Six Flattering Nude Lipsticks Under 500

2016 is dubbed as the year of “nudes”, thanks to our girl Kylie Jenner. Ever since Kylie came out with her stunning line of lip kits,  almost every makeup brand followed suit in releasing their own version of nudes and everyone just can’t help but bite into them. Me, being my frugal self, dug up some of my old (and new) favorite nude lippies from my stash.

nude lipsticks

If you’re someone like me who doesn’t want to spend money on a trendy nude lipstick, here are some of my budget-friendly recommendations. It’s hard to come by a flattering nude lipsticks that are under 500 pesos, but I find that these shades wear beautifully on my morena skin.

nude lipstick swatch


This is a fairly new member in my collection as I only got it a few weeks ago. Sand storm is a warm neutral shade that has a rusty brown undertone. I love how this one accentuates my tan.

wet n wild sand storm


Tawny is yet another deep warm neutral shade. As you can see, it is closely similar to sand storm. The only obvious difference from the two is the finishes. Tawny has a creamy satin finish, while sand storm has a matte formulation.

in2it tawny lipstick



This is, without a doubt, my all time favorite nude lipstick. I’ve been using this since my college days and I’ve lost count on how many times I’ve repurchased. This one also has a tinge of brown undertone, but it leans slightly on the peachy side of the spectrum. The reason why I love this so much, beside it being flattering, is that once the product is wiped off (after eating or drinking), it does leave a nice even stain on the lips that looks quite natural.

ever bilena cherish

REVLON MATTE MAUVE IT OVER (350php – if I remember it correctly)

Although the name of the shade says “mauve”, this is in no way near a mauvey color, I feel like. To me it looks more of a light nude with the slightest peach undertone. This shades can be a little bit tricky though as it can look flat when you have nothing on your eyes. To make this baby pop, pair it with a simple eye liner and voluminous lashes. It’s one of the highly raved products from Revlon, but unfortunately, it’s already discontinued. Why Revlon, why?

revlon mauve it over

MAYBELLINE CREAMY MATTE IN TOUCH OF SPICE (299php – Got it on sale for 199php only)

I only got hold of this a couple of months ago, but I am already in love with it. It is such a wonderful, rosy/pinkish-plum shade. It has a brown undertone that makes it a beautiful pinkish nude. Whenever I have it on, I always get asked what lipstick I’m wearing. I won’t argue as  it’s easily one of the most flattering nude shades in the drugstore. Such a crowd-pleaser, this one.

maybelline touch of spice


Here’s yet another oldie but goodie. I’ve repurchased this a couple of times already, which goes to show how much love I’ve given to this product. This is a dirty rose shade with the slightest touch of pink, making it the perfect MLBB shade for my yellow/medium skin.

palladio smokey rose

So there you go! If you want to get into the “nudes”, do know that you don’t always have to spend money to be on trend. You just need to explore and look for cheaper alternatives.

BUT, if you really want to get those coveted products that everybody’s raving about (and you have the budget for it) by all means, you go girl! You do you! 🙂

Julie Alontaga is the Beauty Content Creator and Editor of As Told By Julz. She works as a VA-SEO Specialist for a Web Development Company based in Australia. When she's not at work, she spends her free time binge watching movies and TV series, reading books, cooking/baking, or playing SIMS 4.

1 Comment

  1. Ria Jose
    July 21, 2016

    I use Maybelline Touch of Spice, as well. So it suits morena and my skin tone pala. 👍🏼


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