Lipstick junkies, I have got good news for you. I have found a beautiful neutral lip color that is truly, universally flattering, made with high quality ingredients, and long-lasting. It’s called 27 Kisses* and it’s hand-made in Australia by a brand called Nūdus. It’s the perfect my lips but better color and I can’t think of anyone who would not look good in it.
The consistency of the lipstick is creamy, but it does not have the slippery, glossy look of most creamy lipsticks. In fact, it’s almost completely matte. However, compared to other matte lipsticks this is very comfortable on the lips, it does not dry them at all and it stays on all day with minimal fading (I only need to touch-up after eating).
27 Kisses is a rosey color that has a mauve tone to it. In the photo that I posted on Instagram it looks more peachy, but in real life it looks like the photo above (my lip-swatch was taken in natural light). It is nicely pigmented, so the color should not look much different on other lips as it should cover them. The color is perfect for every day use. It can be paired with both a minimal eye look or an intense smokey eye look. It’s a versatile shade that can be used with any makeup look. If you are familiar with MAC lipsticks, I find 27 Kisses to be similar to MAC Cosmo.
The quality of the ingredients is also outstanding. Nūdus uses 27 active ingredients, including super foods, antioxidants, vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K, essential fatty acids, and high-end anti-aging ingredients to keep the lips soft and help protect them from environmental stress. Nūdus lipsticks are COSMOS certified organic, certified by Australian Certified Organic (ACO) which is internationally recognized. Most incredibly, Nūdus pigments used to create the lipsticks colors are a special mix of ancient Ayurvedic, pure, bioactive colour extracts from flowers, fruits, herbs, and minerals.
This is the full list of ingredients:
Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil * , Cera Alba (Beeswax) * , Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Cera * , Tribehenin , Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter * , Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil * , Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil * , Tocopherol (Vitamin E) , Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil * , Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil * , Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil , Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Seed Oil * , Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Seed Oil , Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil * , Fragrance * , May Contain -+ Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide) , Mica , May Contain CI 75470 (Carmine) , Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract , Melia Azadirchta Flower Extract , Amino-Esters-1 , Coccinia Indica , Solanum Melongena (Eggplant) Fruit Extract , Aloe Barbadensis Flower Extract , Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil , Ocimum Sanctum (Holy Basil) Leaf Extract , Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Extract , Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract , Corallina Officinalis (Coral Seaweed) Extract , Eclipta Prostrata Extract , Moringa Pterygosperma Oil , Melia Azadirachta Fruit/Seed Extract , Coccinia Indica Flower Extract , Coccinia Indica Fruit Extract * Certified Organic Ingredients
I am seriously impressed and I need more colors asap. I hope that they all have the same consistency, color payoff, and lasting power. In the meanwhile, if you are on the market for the perfect every day color, try 27 Kisses (and come back to let me know how you like it!)