Nude lips are no longer just an off-duty model fave; they’ve made plenty a appearance on red carpets, too. Basically it’s the one lip colour you can always count on. But finding the perfect shade of nude is no easy feat. What works for your beauty idol or bestie is pretty much guaranteed to *not* work for you. Sorry. When it comes to nailing your nude lip, follow these four steps.
Let your skin tone lead the way
Every skin tone is different, so the best tip is to try a nude hue that is one shade lighter or darker than your natural complexion. We like Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Lips in Charlotte Darling (hint: Charlotte Tilbury has shared snaps on her website of this liquid lipstick on 10 different skin tones to help you visualise how it will look on you!).
Pick a pink hue if you want something natural-looking
A subtle pink will highlight and enhance your natural lips. It’s the perfect partner in your quest for the no-makeup makeup look. Try 3INA The Intense Lipstick in 304.
Previously from an advertising background, Toni has been working in editorial and beauty at Pacific Magazines for the past five years, and is currently working across Who and New Idea, two of the top five best-selling weeklies in the country. Toni loves being able to make the beauty world seem accessible to the working woman, particularly for those who are time-restricted. As a working Mum, she’s constantly searching for easy beauty and skincare routines on a budget.