“The idea of a nude lipstick implies something quite natural. If anything, nude lipstick, something that closely resembles you skin tone or a fleshy color is anything but natural…by definition nude lipsticks are a real statement,” says makeup artist and YouTube beauty guru Lisa Eldridge. It’s because of this power that we will never get tired of sporting a nude lip, whether to work or to pair with a sparkly eye or to simply create the illusion of having a fuller pout.
But as we know, nude is never just one shade. One’s flesh color is another woman’s deep brown. It’s also why the search for the perfect tube is a very personal experience. It can sometimes take years to find your match. So in order to help you out in your quest, we listed down the nude lipsticks that have earned their own reputation, reflecting how diverse the color is.
Internet Favorite: NYX Soft Matte Lip Creme
Byrdie reports that this creamy and affordable formula is a Pinterest favorite. It’s been re-pinned around 200,000 times so you know the obsession is real. With a peachy-brown shade along with a non-drying finish, this lipstick won’t find difficulty finding a place in your kit. Available at The SM Store, Makati.
The Closest Thing to Lip Injections: MAC in Whirl
Back when Kylie Jenner wasn’t admitting to getting lip enhancers, she claimed that her lips were a combination of six different colors. But she also admitted on her app that MAC in Whirl, which is perhaps one of the brand’s oldest products, was a go-to. “I was always trying to make my lips look bigger, but I didn’t want people to know I was actually wearing lipstick,” reports Seventeen. When she found this shade, she made the demand for it go up instantly, “I was really into it, but once everyone figured out what I was wearing, it would sell out.” Available at Rustan’s The Beauty Source.
The Lipstick That’s Never In Stock: Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita
A former Sephora employee confirms the cult status around this liquid lipstick, “Lolita is always sold out because it’s that perfect wearable nude that anyone and everyone will love—it’s universal.” Described as a chestnut rose, it’s flattering for a lot of skin tones and the formula doesn’t flake off over time. If you want to get the whole Lolita experience, it’s not too late to get the limited edition box set, Lolita Obsession. Available via SephoraPH.
Red Carpet Approved: Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk
You know you have a great lipstick in your hands when the people who wear it are as follows: Julia Roberts, Gwyneth Paltrow, Alexa Chung, and Oliva Culpo plus Emma Roberts, Salma Hayek, and Nicole Kidman. Allure says that the lipstick started out as Charlotte’s most loved lip pencil. It was such a hit that her clients requested for it to have a matching lip shade. The color is said to be the definition of the hard-to-achieve MLBB (My Lips But Better). I could go on describing this but let me leave you with this fact: This was Amal Clooney’s wedding day lipstick of choice. Available via Net-A-Porter.
Sinful Splurge: Christian Louboutin Just Nothing Lip Color
First note packaging that looks extra and is an homage to Louboutin’s signature heel. If you want to, you could even wear this tube as a necklace. Second is the color which a cool-toned nude that still suits a lot of women. It also has a non-drying formula so it sits comfortably on the lips. Hey, if you really want to #treatyourself, this just might be the way to go. Available online.
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