The nude-lipstick trend has been all the rage for quite a while now. Brands have come up with their own versions–Kylie Jenner’s lip kits, MAC’s classic lipsticks, and Maybelline’s Color Sensational Line. Here in Manila, the recent launch of local brand Sunnies Face revealed a more accessible yet quality range of nude lipsticks.
While all these brands offer a wide array of nude colors, we still can’t help but be confused as to what the color “nude” even really is. Skin tones vary from person to person, so there isn’t really one universal nude shade, making it even harder for us to just pick one color and go.
One shade may look good on a model, but it might make you look like a sick person with washed-out lips. Yikes! There are a lot of comprehensive guides out there. It’s easy to get lost in all the beauty jargon that all these beauty gurus use. But don’t worry!
STAIL’s got your back! We’ve rounded up three tips and tricks for you to find the perfect nude shade!
Take a look at your skin tone.
While there is no one right shade for all skin tones, there are colors that would match a definite skin tone just right. Lighter skin tones are usually complemented by colors that are close to their natural lip color. More medium skin tones (like morenas!) would go well with deeper pinks–shades that have a hint of brown. Darker skin tones would look good with shades that are one shade lighter than their foundation color. Orange-hued nudes would also look good on dark skin.
Check your undertone.
Your skin’s undertone can be either cool, warm, or neutral. You can check this by looking at the veins in your wrist. Bluish or purple veins equals cool undertone, greenish veins mean warm undertone, and a mixture of these colors means you are on the neutral side.
Try and try until you succeed!
There is really no recipe for success in finding your perfect nude, so if you want to be on the safe side and not spend thousands on a nude lipstick that you saw online and you think will look good on you, get up and go to the nearest mall and just swatch away! There is no better way to know if a shade is perfect for you than by actually trying it on!