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Meet the next generation of nude.

On the nails: “Taj-Ma-Haul”: spicy marigold apricot from Essie Resort Collection 2016.

Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipcolor in Slay (dusty light mauve) is a long-wearing, moisturizing, full-coverage cream-to-matte liquid lipcolor.

The flexible paddle applicator covers the lips in one pass. There is a built-in primer that “gives a gorgeous soft focus effect” and the plant-based waxes help create a moisturizing feel on the lips instead of drying.Β  It feels very lightweight. From the description off the site, it appears that this formula is cruelty-free as it has no gluten, petrolatums, parabens, sulfates or phthalates.

Numerous swatches. The one that stuck out.

And the scent! Can we talk about the scent? I know I swore off liquids as I have too many and they are a short-lived makeup product with some already going rancid but…key word “but”… The scent is described as a “subtle vanilla scent”. However to me, it smells like a chocolate malt milkshake. That got me, and how smoothly it went on my hand. All the different nudes in the line were just gorgeous, and wonderfully pigmented. So I decided to give it a try and got this perfect nood called Slay. It’s described as a “dusty light mauve”.

Bareminerals suggests waiting 10 minutes to allow the color to set before eating or drinking for best results. So far it feels great. However it is not entirely kiss or transfer proof but it’s not coming off either nor does it feel sticky or tacky. I love the soft feel on the lips actually. I’ll take comfort and a little transfer over dryness and immovable lip shellac any day!

*Slay: dusty light mauve

Here’s a list of all 20 shades:

  • Smooch: faded lilac
  • Slay: dusty light mauve (*pictured above)
  • Swag: blushing mauve
  • Icon: rich brown mauve
  • Juju: deep rosy mauve
  • Swank: raisin
  • Kissyface: pale pink nude
  • Infamous: mid-tone pinky nude
  • Frenemy: cool pink
  • Friendship: antique rose
  • Hemp: light brown peach
  • Extra: warm apricot nude
  • Cookie: soft melon
  • Weekend: honeyed pink peach
  • Cult: beige canvas
  • Wink: perfect pink nude
  • Om: caramel nude
  • XYZ: cinnamon beige
  • Boss: dirty pink beige
  • Scandal: brown berry

There’s Gen Nude for everyone!
Now to resist getting every color…wish me luck.

Stay Sweet Lovelies!



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