Post by Hannah Tyrrell

Bold lips are all well and good for making a loud statement, but nothing is quite as versatile and wearable as a perfectly complimentary nude lip. Besides, who wants to make a bold statement every day? The nude still firmly holds its place in our hearts, but how do you go about choosing the right one? From browns to nudes with pink or peach undertones, here’s our guide to choosing the ultimate nude for your skin.

Fair Skin

To avoid washing out alabaster and ivory skin tones, a pink hue is an absolute must! Take note of Emma Stone’s pinky nude lip from the Golden Globes this year, it makes her pale skin alive with a rosey glow. Pair L’Oréal Paris Color Riche Collection Privée in Eva’s Nude or Rimmel Kate Lasting Finish Nude in 45 with a gentle pop of pinky blush on the apples of the cheeks for Emma’s natural beauty. Kiss, kiss!

Medium Skin

Girls with medium skin have a light colouring with olive undertones, making a peach and orange-based nude really sing. Try Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in Birthday Suit or NARS Sheer Lipstick in Honolulu Honey for a slice of Rosie’s perfect pout. Her complimentary sweep of golden bronzer really pulls together the look for a recently holidayed glow.

Olive Skin

Olive skinned honeys like Miss Lopez can get away with ashy beige nudes, that no one else could pull off! These ashy nudes are often where people go wrong, as the clay tone can really wash skin of all colour. J-Lo doesn’t struggle with this thanks to her gorgeously tanned skin. If you’re lucky enough to share her colouring, we recommend you try NYX Lingerie Liquid Lipstick in Baby Doll for a browny hue or bareMinerals Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick in Karma for a lighter option…

Caramel Skin

If, like Beyonce, your skin is a delicious caramel colour, a pretty mocha shade will pair perfectly with your skin tone. Get long-lasting matte colour like Mrs Carter thanks to a sweep of Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick in Cool Brown or NYX Professional Makeup Full Throttle Lipstick in Kiss The Dust. Hail Queen Bey!

Deep Skin

Deep skin tones like badass Miss Campbell can make their colouring really pop with a marvellous mauve nude shade. Berry and plum lipsticks perfectly compliment dark skin, so a mauve nude is no exception thanks to it’s purple pop. Get Naomi’s look with a slick of bareMinerals Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick in Queen or IsaDora Perfect Moisture Lipstick in Bare Berry. Gorgeous!