"They're similar, not the same". The mantra of a beauty product addict. This comes into play a lot with me and lipstick - I know what I like, and I tend to stick to it. If I'm shelling out the guts of €20 on a lippie, there's no point in buying a hot pink or orange because it will not be worn. So I buy 10 variations of nude instead. Logical, yes?
Recently, with the rise in popularity of the youngest Jenner sister, nude/mauve lipstick came back with one hell of a bang. I couldn't get my hands on a lot of these straight off - I sat and waited for them to come back into stock either on the Brown Thomas or House of Fraser websites. I love each and every one of them, but they are NOT THE SAME. They might look the same in the bullet:
....but on the lips, it's a different ball game. I swatched every single one for you, so you can see that I'm not completely crazy. I bought all these except for Shy Girl, which was a gift for my wedding from my lovely friend (and MUA that day) Karie.
Here's a look at each one individually (I am completely sick of my face after doing all these collages, not going near a mirror for the weekend).
I love them all - I've had no real issues with any of them. The mattes can be very drying on the lips but I've been using Nuxe Reve De Miel lip balm every night now for a couple of months and it seems to be doing the trick, no more flaky cat bum lips!
SEE? NOT THE SAME. Every one of these was a valid purchase.
Are there any more I need?