Current Pinky Nude Lipsticks in My Rotation + Celebrating 7 Years of Marriage!

Above: Some of the pinks, nudes and pinky nudes in my life…Gucci Cipria, Girlactik Naked, Gucci Whisper, Tom Ford Blush Nude, NARS Raquel and Charlotte Tilbury Penelope Pink.
This post features two seemingly unrelated topics: pinky-nude lipsticks that have been bouncing around my purse as of late and my seven year wedding anniversary.  I will do my best to weave an undeniable thread of commonality between the pair with words and images! 
Kindly scroll on for images, details and the Bottom Line…
Above: The usual suspects.
The pinky nude lipsticks in my life are incredible go-to’s for rushed mornings and hurried touch ups.  Shades in the pinky nude family are easy to wear, add instant demure and provide a polished look that communicates sophistication without looking like you’re trying too hard.  These six are pale enough to convey a “nude” vibe while having enough saturated color to avoid washing out the face…love them, I do! 
1. Charlotte Tilbury Penelope Pink (reviewed HERE): This pinky beige is full coverage and last for hours…definitely more nude than pink.
2. NARS Audacious Lipstick in Raquel (reviewed HERE): This is, without question, my favorite nude in the Audacious line; it’s the quintessential blend of pink, peach and beige and the full coverage, moisturizing wear cannot be beat.
3. Tom Ford Blush Nude (reviewed HERE): A classic in my collection, this pinky beige is muted and soft, leaving room to pump up the color on other parts of the face (e.g., cheeks and eyes).
4. Gucci Audacious Color-Intense Lipstick in Whisper (reviewed HERE): Not quite a nude…more of a lilac-tinged pink but it acts as a neutral in terms of wear and purpose…I’ve been wearing this marvelous shade non-stop.  Also, I combine it with Cipria to create a Gucci-centric nude lip.
4. Girlactik Le Creme Lipstick in Naked (swatched HERE): A true warm beige nude, this formula is creamy, hydrating and all sorts of gorgeous.
5. Gucci Luxurious Moisture-Rich Lipstick in Cipria (discussed HERE): This pale pinky beige is soft and sensual and is quite light (though full coverage) on its own.  I adore mixing it with Whisper or wearing it with the Gucci gloss in Breathless (swatched HERE). 
Above: Swatches in direct sunlight.
Above: Swatches in direct sunlight with a flash.
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Above: Wearing a combination of Gucci Whisper + Gucci Cipria.  Also, testing out the new Dolce and Gabbana Perfect Reveal Lift Foundation in this pic…full review soon.  Here’s a hint…it’s very, very good ; ) 
Above: The Gucci Whisper + Gucci Cipria lipmix.
These Gucci Cipria +Gucci Whisper pinky nude lip color images were taken in the car on Saturday while my husband, Jethro and I ran errands in our ’67 GTO.  Even though we were doing what one might deem to be rather mundane tasks (e.g., the post office, Petco, etc.) we had a lovely afternoon enjoying the drive and simply spending time with eachother.  

Above: Off to Petco…Jethro can hardly contain his excitement. 
Above: Jethro and Tyler, waiting for me as I run into the post office to pick up a package (!).

Above: Jethro’s windblown look.
Saturday also marked the day before our seven year wedding anniversary.  That’s right, on October 12th, 2007, we got married and my, how the time has flown by at light speed! In terms of gifts, neither one of us needed or wanted a single thing, but while at the Grove on Friday (for the Charlotte Tilbury event mentioned HERE…more on the whole evening soon), I ended choosing this Bianca Pratt gold T necklace from Barney’s NY as a special way to keep my husband close to my heart.  It’s simple, understated and sentimental and I adore it! 
Above: The necklace
Aboev: Ty, Jethro and me this past summer. 
I am so thankful for my husband…he is immensely loving, massively understanding and entirely supportive and I feel incredibly blessed to have him in my life.  What a gift from God! 

