Beth Eleanor

A Little Welsh Blogger


Get the perfect nude lipstick

 I never really used to understand nude lipsticks, I always thought if you wanted to look completely ‘done’ you’d have to wear a coloured lipstick… Needless to say I’ve learnt a lot since then. 

I’m a bit of a lipstick hoarder now and probably have about 20 nudes in my collection but these are the ones I always reach for…

  Here’s a swatch I took earlier, left to right are:

Rimmel | Lasting finish by Kate | 45

YSL | Rouge volupte | 1

Mac | Amplified | Blankety

Rimmel | Lasting finish by Kate | 40

Essence | Nude Love | 11


As you can see all the nudes have slightly different undertones. Blankety is a brown nude, and YSL 1 is a pinky nude etc.

Essence | Nude Love | 11

This lipstick lives in my handbag and is my favourite lipstick at the moment (this changes quite regularly) but for the past few weeks this is what I use most days. It was a few pounds, I bought this in Ireland last year and haven’t seen it in shops since! I’ll definitely buy more when I find it. Totally recommend! It goes with any make up look!


YSL | No.1

This was my first ever expensive lipstick purchase, and I’m on my 3rd one because I love it so much! This is one people compliment me regularly on, 9/10 times I wear it someone will ask what it is. It’s more than just a nude, it’s got that pinky tone which looks great with any make up look too!

Rimmel | Kate | 40

  If you’re a regular on my blog and Instagram you’ll know I recently bought the two Kate nudes. This nude is a little tricky to wear, as it can look like those dreaded concealer lips, but when you want attention on your lips and don’t want I faff with a red this could be a great one for you.  It reminds me of Myth by Mac cosmetics and it you’re looking for something a bit different…

Mac | Blankety

Next is my newest Mac purchase, I absolutely loved Mac Hue as a nude, and it’s great but it wore off quite easily and I was getting through it so quickly I decided I wanted a change, and Blankety is that change. It’s a browny nude and I really love this lipstick, not just because of the super cute name. If you’ve tried pinky nudes and they weren’t for you this could be a great option.    

Rimmel | Kate | 45

Last up is Rimmel’s Kate nudes in 45. I’ve recommended this lipstick to a few people and all have raved about it. If you’re slightly older or are just looking for a colour that isn’t over the top, and just gives a nice subtle bit of colour, this is for you! This is another browny lipstick and for around £5 you can’t go wrong! 

I’ve got a new white background for my photos and I think it makes such a difference and will improve my pictures in my blogs and on Instagram – yay!

What do you think? Any nudes you live I’ve missed? 

Speak soon,

Beth xx

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Beth Thomas • September 20, 2015

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  1. tazziedee September 20, 2015 - 7:04 pm Reply

    Your photography is on point! Great post x

    • betheleanorbeauty September 20, 2015 - 7:29 pm Reply

      Thank u so much!! It’s definitely improved, I’m trying to make them as good as I can xx

  2. lucieleannexo September 20, 2015 - 7:56 pm Reply

    Great post lovely! I love a good nude lipstick so this was right up my street! Blankety is probably my most well loved lipstick, it’s such an easy to wear shade isn’t it? xx

  3. Lauren September 20, 2015 - 8:24 pm Reply

    Great pics!! Gotta love “nudes” 😉 hahaha! Just followed you on instagram doll!!

    • betheleanorbeauty September 20, 2015 - 8:30 pm Reply

      Hahaha cheeky! Thank u babe. Will follow you too xx

  4. c4rlynn September 20, 2015 - 9:45 pm Reply

    These nudes are right up my ally! I’m eyeing blankety at the moment!

    • betheleanorbeauty September 20, 2015 - 10:20 pm Reply

      It’s a good one! Thank u xx

  5. betheleanorbeauty September 20, 2015 - 10:21 pm Reply

    They’re great lipsticks! Thanks Ell xx

  6. elabellaworld September 27, 2015 - 8:03 pm Reply

    These nudes are gorgeous!

  7. brittanynichole808 November 4, 2015 - 12:18 pm Reply

    I love nude lipstick (I play my eyes up a lot so lips gotta be subtle!). Great post! I so want to try Blankety by MAC!

  8. brittanynichole808 November 4, 2015 - 12:21 pm Reply

    I’ll let you know when I try it. Hopefully they have it in stock this weekend when I go to the mall!!

  9. Chuck July 26, 2016 - 6:16 pm Reply

    Feel better! As you know, I have one too. I wish I could stay home and I feel guilty for going in but I had in person clgionss that no one else could do ((HUGS))

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