Like a classic black dress, a nude lip can be dressed up or down, it can be timeless or edgy and flatters every (yes, every) skin tone. To help prove our point, we enlisted our talented National Educators, Janeena and Ami, to show us how to create a flattering nude lip for every occasion and skin tone!
Janeena added just the right amount of sophistication to her smoky eye by creating a stunning yet simple nude lip. By opting for a nude lip, instead of a red or pink lip, she kept this look appropriate for any occasion. Deeper skin tones tend to have naturally more deeply pigmented lips which can make creating a true nude lip difficult. To find the right shade for her skin tone Janeena, whose Pressed Base shade is honey light, looked for lip shades that helped add depth. She used Precise Micro Lipliner in delilah to help mute her natural lip color and then applied Lipstick in blush, which has a peach undertone, to create a soft nude hue. Gloss in naked served as the perfect finish!
Ami created an everyday nude lip by focusing on colors that help add warmth to her naturally fair complexion (she wears Pressed Base in natural fair). To create this look Ami used the Precision Lip Pencil in peach to neutralize her existing lip color and create a base for the nude lip. She also outlined the edges of her lips with the peach to make them appear fuller. Next, she reintroduced color by using the lipstick from the Perfect Lip Duo in bare which has a wonderful creamy texture. According to Ami, “This shade is the perfect matte nude that looks great on all skin tones!” To add a bit of warmth to the look, which is important for ladies with fair skin, she added a bit of fun with Gloss in pink blossom.