Finding the right shade of nude lipstick for you

You can’t go far wrong with a nude lip. It can be the perfect balance for a dark smokey eye look or the final touch to a natural, barely there look.

Nude seems like a simple one size fits all colour but actually there are some big differences in shades of nude.

So how do you find the right nude that works for you?

Start with skin tone

It really is true that anyone can wear a nude lipstick. The trick is to find the one that suits and there is a lot to choose from! The first thing you should think about is your skin tone and the natural colour of your lips.

An easy way to do this is to look at your veins. If your veins appear greenish, then you have a warm undertone and if you have blue veins then you are a more cool undertone. If they are neither then you are most likely neutral.


Light- If you have a light natural skin tone its best to go for a nude that is close to your natural colour. You should try not go lighter than your natural shade as it could leave you looking like you have no lips.

Medium- If your skin tone is more of a medium then you could go for a nude with a deep pink tone to it or even a caramel tone.

Dark- If you are dark skinned a nude with a berry undertone is beautiful.

Then your nipples

Yes, you read that correctly. Research tells us that the shade of your nipples is the perfect shade for your lips. Worth checking out right? Just maybe not in the middle of your local pharmacy!!


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