So, its red carpet season and we’re all oohing and awing over the latest fashion, hair and makeup worn by our favourite celebs. One beauty trend that has stuck out to me this red carpet season is the Nude Lip. Whether it was matte, glossy, satin or sparkle, nude lips were everywhere. L’Oreal Paris beauty survey on the night showed that 60% of lipstick shades were nudes.
As a woman of colour, I know too well how difficult it can be to find that perfect nude that is not too ashy or too brown. L’oreal and Revlon both carry a great variety of nudes to suit women of colour. My favourite is the Loreal Colour Riche in nude ballet and Revlon’s lip butter in brown sugar. There are also more affordable options. What I do sometimes is to line the entire lip with a nude pencil topped off with a clear gloss. L.A. colours and L.A. girl have a variety of nude lip liners; my faves being auburn and spice.
Choosing your nude lipstick is like choosing your foundation shade. Always pay attention to the undertones in your complexion. For example, if you are of a fair complexion with pink undertone you would want to opt for a nude lipstick with a duty pink undertone. If you are medium to tan complexion you can go more for a caramel coloured nude to complement your yellow undertone. Always remember to match the undertones in your complexion and you should be fine.