What’s the best nude lipstick for my skin tone?

What’s the best nude lipstick for my skin tone?

When it comes to picking the best nude lipstick where do you begin? With a surprisising array of colours in one colour group, it should all start with your skin tone.

The perfect nude lipstick will make your skin look awake and radiant, which is why its so important to get the colour and undertone right. The slightest hint of pink or brown in a nude lipstick can make a huge difference to your complexion, so we’re hear to break it down into one easy guide so you can shop for your next pout perfector with minimal fuss.

Skin tone: Alabaster

If you have very pale skin (think Bobbi Brown’s Foundation in Alabaster or Porcelain), the best nude lipstick shade you can go for is a dusty pink. The slight warmth won’t wash out your skin, but instead bring your makeup look together into one chic finish.

We love the Bobbi Brown Lip Colour in Beige, which gives a soft muted look without making you look paler.

Skin tone: Fair

If you have fair skin which is a little warmer than alabaster, you’ll want to choose a nude lipstick which has slight rosy and pink undertones. These will help complement the naturally rosy tint to your complexion.

Try Lipstick Queen’s Nothing but the Nudes Lipstick in The Truth, which looks amazing on pale and fair complexions.

Skin tone: Light

Light skin tones tend to have more neutral, yellow and olive undertones to them, which means you need to opt for a warmer nude lipstick. Luckily for you gals, you can go beige or pink depending on the look you want to go for. Pink looks great for everyday wear, whereas a beige matches a smokey eye perfectly for a classic evening look.

We love the Bobbi Brown Nourishing Lip Colour in Blush, which is the perfect balance of nude, beige, rose and pink in one.

Skin tone: Olive

Olive skin tones can opt for a range of different nude lipstick shades, including caramel, biege or darker and duskier pinks. It’s always best to opt for shades that are slightly darker than your olive skin tone as it will help bring warmth and radiance to your complexion.

We love the Estée Lauder Pure Colour Envy Sculpting Lipstick in shade Intense Nude, which has a gorgeous rosy-red undertone to it.

Skin tone: Tan

If you have a caramel skin tone and tanned skin, a glossy caramel nude lipstick works perfectly. It helps to complement your complexion perfectly without taking over your entire look.

We love the bareMinerals Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick in Sexpot, which adds a gorgeous sheen to the lips and leaves them looking and feeling super moisturised and healthy.

Skin tone: Dark

Dark skin tones can pull off any nude lipstick look, but we absolutely adore the MAC Whirl Lipstick and Lip Liner duo, which add a perfect punch to darker complexions.

The slight warm undertones to the lipstick elevate it to a whole new level of nude, and we have to say, it’s one of our all time favourite neturals.



Skincare Specialist

I am a big believer in the idea that beautiful Make Up begins with a superb skincare regime. I like to enhance my natural beauty rather than cover up and I am always on the lookout for great products which really work. When I am not writing about all things beauty, I like to do Yoga and I make an amazing brownie. It is all about balance!