I like to keep my daily beauty routine subtle and natural. You won’t see me wearing neon or dark burgundy lipstick, too severe for me. But this season, I am loving the soft and pretty mauves on the shelves.
The great thing about mauve is that it’s a color that works with many skin tones on women of all ages. For the lips, you can easily wear it during the day or jazz it up for evening (may I recommend this look with a mauve gloss?). The blush is a great look whether you’re winter pale or summer bronzed, and it gives a natural flush that isn’t too much. And on the nails, mauve is more grown up than pink and not as bold as red.
Want mauve at drugstore prices? For the lips, try Cover Girl Gloss Pencil or Maybelline 14-Hour Lip Color. For blushes, NYX makes a great mauve option and I’ve heard that Maybelline FitMe Blush is the closest drugstore brand to Bobbi Brown for sheerness and wearability. And for the nails, this NY&C polish looks perfect and this polish from Cover Girl has a really rich color.