Hi all! This week we’re talking nudes. Who doesn’t love a good nude, right? To celebrate Green Peoples 20th Birthday, they have brought out a special edition Velvet Matte Lipstick in the perfect nude shade. It launches soon and I thought I’d give you guys a sneak peak on what to expect.

The colour

Nude lipsticks are at an all time high right now but I feel like.. when aren’t they on trend? Nude lipsticks are definitely a makeup drawer staple – always have a drawer full of good nudes. Green People’s new Velvet Matte Lipstick comes in two shades; Damask Rose and Orange Blossom. I was sent Damask Rose to try out. It’s meant to be a universally flattering nude so I thought being a woman of colour I’d give it a go. I’ve learnt in my time that not all makeup labelled “universally flattering” are actually universally flattering. However this gets a thumbs up from me in regards to the colour. It’s a very neutral nude, not too pink and not to brown, a “your lips but better” colour.

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When I apply it doesn’t give me too much colour – it almost just cancels out all the darkness and pigmentation/redness in my lips. This would go perfect with a really strong/colourful eye look. It’s the perfect eco conscious dupe for (M.A.C) Kinda Sexy and (NYX) Stockholm

The finish

You can wear it alone for a matte finish or you can wear it with a the Green People Enhance & Enrich Lip Primer for a sheer and dewy finish. I prefer to wear it with a lip liner and some gloss because glossy lips are LIFE. It claims to be long lasting. However I’ve found that most natural lipsticks fail in this area, they simply haven’t mastered making long lasting lipsticks yet.

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For a matte lipstick, it’s not the usual desert-dry finish you would expect. It feels lightweight and comfortable on the lips; it’s actually quite moisturising and nourishing. It fades nicely (you’re not left with any butt whole mouth) and feels comfortable on the lips.

Ingredients

This may be down to the fact that it’s made using vitamin E and sustainable beeswax. The Velvet Matt Lipsticks are certified organic and cruelty free. There are no artificial colours used or beetle derive carmine. It also has natural earth minerals in it. So it’s kind to our lips and the environment!

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Overall, I love this lipstick. It will definitely become a staple in my collection. It’s matte but non-drying. It really is the perfect nude and is made amazing organic ingredients. The fact that a natural beauty brand has managed to dupe more conventional shades has really blown my mind – I hope this is just the start and that more popular shades are duped.  It is priced at £15 which is what you’d pay for a M.A.C lippie. But if you quote NUDEOBSESSION on the Green People website, you can get 15% off and free delivery. The official launch date is on 4th April but you can pre order from 28th March! If you do place an order, make sure to take a selfie and hashtag #YourNudeObsession so I can check out your nude selfies!

Until next time

Aliya xoxo

 

 

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