Sep 272011

This recent story about Chanel’s Peter Philips’ work backstage at Jil Sander emphasizes that a modern look incorporates nudes. Above, Philips used foundation on the lips to simulate a nude lip. Unlike Fall seasons past, I’m definitely feeling nudes during 2011. This includes nails, including Rococo Nail Apparel’s Nude Wardrobe over at The Beauty Look Book and RGB’s nail collection seen here at Planete Beaute.

Some Fall lipsticks also have a nude vibe.  Like many women, I cannot wear a completely nude lip without looking a bit lifeless. Instead, this Fall I’ve been rotating some nude roses that give some color to lips (but not much). One was previously reviewed here, Burberry Lip Mist in Nude Rose.

This is in Burberry’s Lip Mist formula, which is both sheer and moisturizing. On Liz:

Another one that I’m enjoying is Dior Rouge Dior in Pisanelle Pink ($32/#428), released with this Fall’s Blue Tie Collection:

When this was released, I went back to look at it several times trying to decide whether I needed this one.  I decided that I did, and I’v been wearing it very frequently.  It’s one of those lipsticks that you can keep in your purse constantly to refresh during the day.  It looks good with a wide range of other looks, and adds a glowing look that is very polished.  On Liz:

Dior’s formula is very moisturizing–this feels like a balm to me. Keep in mind, the formula is a bit soft. Several of the testers that I saw were broken. I’ve carried mine around in my purse, and been careful during application, which seems to have worked to preserve the bullet of this very soft formula.

Bobbi Brown’s Rich Lip Color in Soft Nude ($22/ #18) is a rosy brown nude:

On Liz:

Bobbi Brown’s Soft Nude is the deepest and most opaque of this group, easily covering my pigmented lips.  Bobbi Brown’s tended to look creamier than the others, which have a more luminous finish.  I’m having trouble locating this color for sale online–this may have been limited edition or is simply sold out.

Here is a comparison of the three:

I have to admit, it is nice to have a Fall season where deep reds are not required. I’m enjoying the ease and wearability of these colors. You can always smoke out the eyes, if you’d like emphasis. I’m declaring Fall 2011 the season of nude makeup.

Bobbi Brown Rich Color Lipstick in Soft Nude was sent to Cafe Makeup without charge for consideration and review.

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  4 Responses to “Fall Nude Rose Lipsticks”

  1. I, too, was happy to see some autumn looks that didn’t insist on deep red, plum, or berry lips. As we get older, not only do our lips lose volume, but they begin to turn inward. The result is thin lips with vertical lines. Who would want to call attention to that! And yet, no one wants to look colorless and washed out. As a woman in her mid sixties, I was thrilled with the color options available this year in moisturizing formulas that reflect just enough light to give the lips a fuller look. The muted, polished colors still say autumn, but they’re easier to wear and are more flattering to anyone who doesn’t want to call a lot of attention to her lips. The three shades you showed, Amy, are perfect examples.

  2. Thank you so much for this comparison. I’ve been looking for a nude lipstick and I think that Dior is just what I want!

  3. These are all so pretty, I don’t know which one I like the best!

  4. Bobbi Brown Soft Nude was part of the Tortoise Shell Collection and is Limited Edition. I know it’s not available online but some stores and counters might still have it in stock. 🙂

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