We've Found your Perfect Nude Lip!
The perfect nude lip: that holy beauty grail that we are always on a quest to find. But what qualifies as a nude lip? Let’s face it, with our different skin tones, naked means something different to each of us.
So, while we’re all told the benefits of finding the perfect nude lip – it brightens our face, flatters our skin tone and makes us look like us, only better – it can be a real jungle out there in the world of flesh-toned lippies. Let us steer you in the right direction and help you find the perfect nude lip FOR YOU.
If you have…
Naturally red-toned lips: the aim is to neutralise some of the redness. This month Roccabox includes the AMAZING Huda Beauty Liquid Matte, in shade Girlfriend. This shade is fantastic for neutralising some of the red tones without washing them out. Rebuy it here Huda Beauty Liquid Matte in Girlfriend, $20
Naturally pale lips: Very pale-toned lips actually need a boost in colour in order to look nude in the most flattering way possible. Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Dusty Rose Matte £17.50 will give just enough colour to do that, without looking like you’re wearing lippie. Basically your lips will look like themselves but on a really good day.
Full lips: Play up the plumpness with a bold but flattering matte number. Unleash your inner Kylie Jenner with Huda Beauty Liquid Matte in Crush, $20 – a fleshy pink that flatters a wide spectrum of complexions. The liquid formula goes on creamy and smooth but sets to a bang on-trend matte finish.
Pale, cool skin tones: you need a pink-toned shade that will warm up your complexion and wont wash you out. Go for one shade darker than your skin colour, to add warmth to skin, and a shade that is pink-based, rather than beige, to avoid any resemblance to a corpse. Bobbi Brown Lip Colour £23 in Blush is warm, rosy and sheer enough to steer you out of that ‘recently deceased’ territory.
Warm skin: With olive undertones you can go pink or beige and you can go for flatter, denser, more pigmented shades than your cooler-skinned friends. Go a shade or two darker with Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Het Loo £22 or go lighter than your skin colour, for a nude that really defines your look.
Dark skin: Go a shade lighter than your complexion, for a look that is clearly nude but which complements and brightens the entire face. Glossier formulas like MAC Lip Glass in Spite £10 are the most flattering and natural-looking on dark skin.
Dry lips: Avoid matte textures and go for something creamy and hydrating, like Fresh Sugar Honey Tinted Lip Treatment, £20, that will inject moisture along with a flush of colour.
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