Designer vs. High Street: Nude lips

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A nude lip is iconic. No more so than this year. In 2015 we have seen the rise-to-fame of reality TV star and model Kylie Jenner who has brought back the 90’s tone of the nude lip and rightly so, what’s not to love about the 90’s?

MAC’s ‘Velvet Teddy’ has become a sought after nude that has proven difficult to get your hands on. It’s truly matte texture and opaque finish makes it a great staple in any girl’s lipstick collection and is bang on trend. However, if you don’t fancy spending £15.50 on a lippy, I’m here to let you in on the high-street alternative.

Coming in at an astonishing £5.49, that’s under half of the price of ‘Velvet Teddy’ is the Kate Moss for Rimmel lipstick in the shade ‘03’. The colour is almost an identical match (as you can see from the swatches) and the pay off is just as opaque. I would say the texture of this lipstick is semi-matte but an easy way to solve this is to dab some translucent powder over the top and it will create a complete matte finish.


What’s also great about this lipstick is that it lasts all day and doesn’t dry your lips out, which Mac lipsticks often can do. Matte lipsticks can be a risk at this time of year because of dry lips. However, the Kate Moss lipstick still has that feeling of hydration and won’t cause any dryness or uncomfortably sit in the cracks of your lips – that doesn’t look cute on anybody!


Rimmel, you have done it again. If you’re on the market for that perfect 90’s nude shade, think twice about opting for designer and give the high-street a second look.
Words by Becca Green

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