The trending term, ‘your-lips-but-better’ hue is yet the most unfaltering makeup trend and most universally flattering, supporting the fact that one ‘nude’ does not fit all. Linda Cantello, international makeup artist for Armani Beauty says, ‘The nude lip is concrete. Not really a statement.’ She recalls that amidst the comeback of the ’90s makeup trends, artists back then achieved nude lip colors by layering concealer over pink lipsticks for runway shows backstage. Gratefully, though, the breadth of formulas these days makes it easier to find your match more than ever. However, the question is what, exactly, makes a good match?
‘The most common mistake people make is that they think nude should be nude. Nobody looks good when they’ve completely obliterated their lip and it’s the same color as the complexion,’ says Cantello. ‘You should look alive. You want natural, but a bit pushed with neutral shades.’ As an example, Armani’s new Lip Maestro Matte Nature range, which includes ten neutral shades created for every skintone to find a match, is where they got their inspiration from.
‘A big thing that we’ve always done is to take out white (in formulas), even in foundation, because it’s the white that makes it look artificial,’ Cantello adds. Check below for more tips and options for finding the best nude lipstick shade for you. Go on, read and shop.
The award-winning liquid lip color imparts an intense depth of color while giving lips ultimate comfort and a rich-looking finish. Lips appear instantly fuller and radiant, while a non-sticky texture offers 8-hours of comfort and all day wear. Find your perfect nude with 10 universally flattering shades inspired by earth’s beauty. The shade ‘Desert’ is best for medium skin.
Introducing Jessica Alba’s Honest Beauty’s hydrating liquid lipstick with CleanPower Technology that powers the all-day wear of color-drenched, shine-to-matte Liquid Lipstick. They have a flexible feel in 7 high-pigment payoff shades and has vegan formula nourishes as well. The shade ‘Off Duty’ is best for fair skin.
The best way to describe both lingerie and Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipsticks: silky, light and mostly nude. NYX’s “Lip Lingerie” line includes 24 shades of barely-there lip colors for when you’re looking for subtlety. The silky liquid dries down matte and soft. The shade ‘Cashmere Silk’ is best for fair skin.
Rihanna‘s Fenty Beauty collection is here to stay. Her Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick collection is an ultra-slim lipstick with a long-wearing, petal-soft matte finish, created in a rainbow of weightless, color-intense shades designed to flatter all skin tones and every mood. The shade ‘Thiccc’ is best for deep skin.
A cult-favorite, matte lip pencil that delivers the impact of a matte lipstick with the convenience of a pencil. Like the shade name suggests, this pencil is nothing but sweet. Saturate lips with rich, vivid pigments and a velvety-matte finish. Plus, the crayon shape makes the application a breeze. The shade ‘La Dolce Vita’ is best for medium skin.
This ultra-luxurious, hydrating lip color with a sheer finish, has a comfortable feel and all day wear, enhancing your lips all with a plumping effect. The collection ranges in 44 elegant shades from nudes to plums to bright reds and 3 finishes: sheer, cream, or matte, its stay-true color won’t feather, flake or fade. The shade ‘Timide’ is best for fair skin.
Flesh Fleshy Lips Lipsticks are like the best version of your natural lips – easy and real. This lipstick is super sheer but enhances my natural lips subtley, plumping them up without getting too sticky like some glosses. It is a rich, creamy lipstick formula with a luxurious lightweight texture. The shade ‘Hungry’ is best for medium skin.
Gucci Lip Balm is the must-have product between make-up and care with a luminous glossy finish. Baume à Lèvres is a lip balm with a translucent finish that enhances the natural smoothness and texture of the lips. Penelope Plum looks deep pink in the tube, but once it goes on you get a moisturizing sheer veil that leaves lips looking uber kissable. The shade is best for medium to deep skin.
Kim Kardashian has made nude lipstick her beauty signature. The collection nudes come in eleven shades that contrast beautifully against the liners adding dimension and shape to the lips. The formula is creamy and luxurious allowing for a smooth glide upon application, hugging the lips for the most comfortable wear. The shade ‘Mocha Nude’ is best for deep skin.
Urban Decay’s Vice Lipstick comes in a massive lineup of addictive shades and six indulgent finishes. The formula is a super-creamy texture that hydrates and enhances the lips. The pigment load in Vice Lipstick is insane. En Fuego, with its tinge of rose, is a hue that works particularly well on richer skin tones. The shade is best for deep skin.
This lipstick is named after supermodel Christy Turlington and is a richly pigmented lipstick that adorns lips in a lightweight veil of opaque color for a modern, matte finish. Each shade is presented like a jewel in a black-lacquered couture case fashioned with a sensually surrealist golden lip that’s destined to be a cult-status collectible. The shade ‘Christy’ is best for medium skin.