Finding a good nude lip is hard work. I don’t think people who don’t wear makeup realize just how difficult it can be sometimes. Finding the perfect nude is literally a mix of rocket science, color theory and crossed fingers. It’s a stressful situation for sure. It took me a few years to really figure out what works for me but I’ve got a good grip on what kinda colors work best for me–including nudes. I’ve bought a ton of different nudes trying to find a good match for my brown skin. Some were too pale for even a lip liner to save and others just looked weird.
But I’ve managed to find a ton of really great nudes that work really well with my brown skin. I usually gravitate towards deeper more brown toned nudes but sometimes I like to venture off and try lighter nudes. The brown nudes are definitely easier to wear but the lighter nudes stand out a little more. Sometimes when I wear brown nudes it can look a little too natural. It’s good when I wear super smoky looks that won’t hold up against a bold lip. However, when I’m just playing with a little color, I like to reach for a lighter nude and a good lip liner. Variety is a good thing to have when it comes to nudes. It’s like having a nude lip wardrobe for every look you can think of.
I still love the feel of a good ol’ regular lipstick but liquid lipstick wears much longer so I’ve been reaching for them a lot. I have a few lighter nude liquid lipsticks that I like to grab when my eyes are very bold. I normally wear them with a deep brown or deep burgundy. Some of my favorite lighter nude liquid lipsticks include:
- Too Faced Cool Girl Melted Matte Lipstick warm beige
- Too Faced Sell Out Melted Matte Lipstick light rosy beige
- Too Faced Chocolate Honey Melted Lipstick caramel beige
Other times I like a deeper nude that requires a little less effort. I don’t necessarily need a lip liner with them so I can just slip them on and go with ease. Some of my favorite deep nude liquid lipsticks include:
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Ashton Liquid Lipstick warm tan beige
- ColourPop Tansy Ultra Satin Lip warm yellow brown
- ColourPop Limbo Ultra Matte Lip warm chocolate brown
- NYX Downtown Beauty Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick soft chocolate brown
Too Faced Cool Girl Melted Mate Lipstick, Too Faced Sell Out Melted Matte Lipstick, Too Faced Chocolate Honey Melted Lipstick, Anastasia Beverly Hills Ashton Liquid Lipstick, ColourPop Tansy Ultra Satin Lip, ColourPop Limbo Ultra Matte Lip and NYX Downtown Beauty Liquid Suede Cream Lip