The Perfect Nude Lip

Lately I have been digging the “nude” lip color.  Very similar to Kim K or Carrie Underwood, you really want to play up the rest of the face and pair it with a smoky eye for a dramatic effect all while keeping the lip very natural and subtle.  The big challenge is finding the perfect nude lip color. 


Starting out with Allure’s Beauty Best Nude is Burberry Lip Cover Soft Satin Lipstick in Nude Rose.  This gives a beautiful shade of beige but with a nice slight pink cast.  The only issue I have with this is the price tag at $30 but as Allure says, “it is the best”.

What I am currently using at the moment to achieve the nude look is Essence Lipstick in Creamy Nude. This is a steal for $2.49 (just a warning, it’s a “kid’s” makeup collection but I love the color and the price. You can find this at Ulta – it’s the only place I have been able to find it). The lipstick goes on smooth and the shade is an opaque pinky mauve hue. It’s more of a soft pink than actual nude, this is still a great neutral color for lips. I top this color with ELF’s Minty Lip Gloss in Nashville for some extra shine and gloss. You can’t go wrong with this look – $2.49 for the color and $3 for the gloss.

Another cheaper route is with some of Revlon’s cosmetics.  I found this combo on Pink So Foxy  and am very eager to try it.  This seems a bit more pink than the other 2 listed but definitely worth a try!  It’s a combination of Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick in Soft Nude and the Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Peach Petal.

Lastly, you can’t go wrong with MAC Lipstick….They have such a selection and plenty of nude shades to match your skin tone and look. Here are a few good nude colors to try out…

High Tea is a sheer, lightly pinked nude shade that works really well to mute more pigmented lips or add a little bit of glossiness to lips for everyday wear.
Myth is a satiny smooth, fleshy beige shade. Good for toned-down lips, especially when paired with smoky eyes.
Blankety is an incredibly creamy, pigmented pinky beige nude shade. This is a great color to pair with more pigmented, brighter lipglosses, too.
Hug Me is a fleshy pinky-nude than most of the others listed here, but for those who find most nudes wash them out, Hug Me is a great way to go for a muted lip instead

Fill me in if you have a great Nude Lip pick!!!!

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