Unusual Lipstick Choices


Here we have two lippies I guarantee wouldn't cut it to my beauty bag a few years back – now? I don't know, I kinda love ’em? Especially the darker shade – could you believe that a greyish/mauve would look nice as part of an everyday make-up look? Yeah, me neither – until I've discovered the Essence I Love Nude Lipstick (£2,30 per piece) range, that is! I was a lipstick snob, you can throw tomatos at me and yell; “Booo!” all as you want because I deserve it. Essence lippies never really caught my attention earlier, I always associated them with teenage make-up but boy, was I wrong! I think that the packaging of the I Love Nude range is particularly stunning! And do you see that Essence logo imprinted on the lipstick at the front? I don't know why but I love it, I cannot stop looking at it and I'm taking care that I don't mess it up for a while. Enough chit-chat ladies, let's see why I feel head over heels for these Unusual Lipstick Choices. As stated, packaging is fab – very pretty in coordinating shades of lipstick inside the bullet, it's not glossy but matte and kinda soft to the touch – that means it's not a fingerprint magnet (yay!). I think there are five shades in the I Love Nude lippie range and I only have two but I want to get more (especially the Cool Nude hue!) – they're that good. 

Danas na bjuti meniju imamo dva ruza za usne koja uopste ne bih pogledala ranije, kamoli ubacila u svoj neseser – a sada? Ne znam, moram biti iskrena i reci da su mi se jako dopali? Posebno tamnija nijansa – koliko je vjerovatno da bi sivkasto/mauve boja sasvim normalno bila uklopljena u jedan nosivi svakodnevni makeup look? Licno ne bih povjerovala da mi to zelite reci i nisam – to jeste, sve dok nisam otkrila Essence I Love Nude kolekciju ruzeva za usne (cca 5KM po komadu)! Bila sam pomalo snob prije par godina kada su u pitanju ruzevi i mozete me gadjati paradajzom i vikati; “Booo!” posto sam to zasluzila. Essence ruzeve sam dozivljavala kao dijelom tinejdzerskih nesesera i nisu mi zaokupljali paznju ali, ali, ali – kako su se stvari promijenile! Mislim da je pakovanje I Love Nude kolekcije narocito lijepo i atraktivno. I vidite li taj Essence logo koji je utisnut na prednji dio samog ruza? Iz nekog razloga mi je to jedan od omiljenih detalja, volim ga, stalno ga gledam i trudim se da ga koristenjem ne izbrisem. Dovoljno sam se raspricala, hajde da pogledamo zbog cega tacno sam se zaljubila u ove Neobicne momente sa neobicnim nijansama ruzeva za usneKao sto sam spomenula, pakovanje je krasno – jako lijepo izgleda posto je boja kucista iste boje ruza koji se nalazi unutra, nije sjajnog finisa vec je mat i neobicno mekana na dodir – to znaci da nije magnet za otiske prstiju (ogroman plus od mene!). Mislim da I Love Nude kolekciju sacinjava pet nijansi a ja posjedujem dvije no zelim da nabavim jos (pogotovo nijansu Cool Nude!) – toliko su mi se dopali.


Now, if you're a bold lipstick lover and/or you prefer intense pigment, give these a pass. I think that you can figure out the theme is nude lipsticks and those are mostly everyday wear appropriate (and look good with a smokey-eye!). The less wearable shade is the 01 Wearing Only A Smile which is very pale pinky/creamy nude. It actually looks a bit chalky and too pale – especially if your lips are pigmented as mine. This definitely could drain your face out and I guess only a rare few could pull it off. I don't think I can per se but when I blot it or press it into lips with my fingers, take that chalkiness down and if my lips are nourished – in a weird way, I like how it looks. It won't be unused, that's for sure. But my fave, my ultimate fave out of this whole collection is the stunning 03 Come Naturally. Oooh, never has a taupey/ mauvey/ greyish/ browney shade looked so fine! This really isn't something I'd usually go for but it's such a revelation – it's so buttery, the texture is very forgiving even on chapped lips (extreme bonus points here). Of course, longevity won't excel 2-3h with either shades due to the creaminess. It's also quite pigmented – I'm wearing a blotted version on the photos because if worn straight from the bullet, it might very well be appropriate for a night-out. It's a very beautiful shade which fits the nude category but still makes lips stand out. It's a staple in my bag now and if you think your complexion and/or facial features could pull it off – highly recommend!

Ukoliko ste tip zene koji preferira izrazajne boje i upadnu pigmentaciju, slobodno preskocite ove ruzeve. Mislim da sam naziv kolekcije moze dati masti na volju da se ovdje ipak radi o prirodnim nijansama usana (“boje mesa” kako kazemo) ili beige, neutralnih tonova. Ovakvi ruzevi su najzahvalniji za svakodnevno nosenje ali izgledaju i mocno sa smokey-eye sminkom na ocima. Nesto manje nosiva nijansa je 01 Wearing Only A Smile koju bih opisala kao izrazito blijedo ruzicastu sa beige podtonom. Na usnama izgleda pomalo kredasto i cini lice dosta blijedim – pogotovo je neobicna ako su vam usne inace prirodno crvenkaste kao moje. Ova nijansa ima visok rizik da ‘iscijedi’ zivost iz tena i pretpostavljam da ce samo par odabranih moci iznijeti ovaj ruz bez problema. Licno ne mislim da spadam u tu skupinu ali na neki cudan nacin mi se dopada kako izgleda ako ruz utapkam prstima i odstranim onu pocetnu zustrinu. Naravno, jako je bitno i da su mi usne njegovane inace ce naglasiti suhocu. U svakom slucaju, nece ostati neiskoristen – uprkos ogranicenjima koja sa sobom nosi. Ipak, ruz koji je moj apsolutni favorit, nijansa koja me dojmila najvise iz cjelokupne kolekcije je fantasticni 03 Come Naturally. Nikada nije neki sivkasto/ taupe/ mauve/ braonkasti ruz izgledao tako privlacno! Ovo zaista nije boja koja bi me inace privukla ali je jedno masivno otkrice – tako je puterasto mek i kremast, tekstura oprasta suhocu usana i podari im socan sjaj (ekstremni bonus poeni!). Naravno, trajnost zbog kremaste formulacije ne prelazi 2-3h. Ova nijansa je pak jako dobre pigmentacije – na fotkama je nosim a da sam skinula sloj maramicom. Mislim da nanesen iz pakovanja, ovaj ruz bi mogao djelovati dosta intenzivnije i cak prikladno za nocni look. Mislim da je sjajne nijanse koja spada u nudastu kategoriju ali na specifican nacin ipak istice usne. Postao je neizostavan stanar mog nesesera i ukoliko mislite da bi mogao odgovarati vasem tenu i/ili crtama lica – imate moju najtopliju preporuku za kupovinu!


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