I have been looking for a nude lipstick that actually suits me for what seems like forever, and I think I have finally found a possible contender. Because my skin is so pale and my lips are naturally quite dark, it seems to be really difficult to find a flattering nude lipstick. I’m still not entirely convinced I like the look of nude lips on me, but this 17 Mirror Shine Lipstick in the shade Beehive is certainly the best one I’ve tried so far. I had seen quite a few bloggers comparing it to MAC’s Hue, which I was tempted to order, but decided the much cheaper 17 version would probably be a better idea as I’m still not completely sold on nude lipsticks.
The formula of the lipstick is very light and sheer, it’s almost more like a tinted lipbalm but it does give a fair amount of colour. As the ‘Mirror Shine’ name suggests, it has quite a glossy finish but it doesn’t end up feeling sticky like lipgloss does. As the colour is somewhat sheer, it allows my natural lip colour to shine through a little bit which helps prevent it from making my lips too pale and washing me out. The lipstick does look like quite a deep pink in the bullet, but when applied it gives a very light wash of colour.
Because of the consistency of this lipstick, it doesn’t last a particularly long time, but reapplication is easy to do without a mirror so it’s perfect for simple daytime makeup as long as you don’t mind reapplying a few times throughout the day. The shade Beehive is a really nice light pinky nude which would probably suit a lot of people, but I’m still a little wary that it might be slightly too nude for me. I really like the finish of it though, so I think I’ll definitely be purchasing some of the other shades in the range. I bought this a couple of months ago and I believe the range now has new packaging, but the original shades are still available.
What’s your favourite nude lipstick?