My Favorite Mauve Nude Lipsticks


I’ve been on mauve-nude lipstick kick for what seems like FOREVER now and I wanted to share with you some of my favorite colors. I tend to gravitate towards these types of shades whenever I am looking for something new. I already know it’s going to look good on me, and it tends to match most of the makeup I wear!

I like to wear a variety of different finishes, matte, glossy, stain, and even one that is totally budge proof. Here are some of my favorites:

Kosas is a brand I just discovered recently that makes some of the best lipsticks out there. They are scented with sweet orange oil which is such a delicious scent an reminds me a lot of my favorites from Bite Beauty. This line is free of parabens, phthalates, and sulfates and has green tea, rosehip, and grape seed oils for hydration and healing of the lips. I have been rotating between Udon and Rosewater, two gorgeous nude shades. Udon is a little more matte and opaque and Rosewater is the one I am sharing a picture of today! 

Lipsense is a brand sold by Bombshell Cosmetics that I am becoming obsessed with! I have a few shades that they sell and I am having so much fun mixing, matching, and layering them. I will have a post up in a few days detailing my experiences with this brand. I love that it is budge proof and transfer proof and wears literally perfectly all day! 

Urban Decay Backtalk is a gorgeous nude mauve shade that I bought several months ago. I love that the formula is super comfortable to wear and if you love it, these are pretty affordable for a higher end lipstick so grab a few in shades you love! I keep this one in my diaper bag because it’s perfect no matter what I feel like wearing. 

Clinique Cute Pop is part of their Pop Matte Lip Colour + Primer line. I love these lipsticks because they are super comfortable on and also quite pigmented. They feel like velvet on my lips and are pretty long wearing as well. I keep this one in my makeup bag because when I am doing my makeup every day I like to have this one on hand because I’m always reaching for it. 


Sephora Collection Cream Lipstain in 13 is an old standby. I have written about this many many times. It’s so pretty and for the price you really can’t beat it. 

L-R: Kosas Rosewater, Sephora 13, Urban Decay Backtalk (bottom), Clinique Cute Pop, Lipsense First Love and Bombshell, layered

When I’m reaching for a lipstick right now, it’s often one of these shades. I love that nude mauve is such an easy shade for me to wear and it really complements my fair skin. This week, I started fake tanning again (at home and not in a salon of course) and I’ll be interested to see how my makeup taste changes while my skin tone deepens. I am SO ready for summer. Can I get an Amen?

Which of these brands appeals to you most? Have you tried any of my favorite shades? Sound off below!

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  1. 2.18.17

    I only taken interest in mauve nude shades last year and one my favourites is Sephora Cream Lip Stain in Marvellous Mauve! You got such a lovely collection here.

    • 2.21.17
      justina said:

      Yes, it’s such a great shade! And I’m so happy they came out with more lip stains!

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