The perfect nude lip

For days when you want to wear darker and heavier eye make-up, or if you just prefer a more natural look day-to-day, nude lips are the perfect solution. I love the products pictured above as they are universally flattering and work so well together.

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To create the perfect nude lip…

Prep

When applying any lipstick or gloss its good to prep your lips by buffing and scrubbing them to remove any dry skin. A really good way to do this is to either use a lip scrub, or apply a small amount of Vaseline and then get a toothbrush and move it in circular motions to remove any dry skin and create the perfect base.

Hydrate

Next, apply a lip balm or something that will keep you lips plump and nourished.

Lip Pencil

Using a lip pencil as a base can prolong lipstick wear time and lasts even if your lipstick fades. I like to use a lip pencil to neaten and even out my lip line, and define the cupids bow. I use Rimmel’s Lasting Finish 1000 Kisses Lip Liner which is amazing. It’s a creamy pink colour that lasts for hours and is completely smudge proof.

Lipstick

Lastly, for a natural and subtle lip colour I use MAC Honeylove, which is a creamy brown shade which gives you the perfect  ‘barely there’ look.

MAC Yash is another colour that gives the perfect nude lip. This one is a matte lipstick and is more of a pink/light brown shade.

And for those who prefer a darker nude lip, then MAC Taupe is a nice matte lipstick to use. It’s a lot darker than Yash and Honeylove, however it looks great with subtle eye make-up and is nice if you want a nude lipstick that doesn’t give you a ‘washed out’ appearance.

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Honeylove, Taupe, Yash

 
 

 

 

 

 

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