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Breaking Down Beauty: The Perfect Nude Lip

By Sheila

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.

Never fear.

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?

  • http://www.partyboxdesign.com Party Box Design

    MAC LIP GLASS is my ALLLLL TIME FAVE!!! I think I have gone through at lease 10 tubes!

  • http://www.rubysbeauty.com Lisa

    I’m going to have to try this!

  • http://www.rubysbeauty.com Lisa

    Ok tried it today, love it! Although, I sorta freaked out after applying the concealer because it washed me out so bad. But after putting on the liner and gloss, it was great!

  • admin

    Yay!!!! I’m so glad you loved it, Lisa!!! :)