This post is in partnership with Nordstrom. All opinions are my own.
Finding the perfect lip color can be difficult. Plus, I hold my lipsticks up to a high standard: they must be long-lasting and I need to be able to eat and drink without them wearing off. A few years ago, I tried a liquid lipstick just for fun and it turned out to be my favorite formula of all time. Ever since I almost only wear matte lip colors and prefer them to be nude pink lipsticks. I love to mix and match and once I find a formula that works, I like to stick to it. I’m loyal to my lipsticks. I’m excited to share the best nude pink lipsticks I love year-round.
Recycling Your Beauty Products
Before we dive into my favorite lipsticks, I want to share something really exciting Nordstrom recently launched. Some of you may know I am a big proponent of not wasting product. I will squeeze every last drop of concealer and foundation, sometimes even opening the packaging to do so. Fun fact: on most tube packaging such as concealer you can take the “stopper” out with a pair of tweezers or pliers to get every last drop of product. I also cut open plastic foundation tubes and leave in a ziploc bag so I can use every bit of it!
I try my best to recycle, but empty beauty containers are hard. It’s a mix of plastic, metal… and sometimes it’s not as easy as dumping into your local recycling bin. Nordstrom now has a program called BeautyCycle, where you can bring in your empty beauty packaging and they will ship it to Terracycle. There, it’s sorted properly and then recycled. It makes it easy and you know it’s being properly taken care of.
My Favorite Lip Liners
When I was younger, I thought lip liners were overrated. Now, I love them! I cannot do my lip combo without liner and I truly believe lip liners help your lip color last longer. I prefer creamy formulas that glide on. The color payoff has to be great and I prefer getting colors I can wear on its own, too.
My all-time favorite lip liner to use with my nude pink lipsticks. The pencil doesn’t drag on your lips and truly glides on. It lasts a long time and the colors are beautiful. Iconic Nude is my favorite shade because it’s a true nude. It looks beautiful under any lipstick you decide to wear, so you can buy just this one liner and be done. Another color I love is Pillowtalk.
The very first high-quality lip liner I ever used, I remember my Mom going into Nordstrom, walking up to the MAC counter and purchasing this lip liner and her favorite lipstick. Every time I use this lip pencil, I think of her. Whirl is my favorite MAC shade because it’s a beautiful nude with hints of a berry pink. While it’s perfect for Fall it’s a great shade for year-round, too.
My Favorite Nude Pink Lipsticks
If I had to choose one nude pink lipstick to wear for the rest of my life, it would be this one. I can apply this in the morning and in the evening, my lip color would still be intact. This is through lunch, drinking tons of water and more! The formula glides on smoothly, doesn’t make my lips peel and the color is opaque. My favorite shades are Cool Girl (what I’m wearing in these photos), My Type, Child Star, Queen B and Sellout. Can you tell I love this lipstick!?
A newer addition to my lip favorites, this lipstick is super creamy and the shade is beautiful. It’s not super long-lasting, but it’s very moisturizing and does wear well for the hours it’s on. I love shade 10, which is a true nude pink. This is truly a luxurious lipstick and I love using it with both the Iconic Nude lip liner or Whirl.
The name says it all: if you plan on doing any kissing (or eating or drinking) this lipstick is for you. Again, not as truly long-lasting as the Too Faced Melted Matte, but does a wonderful job. Ths is creamy, moisturizing and the color selection is gorgeous. My favorite shade is Nude Kate because it’s a true nude.