Lip Combos I’m Loving Lately: Rosey Nude & Muted Mauve

girl wearing natural pink lipstick

One topic I really haven’t blogged much about is my favorite lip products. (I have a lot of them!) I don’t know about you guys, but I always tend to gravitate toward neutrals — specifically colors that fall within the rosey nude & mauve family.*

*I will add a caveat that I recently tried this Urban Decay Vice Lip Bond in a bold red, and I might start going bold more often!

I love playing around with different lip liners, lipsticks, and lip gloss combinations, so I figured I’d share two combos that I’ve been doing a lot lately!

Even if you wear just the lipsticks on their own, each of these shades has my enthusiastic stamp of approval.

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Ok I am in love with this combo! It really makes your lips look plump and juicy, but also extremely natural. I use the Pillow Talk lip cheat to overline by bottom lip and top lip (just in the center, not down the sides or in the corners!) There’s a reason why they call it “lip cheat” — you can literally cheat your way to fuller-looking lips.

I then fill in with the Armani Lip Power. The pointed shape of the Armani tip is incredible for application. I wish every lipstick was shaped like this! Gives you really precise application. Plus, the formula is gorgeous and creamy.

Adding a touch of the Fenty gloss in the center really gives you that juicy, full pout.

The Lipstick:

Armani Lip Power Long Lasting Satin Lipstick
Shade: 109 Intimate – medium beige rose

The Liner:

Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Lip Liner
Pillow Talk

The Gloss:

FENTY Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer
Shade: $weetmouth – shimmering soft pink

Rare beauty on top, Armani on bottom


Perhaps it’s because I’m a child of the ’90s, but I liiiiive for a good mauve lip. This combo in particular is great because it’s not like a muddy rusty mauve—it’s muted and subtle, with peachy undertones.

I love the combination of lining with Makeup by Mario’s Sculpting Lip Pencil in Rich Mauve (which creates a darker shadow around the lips) and then filling in with the matte Rare Beauty lipstick in Worthy. If you like a matte lip, you could totally just stop there!

Or, you can add one of my all-time favorite glosses: Pat McGrath’s Peach Perversion. It adds a lightness and touch of shimmer to the look.

The Lipstick:

Rare Beauty Kind Words Matte Lipstick
Shade: Worthy – muted mauve

The Liner:

Makeup by Mario Ultra Suede® Sculpting Lip Pencil
Shade: Rich Mauve

The Gloss:

Pat McGrath Labs Lust Lip Gloss
Shade: Peach Perversion

I’d love to know what your ride-or-die lip colors and combos are. Leave them in the comments below!

This post was created in partnership with Sephora. All opinions are my own!

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