The best nude lip products of 2018
Our round-up of the greatest formulas to hit shelves this year (so far!)
By Kate Niven
Beauty Crew Beauty Writer / July 06 2018
Nude lip products have been having more than just a beauty moment of late, and we don’t see them stepping out of the spotlight any time soon. They’re often the product most of us reach for when we’re in a hurry but still want to look put together and presentable. And while there’s no shortage of nude lipsticks, glosses and stains to choose from, you only have so much arm space to swatch them on. That’s why we’ve rounded up 12 of the best new nude lip product launches to help you narrow down the crème of the nude lip formula crop that will never let you down.
Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in The Duchess
Packed full of light-diffusing pigments to give your lips a full-bodied, multi-dimensional finish, as well as a blend of lipstick tree extracts (yes, a lipstick tree is a real thing!) to protect lips from UV damage and oxidative stress, this creamy lipstick is perfect for creating a fuller-looking and hydrated pout.
Sisley Paris Phyto-Lip Delight in N1 Cool
With the high-impact shine of a gloss and the nourishing benefits of a balm (plus dreamy packaging to boot), Sisley Paris' new Phyto-Lip Delights are in a league of their own. The formula, which contains shea oil and jojoba to soothe and soften plus vitamin E to protect from free radicals, the gel-balm looks after your lips as it adds a hint of colour and shine.
MAC Plenty of Pout Plumping Lipstick in So Swell
A blend of invigorating ginger root complex and avocadin oils in MAC’s new lipstick work in tandem to plump and moisturise lips. In a mid-tone brown shade that’s perfectly suited to those with darker skin tones, this buttery formula is the ideal lip-plumping lippie for just about any occasion.
Dior Addict Lacquer Plump in 456
Before you gawk at the price, let it be known that this lip lacquer feels just as luxurious as it looks in the tube. Moisturising but not sticky, shiny but comfortable to wear, and infused with a blend of five nourishing oils and beeswax, expect to get a big bang for your buck.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Liquid Lip Crayon in Send Nudes
If you’re after an ultra-smooth lip crayon that’s a dream to apply, you’ll love Marc Jacob’s new Le Marc Liquid Lip Crayon in Send Nudes. The long-wearing formula has the look, feel and wear of a liquid lipstick, while offering the total control of a crayon for effortless application.
shu uemura rouge unlimited supreme matte #mattitude lipstick in choco crush
With a vibrant colour payoff and melting texture, shu uemura’s limited edition #mattitude lipstick collection designed by renowned Parisian jewellery designer, Yazbukey, is perfect for matte lipstick lovers looking for a finish that won’t dry or irritate lips.
Maybelline New York SuperStay Matte Ink™ Liquid Lipstick in Lover
Liquid lipsticks are notoriously hard to apply. That’s why we love how the tear-shape applicator of Maybelline New York’s SuperStay Matte Ink™ Liquid Lipstick lets you trace crisp borders with ease. The 16-hour formula is a winner, too. It applies smoothly and easily outlasts many high-end formulas.
Ere Perez Cacao Lip Colour in Sway
Behold one of the most comfortable lipsticks we’ve ever had the pleasure of wearing. This creamy mauve nude lip colour has been formulated with cacao butter to soften and hydrate lips and castor oil to moisturise and fight the signs of ageing. Consequently, the vegan lip butter leaves lips feeling just as lovely as they look.
Kat Von D Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick in Ophelia
Kat Von D Studded Kiss Crème Lipsticks were re-launched earlier this year with a purer pigment formula that delivers rich texture and an intense colour payoff. Lovers of the original formula need not worry as the new products still have the brand’s signature nourishing and long-wearing finish.
Yves Saint Laurent Beauté Tatouage Couture Liquid Matte Lip Stain in Rose Illicite
This weightless, matte liquid formula is hands down one of the most comfortable stains we’ve ever worn. In addition to giving you eight hours of wear, its unique angled tip makes precise application a breeze.
Bourjois Rouge Velvet The Lipstick in Peach Tatin
With the comfortable feel and longevity of a high-end lipstick, this wallet-friendly option is one we’re constantly recommending to friends and family who aren’t looking to splurge. Ringing it at $24, it’s easily one of the most impressive affordable lipsticks on the market.
Burberry Lip Colour Contour in Medium
Inspired by backstage makeup techniques, Burberry’s Lip Colour Contour adds a soft shadow to the lip line, instantly creating the illusion of fuller and more plumped lips. Designed with a smooth dome tip for easy application, the pen also acts as a lip primer to smooth and soften before applying colour.
On the hunt for more top beauty buys? Then check out the best mascaras to hit shelves in 2018.
Have you tried any of these nude lip products? Share your thoughts and experiences with us in the comments below.
Main image credit: Sevak Babakhani
Kate started working for BEAUTYcrew in early 2016, first as a contributor, and was then named Beauty Writer in 2017. She loves picking the brains of the industry's top experts to get to the bottom of beauty's toughest questions. Bronze eyeshadow palettes are her weakness and she's forever on the hunt for the perfect nude nail polish to suit her fair skin. Her words can also be found in Men's Health magazine, and she now works in PR.