Over the past month I’ve been very lazy when it comes to my lip colour. I just about find time to do my makeup but by the time I get to my lips I usually leave them bare and find myself reaching for whatever neutral lipstick is in my handbag later in the day.

There seem to be 3 that have become my go-to’s this month, a lip balm, a lipstick and a lip gloss.

The newest out of the three is the By Terry Baume de Rose in 1 Rosy Babe. I’ve used the clear version for years but this one (recommended by Victoria) has a slight pink tint and it’s great to wear during the day. It leaves a light sheen of pink tint to the lips which works really well for “no makeup” makeup days. The Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfecter is still up there with my favourites, I’m still kicking myself for not picking up the €3 dupe in Germany! It’s so easy to apply, no mirror needed and it feels really moisturising on the lips. 05 is a pretty light pink gloss that I like to press into the lips for a natural finish.
Finally the Lancome Shine Lover lipstick in 212 Twisted Beige. I’m obsessed with the Shine Lover range, a smooth balm texture that melts into the lips leaving a light wash of colour. The nude colours in the range are gorgeous but 212 is my favourite nude/pink. To wear this lipstick in the evening I would first line the lips with a nude lip liner, just to perfect the lip shape.
So what lipsticks have you been reaching for lately?

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59 Responses

  1. Soph Cullen says:

    I’m naturally starting to edge away from my nudes now.. The darker berry shades are slowly making their way in! I do love this time of year for my darker lipsticks xx

  2. AvantiGarde says:

    Love this kind of pinky sheeny lipstick! Gorgeous.


  3. beauty bloss says:

    I love Rosy Babe, but the colour is so sheer that I usually opt for the original x

  4. Alexandra F. says:

    My lipstick obession at the moment is mac velvet teddy.
    When i want to reach for a my lips but better shade, i use charlotte tilbury lip cheat in pillow talk, clarins instant lip balm perfector, fresh sugar lip balm and like you by terry baume de rose.

    Alexandra x

  5. emily couture says:

    I love the look of the Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfecter! :)

    Emily xx

  6. Julia Speaks says:

    I love the Clarins lip perfector! Honestly, a nude rosy lip is always a good choice – takes no time and still looks good!

    Julia xx
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  7. Rebecca says:

    I love wearing sheer lipstick every day or simply sticking to a nude gloss. It’s so easy and fuss free, far less maintenance than a bold lip.
    Beauty Wanderer

  8. Robyn Taylor says:

    Want to try alllll of these! Especially the Clarins lip perfector!

    Robyn xo

  9. Chloe says:

    I love the Clarins lip perfector!

  10. Leanne Marshall says:

    I love the clarins, Apparently the Topshop lip perfectors are a pretty good dupe!

    Love Leanne xoxo

  11. charlotte law says:

    I have one of the Clarins lip perfecters but the balm version, and i love it!
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  12. Lucija says:

    If I ever decide to wear something on my lips, it’s always in the nude-sheer-pink spectrum. And as much as I’d like to try the By Terry Baume de Rose, I can’t get over the application method. Especially if I’d take it out with me.


  13. Beth Stokes says:

    These colours look beautiful, must give them a try!

  14. Grackle . says:

    Wow! What a stunning colour-why do i even look at your blog! It just makes my bank account empty hahah Please check out my new lifestyle blog at : it would mean a lot!

  15. The Jewel Beauty says:

    Such a pretty combo! I love the look of th By Terry Baume De Rose | A friendly beauty and lifestyle blog – Happiness Planner Giveaway Live

  16. Bella says:

    What’s the 3euro dupe please? =D

  17. Lauren S says:

    I love Lipstick Queen in Sigh, great berry to slick on but looks so natural! Best kinds of lipsticks when you can’t find a mirror

    Lauren x

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  18. Kerrie Louise Jones says:

    Beautiful lip colour!! need this in my life lol xxx

  19. Tessa says:

    I love the look of the Clarins lip perfector, it’s such a gorgeous colour!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

  20. Emma Louise says:

    Everyone seems to love the Clarins Lip Perfectors so i really need to try them out x

    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave

  21. Sara Fleming says:

    I love the look of the Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector, they’ve been on my wishlist for ages now!

    Sara – She Who Is Short

  22. Alice Red says:

    I’m the same at the moment, I’m just getting a bit lazy with my lip options! Really looking forward to wearing some more exciting berry shades when it gets colder soon x

  23. Alisha A♡ says:

    Love the shades, especially the Clarins one :)

    Alisha xx | @glamulence

  24. Kerrie Louise Jones says:

    Beautiful lip colour!! need this in my life lol xxx

  25. alice bea says:

    Ive been dying to get my hands on the natural lip perfector!

