A nude lip colour is like a red lip colour – it is a classic (yet far more subtle than red) that can be worn by anybody and everyone. Provided that you pick the right shade and finish to suit your complexion, a quality shade of nude lip colour can quickly become your beauty-best-friend! Pick an unsuitable nude lip colour and you may end up looking ill and like you have no lips.
Finding the Right Nude Lipstick to Suit You
If you've ever felt wary of trying out nude lipsticks with the fear that you'll either end up with "wiped-out" lips or "brown lips", don't feel disgruntled - there's still a compatible natural lip shade out their for you! There's more to nude lips than the ghastly concealer-covered lips that used to be a thing - albeit terrible trend! The whole point of nude lipstick colours is to accentuate your natural lip shade in a soft and cool fashion.
Finding the right nude lipstick that will act as the ideal everyday lip shade is easy but I advise you to take a few minutes to get to grips with your skin tone type first. Nobody likes wasting money and time on make-up that they'll never wear, which is why I recommend that you take the test below in order to determine whether your skin tone type is "warm" or "cool".
If you have red or yellow undertones in your skin (like me) then you want to avoid anything too pale and matte and instead opt for a darker colour and/or something with a bit of gloss or shimmer in it so that it doesn’t look too flat. If you are pale or have a very even skin tone then you are lucky – you will suit almost all shades.
The Original Lipsticks I Listed When I First Wrote this Post
My New and Updated List of Perfect Cruelty-Free Nude Lipsticks
- Charlotte Tilbury "Very Victoria"
- Charlotte Tilbury "Nude Kate"
- Milani "Beauty"
- Catrice "Nudetral Nature Lipstick"
- Artdeco "Gentle Rosewood"
- Catrice "Would Rose Propose?"
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