I can very happily say that there is not one colour in this selection of nude based glosses that I wouldn’t wear. If you love nude lips I think this is a perfect collection – for my taste I can’t fault it at all. Better yet, it’s made to a formula (with hyaluronic filling spheres) that actually make your lips look smoother which they do, and they also claim to make your lips look fuller (I didn’t notice any extra fullness). Urban Decay says that it’s made to a balmy formula with vitamin E, avocado oil and shea butter with a little smack of rosehip seed oil… certainly, they do feel nourishing on the lip, but at the same time, have that familiar light tackiness of gloss.
They are all very sheer on the lip – if you like a full-on colour, these aren’t for you – they’re hints of nude; some give more colour than others, but it’s a common theme that they’re sheer. So, the shades above from bottom to top: Walk of Shame (light shimmer), Lovechild, Freestyle (light shimmer) and Naked.
Some of these shades have that same milkiness that Stila gloss is famous for – it’s very flattering. From bottom to top: Beso, Liar, Rule34, Nooner and Streak. I detect a little hint of mint although it’s very weak because I wasn’t sure if I was imagining it when it was on the lip, but I had a smell of the gloss from the tube and it’s a kind of mild minty/vanilla. If you’re buying on line, have a think about your natural lip colour; the perfect nude shade for me from this selection is Naked, but I have quite a strong natural lip colour – if your lips are paler, then you’ll be able to wear the baby pink and light nudes really well. All will suit all, but it does depend on how you like your nude lip to look.
These will be £14 each when they launch (Debenhams and House of Fraser, or beautybay.com, hqhair.com and lookfantastic.com from 1st February.