Nude lipstick and subtle makeup is by far one of my favorite looks. Mainly because it’s a neutral look, and also nude shades make your lips appear fuller. Another plus is nude lips can be worn year-round.
There are a few lipsticks I have purchased, which were advertised as a “nude”shade but actually appear more pinker or darker than I prefer. So below are a few lipsticks which are a true nude for you to checkout.
Mac-peach stock or myth
wet n wild- pink suga
elf- jumbo lip gloss stick in “in the nude”
I have noticed that some nude lipsticks dry my lips, so you will need to start with soft lips. Be sure to exfoliate and moisturize your lips to avoid flaky skin. An easy DIY tip is to take some sea salt and mix it with a bit of coconut oil. Apply the mix to you lips and rub in a circular motion for a minute or two. Rinse off with cool water and you are set. Do this once or twice a week for baby soft lips.
Quick steps to achieve a nude lip
- Start with a lip liner to achieve defined lips, with lipstick that stays in place. If you are not a big fan of lip liner, you can go for lipstick alone. However, the reason I do recommend lip liner is, because you can better define your lips and it prevents lipstick from bleeding (or fanning out). Lip liner can also help lips look plumper, since you can use it to subtly line a little bit over your natural lip line for an illusion of a bigger pout. Find a good shade to match your nude lipstick by either matching the exact shade, or using a nude liner a few shades darker.
- Once your lips are lined, use a brush to lightly blend the liner into your lips. This helps liner and lipstick to blend for a more natural look.
- Now you are ready for that color. Apply your lipstick. A quick tip to make your lipstick last longer is: press a tissue between your lips to remove a bit of color, then apply setting powder to lips with a brush, and re-apply lipstick. If you’d like, you can apply clear lip balm, but it’s not needed if you started with exfoliated lips.
And voilà, your pretty nude lips are ready! I love discovering new products, so share your favorite nude lipsticks and liners below