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Sheer Nude Lip Colors

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More nude sheer lip colors have been added to my collection – making my final total somewhere in the millions I would assume. (kidding, sort of) They are all new launches and are the perfect lip to welcome spring.
1. YSL Glossy Stain in 208 Wet Nude from the Pop Water Collection – This is my second one of the YSL Glossy Stains and they are growing on me. They are not my favorite lip formula of all time, but I do like how long they last on my lips along with the color range. I picked up this new release and thought it would be a beautiful coral nude for spring. It definitely skews a bit more pink on me than I anticipated but I still love the color on my lips. Typically I need to add a balm or nourishing gloss over top to keep my lips hydrated throughout the day, but the base color of the glossy stain wears at least 8-10 hours on my lips.
2. .mark All Butter Now Lip Treat in Bare All – The formula of this balm is nice because it makes my lips feel smooth and hydrated but also gives more coverage than similar balm formulas. This shade looks a bit more brown on the lips than pink or coral, which is nice change from what I typically wear on the lips. I’ve been keeping this in my purse recently to add on top of other lip colors to help extend the color while giving my lips a bit of moisture midday.
3. Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Nude – If you are already a fan of Fresh Sugar Lip Treatments, then you will most definitely love this new color release. It’s a nice sheer pinky nude that has just a hint of shine. One thing I did notice with this one was the stick felt a lot harder than the previous colors which was a welcome change. I love the sugar lip treatments, but they are so soft and can melt rather quickly if I’m not too careful about remembering to take them out of my bag. The Nude shade holds up a lot better in my purse and doesn’t soften as easily.
4. Chanel Rouge Coco in Adrienne -There was so much buzz around this new Chanel Rouge Coco launch that I knew I had to pick one up just to quell my curiosity. I grabbed the popular nude shade called Adrienne and though it is a bit more nude than I prefer, the formula is creamy and moisturizing on the lips. I haven’t decided if I love it enough to buy more colors, but am happy with the one I purchased.
5. Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector in My Pink and My Coral – I have never tried the other Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfectors, so I can’t compare it to these, but that being said  – I absolutely adore this formula. The texture is moisturizing and helps to smooth out my lips more than many of my other balm/lipstick formulations. I already have it in the Nude Rose shade and was excited to get the other two lighter colors in the collection. The My Coral is a nice punchy pop of coral on the lips and doesn’t look too nude or too bright – it falls perfectly in the middle. The My Pink shade looks like my lip color but amped up a bit. I love using this over other shades to give a bit of shine and moisture or on the weekends when I am not wearing makeup but want something hydrating on my lips. These are a must have in my opinion and I really think Clarins knocked it out of the park with these. 
*pr samples included

New Fall Lip Launches: Tom Ford Matte Lip Color, Rouge Dior Baume, Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss and NARS Holiday

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It’s like all the major luxury beauty companies decided to get together and launch amazing new lip products all at once that will subsequently drain our wallets. Conspiracy! But being the beauty sheep that I am, I fell prey to their marketing strategies – hook, line and sinker. But thankfully I only purchased 1 or 2 pieces from each collection rather than succumbing to the whole collection. Then I would know I really lost my mind! Between Tom Ford’s new Matte Lip launch, Dior’s Rouge Dior Baume introduction and Chanel’s stunning Rouge Allure Gloss – lip product lovers have some great new releases to add to their collection. And because the red that NARS launched for holiday was one of the best reds I’ve ever seen, I had to include it in this post’s stellar line up. Below are the swatches I picked up from each brand. 
1. Tom Ford Matte in Velvet Cherry -I love a good matte lipstick so this new release was right up my alley. However, nude matte lips are not my cup of tea typically because it can enhance my lip lines, so I dove into this collection head first with a deep shade – Velvet Cherry. I actually thought this was going to be much darker (and was hoping for that), but I think Black Dahlia is closer to the vampy deep shade I had envisioned in my mind. However, that being said, I do love this color and find it incredibly wearable for day or night. It’s not as long lasting as I had anticipated and I found that the color began to dissipate around hour 4-5. The formula is ok, but not one of my favorite matte formulas (this one, this one and this one are three of my faves). Not sure if I will splurge on another, but happy I have this one.
2. NARS Lipstick in Deadly Catch – NARS sent this over as part of their holiday collection press preview and I just about lost my mind when I first put this color on my lips. LOOK AT THAT RED!!! It’s not one of the new Audacious formulas, but rather the standard NARS lipstick texture which I already enjoy. It almost skews a bit fuchsia when on, but regardless no holiday season will be complete without this one. TRUST ME.
3. Rouge Dior Baume in Lili and Spring – I had really hoped these two colors would look different from each other on the lips, but sadly they appear almost identical. I bought them online and wanted a more pinky nude but ended up with two corals – typical Maree. However, even though I bought two similar colors, I loved this formula. It’s smooth, hydrating and provides just enough pigment to show up nicely on the lips without ever being too much. Now that these are trickling into stores, I can tell you that I definitely want to pick up a few more colors. Unless another new lip product launches in the meantime……whoops.
4. Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss in Sensible and Pirate – I’m not a huge fan of the Chanel Glossimers (I know, beauty blasphemy right?), but when I was at the Chanel counter recently I had the chance to try these new Rouge Allure Glosses and thought they were a nice lipstick/lip gloss hybrid. They tend to be a bit creamier on the lips than most glosses, which is why I was so drawn to them. The tackiness of a gloss is an absolute no-go for me, so they have to have a smooth feel with little to no stickiness. These actually remind me of the Hourglass Extreme Sheen Lip Glosses which are one of my favorite formulas, so I’m happy to find another product that provides that same feel on my lips. Sensible is a beautiful nude coral, while Pirate is the complete opposite with its cherry red pigmentation. I do have to mention however that the color looks a bit patchy in the above picture, however it does not appear that way in person. My camera is just biased against Chanel, I guess.

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