Many women ask which is the best nude lip for their skin, hair and eye tones. Nude can be tricky on so many levels. For the last few years it has become the fashion colour with a smokey eye, and has become established as a classic by Charlotte Tilbury and her fantastic take on the flick eye and nude lip.
But let’s first talk about the description NUDE, what does that say to you?
To me this is often associated with white people’s natural colour, and not everyone like that but it has become a default description. Well I suggest we might rename nude Bare. I think this lip look is about choosing your most flattering shade closest, or a maximum of one shade lighter, to what nature best owed on your lips.
When I go for a nude lip I have to be wearing make-up or I feel it can wash me out. My blush colour must not clash with the tone, so nothing mad, and I need to be wearing flattering clothes – i.e no white, as by itself it’s too washing out. For skin tones caramel and above, I think a bare lip can be worn with less make up, as your natural skin shade is not washing you out. And I can wear a bare lip shade without any other make up if I have some bronzer, or a slight tan…
I’m sorry we didn’t get to include a redhead, or a grey haired, we will get there I promise.
And in the meantime here is a selection of who was in the office today and willing to model a lip!
Federica is wearing NYX butter gloss in Madeleine
Chloe is wearing Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick Famous in Monogamous
Anjoli is wearing Victoria Beckham for Estee Lauder in Brazilian nude
Ethel is wearing Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G. lipstick in Penelope Pink
Soala is wearing Rosie by Autograph by Silk Cami
I am wearing wearing Burberry Kisses Lipstick in Nude No 21