To say that I’m addicted to beauty would be an understatement. I live and breathe for the latest releases, beauty news, and industry conversations. Although I own a lot of makeup, I work hard to use what is in my collection. As someone who tries a lot of formulas and who wears makeup every day, I’ve created this Makeup Collection Series to showcase and rank the items in my collection, by category.
Please keep reading for my nude, brown, and pink lipstick collection ranking.
Nude Lipstick Collection & Ranking
A few favorite nudes in my lipstick collection ranking
7 | Kylie Cosmetics x Under the Sea Summer Collection Matte Lipstick – Beach Bum ($17.00 USD, CF)
The Kylie Cosmetics Beach Bum Matte Lipstickis my lowest ranked nude lipstick in my nude lipstick collection rankning for two reasons: (1) the color doesn’t quite work during the colder months due to the peachy undertone and (2) the fragrance is overpowering. I enjoy how this lipstick wears and lasts, but the fragrance knocks me over whenever I open the tube.
TechnicallyUrban Decay’s Backtalk is a mauve-pink shade, but in my mind, this shade is a nude. More mauve-toned and more matte than Urban Decay’s Liar, Backtalk is a color that used to be a staple in my beauty collection.
5 | Il Makiage x Carli Bybel Dirty Talk Lipstick – Libra ($21.00 USD, CF)
Not only is the packaging and design of the Il Makiage x Carli Bybel Collection beautiful, but the formula is incredible. Despite being a matte formula, these lipsticks feel creamy and comfortable. I love pairingLibra with a deeper lip liner.
The Uoma Beauty Badass Icon Matte Lipsticks are pigmented, creamy, and comfortable despite being a matte formula. I love how each shade in the range is named after a badass woman of color. The shade Eartha is like a warm brown nude.
Until buying the below lipstick, the Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in the shade Liar was my all-time favorite nude. The Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks are highly underrated.
1 | MAC Cosmetics x Disney’s Aladdin Friend Like Me Lipstick ($20.00 USD, CF)
Y’all – the MAC x Aladdin Friend Like Me Lipstick has become my ultimate pink-nude lipstick. Not only is the formula super creamy and comfortable, but the color is opaque. It plays well with both pink and brown-toned nude lip liners and glosses.
Brown Lipstick Collection & Ranking
5 | Bite Beauty Multi-Stick in Anise ($24.00 USD, CF)
I thought the Bite Beauty Multi-Stick in Anise would be a game-changing product in my collection when I purchased it several years ago. However, I don’t feel inspired to reach for this lip, cheek, and eye product. The quality is good, but the shade feels less tempting than others in my collection.
If it weren’t already apparent from my nude lipstick ranking, I love the Urban Decay Vice formula. The shade 1993is the perfect, grungy 90s brown.
Brown Lipstick Collection Swatches
Light Pink Lipstick Collection & Ranking
9 | Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick – Primrose
Smashbox’s Be Legendary Lipsticks are the products that helped me to realize that I could wear lipstick. Prior to discovering the Be Legendary formula, I always felt like lipsticks didn’t work on me.
Do I reach for Primrose much? No – but it has a special place in my heart.
8 | Hourglass GRL Lip Stylo – Activist
Honestly, I don’t reach for my Lip Stylo from Hourglass. Is the packaging gorgeous? Yes. Is the shade beautiful? Yes. But this Hourglass Lip Stylo product just gets lost in my collection.
Think Pink: My favorite pink lipsticks
7 | Kylie – Endless Summer
Endless Summer is technically a coral-colored lippie, but I’m ranking this with my pinks. Despite being a metallic lipstick, Endless Summer is actually pretty wearable. However, the color lends itself better to warm, sunny weather than the colder months.
Fun fact: the Kylie Cosmetics Creme Lipstick in the shade Madeline was the first Kylie product that I ever tried. Clearly, I still love it. This shade is a beautiful strawberry pink color.
Pink Lipstick Collection Swatches
2-5 | KKW Beauty Best of Pinks Set (Pink 5, Pink 6, Pink 1, Pink 2) ($65.00 USD, CF)
After a lot of internal debate, I decided to rank my KKW Beauty Best of Pinks Settogether. These lipsticks have become some of my most reached for lipsticks in my collection. The formula is creamy and pigmented. There are pinks for every occasion in this set.
However, if I were ranking solely by color, Pink 2 would be last in this ranking. I do not wear hot pink lipsticks often.
1 | Uoma Beauty Badass Icon Matte Lipstick – Maya
Uoma Beauty’s Badass Icon Matte Lipstick in the shade Maya is a beautiful nude pink. Despite being matte, the formula is comfortable and doesn’t dry out my lips.
Final Thoughts on My Bullet Lipstick Collection & Ranking
Figuring out my lipstick ranking was challenging due to the sheer volume of lipsticks in my collection. I didn’t realize how out of hand my collection had become until I started to rank these lippies.
From a brand perspective, I’m not surprised to see that my ColourPop lipsticks were amongst the lowest-ranked lipsticks in each category. The formula of ColourPop’s lipsticks is good, but there isn’t that *special* pull.
Color-wise, I love my nude and brown shades the most. These are classic colors that work well with a wide variety of makeup looks. That being said, I own tons of lippies that look nearly identical to one another so I need to take a step back from purchasing new lipsticks this year.
Disclaimer:I am in no way intending to brag about my beauty collection or to show off any wealth. I work hard to buy what I own and so much of what is in my collection has been purchased at a discount or given to me as a gift. Moreover, these items have been garnered over the years.
Do you prefer matte or satin/creme finishes? Do you rock a signature lippie shade? Please let me know in the comments below.
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