Friday, August 10, 2012

Friday Favorites - Going Nude

I have a HUGE crush on nude lips. 
When it comes to lipstick, you cannot go wrong with the perfect nude shade. No matter what your skin tone, this look is great for everyone. Paired with a smokey eye, this is one look that everyone needs to master. If you are not wearing a darker eye, I would wear more color on your lips. Otherwise, you will start to look washed out.

Another perk to nude lips? 
They are DEFINITELY more kissable.  
Always a plus in my book! 

I LOVE MAC lipstick. The smooth texture is ah-mazing. Not to mention they have the most gorgeous hues to choose from.

Selecting the perfect nude shade based on skin tone:

Fair: If you’re fair skinned, stick with a rosy, pink-tinted nude lipstick
Golden: Those of you with golden undertones should look for light, creamy beiges
Olive: Girls with olive skin have got it a little easier– they can pull off nearly any nude shade.
Dark: For dark skin, indulge in rich, gold-brown lipsticks

Do's and Don't of pulling off a nude lip: 

DO- choose a lipstick that is within 2 shades of your natural lip color
DO- Moisturize your lips at night. Try using Vaseline. It works wonders.
DO- find a good gloss to match with your lipstick shade for a smooth finish. This also helps seal in the color.
DO- play up your eyes. A smokey eye looks phenomenal with a pouty nude lip.
DON'T - Choose a color that is lighter than your natural lip shade 
DON'T- Use a liner that is much darker than your lipstick shade 
My Go-To Favorite Nude Shades
MAC - Angel
YSL - Volupte' Sheer Candy 01 Lush Coconut
NARS - Pago Pago with NARS- Papua liner

Do you wear a nude lip?
What is your favorite shade?

 No go link up with Lindsey @  The Bargain Blonde so I can find out some of your favorites!


  1. I've never tried rockin a nude lip before. I love the picture at the top though and maybe if you downplay the lips you can play up the eyes more. Interesting. Must try. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I've never tried wearing nude lipstick before.. but I might have to try it. Thanks for all the awesome tips :D I haven't tried the smokey eye either - I'm just not very creative and I am too worried about messing it up and looking like a goober haha!

  3. I'm glad you posted about this because I love the look of a nude lip but I was always afraid I could never pull it off. The closest I've come is a revlon gloss called bellini and I love it!!

  4. I love MAC Angel. Def one of my Favs!!

  5. I have tried lust by mac to do a nude lip and its a pretty shade but not nude. I legit just added Angel and High tea to my Mac cart and I hope I love them!!! Thanks, girl!


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