GEN NUDE Radiant Lipstick
GEN NUDE Radiant Lipstick is your basic cream lipstick with a buttery smooth finish. Where it excels is with its extensive shade range of nude-toned colors "designed to complement each and every lip and skin tone under the sun."
With 20+ shades to choose from, there really is a nude color for almost everyone here. Some of the shades are more pigmented than others, but for the most part you get moderate, easy-to-wear color with translucent shine.
The lightly flavored formula is enriched with antioxidant-rich plant butters (such as shea, cocoa, and mango) and oils (including olive and safflower) that condition lips for moisturizing, smooth wear. This isn't the type of lipstick that will last all day, but it certainly feels nice while it's on.
Due to the emollient nature of this lipstick, the color can feather a bit, although it's not as noticeable if you choose a nude shade in the realm of your natural skin tone.
All in all, if you love a neutral lip GEN NUDE Radiant Lipstick is worth checking out!
- Creamy texture with a buttery smooth finish.
- 20+ shades to choose from; there really is a nude color for almost every skin tone.
- Antioxidant-rich plant butters and oils condition lips for moisturizing, smooth wear.
- Definitely not the lipstick for someone who wants stay-put color (and it can feather).
Bare Escentuals At-a-Glance
Makeup is what this San Francisco-based cosmetics line is primarily about, and they use the pure and natural marketing angle to entice consumers. Founded in 1976 by Diane Ranger, who left the company in the early '90s Bare Escentuals was one of the first brands to introduce the concept of loose powder foundation. Since then, they have moved beyond it to include liquid foundations and tinted moisturizers and an ever expanding line of color cosmetics as well as skincare products.
The products are sold in most Sephora boutiques and Ulta stores, though the full selection of skincare products is most often found at the Bare Escentuals freestanding stores scattered throughout the United States.
We should note that loose powder makeup does take some practice to get the hang of, yet there is no denying that this type of foundation has its fan base. There is a lot to love about Bare Escentuals, even if mineral makeup isn't your thing (especially their price ranges, which have remained affordable in comparison to many of their neighbors at Sephora).
Strengths: Good makeup removers; a few well-formulated powders with SPF; some nice eyeshadows and impressive mascaras; some impressive foundations; several elegant brush options; not too expensive.
Weaknesses: Some of the loose powder products have texture and finish concerns; some of the skincare contain potentially problematic ingredients.
For more information about Bare Escentuals, call 1.888.795.4747 or visit www.bareescentuals.com.
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