Nude lips are really hot right now. Here's a collection of my top six nude lipsticks, I wear these all the time and in a lot of my Instagram photos. Many of these will work on a range of skin tones too!
If I'm going out and need to do up my makeup more than my usual thing, I tend to focus on eyes. With dramatic eyes as my focal point, I use a nude lip to balance out the look. On a daily basis when I'm just going to classes I like a nude lip to pair with my other simple makeup. As you can tell, I'm a big fan of nude lips. Nude lips to me are natural colors that suit my skin tone. When I was first getting into makeup about five years ago a nude lip for me was concealer on my lips. There was actually a how-to in Instyle at the time that included a two step nude lip: concealer on exfoliated lips topped with a translucent powder. YIKES.
Thankfully, I think everyone's idea of a nude lip has evolved past super light pinks and same-as-your-skin shades. When I think of nude lips, a lot of those Instagram makeup colors come to mind. You know how a lot of the popular girl accounts have the same look? You know what I mean. Think about the kind of neutral lip colors they use, and a lot of that is also what I like. Below are swatches and names of the products you see above.
From left to right
Marc Jacobs Beauty, New Nudes Sheer Gel Lipstick, "Role Play" ($30)
MAC, Liptensity Lipstick, "Smoked Almond" ($21)
bareMinerals, Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipcolor, "BO$$" ($18)
Wet N Wild, MegaLast Lip Color, "Bare It All" ($2)
E.L.F, Studio Matte Lip Color, "Natural" ($3)
Lime Crime, Unicorn Lipstick, "Coquette" ($18)