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 Indécise, R395
Michael Kors Sporty Diva Lip Lacquer, R275
MAC Viva Glam II, R185
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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.
i can never find a nude lip that looks good on me, thanks for the suggestion, will try it out.
I love the nude lip as I am a bit scared to try out a daring lip colour!! Love the Chanel and Michael Kors!
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
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.
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.