Finding a nude lip is always a struggle. What most beauty lines call nude ends up looking ghostly on our brown skin. Even then, when one of our girlfriends looks good in a nude, it ends up looking nothing like a nude on us. We get it, the struggle is real.
We asked womxn in our community what their favorite nudes are in order to narrow down a list of nudes that look good on a variety of brown skin tones.
Go ahead and leave us a comment if you have one to add to the list!
As a designer and artist who has worked with colors forever, my “go-to” involves usually about 2 colors. At the moment I love a nude that has a “pinkish” under base. If I had to pick my FAV of the moment, it would be to start with an all over liner like Sephora’s collection “Rose Wine”. I add in “Pillow Talk” by Charlotte Tillsbury – and top it off with Live Tinted’s Huestick in “Perk”.
OK – so maybe it’s 3! No clue, it just works for my skin which has yellow undertones and gives it a beautiful, subtle touch! If I had to pick just one – any color topped off with “Perk” by Live Tinted makes a nice, creamy matte neutral.
– Designer & Founder @onkamal
Bina Parekh Bhatt: Honest Beauty BFF
The reason why I like this lipstick is because it is a clean beauty brand made of nontoxic ingredients and it is skincare + makeup in one! These Honest Beauty lipsticks contain avocado oil fatty acids to help improve skin and hyaluronic acid, which is known to bind water and draw moisture to the skin. For that reason, even though it is a liquid lipstick, it very moisturizing and won’t leave your lips feeling dry or cracked. It’s also an affordable brand available at most major retailers. Honest “BFF” is a beautiful nude that suits many different brown skin tones!
-Fashion & Clean Beauty blogger @_binabhatt
Hemali Patel: Huda Beauty Trendsetter Liquid Matte Lipstick
I absolutely love how subtle this color is, yet it’s versatile when creating different makeup looks. This nudish-brown works for anyone and everyone! It wears all day long, infused with antioxidants, and keeps your lips hydrated while giving you the polished look of a matte formula! If you want a natural looking lip that you’ll be OBSESSED over, do yourself a favor and add this to your Sephora Cart ASAP!
-Non-toxic Guru @hangingwithhemali
I love this sheer lipstick because it enhances my natural lip color and makes me look put together. It’s ultra nourishing and feels like I am wearing lip balm. It’s also 100% safe and clean!
-Motherhood & Lifestyle Influencer @mommadiary