Bare Nude is a shade from the Saint range by Lipstick Queen. It’s a sheer lipstick with 10% of pigment. It’s designed to moisturise and to give lips just a tint of colour. 10% doesn’t sound like much, but with its creamy formula this lipstick actually has a very decent coverage compared to other sheer lipsticks I’ve tried.
The formula doesn’t clings into the dry patches and it applies evenly. It’s not drying and it lasts for about two hours on me. There is something adorably retro about it – combination of fragrance free formula and balm like texture reminds me of the lipsticks I used to borrow from my granny when I was a child.
The colour of Bare Nude is a light peachy beige. It’s not too warm toned, which makes it a perfect nude shade for a lot of complexions. It’s great for effortless everyday look, if you are in a hurry or you need neutral lips to pair with smokey eyes.
Below is the swatch of Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Boy next to the Bare Nude Saint. I’ve done only one swipe of each – Rouge Coco Shine has thinner formula and less pigment than Bare Nude which can be build up for a better coverage.
^ from left to right: Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Boy, Lipstick Queen Bare Nude Saint
I’m not a huge fan of the classic lipsticks with full coverage, I much prefer sheer formula. But if that is not the case with you, Bare Nude is available in Sinner – a different formula to Saint that contains 90% of pigment and has a matte finish.