The lip colour shade every woman should own
It literally suits everyone
By Carli Alman
Beauty Crew Editor / March 03 2020
If there’s one thing every woman should have in her beauty kit, it’s a shade of lipstick that gives her the perfect natural lip look. And while you may think a straight beige-nude is your safest bet, the best nude lipstick may actually be one that has some pink and mauve tones in it. That’s right, when it comes to picking an everyday, natural lip colour that’ll look good on everyone (i.e. those with skin tones that range from fair skin to olive skin and dark skin), a pinky-nude is where it’s at (hey, if it’s a firm favourite for Meghan Markle, you know it must be a good bet).
Bobbi Brown International Pro Makeup Artist Amy Conway says, “The perfect pink nude almost has to have a teeny amount of blue in it for it to look really fresh. And a lot of women will go for the beige, the brown, or the pink. For women who suffer from a lot of redness, too much pink in the lip can bring it out, whereas the blue will soften, it will keep the smile really bright, and it will keep the skin looking bright against it as well.”
Here are Beauty Crew’s top lipstick picks for the lip colour that suits everyone.
NARS Lip Gloss in Belize
You can’t go wrong with a gloss, and the shade of Belize paired with the shiny finish makes for an excellent everyday lip colour. Also, it’s a great pink nude to balance out a smoky eye!
Maybelline New York Color Sensational Lipstick in On The Mauve
As On The Mauve is a deeper pinky-nude, it’ll work best for those with olive, tanned and dark skin tones. The formula of it will glide on like a dream, and we expect you’ll be very pleased with the colour payoff.
CHANEL Rouge Coco Stylo Complete Care Lipshine in Rose Eclatant
Perfect for more of a subtle wash of colour, this hydrating lipstick from CHANEL is for those on the hunt for a lippie they can apply, sans mirror.
Tom Ford Lip Color Satin Matte in Preternatural
Marc Jacobs Le Marc Liquid Lip Crème in Slow Burn
Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick in Vintage
Offering pigmented colour, long-lasting (and comfortable) wear, and a hint of shine, Vintage is another mauve-based nude that looks great on any occasion.
Yves Saint Laurent Beauté Rouge Pur Couture
Rose Carnation will give your lips a natural hint of colour that can be built between medium and full coverage, with a gorgeous satin finish.
Keen for more of a statement lip look? These are the Beauty Crew team's favourite bold lipstick colours.
Do you have a favourite pinky-nude lipstick? Please share with us in the comments section below.
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Carli is BEAUTYcrew’s Editor and has been since the site launched in 2016. She is currently on a quest to find the perfect medium-coverage foundation for combination skin, is trying to narrow down her mascara collection to just three, and is embracing the power of AHAs. You can find her words right here on BEAUTYcrew, and previously on beautyheaven.