Looking for some nude lip combos? For any woman, finding the perfect nude lipstick can be a daunting task. Dark-skinned women may have an especially hard time finding a single lipstick or liner that gets the job done.
As a matter of fact, Byrdie featured a celebrity stylist Fiona Stiles when they shared their ultimate guide to picking the best nude lipstick.
Stiles noted that “For women of color, it’s all about playing with highlights and shadows to build definition,” She suggests picking a nude shade lighter than your actual skin tone to brighten the face and sticking to a gloss formula for a more natural-looking effect.
Gone are the days when we need just one product to get the look we desire. The key is to mix and match your favorite brands and products!
Whether you want something for an easy, everyday look or you need a little extra glam in your life, there are products that’ll help you achieve the perfect nude lip in no time.
Below are 3 gorgeous nude lip combinations that are perfect for dark-skinned women!
Glam Nude: NYX Butter Gloss (Fortune Cookie) + Sleek Lip Liner (Just Say Nothing) + ABH Liquid Lipstick (Sunset Punch)
How To Apply: Line and shade in your lips with luscious dark brown “Just Say Nothing” lip liner shade from Sleek. Apply ABH’s Sunset Punch Liquid Lipstick and watch as the medium-tone, shimmering pink blends beautifully into the brown.
Once that is settled on your lips. Lightly re-line your lips with the Sleek lip liner before going over them with the NYX ‘Fortune Cookie’ Butter Gloss.
Classic Nude: Black Radiance Perfect Tone HD Lip Sculptor (Slay Queen) + Black Up 2-in-1 Lip Pencil (Chocolate Brown)
How To Apply: This simple yet lovely combination is the easiest way to achieve the classic nude lip. Just line your lips with Black Up’s 2-in-1 Lip Liner in Chocolate Brown and top it off with Black Radiance’s Perfect Tone HD Lip Sculptor in the shade ‘Slay Queen’. To blend the colors better, you can do an ombre effect where your lip is mostly brown but they effortlessly fade into a muted, nude pink toward the middle.
Glossy Nude: Lime Crime Velvetines Waterproof Lip Liner (Bittersweet) + Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme (Nude Brown) + Maybelline Lip Studio Shine Shot Lip Topcoat (Clear)
How To Apply: This combination is a cute, youthful spin on the classic nude. Carefully line and light shade your lips with Lime Crime’s ‘Bittersweet’ Velvetines Waterproof Lip Liner.
Then, take Milani’s Amore Matte Lip Creme in Nude Brown and apply it to your lips and let it dry. Before you apply Maybelline Shine Shot as your topcoat, shade the outline of your lips with the liner once more to make sure it blends smoothly with the rich pink lip creme.
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