I always swore to myself I'd never use the typical phrase 'Kylie Jenner lip' in a post...yet here we are. That's blogging for you. I'll be honest - I'm not one of these people who gets caught up in celebrity hype too much but you simply can't get away from the ol' KJ inspired lip at the moment can you? Personally, I've always been a fan of a darker nude lip and so it seems like the perfect time to share my collection with you all. It's amazing how much definition shades like this bring to your lips without looking overdone. There's something about spicy browns and brick hues that really do make the lips appear plumper, fuller and altogether more perfected - it's such a sophisticated look that brings a lot of attention to the lip area without having to opt for a vibrant, statement shade - perfect for everyday wear. So, I thought I'd introduce you to my trusty bunch of '90s' inspired shades... I definitely have my favourites amongst them so if you're of a similar skin tone to me and are seeking out some Kylie Jenner inspo - hopefully this post might be of some interest...
Mac // 'Half n Half' // £15.50 // Link
One of my all-time favourites, 'Half n Half' has featured quite heavily on my blog over the past year or so. It's a slightly lesser-known version of the infamous 'Velvet Teddy' but I much prefer the finish and texture of this one and it's virtually the same, maybe a touch lighter. The amplified finish gives the lipstick a slightly glossy finish and it's also incredibly opaque - it's absolutely stunning. It's featured in my Mac Lipstick Collection post here.
Mac // 'Paramount' // £15.50 // Link
This isn't exactly a nude shade but it would have been daft if I didn't include it! If you're a statement lips fan and aren't sure you'd really suit the '90s nude lip' trend, this one is for you. It's a beautiful bold burgundy/brown shade - slightly gothic in appearance. I have a full post on it here, and it also features in my Mac Lipstick Collection post here if you want to see it in more detail.
Mac // 'Velvet Teddy' // £15.50 // Link
This lipstick has fast become the classic Kylie Jenner shade. Said to be a firm favourite of hers, Mac stores have been sold-out of this beauty for weeks on end. I've owned it for about a year now and it's been one of my 'classics' since my second year of uni... it has that much sought after matte finish whilst providing amazing pigmentation. It's really understated and classy, yet brings so much focus to the lips. I featured it in my Mac Lipstick Collection post here.
Lord & Berry // 'Brick Lip' // £9.60 // Link
Similar to Velvet Teddy but with a slightly more brick-ish, red hue. If you're unsure about overly brown toned lips then this one is a fabulous option. It definitely lives up to it's name. Lord & Berry's lipsticks are super long lasting and provide a similar look and finish to Mac's Matte finish lipsticks. I featured this shade in a favourites post here if you want to see it in more detail.
Rimmel // Lasting Finish in 'Undressed' // Discontinued?!
I think I might shed tears when this one finally runs out, as I reckon Rimmel has discontinued it. I've seen it lurking on eBay and Amazon but I hate not being able to really guarantee what I'm getting! This has to be my ultimate favourite... it's probably the lightest of the bunch but it's so incredibly wearable and that's why I love it. It's completely battered from being in my handbag! It's actually very similar to Mac's 'Half and Half', and whilst it's a slightly lighter offering, it still has that staple 90s brown hue to it.
Maybelline Super Stay 24 Hour Colour // 'Pink Spice' // £8.99// Link
I featured this product in a favourites post last year (here), and I always opt for it if I want something really long-lasting. Trust me, it doesn't budge. It applies like a lip laquer, dries matte and gives intense, rich colour pay off in an instant. It can, however, feel really drying so it's worth popping in your handbag so you have the balm with you. The double-ended product has an intense moisturising balm at the other end which adds a bit of gloss and sheen, at the same time as stopping the stain settling into lines and drying out your lips.
Elf Studio Matte Lip Colour in 'Tea Rose' // £3.50 // Link
The newest addition to my collection. I've been wanting Mac's 'Faux' for a while now but if you've seen my Mac Lipstick Collection, you'll know I realllllly don't need any more... I found this shade on the Elf website and took a gamble - my goodness - it's perfect! It's my new obsession! It's the perfect lilac-brown shade. I love the crayon format, the fact it's so long lasting and not to mention the affordable price tag.
Barry M Lip Liners // (not sure of names - sorry!) // £2.99 // Link
These 2 Barry M liners are the perfect companion for the majority of the lipsticks and shades featured here. The nude one is simply perfect and I actually wear this on it's own very regularly with a clear gloss over the top. The reddish one is perfect for use with brick-toned lipsticks such as Lord & Berry's 'Brick Lip' or Maybellines 'Pink Spice'.
Mac Lip Liner // 'Spice' // £12.60 // Link
The most long-lasting lip liner I own. This is also a 'Kylie Jenner' fave. A shade that's been massively hyped over the past couple of months, 'Spice' lives up to its name. It's a beautiful spiced pink/brown that looks beautiful on it's own or teamed with a lipstick.
MUA // Power Pout Lip Crayon in 'Rendezvous' // £3.00 // Link
This is the perfect layering crayon for me. It doesn't look as intense in the swatch but it's actually quite pigmented... I always layer this over Mac's 'Spice' pencil or either of the Barry M liners and it always looks so put together. The slightly glossy finish means that it isn't drying on the lips at all, and it's actually quite long-lasting. It wears off to a stain. I often wear this when I'm working, layered over a lip liner as I know it's going to last all day. I have a full post here.
Lipstick Swatches L-R: Rimmel 'Undressed // Mac 'Half n Half' // Mac 'Velvet Teddy' // Lord & Berry 'Brick Lip // Mac 'Paramount' // Crayons Swatches L-R: Elf 'Tea Rose' // Maybelline 'Pink Spice' // MUA 'Rendezvous // Barry M Liners // Mac 'Spice' Liner
Apologies - I've just realised I didn't swatch these products in the order they appear on my post (bad blogger alert!) so please do refer to the text above if any of them take your fancy.
Are you a fan of the Kylie Jenner lip? What are your 90s lipstick favourites?