What you probably don’t know is that there is a nude shade for every skin tone and a few specific techniques to nail the nude lip look.
While bold reds tend to get all the attention for their precise application, a nude lip requires even more attention to detail. Continue reading for an easy-to-follow beauty guide.
Step 1: Exfoliate
Gently rub your lips with a warm washcloth to buff away excess dead skin cells and provide a smooth canvas for lipstick application.
Step 2: Hydrate and moisturise
Use a lip balm that will give you lasting hydration throughout its wear. However, make sure the product is not too thick, shiny, or tacky, as it can mess up the pigment that will be soon applied.
Step 3: Line your lips
Lining your lips is a great way to add definition. The key is to be light with your touch, as it doesn’t leave a sharp, harsh line. You need to create a light shading effect around the mouth.
Step 4: Choose the right shade
Find a nude lipstick that matches your skin or just a shade darker. This may take some guess-and-test, as everyone has unique undertones. You can also go for a nude tone that has slightly mauve undertones.
Step 5: Apply the lipstick
Fill in your lips with the lip colour and a touch of gloss for that celebrity pout.