The Perfect Nude Lipstick for your Skin Shade

Monday, September 13, 2010

I love nude. Fall was perfect for the nude wardrobe palette, but now that spring is here, stronger colours are emerging.

That doesn't mean we have to leave nude behind. There's always the nude lip! I think nude lips look amazing, but the wrong colours often make you look sick and washed out.

So here's a little guide to finding the right shade for your skin colour:

Pale, light skin


Find a pinkish coloured lipstick to avoid looking too pale. Other tones to go for are peach and apricot.

For a pink-based sheer lipstick, try Maquillage Moisture Rouge Sheer in PK 316
For a pinkish lipstick with more coverage: Chanel Rouge Coco in Secret
Giorgio Armani Armani Silk High Color Cream Lipstick in Nude Pink
A more affordable (but equally beautiful) option is NYX Round Lipstick in Circe

Gold-toned skin


Go for caramel or beige-toned shades to highlight your lip.

Megan Fox (pictured above) is wearing Dior Addict High Shine Lipstick in Nude Silhouette #214
Other shades you can go for are:
Giorgio Armani Armani Silk High Color Cream Lipstick in Mauve Pale

Olive-toned skin

Girls with olive skin can carry off just about any nude colour. Feel free to pick and choose as you please.
Kim Kardashian (pictured above) wears NARS Lipstick in Belle du Jour

Yellow-toned skin


For yellow-toned skin, choose light, creamy beige colours.
Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Birthday Suit
Lancome L' Absolu Rouge SPF 12 in Bois De Rose

Dark skin


For dark skin, choose chocolatey, golden, coffee tones.

Eve (pictured above) wears MAC Overrich Lipstick

Here are other shades you can try:

Revlon Matte Lipstick in Nude Attitude
MAC Lustre Lipstick in Fresh Brew

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