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10 Best Nude Lipsticks that Won’t Make you Look Like a Corpse

Like many, finding the right shade of nude lipstick is like finding a needle in a hay stack. Pretty much near impossible. At one point they even had us checking out or nipples for the right shade. That’s how serious this nude lipstick situation has become.

The cosmetics industry has come a long way when it comes to perfecting a nude shade that will compliment most skin tones. I’ve created a list of my favorite nude lipsticks that weren’t necessarily perfect but got pretty close.

Best Nude Lipsticks
10 Nude Lipsticks that won’t make you look like a Corpse!

We all know of those nude lipsticks that make us look like we just walked out the cemetery but the choices from this list did everything but that. Some may need a little bit more tweaking  than others with some lip pencils but these worked out great for me.

Loreal Infallible Pro Matte Liquid LipstickDose of Cocoa
Check out my review here

KKW Beauty Creme LipstickNude 5
Read my swatch review here

MilaniNaturally Chic
See review here

Ofra Cosmetics Long Lasting Liquid LipstickVerona
I received this one in my June 2018 Boxycharm. See how it swatches here

Too Faced melted Matte Liquified Long Wear LipstickCool Girl
Check out swatch here

Smashbox Always on Liquid LipstickStepping Out
Find the swatch here

Stila Stay All Day Liquid LipstickCaramello
Swatch review here

Colourpop X MakeupShaylaQuickie
Check out the Collab review here

Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid PigmentBad B
See the swatch here

Anastasia Beverly Hills Matte LipstickSoft Pink
Find out how it swatched here


Milani Matte Lipsticks


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What if I told you that you could win 10 FREE lipsticks?

Well…you can because I’m giving away

10 Milani Matte Lipsticks

Milani Matte Lipsticks Giveaway
Milani Matte Lipsticks Giveaway

that you can add to your collection.

See how they swatched on my Milani Color Statement Post.


You have to be following my Instagram account here and you have to comment your current favorite lipstick.




Giveaway ends on 6/16/18


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Milani Color Statement Lipsticks

Milani Color Statement Lipsticks | Swatch and Review

Lately, it’s just been one of those days where I want to take it all back to where it all started. In the drugstore with Milani.

Milani Cosmetics has taken drugstore lipsticks to a whole new level and I am not complaining. From the well thought of ‘high end look’ packaging down to your last swipe of lipstick.

I’ve compiled some of my favorite Milani shades for a swatch and review and a few others that I added to the list so you guys can see if this is a brand that you would love to try.

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Best Red Lipsticks for Valentine 2018

5 Best Red Lipsticks for Valentine 2018.

Looking for that perfect shade of red lipstick that will impress your partner this Valentine’s? Well here’s the scoop on some of my favorite red lipsticks that you can try. They range from different price points so there’s something for everyone.

Red lipstick is no doubt a fashion statement all in itself and it might be a little intimidating at first but it is the one shade that can instantly elevate your sexy factor with little to no effort.

Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway with your beau or a fancy dinner date night, you better not be caught without some sexy red lips. It is an essential part of a perfect Valentine.

Besides, there is no celebrating Valentine without some red lips.

Without further ado, let’s get to it shall we?

Revlon Rich Girl Red

This lipstick was so moisturizing it felt almost like a balm to me. It has a very radiant finish as well which is an added bonus. This will easily create that glamorous look you are going for. This can be found at your local drugstore.

Revlon Rich Girl Red
Revlon Rich Girl Red

Milani Matte Kiss

This is a darker red and like the name, has a matte finish.  It does has a very smooth finish and I would say it’s more of a semi matte finish as it felt like it had a little bit of moisture as I glided it on. The wear time on this was 5 hours for me. Find it at your local drugstore.

Milani Matte Kiss
Milani Matte Kiss



Another drugstore brand, this lipstick is creamy with an easy application. Very pigmented and also feels very light on the lips. One application would be enough as it has a very high impact color.

NYX BLS15 red lipstick
NYX BLS15 red lipstick



Ruby Woo by MAC

Of course I couldn’t leave this one off the list. Even though I wish it was more moisturizing on the lips, it’s my all time favorite and that’s never gonna change anytime soon.

MAC Ruby Woo
MAC Ruby Woo

LipSense Flygirl

If you’re  thinking that your man is gonna wine and dine you this Valentine and don’t want to be bothered with your lipstick transferring or don’t want to be reapplying your lipstick every so often then this is definitely the lipstick for you. The only thing you would have to reapply is the lip gloss to keep that shine throughout the day. You can never go wrong with this as this is like the Ferrari of lipsticks when it comes to wear time.

LipSense Flygirl
LipSense Flygirl

With all these options make sure to dress to impress this Valentine’s.

Happy Kissing!


Milani Naturally Chic Lipstick

Naturally Chic Lipstick Review

Hey folks,

I did a review on my last post about Sweet Nectar from Milani’s Color Statement Collection and today I’m reviewing the color Naturally Chic. If you’d like to know what I thought of this color then read on…

Naturally Chic is like a brownish pinkish neutral color that is meant to give you that subtle, natural look. It’s definitely not the color for you if you’re looking for something bright and bold. It’s meant to give you that effortlessly chic look that’s not too over the top. It’s a color that is definitely suitable for the office but will do just as well for cocktail hour at the bar. Get it on Amazon.

Milani Naturally Chic Lipstick
Milani Naturally Chic Lipstick

When I first opened the cap for this lipstick the first thing that I noticed was the smell. It had the most wonderful smell that was kinda fruity but not overwhelmingly so that it would turn you off.

Milani Naturally Chic Lipstick
Milani Naturally Chic Lipstick

It also had a very creamy finish and smooth texture that glide on easily. This lipstick was also very moisturizing compared to Sweet Nectar that had a matte finish that dried out the lips and settled on the dry patches. I did not get any of that with Naturally Chic. This lipstick does transfer, however, being that it’s not a matte, dry finish.

