The everyday lip color

lip colors for everyday

Everyone has their favorite “everyday” lip color that they reach for the most. For me, this color has changed over and over again over the years. Today, I’ll talk about some of my all-time favorites.

Even though I do like to rock bolder shades like hot pink once in a while, I really like to stick to creamy nudes and mauvey or flesh-toned pinks during the work-week.

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NARS Audacious Lipstick in Anna– this is a current favorite, as you guys know since I wrote about it only few weeks a go.

MAC Brave– I still find myself reaching for this gorgeous, MLBB color quite often and find that it goes with pretty much any eye makeup look- from very minimal to intense and smokey. You can find my review and swatch right here.

Too Faced Melted liquid lipstick in Melted Nude-I own a few of these liquid lipsticks and Melted Nude is my favorite shade. The formula is so comfortable to wear and apply and I absolutely love how this creamy nude looks on me.

NYX Matte Lipstick in Natural– These lipsticks are probably my favorite lipsticks in the world. I own pretty much every single color from this collection. Natural, as the name suggests is another MLBB color. Other great everyday (and my favorite) colors from the NYX Matte family include Audrey, Whipped Caviar and Tea Rose.

Everyday lipstick colors

The Everyday Lip Color

Milani Lipstick in Nude Creme– Yet another soft, creamy nude. I love pairing this with MAC’s Stripdown lipliner.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in London– this is yet another great lippie from NYX and I could probably sit here and list all of the color I love, but London is one I really like to use on daily basis. It’s a soft, true nude and I actually really like using this on top of other colors as well.

Everyday lipstick color

Maybelline Matte Lust for Blush– when I first opened this lipstick I thought that the actual shade was completely different from that shown on the packaging, but I still love it. The formula is great and the cool-toned pink shade is beautiful. This is probably as pink as I’m willing to go for an “everyday” wear.

Estee Lauder Pure Color in Brilliant Bare– another gorgeous creamy nude with a subtle hint of shimmer. I love the fact that unlike any other lipstick included in this post, this one is a bit on a sheer side (although it can most definitely be layered for a more opaque finish). When I’m going for a minimal makeup look (think BB cream+mascara) I apply a little lip balm on my lips, following with this lipstick.

lipstick colors for everyday

From bottom to top: NARS Anna, MAC Brave, Too Faced Melted Nude, NYX Natural, Milani Nude Creme, NYX London, Maybelline Lust for Blush and Estee Lauder Brilliant Bare.

What are some of your everyday favorites?

  • Gorgeous colors. xx

  • Milani Nude Creme and Maybelline Lust for Blush are absolutely stunning shades! In terms of nudes I really like Barry M’s Lip Paint in #150, Revlon Lip Butter in Peach Parfait and Essence Lip Liner in Satin Mauve (the newest addition to my collection, they are sooo affordable and last forever!)

    • Ohh I love that exact same lipliner by Essence!! They’re so pretty and so affordable!

  • Lovely nude lipstick choices :) Especially the MAC and Estee Lauder choices

  • I have a lot of the products you mentioned but not in the same shade. It’s interesting to see what other peoples go-to’s are compared to your own.


  • Such gorgeous shades! I posted similar content earlier today – check it out at!

  • These lipsticks are all beautiful I want them all.

  • I love the look of Anna, such a pretty colour!
    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

    • Right? It’s so pretty, the formula is amazing, too.

  • I’ve been wanting to get my hands on Mac Brave for ages, it’s such a pretty shade!

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  • All these colours are beautiful! I love focusing more on my eye makeup so tend to use everyday colours like these – all beautiful!!! :)

    Layla xx

  • This is a lovely collection of lipsticks Paula – definitely looks like my collection :) I don’t have any of the NARS Audacious lipsticks but they look so gorgeous especially Anna xx

    Brenda BusyBee

    • Thanks so much Brenda!

  • lovely collection!:) I’m a big fan of creamy nude lipsticks too!

  • Ooh! A couple of these are in my ever day stash too! Lovely picks =)

  • I’ve been wanting to get Brave for so long, it looks like a beautiful everyday shade! And Nars Audacious seems gorgeous as well, I saw it for the first time on one of your recent blogposts and it’s definitely on my wishlist :) x

  • So many gorgeous options to choose from, I especially love the pinky nude shades like NARS Anna, MAC Brave & NYX Natural. I badly want to get my hands on the NYX Matte Lipsticks now as they sound amazing x

    Beauty with charm

    • They are great, matte finish but not drying at all and all the shades are beautiful.

  • All of these colors are super wearable and pretty for all occasions. Love this post! You did a wonderful job!

    • Thanks so much Joanna!

  • jamie

    lovely lipstick collection! I like the shade of estee lauder lipstick in brilliant bare :)

  • Love this! Such a great help and stunning colours. Nude pinks are always such a staple in my everyday make-up look!

    • Thanks Sophie! ;)

  • I love your selection – my favorite would have to be the Maybelline one ;)
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  • nereyda1003

    I’m DYING to try one of those Melted lipsticks! I love this pink/nude shade so much.

  • loving ths collection :)

  • I know this is a bit older post of yours, but i saw it only today, and i love your collection, such beautiful colours! I especially loved mac brave, nyx natural and Maybelline Lust for blush!

    My personal everyday favorites are essence barely there and rimmel by kate in 08

    • I want to try Essence Barely There so badly but they’re always out of stock at my Ulta! Must mean it’s a must-have!

  • I seriously wear Maybelline Lust for Blush about every other day! I almost bought Mac Brave the other day, but decided against it. Now this is making me want to actually follow through with the purchase!