Is This the Perfect Everyday Lipstick for Pale Skin?

31st March 2019 in Lips, Lipstick, Reviews - No Comments

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Maybelline Colour Sensational Lipstick in 630 Velvet Beige

Sometimes when I’m browsing the shelves in Boots, I stumble across my next drugstore gem entirely by chance… and this time, it’s the Maybelline Colour Sensational Lipstick in 630 Velvet Beige*.

Finding a flattering, everyday lipstick has always been a bit of a challenge for me. My lips are very cool-toned, so anything too pink can end up looking a little purple. I don’t like anything too warm, either; because I drink too much Earl Grey tea and have yellow teeth as a result. Oh – and classic, light nude shades are out of the question as well. With my pale skin, they just make me look like a corpse… see my problem?

Maybelline Colour Sensational Lipstick in 630 Velvet Beige swatch on pale skin
Alice Red, wearing Maybelline Colour Sensational Lipstick in 630 Velvet Beige

Velvet Beige is absolutely spot on: it’s a deep, neutral pink-brown, with a serious nineties vibe to it. It’s fairly opaque, but still very creamy and comfortable to wear. It has a slight pearl finish that’s flattering without being too frosty. I find that I can sheer this out or build it up depending on my look, and as it’s such a neutral shade it compliments most of my lip liners and eye looks without any consideration on my part.

Want to see more nude lipsticks? Watch the video below:

Anyway, I think I’ve run out of ways to describe a lipstick (surprised I managed a post this long to be honest) so I’m going to wrap it up here. But if you have similar colouring to me and have been looking for a perfect pink-brown shade, or if you’re just looking for another excuse to go makeup shopping, you should give this a go.

Are there any other nude lipsticks for pale skin you think I should try? Let me know in the comments.

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Alice Red

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