The Perfect Nude...
Confession...I am a beauty product junkie. I wholeheartedly admit it. Between nail polishes and body sprays from lipsticks to deodorant*, I am a legit collector.
*Funny story about the deodorant...when I was a teenager, I had collected so many, my mom actually banned me from getting more. I honestly had to sneak them in the house and hide them so she wouldn't see them!
One issue I always seem to have is that I tend to fall in love with products that get discontinued too quickly and then I am left searching for replacement items. Trust me, this is a very dis-heartening situation to be in. There are very few direct replacements out there. However, due to my persistence and my obsessive nature, I have actually found some great substitutes in my search. And when I find them...pure joy!
Take my latest copycat find...NYX lipstick.
Let's start at the beginning. I am addicted to nude lipstick. And when I say nude, I mean most of my lipsticks look like concealer. My main go to is Myth by MAC but last year MAC introduced the Viva Glam Lady Gaga line and the nude shade was pretty much the best nude I have ever found. Of course, I forgot to stock up and when my tubes were done, I found out it was no longer available. Total bummer.
Like any obsessive collector, I did some research and found someone had recommended trying NYX Circe lipstick as a replacement to the Gaga shade. Of course, I ran right out to try it and low and behold...a perfect match!
Here is a pic of both...really close, right? The best part...the NYX shade is not only available, but so much more affordable.
Since I love nude / pale lips, I tried out a couple more NYX colors that I absolutely love. Both are pinks but very pale so I will actually wear them.
Pink #1 - Gala
This is a perfectly opaque light pink. Not an every day color but great for nights out and for when I have a little more of a tan. Note, this color is very pale and needs a bit of gloss to make it shiny and to make the coverage more even.
Pink #2 - Athena
This is a fab pink frost. Even though it's a little 80's, I have always loved a good pink frost. It;s also not an everyday color for me and also something that will probably look better after my next Hawaii trip. Basically, I need a tan and these lipsticks are just reminding me of that! :)
Here are both on my hand so you can see them on...
All together, I am so excited about my new finds. I even see a collection in the near future. I just hope my mom doesn't find out this time!
Have you found any great copycats lately? What is your favorite lipstick?