Posted in Beauty on May 26, 2014

nude-lipstick-tipsWhile plenty of attention is being given to bright pouts in the current season, we have seen that the classic nude lipstick is still a force to be reckoned with on the red carpet and runways. In real life, it seems to be quite simple for people to apply barely-there lipstick, but there is a lot of art involved for pulling off this unique makeup look. Nude lip color is defined as a color that’s very close to the natural skin tone of an individual. Beginners may not be able to apply the color properly and may end up looking like a zombie.

Every beginner should be aware that the key to applying nude lipstick is to ensure there is a perfect balance with the lip color and the rest of the makeup. If nude lip isn’t done properly, one might end up having washed out features. It is all about selecting the right finishes and colors when you want to wear nude lipsticks properly. Here are some of the tips that beginners can follow when going nude this season:

  • Exfoliate

Starting with a smooth base is recommended when people are learning how to wear nude lipstick. A lipstick will not look unsightly or flake if a smooth base is created first. Therefore, one should always exfoliate before going nude. In case you don’t have a scrub handy, you can choose to improvise with a dry toothbrush and Vaseline. The lips should be kept moisturized with lip balm.

  • Priming

After a smooth base has been achieved, it is time to give the lipstick something to which it will stick. In order to provide the lipstick a base for gripping, a bit of lip primer or foundation can be dabbed. Then, a color that matches your skin tone should be used for lining the lips.

  • Right Colorhow-to-nude-lipstick

Selecting the right color can make all the difference when individuals wish to learn how nude lip color can be worn perfectly. A general guide indicates that soft peach and pink shades are ideal for pale skin tones while chocolate tones work for dark skin tones. Latte and caramel are ideal choices for people with yellow undertones. Almost all nude colors will work for people having olive skin.

  • Right Finish

The best finish can help one in ensuring that their nude lipstick doesn’t look flat. The ideal way to go is to opt for lipstick with a glossy or semi matte finish. Frosty finishes shouldn’t be chosen at all and caution should be exercised when opting for a full matte finish.

  • Warm Up

Avoid the washed out looks by adding some color to your cheeks with a peach blush. The nude lip color should be chosen to ensure that it doesn’t make you look sickly.

  • Eyes

It’s time to play up the eyes when you are wearing a nude lipstick. A dramatic and dark look can be achieved with a smoky eye.

With these tips, people don’t need a professional for mastering the art of nude lipstick.