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8 Best Nude Lipsticks and Lipgloss for Tan Complexions



nude lipstick, nude lipgloss, tan skin

Nude lip of the day is M.A.C. Freckletone with a touch of pink gloss on top

If you haven’t found your perfect nude lipstick/gloss yet, get going because the trend isn’t going anywhere. At all. Anytime soon. As a matter of fact it’s a necessity to achieve this fall’s no-makeup-but-wearing-makeup look.

I tend to break the rules when it comes to picking out lipstick colors and just go with what works, but generally when looking for a nude lip color, I start with warm undertones and go from there. But for someone like myself with very yellow undertones and a deeper complexion, finding the right nude color that doesn’t make me look washed out can be difficult.

But not impossible.

I’ve rounded up my top 8 go to nude lipsticks/glosses that work well with a tan complexion (faux or natural).


Nude Lip Collage


  1. Maybelline Color Sensational The Buffs in Truffle Tease – A great budget beauty pick! It’s a medium beige creamy lipstick with warm and peach undertones
  2. American Apparel Lip Gloss in Topless- I actually think this gloss might be discontinued, but it’s one of my favorites. It’s a warm peach beige that looks great on everyone. American Apparel if your listening, bring this one back!
  3. NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Natural – A pinky brown gloss that’s loaded with shine
  4. M.A.C Lipstick Freckletone- A cult favorite for a reason. It’s the perfect warm beige  color, with a moist and supple finish
  5. Yves Saint Laurent ROUGE PUR COUTURE Vernis Levres Glossy Stain Rebel Nudes 101 Nude Provocateur – It’s your lips only better with a slight deep pink stain. It leaves lips moisturized, with a long lasting 3D shine
  6. NARS Lipstick Honolulu Honey- You know you found a great lipstick when your husband tells you, “I like that lipstick”. It’s a matte peachy nude color that looks especially great on olive skin
  7. NYX Butter Gloss in Creme Brulee- A natural and pretty warm pink shade
  8. M.A.C. Lipstick Velvet Teddy – I think of it as Freckletone’s big sister. A “serious” deeper pink brown matte, but not dry, lipstick

Pop of Color at The Pop Shop Kind of Day


The Pop Shop, Collingswood, NJ

Attention grilled cheese fans! I’d like to introduce you to your Nirvana. The Pop Shop in Collingswood, NJ.  The Food Network featured restaurant takes a modern spin on the American classic grilled cheese sandwich. Have a taste for something a little more “grown up” than the traditional grilled cheese? Try the Fig Manchego Grilled cheese: manchego cheese, fig jam on olive bread. Maybe your looking for something a little sweeter maybe? Try their Nutella Grilled Cheese: Brie, Nutella, granny smith apples on wheat.  There is literally more than 30 different grilled cheese sandwiches you could order.

Walking into the pop shop is like walking into a throwback of a 1950’s fountain soda style drive in. Even if you can’t find a grilled cheese to suit your fancy–pick from a variety of burgers, salads, or just skip dinner all together and get  a milkshake.

The Pop Shop, Collingswood NJ

I love the energy at the Pop Shop—it’s family friendly vibe and brightly colored walls make it almost impossible to not be happy (cue Pharell Williams).

And naturally, I felt like my lips could also use a pop of color for dining at The Pop Shop. NARS Mexican Rose Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil did the trick!

NARSMexican Rose Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil

If your mouth is now watering, check out the menu and more from The Pop Shop on their website www.thepopshopusa.com.

If your mouth just needs a pop of color a la NARS Mexican Rose, go here www.narscometics.com

Multiple Sleep Interruptions Call For a Multitasking Makeup Product : NARS Matte Multiple


NARS matte multiple, laos

Nothing makes you condense your morning routine better and faster than having a baby in the house. Take this past month for example. Rocco hit 8 months and for some unkown reason, sleeping through the night became a thing of the past and a distant, bitter sweet memory. I tried everything– putting him to bed earlier, later, giving him more food, less food, dream feeding (I thought that was done??), and Motrin before bed (probably more nights than I should have). Nothing worked. He would wake up around 2:30/3 AM and by the time he went back to sleep it was time to get up for work.

Needless to say, I got up later in the mornings and my 20 minute makeup routine was reduced to about 12. Looking for a brief ray of sunshine through a cloudy haze of exhaustion, I decided to purchase the new NARS Matte Multiple (in Laos) because makeup shopping is the only thing that makes me feel better.

Hello my new morning BFF!

NARS matte multiple, laos

So if your not familiar with the NARS Multiples, $39, they are a multi-use product for the eyes, face and lips. The original line of Multiples were sheer with a hint of shimmer. Perfect for highlighting and a just a kiss of color.

Its cousin, the new Matte Multiple, packs more of a punch. While the size of the Matte Multiple is smaller, the product is super pigmented—thus needing less product. And the color is buildable so you can adjust how vibrant you want the color to be (see just one swipe below, in Laos):

NARS matte multiple, laos, swatch

It’s easy to blend with fingers or a brush. For a sheerer look, apply wet.  Applied on lips, I suggest a coat of gloss, as it’s a little too matte for me.  The line comes in 8 shades and I want every single one.

But until then I’ll be happy with Laos. And 8 hours of sleep, please.

NARS Matte Multiple, Laos, Review

And God Created Woman…and Lust Worthy Eye Shadow Palettes


NARS And God Created the Woman


I love a good eye palette. And since my Sephora gift cards I received for my birthday (from the best mother in law ever) were burning a whole in my wallet, I decided to get this eye shadow palette from NARS called And God Created the Woman Set, $59.

Why did I decide on this particular palette? I loved the mix of neutral colors in both shimmer and matte shades. The six shades can be used to create a daytime look or a sultry night look. Also in the set is Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base and a travel size all over lid eye shadow brush.

NARS didn’t disappoint with this palette and it’s at a great price and great for travel!

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