Nude lipsticks have been popular for quite some time. I think it’s because they exude a natural, minimalist vibe when you find the right ones. If I’m ever in doubt about what lip color to wear, I know that I can always rely on one of my many nude lipsticks. Since I am asked about the neutral pink shades that I frequently wear to work, I’m going to share them with you below! My favorite nude colors range from drugstore brands to high-end lines and include 2 liquid lipsticks and 3 regular lipsticks. Let’s get started!
FYI: A lot of these colors look very similar, but I can notice the color differences. If you only need one nude shade, consider just one of these five!
Favorite Nude Liquid Lipsticks
This matte liquid lipstick is one of my favorite formulas. It feels weightless and comes in so many creamy nude colors. While I own about half the collection, I always reach for this pinky nude color. It’s called the Nyx Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick in “Ruffle Trim” and it’s available at most drugstores. To get the most true nude color on your lips, dab on some concealer or foundation on your lips beforehand. Even better, it’s only $6.99 per tube!
This liquid lipstick is incredibly flattering on most skin tones as a nude color. It smells minty and it feels creamy and moisturizing on my lips. I received this as a free birthday gift from Sephora. Did you get it as a free gift, too? Now that I have it, I’m hooked. It’s long lasting and definitely worth the $20. It’s called Tarte Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint in “Birthday Suit. ” Fun Fact: I went as Draco Malfoy for Halloween this year and wore this nude lip as part of my costume. Even though I was dressed up as an angry bad guy, I had to wear that “no makeup” look! Haha!
Favorite Nude Regular Lipsticks
This cult-favorite matte color is a deep-tone beige that looks good on everyone. Sephora has been hyping it up on Instagram and honestly, it is worth the hype. Yes, matte lipsticks can be drying, but I just suggest applying a lip scrub and balm to your lips before you apply this product. The color is so low-maintenance that you won’t have to worry about checking it every so often. It matches my natural lip color pretty well, but I especially love this color on darker skin tones. So gorgeous! It’s called Mac Lipstick Matte Finish in “Velvet Teddy” and it costs $17.50. Do you already have this color in your makeup bag?
If you don’t want to splurge on a $17 lipstick like Mac’s Velvet teddy above, this drugstore lipstick is almost an exact dupe. It has a semi-matte, cream finish and only costs $2! It’s called Wet n Wild MegaLast Lip Color in “Bare it all.” The only caveat with this brand is that the packaging is really low quality (due to the bargain price) and the cap can break easily or come off in your purse! The packaging design leaves a lot to be desired, but it’s still a trustworthy product that delivers serious color. Are you a fan of Wet n Wild lipsticks, too?
This creamy nude lipstick by Maybelline is hands-down, my favorite nude lip color and formula. It glides on smoothly and has strong color payoff. It’s called the Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color in “Clay Crush” for $7.99. This line features several nude colors for all skin tones. I highly recommend all of them! Maybelline just makes my heart happy with its huge selection and dependable formulas.
So, tell me: Do you wear neutral pink nude lipsticks? Which ones are your favorite? Tell me about it in the comments, below!