  26. Lauren says:

    Lancome do some great products, I’ve always been a fan of them x

  27. The Catrice dupes for Clarins are almost as good!

  28. Emily Knott says:

    You can never go wrong with a Clarins Lip Perfector. I love an easy nude lip and recently I’ve been reaching for a No7 High Shine Lip Crayon, it’s fab – I can’t fault it!

    Emily x

  29. Sonja says:

    These all look lovely. I’m a big fan of Clarins lip products!

    Troves and Roses

  30. jokevalerie says:

    I’ve always heard great things about Clarins lip products!x

  31. Cassie says:

    I’m dying to try the Clarins lip perfectors! They seem like the most gorgeous shades and formulas.

  32. Ah, the By Terry tinted balms sound so lovely! I’ve heard nothing but good things about the Clarins balms too :)

  33. Ciara Rose says:

    Need to pick up the 3 euro dupe for the clarins lip perfectors.. what is it called? We’d love to know x

    Ciara Rose | AllureImpassionedGoddess

  34. Angeline says:

    The Clarins lip perfector has been on my wishlist forever, it looks so pretty! xx

  35. Emma C says:

    These look great, I really want to try the Baume de Rose, I’ve heard nothing but good things about it! I’ve been loving any kind of gloss lately, keeping it simple!

  36. nueyork says:

    these all look incredible, but the one I want to try most is the Clarins offering! x

  37. Jodie Vernon says:

    The Clarins Lip Perfector sounds so lovely, it’s about time it came off my wishlist!

    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

  38. maddy says:

    Love the Clarins lip perfectors, it’s the easiest lip to thrown on in the mornings!

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  39. This combination is gorgeous! I’ve been lazy with my lip routine too, but I’ve been using a lot of chap stick so they’re still moisturized.

    Monica – Mocha and Moccasins

  40. I find that that has been happening to me all week as well – always rushing and forgetting a lip product. But I did manage to pull out Maybelline’s Vivid Rose this week.

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  41. Lily says:

    The Clarins Lip Perfector looks absolutely stunning and right up my street for sure x

  42. philippa says:

    I love the lip perfectors, I have a neutral shade which is so easy to pair with anything (:

    Philippa – ByPhilippa

  43. critK9doc . says:

    +1 on coveting the Clarins. I’m also really tempted by the shot of the Lancôme lippie…not quite nude just a little more. Personally I’ve been reaching for the browny/figgy shades with a nice jolt of brick or pink. Nars’ Audrey and Smashbox a Fig have been doing it for me, as well as Pasadena liquid lippie by Ofra (thank you Kathleen Lights) and Bare Minerals Moxie gloss in Maverick. Clinique’s Cola Pop lipstick is also a fave… I could go on. But I won’t. You get the idea…

  44. Twisted Beige looks gorgeous, I will definitely need to go and check it out :) xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  45. The Lancome one looks really nice!

  46. I’m still a huge fan of e.l.f’s jumbo lip gloss sticks (especially in the color pink umbrellas), essence’s lipstick in natural beauty, and l’oreal’s color riche lipstick in the color rose taffeta!

  47. Naomi- Grace says:

    Love this post! x

  48. The Sunday Mode says:

    I’ve been loving Mac’s Syrup lately, enabled by you to buy it in the first place, so thanks! x

  49. Laura Lucie says:

    Really love the sound of the Lancome lipstick, I saw you wearing it in your video with Victoria from Inthefrow and it looked lovely on you!

  50. Rebecca says:

    Nudes like these are always my favourite…the tinted Baume de Rose looks gorgeous!!

  51. Alexandra says:

    Actually I can’t really recommend the lip perfector dupe by Catrice. I have very, very dry lips and I don’t feel like the Catrice one is as moisturizing as the original by Clarins. I’m currently hooked on the Sugar lip treatments by Fresh. I love them because they are moisturizing and leave a nice tint on my lips. Only downside: they are not available here in Germany and Sephora doesn’t ship them to my destination :/


  52. Rahni says:

    I first heard about the clarins instant lip perfecto from you and Anna, and I’ve never looked back! They are the best sheer, moisturizing lip products – not sticky at all!

  53. Magali Bonnet says:

    I have a Clarins Instant light, it’s nice for casual day !

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