Achieving that perfect nude lip is easier than you think. The main issue many ladies seem to have is finding a lipstick shade that doesn’t make their lips look too pink or too chalky.
The solution is closer at hand than you think, and involves your concealer, a clear lip gloss, and a flesh-toned lip pencil.
For this breakdown, I used the following products:
- MAC NW25 Studio Sculpt Concealer
- MAC Clear Lipglass
- MAC Stripdown Lip Pencil
Here’s a before-shot of my lips, and a sidenote — I have strangely acquired a brand new mole right above my upper lip. STRANGE … it seriously popped up out of nowhere!
Step 1: Apply concealer to your lips using your index finger.
Step 2: Line your lips with the flesh-toned lip pencil.
For light skin tones, I recommend MAC’s Oak lip pencil. For medium skin tones, I recommend MAC’s Stripdown lip pencil. For darker skin tones, I recommend MAC’s Hodgepodge lip pencil.
Step 3: Using your (clean) index finger, smudge the freshly applied liner.
Step 4: Apply a clear gloss.
Step 5: Voila! The perfect nude lip that will not look too pink or too bland. The opaqueness of the concealer helps tone down your natural lip tone, while the flesh-toned lip pencil adds a nice amount of dimension to your lips.
What are your favorite nude lip colors?