Nude lips are everywhere right now, and there’s no shortage of information about how to find your perfect nude shade. But nudes and naturals aren’t just about matching your skin tone and calling it a day. A nude lip can be a subtle complement to a dramatic eye, or a statement look unto itself—and you don’t need limit yourself to “your” nude.
Make a statement
Nudes can be unique and interesting and fun. They’re not just safe makeup and everyday makeup. Someone with a dark tone might think of a deep burgundy like Maybelline’s Brown Blush as somebody else’s nude. But paired with a chunky application of colored mascara, it dials “simple” up to “statement.”
Going for a lip that’s lighter than your skin tone makes a major statement. If it feels too severe, you can marry the two tones with a lip liner in a second.
Bold nudes can transform no-makeup makeup into a look, but a subtle nude can just as easily create a wearable interpretation of runway beauty trends.
You can take a ubiquitous color-blocking trend, using a nude lip to balance out a bold, graphic eye. Every nude has a hint of some undertone. The pastel pink in Maybelline’s Peach Buff and Purely Nude is very relevant and on-trend, and it played off the pastel blue eye. Working with lighter colors, consistent application is key, so working the color into the crevices and fine lines of lips with your fingertip if necessary. ITS really just playing with shades and nudes!