Above: Before a night out.
Above: In our college years…we’ve definitely changed, no?

Above: Celebrating seven years of marriage…here’s to the rest of our lives!
Bottom Line: I hope your weekend has been marvelous thus far. I have so many posts in the works that I am excited to share in the near future…more (!) foundation, lipstick, event coverage and skincare to discuss!
Oh…and what is YOUR favorite pinky nude lipstick currently?  Do please share!
xoxo and thanks for your loyal readership,
–The Beauty Professor
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Comments (41)

  • Kath TheFabZilla Reply

    Happy Anniversary! It's a great feeling to be married to your best friend. October is our anniv month too and we just turned 6 (we also celebrated rather low-key). Jethro is so adorable as always. And yes, Gucci, Nars Audacious and Charlotte Tilbury are my recent faves as well. Can't wait to read your thoughts on D&G foundy. Have a fabulous wknd!

    October 12, 2014 at 8:26 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Thank you so much, Kath! Happy Anniversary to you and your husband as well!

      Thanks for always being such a lovely friend…xx,

      –The Beauty Professor

      October 18, 2014 at 7:03 pm
  • BeautyByKrystal Reply

    Happy anniversary, such a beautiful couple! oxoxo

    October 12, 2014 at 8:48 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Thank you, truly, Krystal!


      –The Beauty Professor

      October 18, 2014 at 7:04 pm
  • Bella Reply

    Happy anniversary, what a beautiful couple!! I don't do pinky nude much. Chanel Boy lipstick is my all-time favourite though.

    October 12, 2014 at 9:24 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Thank you, Bella!

      Boy is a gorgeous shade ; )


      –The Beauty Professor

      October 18, 2014 at 7:04 pm
  • Vivella Reply

    Congratulations on your anniversary! And that foundation looks very good on you!

    October 12, 2014 at 12:37 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hi Viv….many thanks to you on both accounts!


      –The Beauty Professor

      October 18, 2014 at 7:04 pm
  • Lulubelle Reply

    Happy Anniversary, and many more! I'm more of a coral pink wearer, but my current favorite nude shade is Le Metier de Beaute's Sahara.

    October 12, 2014 at 2:31 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hi Lulubelle…thank you!

      Ahh…I love LMdB Sahara…now you've inspired me to pull it out of my drawer ; )


      –The Beauty Professor

      October 18, 2014 at 7:05 pm
  • strongestrose Reply

    What an inspiring story of love!! Happy anniversary to an insanely gorgeous couple!!!!!

    Love the way that foundation looks on you *biting knuckles,* can't wait for the review lol!!!

    I have had a hard time with nude lips lately, as I feel they are washing me out. I think I will try the Tom Ford Blush Nude!!

    Oh, and that necklace! Precious!

    October 12, 2014 at 2:53 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hi Shoshana,

      Wow…thank you, my friend!!

      OK…you completely need to pick up the new Tom Ford matte lipstick in First Time (review soon). It is a nude with great peachy pink tone, so no washing out the skin!


      –The Beauty Professor

      October 18, 2014 at 7:06 pm
  • Sabrina Reply

    Happy Anniversary! You two make a gorgeous couple and the college pic is too cute for words! Loving your pale nude pink lipstick picks 🙂

    October 12, 2014 at 3:51 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Thank you so much, Sabrina…so thankful for you and your friendship!


      –The Beauty Professor

      October 18, 2014 at 7:07 pm
  • Lynn127 Reply

    Happy Anniversary B.P You have a beautiful family, including Jethro! My fav nudes are C.T Penelope pink, TF blush nude & hourglass nude #3. Can't wait for more posts on foundation. You are indeed in a sea of foundations! 🙂

    October 12, 2014 at 8:29 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hi Lynn!

