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3 Cruelty-Free Nudes For Under £5

I'm beyond fussy when it comes to nude lipstick.

Too pale and it washes me out; too brown and it just looks very, well, brown.

I own a few lipsticks which have a hint of coral or pink, but I wanted a nude nude to go with a red dress I bought recently, and I also didn't want to spend a fortune.

With this in mind, I hit Superdrug, who I find to be far better than Boots when it comes to selling cruelty-free make-up. Here's what I picked up.

Cruelty-free nude lipsticks for under £5
Barry M Matte Lip Paint in Palest Nude; MUA Luxe Whipped Velvet Lips in Spry; Makeup Revolution Amazing Matte Lipstick in Nude

Makeup Revolution Amazing Matte Lipstick in Nude, £1

Makeup Revolution was my first stop, because if you're gonna try something new then you may as well waste as little money as possible doing so (at least until you figure out what works).

Nude is a shade which goes with most things, including my red dress, and it's an ideal everyday lipstick. It's creamy, opaque and long-lasting, so you really can't go wrong.

Makeup Revolution Amazing Matte Lipstick in Nude (on lips)

MUA Luxe Whipped Velvet Lips in Spry, £3

The darkest of the three shades, though still not particularly brown, Spry is the closest to my natural lip colour. It's also the first liquid lipstick I've ever used.

I was under the assumption that liquid lipsticks were supposed to dry, or at least set, but this never seems to and so it doesn't last very long. But it's a pretty shade nonetheless, and it doesn't dry lips out. In fact, it feels very smooth on application.

MUA Whipped Velvet Lips in Spry (on lips)

Barry M Matte Lip Paint in Palest Nude, £4.49

If this was a tad lighter it would be too pale for me, and I'd be risking foundation lips, but thankfully this is just right  it doesn't drain the colour from my face.

 Palest Nude looks like it was made to be worn with a smoky eye and softly flushed cheeks. I warn you now, your lips have to be in amazing conditioner before you apply it, because it highlights every single flaw, but I like it even so.

Barry M Matte Lip Paint in Palest Nude (on lips)

What are your favourite nude lipsticks? Are there any bargains you think I should pick up? Let me know in the comments.

Beth, 24, UK. I'm a writer who loves books, animals, yoga, travel, and the Oxford comma. I share my experiences of trying a cruelty-free, vegetarian and low waste lifestyle, with the odd think piece thrown in. beth.toasty@gmail.com

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