Nudes are particularly hard for me to pull off. I'm NW5ish, so I'm already pale as a corpse, so I can't easily wear any color that is too light. I'm also extremely cool toned with warm, rosy pigmented lips, so lip colors tend to pull orange on me. L'Oreal Fairest Nude is the answer to these problems. It's a fairly creamy, but fairly matte, pigmented light, cool pinky nude. It's not pale enough to wash me out, and it has enough pink in it to flatter my cool complexion. I've seen it look almost lilac on some warmer skintones, but for me those lavendar tones are totally gone and it's more of a straightforward muted pink-nude. It would look great with many looks. Because it's so thick and pigmented, the color lasts a pretty good amount of time on my lips, especially for a nude. The only thing is that it has that terrible L'Oreal lipstick scent. I hate that, but I'm going to wear the crap out of this.
I'm pleasantly surprised by this lipstick! I have 2 other colour riche lipsticks, but they have shimmer and are not very creamy. This one is creamy and is such a nice nude color/MLBB color! I definitely would reccomend this as a good drugstore nude.
This is a gorgeous nude/beige/pink that looks great by itself for an understated look with smoky eyes and it also looks fabulous with a gloss on top. Chanel's Jaipur looks stunning over it. The only qualm that I have is that the top keeps falling off in my purse. I would buy this again because of the color though.
UPDATE: Someone told me that this shade is an exact dupe for MAC's Blankety! I own a lot of MAC lipsticks, but don't have Blankety, so I can't say for sure, but I really do love this color and wear it a lot!
LOVE THIS! I usually use MAC lipsticks, but someone recommended this on youtube! And she was right, this is the perfect nude lipstick for me! I am NC42 for reference. The staying power is good, about 3-4 hours. and the color is just beautiful. I like how it also moisturizes the lips and has no drying effect like some of the mac lipsticks.
The problem for me was the taste of the lipstick. I didn't like it at all! But I think it just takes getting use to. One thing I didn't like was the packaging. I know its not a big problem, but I hate how I cant just cover the l/s but I have to make sure that it clicks.
I like the Colour Riche formula, but this color does not come close to flattering me. The reviewer that said this looked like a gray mauve from '97 was spot on. Washes me out big time. If it had more pink or were deeper it would have worked, but as is it literally makes me look sick.
I purchased this online, due to the rave reviews (sight unseen, as I live in Canada and this shade is not available here). I kept my fingers crossed that this would not be similar to shade 862 Nude, and thankfully it isn't. 862 Nude has more of a tawny hue to it.
This is a really nice shade of nude-pink with lilac undertones (at least on my lips). I like to pair this with Revlon's Lilac Pastelle to give a creamy nude-pink glossy lip (like a fully opaque cremesheen). I don't care for the packaging; lid is a bit stiff to open/close. The scent is surprisingly muted, compared to other L'oreal lippies I've tried in the past.
I can't say this is a dupe to MAC's The Faerie Glen, as another reviewer had suggested. The Faerie Glen leans more beige-pink compared to this, but this is still a great color.
I was so hesitant to buy this after seeing a swatch online. I loved the color, but knew L'Oreal lipsticks had an intense scent that I didn't care for. But...I broke down and bought it anyway and i'm SOOOOO glad I did. This is 100%, absolutely, positively my favorite nude lipstick at the moment. It matches my natural lip color to the tee and is moisturizing at the same time. But this stuff is amazing and surprisingly, the scent doesn't bother me as much as I thought it did. Will definately keep repurchasing this color and other L'Oreal l/s!!!
I do really like the color of this. It is a more natural pink-beige nude than the Myth/Creme D'nude family which really doesn't suit me at all. However, anyone thinking about buying this or any other L'oreal lipstick REALLY needs to smell them first. They have an extremely strong scent that you can smell when you wear it. I tried to de-scent mine by leaving the cap off, but the scent was so strong it literally took days to tone it down. I'm not sure it is worth the effort. I am more apt to look for a dupe than to repurchase this.
So many things bothered me about this lippie. First, I am NW20 (fair - medium w/pink undertones) black/brown hair, brown eyes. This is not a 2011 nude color (or even MLBB). I put this color on and all I could see was 1997. It was way too gray mauve. It is a 90's nude color (you know those brown/gray/muddy colors-when all the make up seemed so dark compared to today's). Yes there is pink in there, but on my naturally rosey brown lips, this just looked too icy, cold and gray. Not horrid, but not the bright healthy (but subdued) lip look I get with Innocence Beware or even with Revlon Soft Nude. This one (for me) is on the border of between a "pinky nude" and just MLBB. It is definitely not a full on nude like Revlon Soft Nude. As for the price, I don't know how or when the reviews got this for $5, but it was over $9 at Walgreens. If I am going to spend that much on a lipstick, I might as well just go to MAC where I can try it on first. There is no seal on this lipstick either. Anyone could walk up use it and put it back. None of the L'Oreal lipsticks had seals. Good for swatching, bad for health. Yes, it a does smell like grandma lipstick and it does leave your otherwise healthy looking lips look dried and cracked, Not good stuff at all. Needless to say this is going back ASAP.
Love the color with my pale skin; nude with a little pink.
Sometimes it feels a little dry so sometimes I mix it with clear gloss. HG lip color.