Fashion & Culture

My Favorite Nude Lip Products

August 2, 2018

Lips are one of the most revealing features of a person’s face and are an important part of their physical persona. Whether pursed in question, pressed wide in a smile, folded back in a bite of fear, or simply resting together, lips can reveal as much about person as the words they speaks.

The colour of your lip product will complement your style, accentuate your comforts, and provide the right tone for an occasion. I prefer more natural and modest colours such as nude, beige, and light pink. They’re not overly bold, nor do they leave your lips bare. Everyone’s skin tone is different so it can be difficult to find a nude lip product that works for you. Today I will be sharing the nude lip products I reach for whenever I need a little polishing up. I’ve included products with brown, beige, and pink undertones in a variety of formulas. Hopefully you will find something you like!

This post is not sponsored. All opinions are my own and I am recommending these products based off my experience with them. I’d love you to hear any comments about what colour lip you like to wear, which formula of lip product is your favorite, if you’ve tried any of the products I’ve listed here, and of course, if you have any other recommendations!

~ The Sheer Lipsticks ~

Finding a sheer, nude lip product that works for you should be easy. Since sheer lip products have little colour payoff, you don’t have to worry if it’s a perfect match with your natural skin colour. The formula does matter, however. I prefer a product that is both moisturizing and comfortable to wear, and that isn’t too tacky or shimmery. These two lipsticks fit the description perfectly!

1. Marc Jacobs Beauty New Nudes Sheer Gel Lipstick in shade Moody Margot 106

This collection has a formula that glides over lips, and leaves a subtle colour with a sleek finish. The collection features nudes of light brown, pink, and dusty rose, and makes a perfect moisturizing, nude product. Marc Jacobs defines the shade Moody Margot as a “brownish nude” and that is exactly what it is!


2. Wet n Wild Silk Finish Lipstick in shade A Short Affair

Retailing for only 99¢, this lipstick is packed full vitamins A and E, aloe vera, and macadamia nut oil blended with a rich dose of colour that feels like silk on the lips. The shade A Short Affair is the lightest shade in their range, and also the sheerest. It amplifies your natural lip colour with a slight pink hue and subtle shine.


~ Brown Toned Nudes ~


With fall just over a month away, it’s time to bring out brown toned nudes as a go-to lip shade. These shades are deep and rich in colour and will work well with any formula. The shades range from lighter tones, beige and chestnut, to darker mahogany or cinnamon.  

1. Milani Color Statement Lipstick in shade 55 Bahama Beige

Hands down, one of my top three favorite lip products for both formula and shade range, are the Color Statement Lipsticks. The formula is creamy and easy to apply, and doesn’t smudges around your lips. The shades are opaque and pigmented, and can last up to three hours without fading. 


These lipsticks are also guaranteed cruelty-free which is another reason why they should be on the top of your list! 55 Bahama Beige is a warm chocolatey colour, but despite its deep brown undertones, I would classify it as a nude. It’s perfect as a natural colour, but not as minimal as the nudes in the previous category. This shade is especially beautiful on deeper skin tones.


2. Mac Cosmetics Matte Lipstick in shade Yash

For those of you who are looking for a less shiny product, this lipstick is for you! Matte Lipstick is the iconic product that made Mac famous. The creamy, rich formula features high colour payoff with a no-shine matte finish. Yash is a deep neutral and takes only one coat for a high opacity finish. This is the perfect shade and lipstick for a warm, fall day!


~ The Perfect Nude ~


Since the “perfect nude” will be different for everyone, I can’t guarantee the shade that works best for me will also work for you. If, however, you are looking for a nude that is the perfect balance of beige and pink you’ll want to check these two products out!

1. Nars Velvet Lip Glide in the shade Stripped

Retailing for $26, Nars’ Velvet Lip Glide shade Stripped is a beige pink lip colour with a long-lasting, smooth, satin t0 semi-matte finish that will provide the ultimate hydration. This product is truly perfect. It’s not the kind of glossy that make your lips shiny from end to end and stick together. 


It’s also not the kind of intense matte that make your lips feel like prunes. The Velvet Lip Glide comes as an innovative liquid form in a tube, rather than the classic bullet packaging. The product comes in several shades, however, the “beige pink” tones of Stripped will be flattering for many.


2. Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Refillable Lipstick in shade I Wish

If the packaging hasn’t already sold you, hear this! Sephora markets the Confession Lipsticks as being “an ultra-slim, refillable luxury lipstick that delivers saturated, long-wearing color with a satin finish.”

I’ve used this product for almost a year and can happily say it is that and much more! This lipstick delivers a creamy, and opaque, long-wearing colour without smudging or feathering around the edges. The sleek gold applicator provides the ultimate control to accurately accentuate, contour, and define your lips. The applicator can also be used interchangeably with any of the Confession Lipstick Refills which are sold separately. The collection features several beautiful nudes each with different skin-flattering undertones including beige, pink, and peach. I Wish, one of the lighter shades, will give you the ultimate nude lip. Hourglass products are some of my favorites and are 100% cruelty free.


~ Lip Liners ~


Lip liners are like the foundation of a house. They ensure your lip products can be applied precisely and will last long. Along with acting as a base, lip liners can also be used for contouring. If you are a lover of makeup it is essential to have a lip liner in your collection.

1. Makeup Forever Aqua Lip, Lip Liner in shade 01C Nude Beige

Ever since I started using makeup there has been one product everyone seems to love, Makeup Forever Aqua Lip, Lip Liners. This waterproof and long-wearing lip liner helps give shape and definition to lips. It’s creamy, yet smudge-proof and glides over your lips like silk. Shade 01C Nude Beige is a perfect cool toned nude that works seamlessly under any lip product. Yes, you heard  right, any lip product ranging from nude glosses to blood orange liquid lipsticks. This product will be your best friend.

2. Sephora Collection Lip Liner To Go in shade Nude Beige

Each lip liner is made with a highly pigmented formula and can be used to create perfect lip contouring for a semi-matte finish or as a simple outline for a perfect, long lasting lip! These Lip Liners To Go come in both a travel and full size making them the perfect component for travel. The Sephora Collection Lip Liners To Go features a wide range of shades that will fit every nude. I have been using Nude Beige for two years and can confirm it works with every nude lip product on the market! Sephora Collection products are not tested on animals.

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