Nude Lipsticks

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing Nude Lipsticks for Different Skin Tones


The perfect nude lipstick will create a youthful and fresh vibe, and not the other way around. Thus, it is important to choose the right nude shade based on your complexion. However, picking the right nude lipstick can be overwhelming and intimidating, especially the wide array of nude lipstick selections, ranging from toffees to taupes.

Through this ultimate nude lipstick guide, you will now be ready to ditch your bright reds or dark plums, and go for something effortless chic and natural-looking. It’s time to get nude with just a swipe of your nude lippie. Don’t worry, you’ll look as radiant as ever even with a nude lipstick.

1. Nude Lipsticks for Pale to Fair Skin

Nude Lipsticks for Pale to Fair Skin

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For girls with pale or very light complexion, it is best to choose the nude shade with a touch of pink in its base. Picking nude that is very bland will look unattractive, creating a ‘dead nude’ aura instead of a bright and fresh vibe. So, for those milky skin tone and fair skin, try pale rosy nude, pink nude or sheer taupe. The perfectly pink shades look pretty glamorous and striking with your skin tone. It will highlight your complexion and lips, all at once.  Celebrities like Nicole Kidman, Christina Hendricks, Emma Stone are some stars with fair skin.

Jouer’s Hydrating Lipstick

Nude Lipsticks for Pale to Fair Skin

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Tom Ford’s Lipstick in Pink Dust

L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lipcolour in Fairest Nude

2. Nude Lipsticks for Medium Skin

Take an extra mile to choose the perfect nude lipstick for your medium skin. There are a lot of nude variations, but some of the most ideal shades that will accentuate your olive or mocha-colored skin tone are those nudes with a hint of bronziness and shine. The little gloss will completely harmonize with such skin tone, and creates a more depth to your nude selection. You can also try pink-toned nudes or peach undertones that are lighter than your skin. These colors with make your lips standout in a very alluring manner. Take inspiration from medium skin tone celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Halle Berry, Naya Rivera, and Eva Mendes.

Hourglass’ Femme Nude Lip Stylo Nude

L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Extraordinaire Liquid Lip Colour in Nude Ballet

Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick in Nude Kate

3. Nude Lipsticks for Dark Skin

For women with dark skin tone, it’s all about playing with glitters and bronze. A sheer nude gloss will build a more breathtaking aura to your entire look as it highlights the lips in a shimmering way. It is best to choose a nude color lipstick that is a bit lighter than your complexion to neutralize your dark skin. The light shade gives a brightening effect to your face, making it look more natural. However, don’t go overboard with too bright nude shade as it might look like a concealer instead of a lipstick. For a safer selection, you can have a mettalic brown. The bronzy look creates more style and will definitely not appear bland or even set off with your lips. Instead, it will stand out perfectly. Some of the beautiful dark-skinned celebrities are Tika Sumpter, Melanie Brown, Naomi Campbell, Kelly Rowland, Brandy and Lupita Nyongo.

Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Lipcolor in Henne                 

Nude Lipsticks for Dark Skin

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MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in Half ’n Half

 Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick in HD Snapdragon

Nude Lipsticks for Dark Skin

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Celebrity Nude Lips Fever

Of course, our dear celebrities are downright fans of nude lipsticks. They have worn these simple yet sophisticated lippie on the red carpet and on the runway. And one thing’s distinct with all those nude shades— it’s breathtakingly bland. To convince you to stack up your makeup kit with some nude lippies, here are some of our favorite celebrity stars that looked fabulously great with nudes.

Viola Davis

Celebrity Nude Lips Fever

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Celebrity Nude Lips Fever

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Halle Berry

Celebrity Nude Lips Fever

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Kylie Jenner

Celebrity Nude Lips Fever

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Margot Robbie

Celebrity Nude Lips Fever

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Blake Lively

Certainly, anyone can wear a nude lipstick. You just have to find the right shade that will charmingly flatter your complexion. Aside from your skin tone, your lip color should be considered prior to choosing the perfect nude. The color of lips also helps in creating a more flattering overall look. There are some people dealing with naturally-pigmented lips, that is why it could be a challenge for them finding the right nude lipstick. Thus, it is advisable to pick the color based on the shade of your center lips because this tend to be lighter than the outer lip tone.

If you’ve been collecting lipsticks all your life, then your might want to get a hold of some of the best red lipsticks in town. But of course, you must take into account your skin tone and your lip color before purchasing one. To help you, we’ve already made an ultimate red lipstick guide for every lippie fanatic: How to Choose the Right Lipstick Shade for Your Skin Tone.

Taking Care of your Lips

Always remember that dry and chapped lips will never look good on nudes, or even on different lipstick shades.  So, you should take good care of your lips to emphasize your lip texture. There are a lot of ways to achieve supple and luscious lips, and some of the well-loved lip essentials are coconut oil and Vaseline’s petroleum jelly. These beauty essentials have proven its worth in every girl’s beauty regimen. And the great thing about them is they are cheap and handy. You should also exfoliate your lips once a week to get rid of the dryness. However, don’t over-exfoliate because the skin of your lips is very thin, and too much exfoliation can cause chapped and sore lips.

Check out these articles and be amazed with the wonders of Vaseline’s petroleum jelly and coconut oil: Is Vaseline Good for your Face? and 11 Amazing Uses of Coconut oil You Haven’t Known Yet


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