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The UnNude Lip Challenge

If you're on BeautyTalk, you're probably well-aware of the nude lip trend and may even own a handful (or three) of these shades. While I love the trend, I still can't seem to find my "perfect nude" so I am very excited to start talking more broadly about UnNudes! UnNude lip shades offer a spectrum from standard nude shades to more bold, neutral shades. These are the mauvy brown, deep chocolate, rose-goldy-earth toned neutral shades and they come in a variety of finishes (matte, metallic, creamy and shiny). 

 

Here's the challenge: rock an UnNude lip look between Monday, February 6th- Tuesday, February 28th. No requirement on how often to post but I'm going to try for every weekday! 

 

Keep in mind, this challenge overlaps Valentine's Day so I am also challenging you to change it up by wearing a bold neutral instead of the typical red. (Hint: red is not an UnNude!)

 

Check the spoiler for examples of some of UnNude shades. Can't wait to see your take on neutral lips!

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EDIT: I have changed the timing. This challenge will run through the end of February so keep the UnNude looks coming! 

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@kso1225 you remind me of the lip models who can rock any color and i'm over here as the consumer thinking "oh come on now .. how is that possible?!" Smiley Very Happy

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 @whitepolkydots  I wish!  But thank you! I think I'm getting a better idea of what works on me. Though there's still a lot of trial and error. I tried Bite Thistle the other day and it looked awful on me.  Same with both versions of Mauvember, and those were popular.

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@kso1225 Gorgeous! The smokey eye look paired with the neutral lip is perfect! 

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Stila Patina from the JCP lip kit box 

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one of my favorite parts of this challenge is seeing how different certain shades look on different people. Smiley Very Happy you look lovely! @moxiepancakes

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BITE fig ! i see it as a MLBB with an added pink punch. very brightening but not too overt, if that makes sense.

 

it's probably open to interpretation if this falls into a 'nude' category. in my head/through my eyes i often find pinks to serve a similar purpose as more browny or peach / traditional nude tones. i actually think this would be a fun discussion to have !

 

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jemly, your glasses are so cute!  Can I ask where you got them or what brand they are?  Thanks!

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hi @leannemm ! they're warby parker Smiley Happy

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@jemly sooo I definitely just purchased this based on your pic!!! And dangit I just love your glasses so darn much!!! and your puppy...I feel like this is a sassy photo of the two of you

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Day 12:  Marc Jacobs lip Poutliner Longwear Lip Liner – Prim(rose) & NudeStix Lip + Cheek Pencil – Whisper

 

I used the same lip liner as yesterday over my entire lip, then used Whisper on top.  This color looks much more gray on me than in this swatch.  If I don't use the lip liner underneath, I look like I have corps lips.  At least with the lip liner, it warms the color up and I don't look quite dead.  (Although a lot of people were looking at me at the grocery store this morning, so maybe not...)

 

BTW, this is the only lip liner I have that isn't clear.  I think both the lip liner and lip pencil came in a Sephore Give Me Some Lip kit (along with yesterday's lipstick).

 

Not my swatches.

 

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I love the MJ prim(rose) + Whisper combo! I wish MJ (or any other company) would create Primrose in a lipstick form. I'd stock up for years and never buy another lipstick LOL 

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Here's one I'd sort of forgotten about — but every time I wear it I remember how much I like the color. Shiseido Lacquer Rouge RD 305. And... my glasses, which you guys pretty much never see. Smiley Wink

 

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lovely lipstick (the whole look, actually). Love the specs.

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Thank you lovely @DiVWA!

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MAC Faux

 

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Beautiful! Adding this color to my buy list! Smiley Happy

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one of my faves @lyravega! so pretty on you!

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This looks just like your Bite lipliners!!!  Love these colors.

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UD Vice 1993. At first, I didn't know if I would like this and thought it would be too brown, but it pulls mauve on me. And I do like it quite a bit! This formula is really nice too. 

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Kylie Cos Exposed  

 

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This is WAAAAY out of my comfort zone and many shades lighter than my natural lip color. I don't think i washes me out as badly as some other nudes I've tried though! I definitely feel comfortable enough to wear this out. It's a very beigey nude upon inital application, but shows some pink after it dries. Speaking of drying .. it feels pretty darn drying, but looks okay imo.

I normally wear dark reds, vampy purples, or lip balm so everything light looks strange to my eyes. I've been actively trying to find a good light-nude to counter my naturally dark lips though.

Shoutout to @AnneMCC for being an amazing person to trade with. This is not something I would normally purchase for myself, but was curious about. V happy to have it! Smiley Happy

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@whitepolkydots that color looks so nice on you! it doesn't wash you out at all Smiley Happy

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thanks @unfungirl! it's still very weird to see "no lips" on my face when i pass by a mirror but it's starting to grow on me 

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i feel the same way when i wear paler colors @whitepolkydots but i love them with a bold eye look!

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Maybelline Untainted spice..then for a grungy feel I topped the same lipstick with UD Smog Eyeshadow in the middle and UD toasted eyeshadow on the outer corners for dimension. Surprisingly by some miracle both lip pics came out in the same angle..That never happens lol.

 

One thing I learnt from this challenge - I definitely need to invest in some lip liners and a better lip balm 😁

 

 

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Omg that's genius!!! I'm going to try this, I love the color you created!!!

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