Finding the perfect nude lipstick might seem like a no-brainer but the most common mistake I see people make when it comes to subtle lip colours is choosing a shade that doesn’t match your skin tone. The good news? There are finally makeup lines out there creating ‘nude’ lip colours to suit every skin tone, so once you’ve met your match you’ll be able to spring into the new season with an on-trend nude lipstick (and a smile to match). Need help? Check out my edit of the best nude lipstick brands (and shades) on the market right now, below…
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Best Nude Lipstick Brands & Shades
The first thing to remember when it comes to finding your perfect nude is that you do not want a shade that matches your skin tone. It isn’t a foundation! Think about your natural lip colour – it is typically a couple of shades darker than your skin, so your lip colour should be too. If you tend to suit orange lip colours choose a nude with orange undertones, or similarly if you’re usually a red or a pink fan, seek nudes with these tones. Buying a universal lip liner is a good idea to define your lip shape before you start and help your lip colour stay put all day.
Tom Ford Lip Colour in Impassioned
This is a great nude for darker Black and Asian skin tones and has a gorgeous subtle crimson hue.
Pat McGrath Labs Matte Trance Lipstick in 1995
This super-flattering nude tone is a really clever one, because it suits pretty much every skin tone. It is particularly flattering for darker and olive-toned skin.
Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey
A cult classic since the 70s, this barely-there lipstick adapts to any skin tone and simply deepens your natural hues a couple of berry shades for a moisturising, slightly glossy finish.
Burberry Kisses Nude Beige
I often get asked which nude lipstick I wear in my 5-minute makeup routine video, and this is the one!
Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim Lipstick in The First Time or I’ll Never Stop for darker Skin Tones
I love this creamy Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim Lipstick whether it’s in The First Time for lighter skin tones or I’ll Never Stop for darker skin tones. The narrow bullet makes it super easy to accurately apply, too.
Victoria Beckham Beauty Lip Definer – Number 2
The universal nude lip liner that every makeup bag needs – there are six shades to choose from – use this whatever your chosen hue to make sure your lips are perfectly defined and keep your lipstick inside the lines.
Bring on a spring of gorgeous makeup and nude kisses!
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