Other than a great red lipstick, a nude shade should be a staple in your beauty bag. I love the look of a strong eye and a pale lip but choose the wrong shade and your lips could look smaller and washed out. I like a nude lipstick to be at least a shade or two different than your skin tone to add some dimension. Add a gloss and you have an instantly fuller look.
I’ve recently realized that I have more nude lipsticks than any other shade. A girl can never own too many though, can she? Here are my must-haves.
1. Burberry Lip Cover in Delicate Rose
This creamy lipstick is a very flattering combination of nude and pink. It works well during the day if you’re looking for a fresh hint of colour or get that gorgeous night time look by adding a liner and gloss over top.
2. MAC Lipstick in Hue
I must have tried on every nude lipstick made by MAC before I chose this shade. I wanted to find just the right one to compliment my skin tone. This is a much lighter nude shade, again with a pink undertone, and I love the look with a touch of extra bronzer.
3. YSL Rouge Volupte in Sweet Honey
Unlike the previous two, this shade has a yellow undertone and really punches up the drama. I like this for a night out look with a strong dramatic eye. Like all YSL beauty products, it’s luxurious, long-lasting and well worth the splurge.
xo – madi