While I remain firmly seated in the ‘bright lip lover’-category of beauty addicts, I have been a enjoying a much more subdued lip combo lately that falls more in the pinky nude spectrum.
The Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk has been a firm favorite ever since I purchased it last year, a beautiful ‘my lips but better’ shade that seems to go with everything. Seeing as it is a lip pencil though, it is completely matte and extremely long-lasting.
To spice things up a little, formula- and texture-wise, I have been pairing it with the Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Laquer in Rose Redefined, a semi-opaque gloss that lends a beautiful sheen and dose of pink to the Charlotte Tilbury pencil.
Together, they make for a polished but wearable nude-pink lip that works perfectly for everyday. Since my lips are pretty pigmented on their own, it’s always important to me that I don’t go to light or beige with my nude lip colors and this combo has been the perfect way to go simple without veering into the dreaded category of concealer lips.