Milani Naturally Chic Lipstick
Milani Naturally Chic Lipstick

Like the rest of the other colors from her collection, Naturally Chic is only six bucks and for that price, it’s definitely worth it! This is gonna permanently have a space in my nudes and natural lipstick collection.

Who else has tried Milan’s Naturally Chic? Give me some feedback in the comments below and let PuckerUpBabe know!




Sweet Nectar by Milani

Oh Sweet Nectar!

Hey guys,

By now most of you already know that I’m a frequent Milani lipstick user and I recently purchased the color Sweet Nectar from Milan’s Color Statement Collection to do a review, and I have to say that it’s popping! Get it on Amazon.

Sweet Nectar by Milani
Sweet Nectar by Milani


Sweet Nectar by Milani
Sweet Nectar by Milani

Milani describes it as being a bright orange but on my skin tone it’s more of a true orange, compared to my MAC’s Lady Danger which is like a coral orange with a matte finish. On lighter or fair skin tones it will probably look more like a bright orange.

Sweet Nectar by Milani
Sweet Nectar by Milani

This orange lipstick went on easily in one easy swipe. It’s a fresh and flirty color that will give all your other summer lipstick shades a run for their money. It’s creamy and very pigmented with a matte like finish. What I noticed throughout the day as my lips got dryer, since the lipstick is not very moisturizing, is that it settled on those dry areas which was kind of annoying. That happened after about 4 hours of wear, though, which to me is a decent time to remove and apply a fresh coat.


Sweet Nectar by Milani
Sweet Nectar by Milani

Guys, there are a ton of colors in this collection that you’ll be sure to find one that you like. So far I have the shade Naturally Chic, which I’ll do a review on later, and do plan on getting more shades. I always have a hard time choosing without buying everything so I settled for an orange shade just because it’s summer time and wanted a fresh new color to brighten my outfits. For six bucks a piece, I’m sure that you’ll be able to find an amazing color in the collection for yourself. You should check them out.

Who has tried a color from Milani’s Color Statement Collection? Give me some feedback and let PuckerUpBabe know.


My 3 Favorite Drugstore Lipsticks by Milani

You guys may have noticed from some of my past posts that I literally live in Milani. Not only is the packaging expensive looking but the quality of the product is great for being a drugstore brand lipstick.

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PuckerUpBabe’s Favorite Milani Lipsticks

Left to right: Milani Matte Confident 67, Milani Matte Orchid 64 and Milani Matte Diva 63

Milani is also made in the USA so I know that the ingredients are gonna be safe on my lips compared to other brands that are made in a foreign country. I tend to pair the Matte Orchid and the Matte Diva with a lot of bright yellows and greens in my wardrobe. They just make everything pop.

Milani Matte Diva in photo below

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Milani Matte Diva

And Milani Matte Orchid below

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Milani Matte Orchid

I reserve the Matte Confident for my mostly neutral colors like grey, white, tan and black, but it pairs well with brownish, copper colored clothing as well.

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Milani Matte Confident

You can find these shades on Amazon:

Milani Matte Confident, Milani Matte Orchid, Milani Matte Diva

Now that you’ve seen my obsession with Milani, what shades should I try next? Let PuckerUpBabe know XOXO

PuckerUpBabe’s Guide to Choosing Lip Color for Dark Skin

Does the thought of finding a lipstick that will compliment your skin scare you? If you’re feeling hopeless about the situation then fear no more. We’ve all been in that same situation where we’ve purchased lipsticks only to find out that they do not go with our skin tone. You’re either looking too washed out or you’re looking like a clown. So what do you do?

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It’s been proven that bold and bright colored lipsticks compliment darker skin tones really well. Dark skin can range from an olive skin tone to a dark skin tone, so if you’re ready to give up the guessing game then follow these guidelines.

  1. Choose lipsticks that fall under the category of dark reds, corrals, fuchsia and purples. These colors are bold, daring and exciting to wear. Anyone can easily pull it off if done the right way. You don’t even need a fully baked face to pull it off. Normally bold lips are paired with very minimal face and eye makeup so as to make your lips pop. Well, after all, that’s the point! to make those lips pop. In my opinion, it takes a lot more effort to pull off a neutral color lip as opposed to a bold lip.

Some of my go-to bold lips are Sephora’s Mr. Lover, MAC’s Ruby Woo, MAC’s Lady Danger and Milani Matte Orchid just to name a few.


Sporting Milani’s Matte Orchid

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2. If you’re a bit hesitant about jumping in to wearing bold, dramatic lipsticks then test the waters first with something more subdued like a matte coral or orange color before breaking out the brighter shades.


Wearing a less dramatic Wet N Wild lipstick in the shade Salsa Lessons.

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This way it’s still adding a color pop to your face in an understated kind of way. You can also build up on the color and add a shimmering lip gloss as you get more confident.

PuckerUpBabe XOXO



Mixing and Matching Nude Lipsticks

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So I’ve been trying to hold off on buying new lipsticks for a while until I can use up what I already have. With that said, I can get bored with wearing the same lipsticks quick so I’ve been trying different ways to make wearing my old lipsticks more fun.

Okay, so let’s get to it. I wore my Milani Matte Confident 67 and wanted it to be of a little lighter shade so I applied a topcoat of my Maybelline Totally Toffee 215 which lightened it up and resulted in a slightly brownish nude lip color. It was a completely new lip shade and it was totally free.

Not only does this help me to keep some change in my pocket, it’s fun and exciting to see what new shades your old lipsticks can bring forth.

Leave a comment and let me know what shades you’ve combined.

Puckerup XOXO