top rated nude lipsticks for every skin tone

Back in the ’90s, it was all about blue eyeshadow and dark brown lipstick. And as the early 2000s hit we graduated to more colour. We began at pink, but then settled on red, and year-on-year, the scarlet hue became that much more dynamic with orange to berry, to maroon variations.

We won’t fault you for thinking that the bright red pout was the biggest lipstick trend of our times. But, make note that it’s been over a decade and we haven’t been able to shake off our love for nudes. Naked dresses, second skin body suits, nude pumps, and yes, even nude lipsticks.

Matte or glossy, that’s really up to you. But, every girl must have the perfect nude lipstick that matches her skin tone in her makeup bag. You don’t want it to be the exact shade, but one up or one down on the colour wheel.

The thing with nude lipsticks also is that they really run the spectrum. They can go from pretty and pale for a muted look, to one with a rosy undertone (can add warmth to your complexion), or the quintessential palette of soft browns (accentuate your caramel skin) that qualify as nudes.

The trick is to find one that complements your complexion. And you know what’s the best part? We’re going to help you find your nude with eight bestselling lipsticks that have different undertones.

M.A.C Lipstick

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Shade: Frecklestone, £16.50

Nars Cosmetics Audacious Lipstick

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Shade: Anita, £25

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Cream Finish

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Shade: Weirdo, £15.50

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution

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Shade: Pillow Talk, £24

Bobbi Brown Lip Colour

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Shade: Blush, £23

bareMinerals Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick

Shade: Mantra, £18

Lipstick Queen Smokey Lip Kit

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Shade: Pinky Nude Sinner, £32

Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour

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Shade: Praline Cream, £22

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