If you’re not yet on board with the nude lipstick trend, this is your best chance. This evergreen trend will see you sail through summer into fall and winter. Luckily there’s no dearth of stunning nude lipstick shades to choose from. The only problem, choosing the best nude lipstick can be as hard as finding the right red or pink. Most gals get it wrong at first. They go so dark that they could be sporting brown lips, too light and they are auditioning for a role in the Walking Dead! Ironically, for a lippie that appears to be so basic, it’s not easy finding a lipstick shade that brings life to your face instead of making you look washed out. To avoid such faux pas, we’ve listed the top nude lipsticks for every skin tone.
Here are the stunning nude lipstick shades for every skin tone.
Skin Tone: Fair & Light
While choosing nude lipsticks for fair skin, we suggest you seek out nude lipsticks with pink undertones. This will enhance your naturally pink lips and blend beautifully to enhance your pucker. Avoid brown undertone nude lipsticks that tend to darken your lips. However, if you have warm undertones choose one with a beige undertone for a very light beige tint to your lips.
Skin Tone: Medium & Olive
Ladies with medium and olive skin tones can get away with a lot of nude lip color choices. The best nude lipstick for medium skin tone is the one with orange or yellow undertone. You can also pick lipsticks with caramel, beige undertones, or pale nudes with a sheer formula. Sheer lipsticks work well to flatter your skin tone.
Skin Tone: Dark & Dusky
On a hunt for the perfect nude lipstick for dark skin? Chocolate browns look best on dark skinned gals. Just follow the general rule: the darker your complexion, the darker your lipstick should be; think delicious hues such as rich chocolates, dark browns and nude shades with red undertones that work like a charm every time. You can also choose nudes with a brown tint or a rosy brown nude shade. Remember to stay away from lighter shades that will just make your face look ashy and jaded.
Here’s a lowdown on all the different shades of nude lipsticks for Indian skin tones—perfect for that selfie-ready pout.
- Toasty Roses
Nude lippies with pink undertones should be the go-to option for light skin ladies. No, we aren’t talking about going all fuchsia; the trick is to swatch nude lip shades on the back of your hand and opt for the one that has the least amount of grey in it (as this will just make your complexion look chalky). Plus, pinkish nude lipsticks neutralise pale complexions and give you that au naturel rosy glow. What’s not to love?
- Caramel Beiges
Attention ladies. If you have a medium skin tone, then consider these hues that look as delicious as they sound. Think light nudes with brown, orange and red undertones to make a statement. Remember to keep the overall look minimal to make your pout stand-out. Enough said!
- Matte Browns
Have been searching for the best matte nude lipstick for deeper skin tones? Well, consider this hue your best friend. What’s more, you can choose from different textures (satin, crème, matte and gloss) to suit your different moods. We recommend going for mattes that will define ‘em lips and can make quite the statement. Ooh la la.
- Golden Goddesses
If you have fair skin with warm undertones, then stunning golden-tinted nudes are tailor-made for you. However, it’s important to go for a shade that is a darker hue than the rest of your face. Choose creamier or glossier formulas (with a hint of sheen) that will give you more texture; plus, ensure that your lips don’t disappear.
- Heavenly Mauves
Think Mauves are too OTT for your liking? Well, we have news for you. Yes, mauve nudes are a thing and they look stunning on dark skinned beauties. Pair the look with a winged liner and brown smoky eyes, and you are good to go. This one’s the best nude lipstick for Indian skin tone, we reckon.