The 90’s Nude Lip

I honestly never thought I would see the day when the trends from my childhood would be coming back around, but it has happened. Fuzzy sweaters, plaid flannels, crop tops and the brown nude lip have all come back into fashion and it is very surreal. Unfortunately, I just can’t convince myself to participate in any of these flashback trends except for the nude lip, something I have always quite liked. 

Being very fair skinned I have always strayed from the typical nude lipsticks, instead favouring options with a bit more depth. I have been a fan of the deeper, darker nude for a long time and I am happy to see it come back into the beauty rotation – thank you Kylie Jenner. I actually have a fair few in my collection but I have picked my top 3 to share with you. Number 1 is the Rimmel London Lasting Finish Lipstick in the shade 14, number 2 is Bite Beauty’s Luminous Creme Lipstick in Musk and number 3 is of course MAC’s Velvet Teddy. 

Are you loving the reincarnation of the 90’s trends?



  1. The Procrastinator
    September 29, 2014 / 12:56 pm

    Ooh, velvet teddy is pretty! I need to check it out, i have a back-2-mac calling my name!

    • Courtney Connolly
      September 29, 2014 / 6:14 pm

      It is stunning!! I hope you get it!

  2. Charlotte Hawrylak
    September 29, 2014 / 3:30 pm

    I'm the biggest nude lip adict. I think they just look so lovely and natural. xBeauty Soup || UK Beauty Blog

    • Courtney Connolly
      September 29, 2014 / 6:15 pm

      They are so easy and fuss free!

  3. Catherine Delves
    September 29, 2014 / 4:56 pm

    The colour suits you so well. I'm so happy it's coming back into trend it makes me feel like I'm in with the trends rather than going for a boring option when I wear it now haha.Catherine

    • Courtney Connolly
      September 29, 2014 / 6:16 pm

      Thank you! Isn't it so nice to feel "on trend"? I think it is a gorgeous option no matter what!

  4. Zeynab M
    September 29, 2014 / 5:04 pm

    I absolutely love this trend !! Zeynab xThe Beautifully Disastrous

    • Courtney Connolly
      September 29, 2014 / 6:16 pm

      It's my favourite right now!

  5. Julie Martinson
    September 29, 2014 / 5:22 pm

    Velvet Teddy is so gorgeous!!! I have the Bite Musk and it is really quite pretty.

    • Courtney Connolly
      September 29, 2014 / 6:17 pm

      I've been wearing Musk quite a lot lately!

  6. kat c
    September 29, 2014 / 5:48 pm

    which lipstick are you wearing in this picture? it looks great, and so do you!!! i was very anti-nude lipstick (i'm a red girl ALWAYS!), but something like the one you are wearing looks like it wouldn't make me look lip-less, like most nudes usually do! this could change my opinion of nudes completely…!

    • Courtney Connolly
      September 29, 2014 / 6:13 pm

      I'm actually wearing the rimmel one! It would look amazing on you! Definitely give a darker nude a try, it changes everything!

  7. Sam Smethurst
    September 29, 2014 / 6:07 pm

    I can't ever seem to make a nude lipstick work for me, you have to be really careful edging on the foundation lip edge! I tend to stick to a red, but I have to admit that I have a soft spot with velvet teddy, along with the rest of the world lately, it seems!Sammy

    • Courtney Connolly
      September 29, 2014 / 6:17 pm

      Nudes can be so tricky, you definitely don;t want concealer lips but that's why I love the darker nudes so much!

  8. Meg
    September 30, 2014 / 1:25 am

    I've been having the same deja vu feeling! I wore plaid, dock martins and nude lips when I was younger and now they're back in style. I use to wear Velvet Teddy all the time, might have to pick up a new one!

    • Courtney Connolly
      October 8, 2014 / 4:00 pm

      Isn't it so strange? You should definitely pick up a new one!

  9. Jen27
    September 30, 2014 / 3:14 pm

    Love that shade on you, Courtney- so pretty with your hair! I'm all about the 90s lip trend, as I remember lusting after that look when I was younger and am now old enough to embrace it :)

    • Courtney Connolly
      October 8, 2014 / 4:01 pm

      Thank you Jen! Its so strange but kind of amazing to see those trends come back around!

  10. - Karen
    September 30, 2014 / 5:59 pm

    Velvet Teddy looks so pretty – added it to my MAC lipstick wishlist :)Style Sunrise☀:)x

    • Courtney Connolly
      October 8, 2014 / 4:02 pm

      I hope you get it! Its so nice!

  11. Annabel B
    September 30, 2014 / 10:46 pm

    I'm forever wearing a nude lip, easily my favourite lipstick look. You look stunning too.Annabel ♥Mascara & Maltesers

    • Courtney Connolly
      October 8, 2014 / 4:02 pm

      Thank you so much Annabel! x

  12. Jenn @ Scarlet Beauty
    October 8, 2014 / 2:38 am

    I can't believe I don't have Velvet Teddy. I keep seeing it mentioned lately and I think I need to get it. I love a good nude lip and I do have some empties kicking around somewhere…

    • Courtney Connolly
      October 8, 2014 / 4:02 pm

      Ooh time for a back to MAC!

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