall Jenner. As a wise man once said, if it’s good enough for a Jenner, it’s good enough for me. View Full Post

3 of the Best Everyday Lip Shades: MAC, Bourjois & Collection

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There are some girls out there who are confident rocking a statement lip everyday; slicking on fuchsias, reds and purples with gay abandon. I, however, am what’s known in the industry as a ‘coward’. Bold lip colours are so risky; what if I clash, what if I get it in my hair, what if people mistake me for a clown? I prefer to stick to neutral lips on most days, and so usually have at least 8 different lip products floating around my bag at any one time, all slightly different shades of  nude and pale pink.

There are 3 that I’m currently reaching for most at the moment that I decided to share with my fellow neutral-loving chicas. They’re all from different brands and are in very different price brackets, so there’s something for all the Fancy Nancys and Cheap Chelseas out there. Let’s begin with the cheapest of the 3, which has been a staple in my makeup bag for years…

Lips 4Collection Lock ‘n’ Hold Lipgloss in Urban Punk – £2.99, Boots

I know some people find lipglosses a bit dated, and considering I think I first picked this up when I was still a teenager it should really be very dated. However, I just can’t let go of a decent, easy to apply nude lip gloss, and this one from Collection does the job. Lauren gave the Rock Steady shade a mixed verdict when she reviewed it here, but I will say that Urban Punk is a slightly warmer, less milky shade than Rock Steady, making it more wearable. The 6 hour wear claims are, as Lauren said, really high on the nonsense-ometer, and I apply this lipgloss fairly regularly throughout the day. But despite that, I always like how it feels on my lips, like the colour, and when it does fade it does so evenly and still leaving a nice sheen.

For £2.99 this is a cheap and cheerful lipgloss that I think still does a lot better than a lot of its similarly-priced rivals.

Lips 3Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipstick in Beige Trench – £7.99 from Boots

Although it’s a drugstore brand, I always find Bourjois to be the slightly pricier end of the scale and so don’t usually get much from them. However, I fell in love with this shade during a recent swatching frenzy and had to have it. Although it looks very brown in this photo, it’s actually a cool-toned nude. With a slightly purple undertone to it, it gives quite a 90s effect while still being basic. This is the first of the Bourjois Rouge Edition lipsticks I’ve tried and I have to say, I am super impressed. The formula is creamy and moisturising, and lasts well without flaking. I still think paying £8 for a lipstick is a bit steep (you know Cheap Chelsea I mentioned earlier? SURPRISE, SHE’S ME!), but for an everyday colour that you know you can rely on, I suppose it’s worth it. It’s also double worth it if you can buy it while there’s a Buy One Get One Half Price offer on, like I did (Chelsea wins, hurray).

Lips 2MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Crème Cup – £15.50 from MAC

Finally, we have the brand that really needs no introduction. I recently added Crème Cup to my pitifully small MAC lipstick collection as I was looking for a neutral shade for my sister’s wedding, but wanted something slightly pinkier than my beloved nudes Crème D’Nude and and Pret-A-Pretty (which can look a bit foundation-lip-esque if over-applied). Once again ignore the darkness of the photo; Crème Cup is the perfect pastel pink. My toes curl at the cliche phrase ‘my lips but better’ but unfortunately that’s probably the best way to describe this shade. The Cremesheen formula is smooth and moisturising, though I do think you have to be careful when re-applying if you have any dry patches on your lips. Other than this though, it is of course HEAVEN in a lip case, and the typical vanilla scent will have you belting out “I’M SO FANCY” to any passers by.

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Collection | Bourjois | MAC

So there we have my current 3 favourite everyday lip shades. If you have any you think I should try, let me know in the comments below!


The Coral Lippy Battle: Revlon Lipstick Review


It’s no secret that Claire and I are superfans of a Boots offer. Any kind of 3 for 2, 2 for £10, spend £30 and get a free gift offer we are all over it like two tiny rats on a makeup shaped biccy. I’m hoping that one day soon that Boots will branch out into doing more offers too. I suggest ‘spend £20 and get a person to stand by your fridge who will swat you away when you head in for ice cream’ or perhaps ‘spend £5 and get 3 sincere compliments on your hair and/or face’. It would go down a treat, I can tell you that right now (…can you tell I work in marketing?).

ANYWHO I DIGRESS. Revlon were having a huzzah-worthy 2 for a tenner on their makeup (I think it is still on, GO GO GO), so it was rude not to pick up a couple of lip products. I believe Claire did exactly the same thing recently, and treated herself to a couple more of the ColorBurst lip crayons. However, I decided to go all coral up on this thang and get myself 2 orange tinged lipsticks. I’m a big coral lipstick fan, and I’ve actually had my eye on this Topshop orange lipsitck – it looks mega. For some reason I simply can’t be arsed to go and buy it, so I got these two babies instead.

