You can never go wrong with a beautiful nude lip. It’s a timeless makeup look that suits every skin tone, and it pairs perfectly with just about any outfit. Getting your nude lip right, however, actually involves a whole lot more than just finding a lippie that suits you. So, we’re breaking it down for you – and the first port of call? Prepping that kisser for application.
The first step to perfecting a nude lip is to rid yourself of any excess skin or dryness on your lips. You can do this using a store-bought item, or make your own using brown sugar, organic honey and coconut oil. Scrub-a-dub, then remove with warm water.
Next, you’re going to use a neutral lipliner to define the shape of your lips. We love NYX Professional Makeup Slim Lip Pencil in Nude Beige because of its super-soft texture that allows for smooth, no-fuss application without dragging or pulling.
It’s time to apply your nude lippie of choice to your lips. Opt for one with a creamy texture that’s going to glide on easily, but a lipstick that’s also going to last. Try Maybelline Colour Sensational Lipcolour in Nearly There, for a creamier feel thanks to its nourishing honey nectar formulation.
Lastly, choose a long-lasting concealer to edge your lips with for even more definition. We recommend Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer for buildable and even coverage with a luminous, demi-matte finish.
And just like that, you’ve got yourself a nude lip that looks like it’s been done by a professional! The best part? You can apply this method to any lip colour of your choice for a perfect pout every time.