Back in the day, it would be no surprise to see me rocking a fuchsia or red lip. Over the years, I’ve gone more and more neutral with my makeup. Now, I’m more than likely wearing a nude lip and loving it. One of the reasons it took me so long to coming around to nude lipstick is that I couldn’t find the right shade and tone. Most look like concealer or make my lips look dead.
Just in case you are in the same boat and want to know what great nude lip products are out there, this post is for you! I am sharing my top 3 nude lip products, plus two bonuses at the end. If you ever see me out and about, chances are I’m wearing one of these.
Milani Color Statement Matte Lipstick in Matte Naked
Don’t let the name of this lipstick line fool you — this is matte, but it’s not drying. It’s one of the few lipstick brands that actually do a good matte lipstick formula. This color is so pretty any time of year, but especially when I have a little tan on. It’s a gorgeous neutral shade with a slight hint of mauve that makes it wearable for me.
Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk
I have talked about this product so much lately, I am starting to feel like a broken record. If you’ve ever heard of the Pillow Talk color from Charlotte Tilbury and wondered if it really is all that and a bag of chips — it’s true & it’s totally worth the price. I have it in the Lip Cheat lip liner, and I’d like to also try it in a lipstick. This color has more of a pink tone to it that is so, so pretty.
xobeauty Smooth On Lip Pencil in Marie
This is another fave that I stumbled across last year. I’ve been a huge fan of Shaaanxo’s YouTube channel. In fact, I’ve been subscribed to her for years and year. xobeauty is her own makeup line, and it’s been so cool to see her brand grow over the past couple years. This Marie shade is my favorite nude lip liner. Last week, I bought two more pencils and the coordinating lipstick (in the color Deja Vu). I can’t say much about the lipstick yet, but this Marie shade is a true neutral with a slight brown tone.
Now, for a couple ‘bonuses’! These are still what I consider to be neutrals in that I can wear them with practically anything. However, they’re not technically nudes. I wanted to include them anyways, because I truly wear them with anything
Milk Makeup Lip Color in Low Key
This is such a pretty mauve color! You can see what I mean, it’s not strictly a nude but mauve is an extremely versatile color. This formula is a little drying. If you wear this over a balm, you shouldn’t have a problem.
rms beauty Wild With Desire Lipstick in Brain Teaser (middle)
rms beauty was one of my favorite finds in 2017. This nude shade is much darker than the traditional nude, but it’s no doubt a versatile neutral shade that will go with a lot of different outfits. If you’ve been curious to try the Wild With Desire line from rms beauty, I would try Brain Teaser first. These lipsticks are highly pigmented. You can apply it a bit more shear or layer it on for a more striking look.
I hope this was helpful if you find it hard to discover nude shades that don’t make you look a zombie. 😉
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