Because it won’t wash you out if you wear it like these sexy home slices.
Oct 22, 2015 10:17pm
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Nude lipstick is one of those polarising products. Some women love it because it can help inflate the lips, others think it washes them out. These celebs know how to wear “nude” the right way, and one shade doesn't suit all. Case in point: 1. Wearing "nude" doesn't mean the lipstick has to match your skin tone. In fact, as Lisa Eldridge points out in this video, lips rarely match your complexion colour (Kylie Jenner's for instance, are naturally pinker), so work with your lip colour and choose a shade which enhances it.
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If you do opt for a creamy, complexion-matching hue, make sure your face has enough colour (add bronzer and blush) to avoid looking washed out. And why not slap on a statement eye while you're at it?
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Golden skin like Beyoncé's is complemented beautifully with a peachy, caramel-toned glossy take on nude.
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But that's not to say she can't work a rosier shade.
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Trying a more matte shade like Kim Kardashian? Make sure you prep your lips first because nude colours draw attention to the uneven texture caused by dryness. For a flawless finish, work your toothbrush over your lips using circular motions to remove dead skin. Then, gently dab a nourishing eye cream over your lips and let it absorb for hydration and smoothness. Now you're ready for lipstick.
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Fair skin like Kate Bosworth? Think ballerina-inspired, blushing tones. You should generally opt for a colour which is at least two shades darker than your skin tone (but rules can totally be broken. And YOLO).
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Sienna Miller's tawnier, neutral nude is pefect for skin tones which can sometimes look more golden, and other times look more pink. Lisa points out it can be hard to decide whether a nude colour has beige, pink or peach undertones when you pick a lippy up in the shops. The trick? Hold a few next to each other and you'll be able to tell the undertones apart much more easily.
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Take your nude lip to the next level like Jennifer Lopez and contour a little. Line your lips with a darker shade and apply a creamier, lighter hue within the liner. Blend the two colours with a clear gloss.
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Channel Miranda Kerr's just bitten vibes and pat a lip stain onto your lips (it doesn't need to be perfect) and apply a plumping balm over the top for an I-did-nothing-to-my-lips-except-pash-someone look.
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Be balmy like Scar-Jo and focus on your inky eyes.
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Leave your lips completely nude (wearing nada product) Cara Delevingne-style and just add some jewellery.
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And Rihanna proves cooler-toned nude colours can look totally dope.
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Nude doesn't translate to full coverage matte either. Blake Lively's sheer wash of lippy has just enough pigment to enhance her natural lip colour and a sweep of blush on her cheeks makes it pop.