The first 5 shades were part of the #ilovenude trend edition released at the beginning of 2015, the last 3 were part of the new collection launched at the beginning of this year. The nude lipstick line itself is divided in two different lipstick finishes, the first 6 of them are creamy and the last 2 have a velvet matt finish.
From the bottom to the top: 01 Wearing only a smile, 02 Porcelain doll, 03 Come naturally, 04 It's nude time, 05 Cool nude, 06 Don't stop the nude, 07 Velvet matt, 08 Velvet Matt
I've never been much of a fan when it comes to the lightest shades of this collection. Wearing only a smile, Porcelain doll and It's nude time have only ever been used for swatches on my blog and have been untouched ever since. My lips are too pigmented to make shades like that wearable. Porcelain doll could still work, that's true, but considering these are low-budget lipsticks that don't have the highest staying power, even a lipliner wouldn't make up for it in my case. My favorite shades of this line are definitely Come naturally, Cool nude and Don't stop the nude. The formula of these lipsticks is creamy, comfortable, easy to wear and it blends into the lips beautifully. They are excellent my lips but better shades. The velvet matt lipsticks are okay, the color pay off is great and they wear well. There are however a couple of things that bother me about these: the formula is not full on matt and they have somewhat of a chemical taste that is not very pleasant.
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