Current Lipstick Obsession: Dark Nudes

I have been scouting drugstores all over my neighborhood for new launches from my favorite high street brands and I was quite lucky to spot a few. Most of these are products (pictured above) are things I had purchased maybe a couple of weeks ago. I've been testing them out and I just recently realized that I have been really drawn to specific shades: dark nudes. Which is pretty interesting for me because during the colder seasons, I like to wear vampy berries or dark reds but this time around, I found myself purchasing lip products that are nude but have a mixture of dark coffee and mauve tints. I know it kind of looks like the swatches aren't that dark but they are in person.

So today, I decided to make swatches of all of the new items I have to share with you. It definitely looks like there are dupes here:

  • Rimmel's Naughty Nude from The Only 1 collection and NARS' chunky lipstick in Rikugien
  • NYX's Intense Butter Gloss in Chocolate Crepe and L'Oreal's Infallible Pro-Matte Gloss in Nude Allude

My favorite right now would have to be NYX's Intense Butter Gloss and Milani's lipstick in Cabernet just because they're very moisturizing on the lips. I just don't think that matte lipsticks and the cold winter winds work well together.