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How to get the perfect nude lip with MAC

How to get the perfect nude lip with MAC
Team LF
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A gorgeous nude lip is the perfect finishing touch to any makeup look. Whether you're having a no-makeup makeup day or creating a dramatic smokey eye, a nude lip will always perfectly compliment your look and enhance the full appearance of your lips.

We've teamed up with MAC to help you create the perfect nude lip in under two minutes. In a rush or on the go, this nude lip is ever so easy to create and looks effortlessly gorgeous.

How to get a MAC nude lip in under two minutes...


Begin by priming your lips to smooth fine lines and even out the texture of your lips. Apply MAC Prep + Prime Lip all over your lips like you would a lipstick. Enriched with emollients to hydrate and plump the lips, Prep + Prime Lip is a must-have if you want your nude lip to look flawless all day long.


Next, line your lips. Taking the MAC Lip Pencil in Boldly Bare, begin by lining the outside of your lips, starting on the bottom lip then working up to your upper lip. The ultra smooth formula glides onto the lips without dragging or pulling. Use the Lip Pencil to accentuate and define your cupid's bow and add a little extra fullness where needed.


Finally, apply MAC Lipstick in Velvet Teddy to your lips. In MAC's signature Matte finish, Velvet Teddy coats your lips in a rich, warm-toned nude colour and stays in place all day without flaking or fading. Apply straight from the bullet on to your lips and your perfect nude lip is complete.

Get the "nude lip" look at home

To help you recreate Bethan's complete makeup look which perfectly compliments a nude lip, we have gathered together the products used by MAC makeup to help you replicate her glowing, radiant look.


  • Prep your skin and add a gorgeous glow with MAC Strobe Cream in Peachlite. Warm the product with your finger trips and apply all over your complexion for a dewy, radiant finish.
  • Follow up your primer with MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation. Buildable and long-lasting, Studio Fix can be applied in a variety of ways to achieve your desired finish. If you prefer natural-looking coverage, apply lightly with a stippling brush. If you want high, long-wearing coverage, apply Studio Fix with a classic, flat foundation brush. Oil-free with a mattifying finish, Studio Fix will blur pores and imperfections for a flawless base.
  • Add a pop of colour to your cheeks with MAC Sheertone Blush in the shade Pinch Me. Simply dust lighly on to your cheeks to add a natural-looking flush of colour.
  • Complete your radiant look with highlighter. Bethan wears MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish Highlighter in Soft Frost on her cheekbones, brow bones and on the cupid's bow.

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