When I bought them, my stupid boyfriend questioned why I would buy two lipsticks that are exactly the same colour and by exactly the same brand. Obviously, I said WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU, CAN’T YOU TELL THAT ONE IS A LIP CRAYON AND ONE IS A LIP BUTTER. YOU NEED TO GO TO MAKEUP SCHOOL, YOU ABSOLUTE PONCE FACED WANKER. Love you.

My point still stands, these two lipsticks are vastly different, and here’s why – and what I like about each of them.




Revlon Lip Butter in Tutti Frutti

We have already established that us Stylingo girls enjoy bigging up Revlon’s Lip Butters (read Claire’s great Revlon review here, chummies). So obviously I knew I was going to like the Tutti Frutti shade…but the question was, how much?!

Erm, very much. It’s actually a very paley orangey shade, which is perfect for the daytime. It’s really moisturising like all of the lip butters are, and it looks really lovely on (honk honk, that’s the sound of me blowing my own trumpet). Obviously, the staying power isn’t that great considering it’s quite pale and also really balmy, but it’s not a huge issue – it fades well and reapplying is a pleasant experience had by all (but mostly me).


Revlon ColorBurst Moisturising Balm Stain in Rendezvous

These are my favourite things ever, and Claire and I are big fannys of the Matte Balm offerings from Revlon. This is the Balm Stain, which gives you all the fun of a balm with all of the party of a stain.

I really love the Rendezvous colour, it is SUPER bright and beautiful. The stain aspect of the lip crayon is good too, and it doesn’t fade too horribly either. I would say that if you plan on wearing this for more than 12 hours, you’ll probably have to re-apply. But it lasts a good 4-5 hours with eating, which is simply brill in my books.

And here’s what it looks like on:


Without the Revlon 2 for £10 offer on at Boots at the moment, the ColorBurst Moisturising Balm Stain and the Lip Butter will set you back £7.99 each. You can buy them online here and here.

What do you think & what are your favourite coral lipsticks? Let us know in the comments below!

Makeup Revolution: £1 Lipsticks | Review

Makeup Revolution Lipsticks
Now, I’m genuinely not usually one to hop on a beauty blogging bandwagon. It definitely would have been a nippy day in hell before I forked out £37 for the Naked 3 palette, for example  – I mean, do you know how many tequilas that can  buy you?! Sheesh. But over the last couple of months there’s one brand it’s been hard to ignore: Makeup Revolution. With dirt cheap prices and a shockingly good amount of reviews online, I eventually caved. It’s being stocked in Superdrug, but I assumed that if the stand was anything like the MUA stand in there then it would be virtually empty (is this the same in your local stores or is it only in Coventry that people see £1 makeup and thoroughly lose their shit?) so I decided to place a little order on their website. And for those of who are remarkably unobservant, YES, those 3 lipsticks up there were part of the order!

Makeup Revolution Crime Fusion The Ones
I opted for the shades Crime, a striking Barbie pink; Fusion, which seemed to be a vampy plum; and The One, a classic nude (aka my go-to lipstick shade of dreams). At only £1 it was definitely tempting to get more carried away and order all 30 shades, but I realised that was the behaviour of someone whose priorities are not in order, so settled on these shades to give me a nice range.

On first impressions, the packaging is of course similar to MUA but a bit nicer – the rose gold writing definitely gets a thumbs up from this rose gold lover. And then onto the swatches…

Makeup Revolution Lipsticks Crime Fusion The One Swatches
I LOVE Crime and The One with a fiery passion. Both are really pigmented from the first swipe, and feel moisturising when applied. Crime will be perfect for so many nights out (I’ve always been a sucker for a Barbie lip) and The One will most definitely become my new everyday nude. However, I have no idea what happened with Fusion. Not only is the colour much lighter than you’d expect, but the colour pay off is also pretty weak and it felt a lot more dragging to apply than the other two. Please see Exhibit B:
Makeup Revolution Lipstick Swatches
Overall though, I’m SO impressed with the other two shades that I’m going to overlook Fusion as some sort of fluke and still declare these lipsticks to be the tits. For £1 I’ll  definitely be stocking up on more shades if I ever bother to venture into Superdrug and find the stand hasn’t been too massacred.

In my order I also picked up a foundation, brow kit, highlighter AND received a lipgloss, blusher and a couple of nail varnishes as a free gift (I don’t know why either, but THANK YOU Makeup Rev!), so stay tuned for more Makeup Revolution reviews over the next couple of days. That’s if the suspense doesn’t kill ya anyway.


ALSO if you follow us on Twitter then you’ll definitely have seen us harping on about the fact that we have been nominated in this year’s Company Style Blogger Awards under the Best Blogging Duo category! It’s a huge honour and we’d like to thank everyone who nominated us and has already shared their support by voting. We don’t expect to win at all as we’re up against some fabulous blogs, but it’s honestly just so nice to have made the shortlist. If you would like to vote for us then you can do so by clicking here – you can find us in the fourth category along. Thanks in advance if you do, and please let us know on Twitter (@StylingoUK) so we can send you loads of loveheart emojis to express our gratitude.

What do you all think of these lipsticks? Have you tried anything from Makeup Revolution yet?