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