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