Natural and organic nude lipstick is one of those natural beauty essentials that every person needs in their green make-up bag. Extremely versatile, a smokey eye is all it takes to upgrade the look from daytime laid-back beauty to evening glamour. But with all the variety of #ContentApproved nude hues on offer, how can one safely navigate the minefield of natural nude lipsticks? Gone are the days where nude lipstick leaves you looking drained and pale. Our CONTENT guide to nude lips will help you match the correct shade to your skin tone. Ilia Nobody’s Baby is our universal nude. To colour match further by skin tone, find your go-to shade below.
LIGHT WITH YELLOW UNDERTONES –
For skin tones with yellow undertones, a peachy shade of make-up is your friend. This applies to your organic nude lipstick too. One of our favourites is Ilia Beauty’s In My Room. Using only natural dyes, its undertones of pink and brown balance out yellow tones. For serious colour pay off, don’t miss the RMS Beauty Wild With Desire Lipstick collection. A single swipe of Breathless, the blush nude shade, yields rich pigment with a satin finish.
PALE WITH PINK UNDERTONES –
We love the consistency of Axiology Lipstick. With their long lasting moisturising formula, they are great for everyday wear. Philosophy and Devotion are our go to organic nude lipstick in this range. They won’t wash out light skin and suit rosy lipped vegan makeup lovers.
OLIVE TONED –
Olive toned and naturally bronzed green beauties best rock a nude lip with orange as an undertone. Check out the infamous Funnel of Love by Ilia Beauty and RMS Beauty Brain Teaser Lipstick. These two give us major bronzed Brigitte Bardot vibes. Delve even further back into the Sixties with Ilia Humble Me, the nude of all nudes! It knocks out your natural lip tones for a really nude lip. Team it with a smoky eye for an elegant evening natural makeup look.
MEDIUM TO DEEP –
If your lip colour is naturally darker than most organic nude lipstick you have come across, try a warm nude colour. Vapour Siren Lipstick in Chere has pinky mauve undertones which help enhance deeper tones. For the semi-matte devotee, we reach for the Ilia Come Undone. A subtle nude in lipstick crayon form, you’ll fall for its ease of application. Say hello to your next favourite versatile day-to-night colour.
DEEP DARK –
For deeper skin tones, we suggest Ilia These Days Lip Conditioner. This brown nude shade actually flatters most skin tones but it is a particular showstopper on deeper skin tones. You will find this due to presence of orange undertones we recommended earlier. Axiology Serene Lip Crayon is a great option for darker skin tones as well. It has gorgeous bronze sheen which acts like a natural highlight. If you think nude and statement lip are opposite, this organic nude lipstick will show you otherwise
A LIP GLOSS FAN –
If you don’t want to go for the full-on nude lip, there’s a great selection in organic beauty when it comes to neutrals. Get a touch of shine and nourishing colour with dusky pinks such as RMS Beauty Lip Shine in Honest or extra sparkle with Vapour Elixir Plumping Gloss in Discreet 313 . Closer in family to the natural lip balm, check out the luxurious Kjaer Weis Lip Tint in Dream State with refillable packaging. We couldn’t not also mention long time CONTENT favourites ILIA Beauty Peek-A-Boo and Vapour Pout Lip Gloss for a more subtle, moisturising nude shine.
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