The Truth About Those Nudes: Lipstick Queen Nothing but the Nudes Lipsticks (on Dark Skin) | Review

This post is all about nudes. Lipstick Queen nudes to be exact. I wanted my foray into Lipstick Queen to be a worthwhile one, so I picked up the nudes from the Nothing but the Nudes Collection ($24.00). There are three shades in the collection: The Truth, The Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth. Now I am a huge fan of the truth. Now am I a huge fan of these lipsticks? Well… keep reading.

Lipstick Queen Nothing but the Nudes Lipsticks | bellanoirbeauty.com

Lipstick Queen Nothing but the Nudes Lipsticks | bellanoirbeauty.com

Lipstick Queen Nothing but the Nudes Lipsticks | bellanoirbeauty.com

Lipstick Queen Nothing but the Nudes Lipsticks | bellanoirbeauty.com

Lipstick Queen Nothing but the Nudes Lipsticks | bellanoirbeauty.com

Lipstick Queen Nothing but the Nudes Lipsticks | bellanoirbeauty.com

Lipstick Queen The Whole Truth Lipstick | bellanoirbeauty.com
The Whole Truth
Lipstick Queen The Whole Truth Lipstick | bellanoirbeauty.com
The Whole Truth

My skin type

My lips are really dry and they peel when they are deprived of lip balm for too long

How I use it

These go on my already pigmented lips semi-opaque. With these creamy lipsticks, you really need opaque coverage. In five or six swipes, I get there.

What I like about it

The Whole Truth is more of a nude match for me. The Truth has more of a pink undertone and Nothing but the Truth and The Whole Truth look very similar on my skin tone. If I had to do it all over again, I would have only purchased one of these. I thought it would be cool to have all three though. Which brings me to the campaign; it’s quite brilliant and if these were named something else or something more random, I probably would not have purchased all three.

What could be better

These aren’t very forgiving to dry, flaky lips. The color likes to settle in my lip lines and I really have to smash my lips together on application to blend in order for them not to appear. If you don’t have a problem with peely lips, you’re all set. I do however think $24 is a bit steep for each lipstick but that seems to be the norm for Lipstick Queen; I’ve even seen some going for $50!

Joy Factor

Where to indulge

Nordstrom | Ulta | Bloomingdale’s | Barneys | SpaceNK | Lipstick Queen

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2 Comments

  1. Keish
    Author
    October 8, 2017 / 6:43 am

    Haha, loving the "joy factor" responses!

    • Bella Noir Beauty
      Author
      October 11, 2017 / 3:09 pm

      I feel it's the best way to communicate how much joy something gives me!

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