September 28, 2021News
Not everyone is a bold lipstick person. After all, it takes a lot of confidence to pull off a red lip or a vibrant shade of blue. Most of us like to stay in our comfort zone with a trusty nude lipstick and matching liner. With natural makeup being one of the biggest trends within the beauty industry, it’s no surprise that more of us are choosing to go back to the fuss-free nude lipsticks.
During the mid-to-late 2000s, nude lipstick was everywhere. We loved for its subtle look and easy application. If you overline too much, it wasn’t the end of the world. If you overline with red lipstick, it can be disastrous.
What we love about a nude lipstick is that it can give you the illusion of plumper lips, while being easy to apply and you don’t have to worry about it smudging.
Nude is one of the few lipstick shades that is truly universal. Some of the best selling lipsticks of all time are nude shades, loved by makeup wearers of all complexions. Just think of the popularity of Charlotte Tilbury’s ‘Pillow Talk’ lipstick, which has inspired a full makeup range in its honour. If the pinkish undertones don’t work for you, there’s always MAC Cosmetics’ Velvet Teddy shade.
We promise this isn’t a sales pitch for every single nude lipstick out there – though we are going to sing the praises and benefits of having a good nude shade in your makeup bag. We’re rounding up everything you need to know about applying nude lipstick and the most popular nude lipstick shades that every woman needs to own.
As you’ll probably guess, nude lipstick is a ‘your lips but better’ colour that is designed to blend with your natural lip shade to make it look as though you’re not wearing any lipstick. It can help enhance the appearance of your lips, while complementing your skin tone. Like any makeup product, there’s a fine line between finding the perfect nude lipstick and one that leaves you looking washed out and unwell.
The secret to choosing the best nude lipstick for you is to think about your skin tone. If you have a darker skin tone, you want to look at nude shades that have warm or caramel undertones. Stay firmly away from any with a pastel undertone as they will wash you out. If you have oily skin, look for rosy undertones or a mid-level pink. If you have paler skin, look for a nude shade that has hint of brown with a mauve or pink twist. You’ll be able to get away with wearer a lighter pink colour as a nude lipstick.
The other thing you want to consider is having a lipstick that works with your natural lip colour, adding another dimension to the appear of your lips. Using a lip liner is an easy way to get the most out of your perfect nude lipstick. You can choose one that is in the exact same hue (most brands sell a matching lip liner for their lipsticks) or one that is a few shades on either side of the lipstick.
Using a lip liner will help add depth and dimension to your lips, leaving them perfectly kissable. Another trick worth knowing is how to use a lip brush to apply your lipstick as if helps you from overapplying too much lipstick.
The number one mistake people make when they’re shopping for a new nude lipstick is that they test it on the back of their hand, which usually gets more sun than your face, making it darker. You want to instead compare the bullet of the lipstick directly to your lips if possible.
Nude lipstick is one of the few shades that work for every occasion, complementing any outfit you wear – whether it’s casual or formal. What we love about nude lipsticks is that they’re low-maintenance and fuss-free, meaning you don’t need to worry about reapplying them constantly. If the lipstick starts to wear away, it leaves a less obvious trace behind on your lips.
Nude lipstick is also an easy way to give the illusion of plumper lips – even making it look as though you’ve invested in filler. The trick to getting plumper lips with a nude lipstick is to use a warm brown lip liner and gently feather it along the line of your lips, leaving the centre bare for your lipstick.
Red lipstick is one makeup item that will never go out of style. While pink is feminine and flirty, nude is a subtle elegance, and coral orange is a quirky twist. Red lipstick is the only colour that works for every occasion. Whether you’re going to a coffee shop, attending a wedding, or going on a date, red lipstick is a must-have for every woman’s makeup bag.
Lipstick is a girl’s best friend. With just one coat, you can change your makeup in the blink of an eye. Whether you’re a fan of liquid lipstick or like to keep it natural with a pale pink shade, it’s usually the last part of your daily makeup routine. Your lipstick will only look as good as your application. If you’re wearing a darker or bolder shade, you want to be careful to make sure you don’t end up making your lips look lopsided. If you overline your lips too much, you could end up making them appear too superficial.
After a year of hiding our lips under a face mask, it’s time to rediscover the joy of wearing lipstick. It’s time to bring back your makeup mojo and to start experimenting with lipstick again. While most of us have started to return to wearing a full face of makeup, lipstick is one product that we’re only now starting to wear again. For years, we saw lipstick as an instant mood booster that could change our day with just one swipe.
When we think about ‘skincare’, our lips are rarely the first thing that comes to mind. We’re often more concerned about preventing premature aging or treating acne. For too long, we’ve overlooked our lips when we think about our skincare routine. In fact, this part of your skin deserves the same TLC as the attention that you pay elsewhere on your skin. Your lips are the one of the first parts of your skin that starts to show the signs of aging and it’s one part that everyone sees. While we’ve spent most of the last year hiding our lips away under a mask, it’s time to start giving our lips the attention that they need.