      Thank you so very much! Thanks also for sharing your favorite nudes…we share so many favorites, indeed ; )

      I hope you have a lovely weekend…xo and talk soon,

      –The Beauty Professor

      October 18, 2014 at 7:08 pm
  • MarciaF Reply

    Happy anniversary. It's so great to see how in love you two are. The best thing that ever happened to me is when I met my husband.
    I wish the Gucci weren't fragranced because I love them on you. I think I'll end up with the CT Penelope Pink when I'm feeling well again.

    October 12, 2014 at 9:21 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hi Marcia!

      Thank you! I love that you are still happily married…so good for the soul ; )

      You need the CT Penelope Pink…no major fragrance, just nude lovliness. I hope you feel better soon, my friend!


      –The Beauty Professor

      October 18, 2014 at 7:09 pm
  • MG Reply

    Happy Anniversary! You two make such a lovely couple, and you look stunning as always! Thanks to you, I'm also adoring the NARS lipstick in Raquel. I just ordered the CT one in BPerfect, so I'm waiting for that to come in. I'm also liking Lipstick Queen in Pink Sinner.

    October 12, 2014 at 10:16 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hello MG,

      Thank you very, very much! I am so glad you are loving NARS Raquel and can't wait to hear your thoughts on BPerfect. I need to get around to trying LQ Pink Sinner!

      xoxo and talk soon,

      –The Beauty Professor

      October 18, 2014 at 7:10 pm
  • Unknown Reply

    Happy Anniversary; you two make such a lovely couple! Keep up the spirit!! I would like to tty the NARS and Gucci in Whisper; they seem really nice! For now I am using Urban Decay Super Saturated High gloss pencil in Naked; which is a nice color too! I also like Chanel Coco Shine in Boy; pretty color; more brown nude than pinky though. I am still trying more pinky nudes to find a nice one for me. Hope to be able to get my hands on Gucci in Whisper; don't know if I can buy it in the Netherlands…

    October 13, 2014 at 12:13 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hello Melanie!

      Thank you ever so much!

      I also appreciate you sharing your current nude favorites as well as those you hope to get soon. Always a fun read!


      –The Beauty Professor

      October 18, 2014 at 7:11 pm
  • Tequila Mockingbird Reply

    Happy Anniversary! Now that everyone and their mother with a luxury brand is coming out with a foundation, it's so nice that you're keeping up with all these releases on behalf of us foundation addicts. I wish you and your hubby many more anniversaries to come 🙂

    – A Long-Time Lurker

    October 13, 2014 at 1:07 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply


      Thank you for sharing your kind comment. Yes, I will do my best to keep the coverage of all foundation releases (and it has been a plethora!) coming!


      –The Beauty Professor

      October 18, 2014 at 7:12 pm
  • Lynn Reply

    Such a lovely couple! Happy Anniversary & may you have many many more years of joyful togetherness!

    October 13, 2014 at 1:11 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Thank you so much, Lynn…xoxo,

      –The Beauty Professor

      October 18, 2014 at 7:13 pm
  • Anonymous Reply

    Happy Anniversary, Gorgeous!
    You look beautiful, elegant and super flawless as always!:)
    Ayat (@ayatabuagla)

    October 13, 2014 at 6:35 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hello Ayat,

      Thank you…so good to hear from you here!


      –The Beauty Professor

      October 18, 2014 at 7:13 pm
  • Karen Reply

    You look incredible, as usual! Happy anniversary :)) I love your dog!

    My husband and I have been together 20 years this October, married for 14…time goes by so quickly! We are good for each other because he respects my beauty addiction and I respect his right to respect my beauty addiction, haha!

