Make-Up Moves: Nude Lips

First, let me apologize for the lack of a post on Friday. Due to unexpected travel, I was unable to post about this fall’s must-haves. Don’t fret – I will get that post up in the next week or two. In the meantime, enjoy another post from our make-up maven, Torrey (Corporate Beauty), about rocking a nude lip. Since I had a sneak-peek at the post, I’ve already tried these tips (one of the perks of being EIC) and the results were fabulous! The tips are simple and practical and easy to execute. Enjoy this week’s make-up moves and send us pics of your best duck face/nude lip!

Your Chic is Showing,

Just like the red lip, nude lips can be tricky. The hardest part is find a nude color that works well with your skintone and lip shape and size. Lip liners help tremendously! They are used to outline and fill in your lips and prepare your lips for the nude lipstick/gloss application, to keep you from getting that modern-day crackhead look.

There are some nude that are pink based, brown, peach/coral, or beige.

Women of darker skin tones may opt for a more brown based nude; but again, using a brown lipliner can manipulate the color of any lipstick or gloss and allow you to attain the look you’re going for. You also don’t have to use a brown liner. Have some fun and try a deep purple, wine, or even redish color. This will add a very pretty gradient effect, as long as you blend well!

Here are a few of my favorite nude lipsticks and glosses (again, most of my faves are MAC, but please don’t be afraid to branch out to other brands. Though I have found, MAC seems to have the most extensive range of nude lip colors).


Left to right: Revlon LipButter Creme Brulee Revlon LipButter Brown Sugar MAC Freckletone MAC Mocha MAC Peachstock MAC Salute MAC SIss
Front row: MAC Viva Glam Gaga MAC Viva Glam II


Left to right: MAC Peachstock MAC Salute MAC Siss MAC Shy Girl Revlon Nude Attitude Revlon Smoked Peach Rimmel Nude Delight


Left to right: MAC Beaux MAC C-Thru MAC Chai MAC Peachstock MAC Viva Glam Gaga MAC Natural Flare MAC Ready or Not MAC Get Rich Quick Revlon Sunset Peach

MAC Currant lipliner with MAC Shy Girl lipstick

MAC Hodgepodge lipliner with MAC Salute lipstick and MAC Peachstock lipglass

MAC Hodgepodge lipliner with MAC Peachstock lipstick and MAC Peachstock lipglass

MAC Hodgepodge lipliner with MAC Freckletone lipstick and MAC Ready or Not Prolong Wear lipglass

MAC Oak lipliner with MAC Siss lipstick and MAC C-Thru lipglass

8 thoughts on “Make-Up Moves: Nude Lips

  1. I love a nude lip color!! (and your tips on wearing it) You’re absolutely right about MAC having an extensive collection, too. About a year ago, I went to MAC and asked them to help me figure out one that I could wear during the day but also play up at night if I needed to. I ended up buying the Cremesheen Shy Girl lipstick and the Cork lip pencil. When I want to gloss it up, I add my Samantha lip gloss by Bare Essentials.

    1. Thank you! Shy Girl is a great slightly pinkish nude color. you can manipulate so many different ways with different colored liners and glosses! Viva Glam II is another good one! Nude lips are my absolute fav!

  2. Something I should have mentioned….nude lips fit perfectly with dramatic eyes, as shown the 2nd and 4th pictures. I believe I did mention in the bright lips post, keep the attention focused on one part of the face while keeping the rest toned down. Nude lips are also suitable for everyday wear. When in doubt, you can never go wrong with a nude lip!

  3. I think I will actually play around with this. I am not necessarily a make up girl but this is interesting and like to do a natural lip sometimes.

Comments are closed.