Nude lips are one of those things that can be tricky to get right however once you do you are onto a winner! I do love a nude lip – but on other people! Personally I struggle to carry most nudes off, generally needing something little warmer and I certainly feel much happier in a deeper or brighter toned lipstick. I do however have a multitude of nudes in my kit and this particular one has had a lot of outings of late…
Humble Me by Ilia Beauty (£22.00)
Ilia Beauty are onto a winner with Humble Me. One of two “nudes” (the other being the peachier Funnel of Love), Humble Me is a honey-brown, true nude lipstick; a great neutraliser, it takes down natural lip colour to give a barely there look.
The finish is semi-matte and reasonably opaque. One coat will cover give you pretty good coverage but built it up for a complete full cover effect. Worn on its own or blended with another shade(s) to knock back colour or create an ombre effect, it is a real multi tasker and a useful addition to a make-up kit.
Ilia’s formulations are well known to be rich and creamy however they can be a little drying after prolonged wear but this can be easily rectified by a slick of balm before application or if blended with a little of the Ilia Lip Conditioners between coats.
I used Humble Me on the models lips for a hair show recently; Blended with a little OCC Creme Concentrate in Trick to dial the colour back a little more it made a create foil to the intense copper toned eyes I created on the model.
How do you feel about nude lipsticks? Are you a fan?
(*denotes organic ingredient)
Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil*, Jojoba (Simmondsia Chinensis) Seed Oil*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Beeswax (Cera Alba)*, Triisostearyl Citrate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Manihot Esculenta (Tapioca) Startch*, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Rosa Canina (Rose Hip) Fruit Oil, Saje (Salvia Officinalis) Leaf Extract, Tocopherol, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate.
May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide (Ci 77499, Ci 77492, Ci 77491), Red 7 Ci15850, Red 28 Ci45410, Yellow 5 Ci19140