    You know pinky nude lippies are my favorite and I have bought many a lippie on your recommendation…here are my current favorites:

    –YSL in Beige Tribute (oooh I love this one so much, especially since I have dry lips)
    –NARS Raquel (your site was one that convinced me to buy it, and it is amazing!)
    –Estée Lauder Desirable
    –CT B*tch perfect (another one that you convinced me to buy)
    –LM 60s pink (yep, bought because of you….)
    –Bite Vouvray

    I think next time my husband makes a comment about how many lipsticks I own (I am not such a foundation girl, thank goodness, otherwise I think I'd be destitute as your blog has the best pictures of foundations) I am going to tell him that BP made me do it ;P

    Do you think you will be purchasing more lipsticks from the Gucci line, or more CT items? I am lusting after all of CT.

    Happy Anniversary!!

    October 13, 2014 at 3:34 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hello dear Karen!

      Thank you so much. I also loved reading about you and your husband's lovely dynamic…my husband and I can totally relate ; )

      Thanks for sharing your favorite nudes…I really need to get my hands on the YSL Beige Tribute soon. Perhaps this weekend!

      I hope to make an in-person trip to the Gucci counter soon and will invariably pick up a few more lip products; I also have a CT foundation post in the works!!

      xoxo and talk soon,

      –The Beauty Professor

      October 18, 2014 at 7:16 pm
  • Christina Reply

    Aww, Happy Anniversary! You two were gorgeous back then and gorgeous now! 🙂

    I have to say, that foundation looks amazing on you! I can't quite figure out why it looks different than the other ones you've been showcasing lately, but your skin looks absolutely creamy and velvety. I cannot wait for your review.

    October 14, 2014 at 10:28 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hi Christina!

      Thank you ever so much! I also appreciate your words about the foundation. Still in the midst of trial, but should have my thoughts together on it soon ; )


      –The Beauty Professor

      October 18, 2014 at 7:21 pm
  • Unknown Reply

    I love the look of the Nars audacious lipstick in Raquel. I have been wanting to pick up an everyday shade and a bold shade from the line, and perhaps Raquel fits the bill for the everyday shade!

    October 14, 2014 at 10:51 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hi Stephanie,

      I cannot recommend NARS Raquel enough…it is simply magnificent!


      –The Beauty Professor

      October 18, 2014 at 7:23 pm
  • catarina Reply

    Oh Rachel,Congratulations to you and Tyler!! Such a beautiful couple,and Jethro fur windblow and the carrrrr,oh my Goodness,wich model is it?
    You were so beautiful younger,and Tyler sooo handsome!!!

    October 15, 2014 at 12:29 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hello Catarina,

      Thank from all three of us ; ) Our car is a 1967 Pontiac GTO!


      –The Beauty Professor

      October 18, 2014 at 7:22 pm
  • Unknown Reply

    Happy Anniversary! Gorgeous photos as usual and the college one is just so cool.
    I love pinky nudes as well and your selection is amazing!
    loving the Gucci and CT ones.
    I just bought Hourlass extreme gloss in Canvas and I love the formula, I also have a Maybillene one not sure the name but it is almost a perfect pinky nude that gets a lot of wear. it is from the colour whisper range I think.
    My partner and I have been to get 15 years and have 5 kids but have never made it down the aisle maybe one day.
    I hope you both had a lovely day filled with love and happiness and of course many more to come.

    October 15, 2014 at 10:46 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hello Julie!

      Thank you so much, my friend! Ahh…isn't the Hourglass Canvas so good? The pigmentation is aamzing. Glad to hear you love it!

      xoxo and talk soon…have a brilliant weekend,

      –The Beauty Professor

      October 18, 2014 at 7:18 pm
  • Unknown Reply

    Hi Rachael, Happy Anniversary. You and your husband make a beautiful couple. I'm going to try the, Penelope Pink. Love your suggestions.

    October 15, 2014 at 12:56 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hi Debra!

      Thank you…your words are so sweet!

      xoxo and yes, try Penelope Pink!!

      –The Beauty Professor

      October 18, 2014 at 7:19 pm
  • Unknown Reply

    Congrats on your anniversary! Love your doggy, too. Love your choices. I have most of them so I completely agree!

    October 19, 2014 at 4:33 pm

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