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Nude is a color I am always automatically drawn to. Be it nude clothes, nail polish, home accesoires or lipsticks. However, there are so many shades of nude and sometimes it can be quite tricky to find the right undertone for your complexion, especially when it comes to lipstick. So today I want to share with you a little guide to find the perfect nude lipstick for yourself and also introduce you to some of my personal faves. 

If you are pale and cool-toned like me, you should probably go for a shade with a pink undertone. Girls with a more olive tone to their skin should definitely avoid lipsticks that are lighter than their skin, that will make you look washed out. Medium skin tones can pull off kind of everything but look best with a hint of peach. Girls with very dark skin tones will look the freshest with darker chocolatey nudes without a peachy or pinky undertone. If you go by those rules you won't look like you are staring in 'the walking dead'.



After you decided on the color scheme, you should think about which finish you want. The easiest to pull off would be a glossy finish. It looks good in every shade and makes you look fresh. Another pro is that your lips don't have to be in the best state. For a matte nude lip, you definitely need to give your lips a good scrub before applying. Nude matte lipsticks tend to highlight the uneven bits of your lips even more. But I personally love the look of a matte nude lip, even when it's more work.

With those things in mind, you should be able to rock a nude lip without any effort. 

When it comes to a matte liquid lip I absolutely adore the YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Stains in 7, which is more of a true nude and 11, which is quite pink. My go-to liquid lipstick, however, is the bareMinerals liquid lipstick in 'swag'. Again a very cool toned pinky nude. I also adore the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Lips in 'Dolly Bird'. 

Tom Ford lipsticks are along my fave lipstick formula. My go-to shades in the nude spectrum are 'Indian Rose', 'Pink Dusk', 'All Mine' and 'Blush Nude'. If I want something lighter and more on the glossy side I love Armani Rouge d'Armani in 103, Clinique Pop in '04 Beige Pop', Chanel Rouge Coco in '402 Adrienne' and YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in 47. 


What are your fave nude lipsticks?

x Lisa