The problem with finding a nude lipstick is that everybody has a different definition of what ‘nude’ actually means. One shade which suits a dark skin tone, won’t necessarily suit someone who is pale with a pink undertone.
Whether you like a frosted, shimmery or matte lipstick, we have you covered with the best option for each skin tone.
Choose a mostly sheer formula with a hint of shimmer to give lips a warm glow. Anything lighter than your natural skin colour has the ability to wash out your entire complexion. Sheer lipsticks are a fantastic option because they are cheaper, and hardly need a touch-up.
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in #77 Ingenue, $46
For girls who have a yellow undertone to their skin, choose a lipstick which is warm-toned. The shade should look like your lips but better, and contain a semi-sheer glow which blends seamlessly into every kind of makeup look.
Nars Lipstick in Blonde Venus, $35
Nude lips are a match made in heaven with olive skin since it creates the perfect sun-kissed look. Choose a shade which is both sheer and moisturising since it won’t highlight cracked or dry lips. Blend with your finger for a flawless look which lasts for hours.
Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturising Lip Colour Balm in Heaping Hazelnut, $35
Women with medium toned skin usually have darker lips around the outside, so it’s important to choose an opaque formula to disguise this. Use a lip liner to carefully contour the lips, and distribute the bulk of the colour on the inside.
Tom Ford Lip Colour in Pink Dusk, $68
Deep brown skin
Frosted shades work wonderfully with a darker complexion, since it draws all of the attention to those thick, luscious lips! Use a light formula which blends well into the lips, and is easy to touch-up during the day or night.
Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture in #11 Rose Carnation, $52
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