Well I certainly love a nude lip to go with my sexy smokey eye on a big night out, but I also love the nude lip look for an understated natural beauty look… I found this article in allure.com and thought you might like a read. My personal favourite nude lipstick is our Youngblood Barely Nude and I love to mix up the look by changing my lip liner for different effects to reflect my outfit and desired look. Have a little read of the article below for some tips and tricks on your nude lips. Enjoy
Love Rene xx
… Nude lips are everywhere right now, and there’s no shortage of information about how to find your perfect nude shade. But nudes and naturals aren’t just about matching your skin tone and calling it a day. A nude lip can be a subtle complement to a dramatic eye, or a statement look unto itself—and you don’t need limit yourself to “your” nude.
Case in point: makeup artist Kali Kennedy used the same shade—Maybelline’s Color Sensational Inti-Matte Nudes in Raw Chocolate—on Kyle, (left above) and Liz, (right above). For Kyle, Kennedy says, “I chose a shade similar to her lip tone but a little deeper and cooler.” Kennedy limited the coverage to one swipe, leaving the color sheer enough that Kyle’s freckles show through.
When it came to Liz, Kennedy found herself gravitating to the same dusky pink. “A heavier application of the same color created a more defined nude,” she says. If you plan to pack on nude color, she suggests using a lip brush to apply the color closely to the lip line. In both cases, a nude lip is key to a polished take on no-makeup makeup.
Below, Kennedy shares four ways to break the rules with nudes.
Make a statement
“Nudes can be unique and interesting,” says Kennedy. “They’re not just safe makeup and everyday makeup.” Someone with Liz’s skin tone might think of a deep burgundy like Maybelline’s Brown Blush as somebody else’s nude. But paired with a chunky application of colored mascara, it dials “simple” up to “statement.”
Going for a lip that’s lighter than your skin tone makes a major statement. If it feels too severe, you can marry the two tones with a lip liner in a second, deeper neutral, says Kennedy. A wash on Kyle’s eyes in a similar pale pink to her lip (Inti-Matte Nudes Hot Sand) brought it all together and made it feel intentional.
Wear the runway
Bold nudes can transform no-makeup makeup into a look, but a subtle nude can just as easily create a wearable interpretation of runway beauty trends. On Kyle, Kennedy turned the love-it-or-hate-it smudged lip phenomenon into a rich, natural look (ideal for those of us who don’t excel at makeup precision), using Inti-Matte Nudes Toasted Truffle and some loose powder. “I used an eyeliner smudger to pack in powder from the lip line to the center of the lip,” says Kennedy. “I wanted it to absorb light and look velvety.”
Liz’s look is a toned-down take on the ubiquitous color-blocking trend, using a nude lip to balance out a bold, graphic eye. “Every nude has a hint of some undertone,” Kennedy says. “The pastel pink in Maybelline’s Peach Buff and Purely Nude is very relevant and on-trend, and it played off the pastel blue eye.” Working with lighter colors, consistent application is key, so she recommends working the color into the crevices and fine lines of lips with your fingertip if necessary.
Credit to allure.com for this article