Nude lipstick is flattering, easy to wear and suits just about anyone. Find your perfect hue here...
Nude lipsticks are outselling red hues for the first time in three years. Perhaps down to the influence of a-listers like Cate Blanchett, Kate Hudson and Amy Adams – who have all been sporting nude lips on the red carpet this year – and perhaps down to the trend for bare-faced beauty, here at MC we are glad to see such an easy-to-wear shade become on trend.
There will always be a time and a place to work a classic red lip, but for every day, we don’t think you can beat a subtle nude. More and more brands are now catering to different skintones: Maybelline, L’Oréal and Illamasqua, to name just a few, have recently launched nude collections dedicated to different skintones and colourings.
The science is simple: Opt for brown tones if you are blonde, pinky hues will suit pale skin and darker beige colours will work well on olive and black complexions. There are a few true nudes to suit all and you will definitely be able to find the perfect version for you, maybe in our pick of the best…
The Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Lipstick In Nude Beige manages to be rich yet light at the same time, with a creamy texture that glides on smoothly for flawless application. This lipstick also contains hyaluronic acid, which helps to keep lips plump and youthful.
Take your pick of Maybelline’s new Coloursens Nude Lipstick range and discover five creamy hues to suit your skintone. We love Naked Brown for a warm seasonal tone that complements winter skin.
The first lipstick collection to be specifically designed to suit your natural colouring, the Made For Me range by L’Oréal Paris makes light work of finding your perfect nude. Blondes and fair-skinned beauties will love this L’Oréal Paris Color Riche Made for Me Lipstick In Nude.
MAC boast a fabulous line of lipsticks to suit all skintones. The MAC Lipstick In Creme D’Nude is matte yet creamy with full on, high pigmentation that lasts all day. The bold texture really packs a punch, even in this nude hue.
Create a luxurious – but natural – look with Illamasqua’s Glamore Lipstick In Starkers. A rich and bold nude, this soft pink has a satiny feel and moisturising base to keep lips hydrated and looking fresh for longer.
We love a make-up buy with added skincare benefits and the Clarins Rouge Eclat In Nude Rose has just that. The brand’s first anti-ageing lipstick, this clever little product boasts its own Nutri-Youth Complex. This means the lipstick is packed full of vitamin E and plant waxes to boost collagen and provide all-day comfort. Plus, Nude Rose is a pretty beige with a hint of pink, to lift your complexion and give you a healthy-looking boost.
Is there anything more indulgent than a Gucci lipstick? The Gucci Nude Satin, Luxurious Moisture-Rich Lipstick boasts skincare benefits, as well as beautiful colour and coverage, all in one.
An effortless, universally-flattering shade, the Aerin Rose Balm Lipstick In Perfect Nude is a comfortable and easy to wear lipstick. The balm texture hydrates lips and adds just a hint of natural colour, so you can almost forget you’re wearing any lipstick at all…
We love the Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick In Nude Kate. Not only will it protect your pout against sun damage and free radicals, but it will also coat your lips in cashmere-soft colour for a truly luxe experience.