If you haven’t kept up with the Kardashians, you might not know that nude lips are in. Don’t think nude lipstick is for you? Think again. It’s a simple way to polish off your beauty look.
Read the 8 steps below and discover how to wear nude lipstick in your day-to-day.
1) exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate
Nude lips can seriously highlight dry, chapped lips. Before you swipe on a nude lip, make sure you’ve exfoliated.
It doesn’t matter if you prefer to use your favorite mild sugar scrub or you prefer lightly exfoliating your lips with a soft toothbrush. All that matters is that you’re gentle! Once you’ve exfoliated, apply a balm to rehydrate your lips.
Make sure to wipe off the balm before applying your lipstick.
2) start with a blank slate
If you want a super opaque look, it’s best to apply concealer or foundation on your lips first. Then, add your nude lip on top.
This will give you smoother coverage and longer-lasting color.
3) find your shade
The thing that’s scary about nude lips is that there isn’t a universal shade for everyone. One woman’s perfect nude lip will wash another woman out.
Follow the guidelines below and test different shades.
Pale to fair skin tones work best with cool-toned beige and pink shades.
Medium skin tones look great with warm, golden, and peachy shades.
Deep skin tones pair best with warm, rich browns and caramels.
4) add dimension
Want to add dimension to your nude lip? Add some highlighter on your cupid’s bow. You know, the little groove above your upper lip.
5) line it up
If you want clear edges and a sharp opaque look, try lip liner. Just make sure that you use an invisible liner or one that matches your nude lipstick!
6) try a palette
Really into the nude look? A nude palette can be the right move. Mixing several nude shades can better customize your color and achieve the best look for your skin tone.
7) formula matters
The best nude formulas aren’t too matte or too shiny. Look for a rich, creamy formula. This means it won’t dry out your lips or make you look parched.
8) balance your look
Once you find the perfect nude shade and perfect your application, it’s time to pair your nude lip with the rest of your makeup.
Because nude lips are neutral, you can balance it out with something bold. Cat eyes and smoky eyes are good pairings. You could also go for a nude monochromatic look and dewy cheeks. The possibilities are endless!