Finding the best nude lipstick shade for your skin tone can be a mammoth task at times. From matching your undertone to making sure the colour doesn’t make you look sallow and washed out, finding a nice natural coloured lipstick can be exhausting. But don’t worry, we got your back! Here is how you can quickly DIY the best nude lipstick for your skin tone and save yourself some time.
Before you even start to make your own personal nude lipstick, you will need a base lipstick colour that you will work with. For that, you need to first understand your undertone. Depending on whether you have a warm, cool, or neutral undertone, the base colour of your lipstick can change. Another thing to keep in mind is your skin tone. A nude lipstick for a very pale or fair person will definitely not be the best nude lipstick for someone with a deep or dark skin tone.
If you are fair-skinned, look for a cool-toned light pink lipstick like the shade Lead The Way from the Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Crayon range. For medium or olive skin tones, warmer tones in browns and beiges look the best. Try Fighter, a warm brown color from the Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick collection. As for dark and deep skin tones, experiment with browns and caramels. The Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Crayon in the shade Live On The Edge is a perfect base lipstick shade for dark skin tones.
1. Prep and prime your lips by exfoliating the dead skin and applying a nourishing lip balm. Try the Baby Lips Lipcare by Maybelline to moisturize your lips and leave them feeling baby soft.
2. Apply a thin layer of a liquid concealer or foundation on your lips to create a blank canvas for your nude lipstick. Blend it out using a brush or your fingers till you evenly coat your lips.
3. Dot on your base lipstick colour and blend in. This will add a light wash of colour on your lips. Do not put on too many layers as you don’t want an intensely pigmented lip. Your aim is to create a natural colour lipstick that enhances your lip colour. The best nude lipstick shade is the one that gives you a “your lips but better” look and does not look heavily made up.
4. This step is optional but you can add one more swipe of lip balm on top to keep your lips hydrated and voila! You just DIYed the best nude lipstick to suit your skin tone.
Think DIY is not your thing and you’d rather look for the best nude lipstick at the store instead? Click here to see how you can find the perfect nude lipstick shade. Or how about an even quicker way of finding the best nude lipstick that complements your skin tone flawlessly? All you need to do is upload a picture or use the camera to click a selfie and let the Maybelline Virtual Try On tool do its magic. Browse through Maybelline’s range of natural coloured lipsticks and try them on virtually with zero commitment. Quick and hassle-free, the Virtual Try On tool will help you find the best nude lipstick in no time.