Nude shades are all the rage and no makeup kit or cosmetic bag is complete without at least one nude lipstick to rely on. No matter if it’s a matte, gloss or satin finish, beauty bloggers and makeup lovers around the world can’t get enough of nude lipsticks and glosses. However, not all Nude shades are created equally. Certain makeup companies claim that their Nude shades will work on any skin tone, but African American women and other women of color know that this isn’t always true.
Many Nude shades of lipstick and lip gloss look washed out, or even ashy, on deep and dark skin tones. Other shades are simply too light or look more pink than nude. Are you a women of color that has been struggling to find the perfect nude lipstick? Well, not to worry. We’ve found 7 of the best nude lipstick shades that are perfect for women of color and compliment dark and olive skin tones.
Often black women think a nude must be brown but as this vibrant color expresses, pinks are just as beautiful on our brown lips. Viva Glam VI, the newest member of the Viva Glam family, is a warm terracotta-plum with pearl finish. This amazing color is is only $18.50, so no breaking the bank!
Viva Glam VI comes from a long line of Viva Glams that women of color have been wearing that compliment our varying skin tones. I love this color and feel it will be a great color to wear this fall and winter. The best part of this amazing lipstick is what it does to give back. According to MAC, Every cent of the selling price of VIVA GLAM is donated to the M·A·C AIDS Fund.
The matte lip paint and Lip Lacquer are excellent nudes for many women of color and you should step outside of your comfort zone to try these colors as they pair well with our varying colors of brown.
This shade is great for light to medium dark skin that have yellow undertones and give room for your eyes to sparkle as primary focal point. Pale rose pink with creamy nude undertone liquid lip paint will not leave your lips looking chapped or washed out. Coloured Raine Matte Sugar won’t budge a bit unless oil based product is used for removal. A great color that will only set you back $17.00.
Their newer color, Brown Sugar is sultry, sexy and fares well against our brown skin. Brown Sugar is becoming a favorite among brown girls as it blends perfectly with our skin with its purple-tinged chocolate hue. Brown Sugar is not a matte but a lacquer. Coloured Raine Lip Lacquers are fragrance-free, non-sticky, opaque lip glosses that envelops your lips with luxury. This sexy color is under $12.00.
Our two picks from NYX would be the Lip Lingerie in Scandalous and Soft Matte Lip Cream in Abu Dhabi. The Lip Lingerie is a luxurious liquid lipstick with a plush, Matte finish.
With a matte finish, NYX Lip Lingerie Scandalous will look smooth without looking ashy or dry, this color is great for medium to dark skin tones. On the model above, you see how amazing the shade pairs with her brown skin and makes a bold and beautiful statement as a chalkier nude. This is super inexpensive with a price tag of only $6.99.
Another color we love and looks stunning on our brown faces is their Soft Matte Lip Cream in Abu Dhabi with it’s deep rose beige. This nude delivers a burst of creamy color and sets to a stunning matte finish. You may want to check out all twelve of their colors as quite a few will give a slight variation of nude for superior color to your lips. A great price tag of $6.49, makes this a must-have this fall.
Nars Audacious Lipstick Barbara is part of a line by Nars touted as a modern lipstick so shamelessly seductive in touch and texture the sensation is audacious. Unadulterated luxury glides on like satin across skin with single-stroke coverage.
With a pout of pink, the Barbara is described as a tan rose with a muted, peachy-beige. It had rich pigmentation that covered the lips entirely, and it was smooth and even when it applied. While not considered a hydrating lippie, it is not drying so you don’t see cracks or ashiness. As one on the pricier brands on this list, Barbara sells for $34.00.
This vegan friendly lipstick is a light – light brown, so light it’s almost beige. However, the undertones are neutral making this the ideal nude shade for light to medium dark complexions. Don’t let the light color fool you as it blends well and give a flawless lip to your flawless look.
Dose of Colors Liquid Lipstick in Sand may look slightly different on varying skin tones, but from light to dark, this smoothness and nude effect stands true and gives good face to your style. With the right lip liner, this color can easily dominate your lippie fave this fall and winter. This rich lippie is rich in color, but not in price as it’s only $18.00.
HEre’s a new nude to add to the list, I wanted to share a color that just became available, and a new color for fall. I fell in LOVE with it immediately! Butter London actually has three new shades this fall, Playful, Nostalgic and Smitten but I’m gaga over Nostalgic.
I’m wearing and loving the warm brown crème lipstick, Nostalgic that is also a plumping lippie (not needed). I topped it with a little shine from L’Oreal® Paris Infallible 8HR Never-Fail Lip Gloss. The color is amazing on me and I’ve gotten numerous compliments every time I wear it. Not sure if it’s making my lips fuller, but I have to say it’s is a warm nude that works well to make my eyes pop. This new lippie is a great choice and sells for only $22.00.
Nude will be hot this fall and winter so it’s time to find the right nude for you. The right nude lipstick will make your eyes pop, your skin glow and set the mood. You’ve got quite a few options to choose from and all on the list are well under $35. The right nude this fall will become a super asset to your beauty arsenal.
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