When we say lipstick, we often associate it with the color red- almost all beauty brands have several shades of red. So what about nude lipstick? Are they the next best thing in makeup? Or do they make you look washed out? The answer to that is- it depends.
For a natural or “no makeup” look, a nude lippie will do wonders to your face. It will make you look as close to a makeup free look as you would like. Nude lipsticks allow the wearer to enhance her look without overdoing it. Just last year, the nude shade dominated the red carpet. A-Lister celebrities from Nicole Kidman to Rachel Adams to Isla Fisher wore nude on the red carpet.
Nude lipsticks are great for every lip shape and sizes. It gives a modern yet low maintenance vibe for the wearer. Popular Makeup Artist Zoe Evans has this say- “A nude lip is both sophisticated and fresh, a classic of our time, and in my opinion the final touch to a red carpet look.”
Finding the perfect shade of nude is not a “one color fits all”. Just like any other shades of the color spectrum, it’s best to go for the shade that looks close to the same as your own skin tone.
Here are a few of the popular nude lipsticks available in your favorite drugstore or beauty counter:
- Nyx’s Soft Matte Lip Cream in London
This mid-beige hue colored matte lipstick is the most pinned nude lipstick on Pinterest. It’s also very popular on Instagram. The great thing about this product is its affordability- at only $4.55.
2. Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick Airy Fairy
Said to be the closest shade to what Adele often wears (which is #4 on this list). You can get one from Amazon for only $5.82.
3. MAC Cremesheen in Myth
According to their website, “A lipstick with hundreds of hues. The iconic product that made M·A·C famous.” It retails at $17.50.
4. Tom Ford Blush Nude
The lipstick shade said to be Adele’s signature color. It’s a combination of beige and soft pink. It’s creamy and with a touch of sheen. A tube can cost between $48 to $58.
5. Estee Lauder Wild Blossom
Another pink and beige combination with a more pinkish hue. It gives excellent coverage. It’s lightweight and extra moisturizing on the lips. You can buy one for $24.
So buy one or all of these shades for those days when you want to nail that “no makeup” look.