Nude lips for the office

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Nude lips for the office

It takes courage to go nude, but it’s the perfect shade to sport around the office. A nude lipstick will go with all other make-up and polish off your look. Here are some tips on how to go nude and some of our favourite shades.

1. Choosing a nude shade
Always go for a shade that’s lighter or darker than your skin colour. Never opt for one that is the same shade as your skin as you may look mouth less.

  • 2. Complexion and colour

If you have quite a fair complexion, opt for nudes that are light in shade or have a pink or peach tone to them. If you are darker, consider a beige nude.

  • 3. Test drive the shade before you buy

If you are new to the nude look, it may be best to go to a counter and try on a few nude shades. Ask the make-up artist to recommend the best shade for you.

4. Line your lips
f you are worried that a nude shade is going to wash you out too much, pair it with a lip pencil that is a neutral shade too. Blend the pencil into your lip area and then layer your nude lipstick on top.

5. Layer with gloss
If you’re still not entirely comfortable, add a sweep of lipgloss over your colour to add dimension and shine.

Lancôme Rouge in Love in Beige Dentelle, R270

Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate in 07, R89.95

Bourjois Rouge Edition in Beige Trench, R119.95

Chanel Rouge Allure in IndéciseR395

Michael Kors Sporty Diva Lip Lacquer, R275

MAC Viva Glam II, R185

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Zoe has a bachelor’s degree in motion picture medium. She loves all things beauty and fashion. When she is not writing articles for the latest issue of Clicks Club Card magazine or BeautySouthAfrica.com, she is obsessed with gel nails, lengthening mascaras and healthy glowing skin! Zoe on Google+

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  1. Safiya Rawat

    Nude lips are tricky to do. I think it’s safest for people of all skin tones to go with a nude that has some pink hues.

    3 years ago •

  1. beautyaddict

    i can never find a nude lip that looks good on me, thanks for the suggestion, will try it out.

    4 years ago •

  1. Cornelli

    I love the nude lip as I am a bit scared to try out a daring lip colour!! Love the Chanel and Michael Kors!

    4 years ago •

  1. ProMakeupMe

    I’ve been struggling for a long time to find the right nude lipstick. Thank you for the suggestions, I will definitely go and try them out

    4 years ago •

  1. Pseudo_kate

    I have never liked nude shades for myself, I think it washes out my face and looks too “done”. I much prefer lippies that are close to my natural lip colour on days when I want to be minimal.

    4 years ago •

  1. Queen Shai

    I like the idea of adding lip gloss because I’ve noticed that even though some people look moderately good with nude lips, it’s always matte and it gives the impression of dry cracked lips even hungry lips at times.

    4 years ago •

  1. Azraa

    Love Chanel and Michael Kors! Trust me to choose the expensive ones! I love nude anything, it is so versatile!

    4 years ago •

  1. foreverGLAM

    I love nudes because they are not dramatic at all and are perfect during the day.

    4 years ago •

  1. Ruweida

    I love nude lips because they give me a natural look.

    4 years ago •

  1. Mpoyif

    Love wearing make up that doesn’t look like you have any on

    4 years ago •

  1. Sammy

    I love nude lipstick simply because it goes with any outfit and make up. Sometimes you just need natural colour lips but with that glam factor

    4 years ago •

  1. Cupcake

    Love the colours, I’ve never bought colours loke that before, always go for pink or something similar so I will give it a try and see how it looks.

    4 years ago •

  1. Lady-T

    Nude lips are IN! But if you’re a brown skinned girl it can be hard to find a shade that matches your skin tone.I thinkfor dark skin ladies like me, the best nude lipsticks for us is peach, beige,pink, matte and top nude lipstick brands such as L’Oreal, NYX, MAC and Dior.My advice is : Ladies you must only choose to wear the best nude lipstick if you want to enhance your lips without being dramatic.Yes layer with lipgloss but not too much…some ladies have tendency of overdoing things (God help us all)

    4 years ago •

  1. CherylGD

    Such gorgeous colors and nude can be used with nearly any outfit. The Chanel Allure is a really beautiful shade. Sigh…

    4 years ago •

  1. Kariwo

    Avon’s Nude Muse gives me juicy looking lips

    4 years ago •

  1. NaturalDiva

    Nude lips look really good when done right but I’m not daring enough to try it myself.

    4 years ago •

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