I don’t think that it’s any secret that lip products are my favorite beauty topic to discuss. You can see a couple recent related posts here and here. Lip products are what I experiment with and change up most in my beauty routine. And, since most of my lip products come from the drugstore, I always am in search of the next best affordable product(s). Well, guess what? I found the best mauve-nude lip combo for less than $12.
If you’ve seen any recent photos of me on Instagram, it’s likely this is the lip combination that I’m wearing. I just can’t get enough. It’s kind of a your-lips-but-better combination, but with a tad more color and pigment.
The base for the whole look is the Wet ‘n’ Wild Megalast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick in Rebel Rose. Um, how did I not know about this product sooner?! For a whopping $3.99, this liquid lipstick performs better than most high-end ones that I’ve tried! And, considering I’m not normally the biggest fan of liquid lipsticks, that’s saying something. This lippie glides on seamlessly and feels comfortable on the lips – no cracking or dryness.
I then follow-up with NYX Lip Liner in Natural. With liquid lipstick, I’m cautious to bring it all the way to the edge of my lip line. Nine times out of 10, I’ll smudge it and just make a mess of things. So, I just use a pencil liner to fill in any sparse areas. NYX Natural works with practically any lip color.
Lastly, I finish with a light swipe of my favorite-ever gloss – Revlon Super Lustrous in Super Natural. I’m on my second or third tube of this stuff – I love and use it that much. Even though the Wet ‘n’ Wild liquid lipstick is meant to be matte, I still like a bit of gloss to keep my lips from looking too flat. I also find that this step helps blend together the lipstick and lip liner.
So, there you go! The best mauve-nude lip combo for less than $12. It will last you all day long. Plenty of product still comes off when I use a makeup remover towelette at night. To me, that’s the sign of quality products and some true staying power!