The best nude lipsticks according to your skin tone
Like a classic little black dress, a flattering nude lipstick is a must in every makeup vanity. It complements everything from minimal makeup to a more daring one and works both in everyday settings and on special occasions. But what exactly is "nude lipstick"?
Nude is a color that can range from pale brown to neutral beige to deep brown. You can find your ideal nude lipstick shade by taking into account your skin tone (light to light, medium to olive, dark to deep, etc.) and your preferences for undertones such as pink, rose, brown, peach or mauve; textures or finishes such as matte, cream, satin or liquid and the level of pigmentation, from full to pure.
Here, experts of Touched by Angel Beauty School and Salon share the best performing, natural-looking nude lipstick colors for every occasion, skin tone, desired formula type, and budget.
Luxury matte lipstick in nude
Bobbi Brown Luxe Matte lipstick formula, in a true beige shade that looks beautiful on a wide variety of skin tones, outperformed all others in GH Beauty Lab's long-wear lipstick test for color. Complete that stayed in place. Received top marks for no staining or fading. The color lasted for five hours, through eating lunch, drinking drinks with straws and even biting nails!
Pink Nude Lipstick
For a great bargain at the drugstore, look no further than this creamy finish formula from Maybelline New York, backed by the Seal of Good Stewardship, in a nude shade balanced with hints of pink and brown. In a study of more than 100 women, 86% reported that lipstick color looked fresh, 80% said it looked rich, and 89% found that their lips looked soft while wearing it, an evaluation of data from the GH Beauty Lab confirmed.
· Creamy and smooth finish
· Intense color
· Bargain price
The perfect shade for medium brown skin
Leaning toward brown with hints of mauve and peach, this nude lipstick from Ctzn Cosmetics is a great choice for nude for people with medium skin tones, such as those of Indian and Middle Eastern descent. The lipstick is applied smoothly for a velvety matte finish and can be topped off with a matching lip gloss shade on the other end for a brighter look."
The best tone for yellow undertone skin
This matte satin lipstick shade Mary Kay nude is frequently found in the GH beauty director's handbag, which features olive skin. The full coverage formula contains gel spheres that help pigments glide on smoothly and set on lips without bleeding, plus silica particles that blur dry lines and blemishes, as assessed by GH's Beauty Lab. High concentrations of jojoba butter also condition, so it feels comfortable and light on the lips.
Ideal shade for fair and fine skin
This shade from MAC Cosmetics is ideal for very fair skin, thanks to its flattering pink undertones. "For me, this is the perfect shade for nude - it turns pink, but still gives the illusion of 'my-lips-but-better' when I wear it," says GH beauty assistant Katie Berohn. "It strikes the ideal balance between matte and sheer and feels ultra-moisturizing on my lips.”
A different and groundbreaking nude tone
If you prefer nude lipsticks with sheer textures and finishes, this shade is for you. It's a natural-looking shade that can be polished on the lips for a true look 'barely' on a variety of skin tones. But it's also well pigmented and stays put.
Lipstick in dark nude or brown tone
Uoma Beauty's nude lipstick is blended with rich chocolate tones for understated depth on darker skin colors. Made with emollients, the formula "feels really light on the lips," one Ulta reviewer noted.
A moisturizing lipstick with a brown tone
This L'Oréal Paris Seal of the Good House brown lipstick formula contains a core of skin-nourishing ingredients such as jojoba oil and vitamin E. In a clinical study, the cream finish formula maintained the lips hydrated for nine hours, according to the analysis of data from the GH Beauty Laboratory.
Nude pink liquid lipstick
Rated best in the GH Beauty Lab's liquid lipstick test, this versatile nude pink shade from Bare Minerals is made with natural ingredients like sunflower seed wax. The "soft" matte mousse formula was brought together to not dehydrate lips or feather throughout the day in lab evaluations.
· Natural ingredients
· Sliding liquid formula
· Without drying
Nude lipstick In Accordance with Skin
A nude lipstick can never be missing from a basic toiletry bag. But the secret of a natural and sophisticated makeup has it’s that: find the tone that best suits our skin.
A poor choice of color can dull the tone of the entire face and even make us look tired or sick. So when it comes to lip painting as an icing on the cake, a nude lipstick more than an ally can become an enemy. In makeup territory, this color seeks to create the false sensation that the lip is bare by closely approaching the color of the skin. And this is where the problems begin. If finding our makeup base tone is already complicated, finding the nude lipstick that suits our skin color and also gives it light and a touch of extra life can take years, in addition to a dressing table full of lipsticks. Different shades, all of them useless.
The tone of our skin
The first tip to take into account is to pay attention to the three characteristics that determine our face: the tone of our skin. If we are cold or warm and the color of our natural lip. Some people have the darkest lips regardless of their skin tone, and others have lips so close to their skin tone that they practically disappear. When determining these characteristics, we could apply the following quite logical classification:
Play with different shades of pink with a cool tone that blends in with your skin tone. They can also play with other colors as long as they tend to pink. The slightly orange tones balance the tone by raising the color of the face.
Medium or olive skin:
Beige lipsticks, makeup color, brown, very subtly cherries or nudes with a slight touch of mauve will blend with the skin tone but without turning off the tone.
They can play with the most delicious tones, from caramel tones to cocoa browns. The important thing is to take into account the opacity to achieve a nude according to the skin tone and not a bold, opaque and artificial lipstick.
In addition to resembling our skin tone but with a slight color nuance that lifts our makeup, nude lipstick must become the balance between cold and warm tones. In this way we make sure that it gives us a neutral overall look, which does not turn off do not raise our face too much. The idea is to make it look like we're not wearing lipstick.
The secret is to spice up the tone a bit, either with a touch of color in the center of the lips, very blurred or with a little gloss with some color.