A nude lip does not mean a boring lip. There are many shades of nude to choose from (only some of my favs are pictured above). Between pink- tone nudes, brown- tone nudes, nude liners and nude glosses – the combinations you can create are virtually endless! Trying to find the perfect nude combo, however, can be extremely difficult. Your skin tone, naural lip color and desired look all factor into what nude shade you should use.That’s a lot of factors, I know – that is why it can be challenging to perfect the nude lip. My advice is to try various shades and tones to find what colors suite you the best and what liners work with what lipsticks. The most important thing to remember when rocking a nude lip is to not wash-out your mouth, you do not want to walk around looking dead, right? To avoid this, make absoluetely sure that you pair your lipstick with a liner to give your lips dimension and to keep the natural shape.
My current go-to combo for the perfect pinky- nude lip comes from Urban Decay. I LOVE the 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencils. They glide-on super smoothe and have great staying power. Ladies, get your sharpeners ready, becuase you will be in love at first swipe! Naked2 is my favorite. It is a great mauve tone that is slighty deeper than my natural lip color, so it is perfect for outlining. Next, I reach for my Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Native. Native is a really pretty nude- pink, with a touch of a mauve to keep it from being a barbie tone. Using a lipstick that is lighter than the liner is the best way to master a nude lip, if you ask me. Lastly, I top it off with Naked Ultra Nourishing Lip Gloss in Walk of Shame. I personally like to add gloss to my nude lip and Walk of Shame has just a touch of color and tops off the look beautifully. Now, as I said before, not all nude looks suite everyone, so I have compiled a list of other go-to nudes below. See if you can’t find your perfect match to go nude. Remeber to mix-and-match liners,lipsticks and glosses to get the perfect nude pout.
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in Naked2
Urban Decay Naked Ultra Nourishing Lipgloss in Walk of Shame
Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Native
Jordana Cosmetics Retractable Liner in Tawny is a great, nautral, rosy nude. Perfect for a very subtle, everyday look. With this color you can even forego lipstick – just line and then fill completely in. You can pick Jordana Cosmetics up at Walgreen’s. These liners retail for only $1.99, so they are a great find!
Jordana Cosmetics Retractable Liner in Rock N’ Rose is a great brown-tone liner. I like to pair it with a light pink lipstick to balance out the brown undertones.
MAC Lipstick in Hue.
Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Biscayne Park. I love a good lip pencil, because they are really easy to apply and they have a light, easy-to-wear feel.
L’Oreal Infallable Lipstick in Nude Ballet is the perfect lipstick/gloss combo. Made uber famous by Kim Kardashian when she reportidly wore it on her wedding day (to Kanye). It is a great, great nude and you can pick it up at any drug store for around $8 bucks!
Another great, affordable nude tone is Set Me Freesia by Flower. This is a brown-tone nude that pairs great with Rock N’ Rose liner if you are looking to achieve a brown-tone mouth.