Naturally nude lips are a great way to achieve a bronzed beach glow or set off a smoky eye makeup for the evening, whatever the season! Read on for our top 5 nude lip products and how to achieve the perfect finish…
Quick Nude Lip Tips
1 – Buff and Smooth
Frustrated by flaky lips? Ever exfoliated or buffed them? Rid yourself of dull, dry flakes for a smooth, kissable and perfectly polished pout. Try a homemade sugar scrub or smoothing lip buffer like ELF Studio’s Lip Exfoliant Clear Sugar Treatment (from $5.99).
2 – Protect and Plump
Avoid chapped, lacklustre lips by investing in a moisture rich treatment. For plump lips go for a lip enhancer which will give a fuller appearance. KIMI – Natural Lip Enhancer ($29.99) is a plumper and protecting moisturizer in one!
3 – Prime and Line
Create the perfect base for super staying power. A lip primer will give you a smooth texture for applying your color such as MAC Prep + Prime Lip (from $20). Line your lips with a long-lasting nude liner such as Maybelline Color Sensational Shaping Lip Liner in Beige Babe ($6.99).
4 – Color Match
What will look nude on one person may not be nude on another. When selecting your shade choose one that is similar or slightly lighter than your skin tone.
Porcelain skin can take a broader range of colors and cooler shades. For olive and darker skin, avoid anything too pale and select a color with warmth in it which will flatter your skin tone.
Offset your nude lips with a touch of bronzer to avoid looking washed out and define eyes with neutral shades for the day and smokey tones for the evening.
Top 3 Nude Lip Colors
A new formula with the effect of stain for extra-long wear and the finish of a matte, giving a touch of glamour. Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor in Seduction ($8.99), is a dreamy matte nude, suited to all light-medium skin tones.
An ideal nude for darker skin tones, or softe beige for paler skins, MAC Lipstick in Velvet Teddy ($39) gives a daringly velvet and textured finish.
NARS Lip Crayon Biscayne Park
Achieve precision application with ease by using NARS’ jumbo lip pencil (from $25). Just sharpen the tip before use and color between the lines! This stunning soft pink nude is super flattering with a creamy finish.
Not nude enough? Apply a cream concealer all-over your lips first, this will also help keep your lip color in place.