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Best nude lipsticks that will suit every skin tone; Nude lipsticks are a great addition to your routine for a subtle shift in your look. They're subtle, sophisticated and work perfectly with any makeup.

Byline: Mica Anthony

As the name states, nude lipsticks are as close to your natural skin tone and should complement your look.

Unlike aMAC Ruby Woored or a vampy style purple shade, nude shades are not designed to wow or draw attention to the lips.

They're far more understated and great if you want the attention to be on other parts of your face. So if you've done a smoky eye or a bronzed goddess contour, a nude lip is the perfect hue to complement this.

But the key to the perfect look is finding a nude lipstick or gloss that works with the undertones of your skin.

Undertones can range from cold, through neutral, to warm and don't necessarily change according to your complexion - so make sure to pay attention to this.

To find your undertone, take a look at the veins on your wrist. If they appear more greenish, safe to say you have warm undertones, while blue-purple hued veins signal cooler undertones. A mixture of both indicates a neutral tone.

Now you're all set to find the perfect nude lip colour to add to your makeup collection!

MAC, 'Kinda Sexy'

It's no surprise that one of the world's most popular make up brands features on this list. This matte formulation from MAC Cosmestics is deeply hydrating and comfortable to wear.

It's an ever so slightly brownish nude with peachy pink undertones, which means it'll work well with medium-tan skin tones.

Wear with a classic cat eye flick eyeliner and barely-there makeup for a minimal look.

Price: [pounds sterling]17.50 |Buy now on Look Fantastic

Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint, 'Unveil'

Fenty, Fenty, Fenty! One of the most sought after beauty brands right now from our fave pop star,Rihanna.

Rih's whole make up line was founded on the idea that anyone of any shade and tone can find their perfect match in the collection.

The Stunna Lip Paint in 'Unveil' is a chocolate brown hue - great if you're loving throwback 90s looks.

This liquid lip defining colour has a soft matte pigment and you can easily wear it for 12 hours for a show-stopping impact.

Price: [pounds sterling]19 |Buy now at Harvey Nichols

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NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream, 'London'

This soft matte lip cream delivers lusciously rich pigment and ultra comfortable wear.

The warm beige tone is so popular it has been saved on Pinterest over 180,000 times, and is universally flattering - plus the doe-foot applicator makes for precise and easy application.

Act fast with this one - it regularly sells out quickly because it's that good -- and at such an affordable price, you can't afford not to.

Price: [pounds sterling]6 |Buy now at Cult Beauty

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine, 'Boy

On the other end of the scale of the luxury beauty brands is this sheer finish lipstick from Chanel which has a powerful and intense colour and shine.

A little different from your usual formula, once applied it transforms into a shiny oil, which is flashy and comforting to the lips.

Feeling and looking like a hybrid of a gloss and a lipstick, it features Hydroboost complex containing mimosa, Jojoba and sunflower waxes to moisturise and nourish the lips for up to eight hours.

Housed in a classic black and gold Chanel tube, this is luxe to the max. Wear this nude pink with minimal make up in the day, or team with an intense smokey eye look for the evening.

Price: [pounds sterling]31 |Buy now at Chanel

Urban Decay Comfort Matte Vice Lipstick, 'Safe Word'

Slightly darker and moodier, this nude lipstick by Urban Decay is a medium neutral mauve-brown nude for a super sophisticated look - great for neutral undertones.

It's creamy, rich in pigment and applies evenly. What more could you want from a lipstick?

Price: [pounds sterling]17.50 |Buy now at Urban Decay

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Tom Ford Lip Coloir, 'Bad Lieutenant'

An influencer favourite, this warm pinky-nude pearl finish lipstick is a top seller, and its warm undertones make it universally flattering too.

The semi-opaque colour brings out a natural sheen and the consistent amount of slip makes it easy to apply.

The formula is ultra creamy, lightweight and nourishing - thanks, in part, to the soja seed extract, Brazilian urumuru butter and chamomilla flower oil extracts. It's a little bit of a splurge, but its popularity says it all.

Price: [pounds sterling]40 |Buy now at Selfridges

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lips, 'Nude Pink'

A great peachy nude for a great value price. 'Get the London Look' with this long-lasting intense lip colour that stays put for up to eight hours.

The smooth creamy texture applies easily, offers comfortable wear and shows 25% more colour impact on the lips.

A simple, affordable peachy light pink nude for everyday wear - great for fairer skin tones with a cooler under tone.

Price: [pounds sterling]4.99 |Buy now at FeelUnique

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution, 'Pillow Talk'

Pillow Talk has been a Charlotte Tilbury bestseller for years now. It comes with a hint of dreamy pink and is a moisturising matte formula that glides onto the lips beautifully.

This lipstick enhances the natural colour of your lips in its moisturising matte formula to create the perfect pout.

Enriched with nourishing orchid extract and lipstick tree (yep, that's really a thing!), the lipstick also contains 3D glowing pigments to create the illusion that the lips are lit from within.

The square angle tip of the lipstick mimics the shape and application method of a brush for expert precision when applying.

Price: [pounds sterling]24 |Buy now at Charlotte Tilbury

Best matte lipstick brands that have a long-lasting and hydrating formula

Maybelline Superstay 24 Matte Ink Lipstick, 'Poet'

Liquid lipsticks are always a great option if you know you're going to dinner or drinks and need the colour to stay put for a long time.

This value option, from high street staple Maybelline, is a pretty pink nude that will complement minimal make up in the day and intense colours for the evening.

The vibrant ink pigment effect offers a lightweight second skin effect in just one stroke, while the arrow applicator gives precise placement.

Price: [pounds sterling]6.99 |Buy now at Look Fantastic

Huda Beauty Liquid Matte, 'Bombshell'

Huda Beauty has changed the make up game and become a favourite of bloggers and make-up mavens, and this long-wear liquid matte lipstick is a popular and affordable investment.

The rosy pink hue is infused with antioxidants and an exclusive complex to enhance hydration and moisture as it effortlessly glides onto the lips.

Setting into a matte, transfer free finish, this lip colour goes the distance by having some serious staying power.

The subtle pink nude hue gives intense colour payoff - just leave for 30 seconds after applying and watch the seemingly thin coat of colour transform into an opaque matte shade of dreams.

Price: [pounds sterling]18 |Buy now at Cult Beauty

Best lipsticks to try

With so many shades, finishes, and make up brands to choose from, there's a nude lipstick out there for everyone. Once you know your budget and undertone, the options are endless and the make up world is your oyster.


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Publication:Daily Mirror (London, England)
Date:Aug 5, 2019
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