For whatever reason, this season I’m all about finding the perfect nude lip. I think I might have bought this “nude naked” trend hook, line, and sinker, even though I swore I wouldn’t, but I’m fickle. Sorry.

So I’m seeking the perfect nude for my lips. I think finding the right nude is as hard as finding the perfect red, so come along with while I explore the best nudes.

LAQA & CO is one of my fav nail polish companies, and I hadn’t had a chance to check out the lips. I tried two colors from the Fat Lip Pencil line, Fairyblood and Wolfman. It’s your common chubby crayon tube, but I’m loving those lately. It’s like, you don’t have to be all that precise when you’re working with a chubby crayon.

So those names sound crazy, right? I can’t explain the names (although I’m sure they have an awesome story), but I can talk about the packaging. Each product has it’s own packaging designed by a young artist looking to get a wider audience for their work. AND they get a cut from every product purchased.

Fairyblood‘s packaging is by Hazel Nicholls, from Ireland. Her work being influenced by a love of cross stitch and interest in old sayings.

Wolfman‘s packaging is by Mark Mawson, who has has been shooting in Sydney for several years. He specialises in shooting fashion & people underwater.

I love the product. It’s soft, buttery, and feels like it does good things for your lips. I’ve had a rash of “balms” lately that left my lips feeling worse than they did before I applied it, so I don’t have much patience for dry formulas right now. There is a touch of shimmer in Fairyblood, but Wolfman is just a pure light pink gloss.

Wolfman isn’t my nude, though. I bet it would be perfect for someone with very pale or light and cool skintone. None of which describes me at all. But it is a lovely color.

I feel like Fairyblood might be close. I’m definitely putting it in the final round, although the shimmer might be it’s undoing. But outside the little nude challenge I’m setting, it’s another lovely color that I would probably wear really often.

They have other lippies too, if light, neutral gloss balm, they have some gorgeous colors and shades, and several different formulas.

But I’m digging these. And LAQA & CO remains one of my favorite brands.

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