Hi there! Happy Wednesday!
I hope that you are having a wonderful day! In the past I shied away from nude lips because I know that the right shade can be incredibly hard to find! I also thought that my very fair skin couldn’t rock a nude, but this is actually not true AT ALL! Anyone, and I mean anyone, can rock a nude lip but make sure you follow these tips to look your best!
Formula and Shade
I love matte lips, and matte nude lips, but nude lipstick it can make you look pasty or very washed out. If you want a matte nude, it is possible, but be careful! If you have fair skin, try a pinky or mauve nude in a matte color. If you have a darker skin tone, try a nude lip that leans more orange. The biggest hint is do not go lighter for your lips than your skin tone.
I definitely think that lining your lip is especially pretty with a classic nude lip! You can really define, and even slightly over-line, your cupids bow for a sexy pout. Be sure that the nude liner you choose matches closely to the lipstick or gloss you want to wear, and doesn’t show the line. Another option is to fill your lips in completely with a nude liner, and then go over the liner with a lipstick or lipgloss.
A nude lip is often paired with a smokey eye because this draws attention to the eyes and keeps the makeup from being too busy. Nude lipstick is a very classic look, and if you want to forego a smokey eye it also looks great with a winged eyeliner look. I also love a nude lip with a bronze look and a great highlight ; )
A Few Favorites
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Ultimate Favorite Nude Lipstick and Liner