Nude lips look like they should be easy, but for some ladies a nude lip can be very intimidating. The perfect nude lip can often be harder to accomplish than a bold, bright lip. Keep reading for a few tips to help you perfect your nude lip!
Exfoliate: Lighter lipsticks can draw attention to dryness and flakiness on the lips. Exfoliating before applying a nude lipstick is essential. You can use a lip scrub, or scrub your lips manually with a damp washcloth. Make sure to apply a lip balm after exfoliation.
Color Choice: When choosing a nude lip color, look for colors 1-2 shades lighter than your natural lip color. Going too light can result in that “dead” look. Too dark and it’s no longer a nude lip.
Lipliners: Don’t be afraid to use lip liners! Lip liners can make almost any nude lipstick more wearable. Pick a lip liner similar to your skin tone or slightly darker, and it will help the nude lipstick have a more natural transition to the rest of your face.
Lip Gloss: Lip gloss can help to tone down a nude lip or warm up/cool down the color. For example, if your lipstick looks a little too cool toned for you, applying a warmer lip gloss on top will help to correct that.
Would you like to see a post highlighting some of my favorite nude lip combinations? What nude lip tips can you share?