Pretty in Pink Nude Glosses: Smashbox and NYX

Hi pretties,

I don’t know about you, but the last several weeks I’ve been all about nudes. Maybe its because after the holidays it’s so nice to just have a fresh-faced look. Don’t get me wrong a bold lip is great, but nude is your best friend for an all-day flawless look and when it fades without any touch-ups, it doesn’t look god-awful.

I have two selections for you today which I have found to be very similar. The first on the left is by one of the Limitless Longwear Lipglosses from Smashbox in ‘For Keeps’ and then NYX Butter Gloss in ‘Apple Strudel’.


As a frugal girl by nature (and a student!), I find it very hard to spend a lot of money on lip gloss because I’m always worried about having $27 sheer lips. I picked up this Smashbox gloss at Nordstrom Rack for $10 so that was a great steal! I’ve tried Smashbox glosses before and I really like them. They are just in the middle of the scale on pigment so they aren’t too bold, but they always look lovely. They also smell amazing!


I also included the NYX butter gloss here because it actually feels like a higher end gloss and I may even prefer the texture over the Smashbox gloss! Just like the name, it is super buttery and just really pleasant to wear. I chose ‘Apple Strudel’ because I wanted a hint of coral-pink but NYX had so many other colours. Also, it is affordable at only around $4-$6.

These two glosses are gorgeous to wear and slightly sheer like you’d want for a fresh-faced look without looking colourless.

xo J



  1. February 2, 2015 / 4:58 am

    Lucky girl! 😀 You should take picture with them on you. How do you like the colours?

    • February 4, 2015 / 1:53 am

      Thanks! They are nice nudes with a hint of pink 🙂

  2. February 16, 2015 / 1:55 am

    I had went to nordstrom and was overall with all the color selections on the smashbox lip glosses but now I definitely know which one I am going back for now 😉

    • February 17, 2015 / 7:59 am

      Yay! Its a perfect non-beigey pink nude 🙂

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