How to Choose the Perfect Nude Lipstick

How to Choose the Perfect Nude Lipstick

Struggling to find a nude lippie that suits you? These 3 simple tips will have you sorted in no time!

Nude lips paired with a bold brow and smokey eyes can give you a super glamourous look.

Or, when teamed with minimal makeup, nude lips can give you that simple and stylish no-makeup look.

But have you ever seen a friend who pulls off the nude lip, only to borrow her colour and end up looking like you have concealer on your lips? (Or, worse yet, like you’re an extra for a zombie movie?)

If that’s you, then we have the solution. Simply follow our 3 tips to choosing a nudie that will suit you and bring your lips back to life.

Start With Your Skin Undertone

The first step to choosing a nude lipstick is to start with your skin undertone.

If you’re not sure what your undertone is, take a look at the inside of your wrist. If your veins are blue, your undertone is cool. If they’re more on the greenish/yellowy side, then your undertone is warm. Or, if you find it hard to tell, you’re probably neutral – which means you can have the best of both undertone worlds.

Your skin undertone determines which nude lipstick shades you can wear.

Nude lipsticks that lean towards the pinkish or berry spectrum suit those with cool undertones. Those that are a warmer beige or peachy-coloured tone are perfect for warm undertones.

Consider Your Natural Lip Colour

You also need to take your natural lip colour into account.

When choosing a nude lippie, you want to pick one that subtly matches your natural lip colour. If you choose a colour that’s lighter, it will make you look washed out and a bit sickly. And if you choose one that’s too different from your natural colour, it won’t give you the proper nude effect.

Make Sure You Start With Healthy Lips

Lighter lipstick colours such as nude shades can sometimes emphasize cracks or lines on your lips. So before you start applying nude lipstick, you need to take proper care of your pout.

Besides, lipstick in general – not just nudes – sits better on smooth lips. So keeping your lips exfoliated and hydrated is important for pulling off every colour. But this is especially true for rocking the nude lip.

(Here are our top tips for caring for your lips)

Bonus Tips

Do you have some more tips for pulling off the nude lippie look? Then we’d love to hear them! Share your tips in the comments below.

Our Favourite Nudie

At Neek Skin Organics, our favourite nude lippie is our very own Come into our World. This delightful nudie has a pink base, so is best suited to you if you have cool or neutral skin tones.


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