MAKEUP TUTORIAL: HOW TO ACHIEVE A NUDE LIP FOR MEDIUM TO DEEP/DARK SKINTONES

Hello Lovelies,

If you follow me on Instagram (@sagebeautyblog🙂 it’s pretty obvious I love a smokey eye look.  So of course I have a lot of pink and nude lip colors in my collection to keep my look balanced.  If you have a medium to dark skintone finding a “nude” lip color is challenging.  Most nude colors are either too light or too brown.  As a makeup artist I suggest your nude lip color be one shade lighter than your skintone, and try to stick colors that have a warm undertone to avoid looking washed out.  In this post I’m sharing some tips for brown girls everywhere to achieve the perfect nude lip look.

STEP 1: CREATE THE PERFECT CANVAS

The Tools:

  • Your favorite lip balm (This time I’m using my Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment w/SPF 15)
  • Brown Lip Liner (I’m using Chocolate Chip from Clinique but whatever you have at home is fine)
  • Concealer (As usual, I’m pulling out my beloved Becca Concealer in Syrup, and sometimes I use Coffee)
  • A lip brush

The Technique:

Using the lip brush apply a small amount of concealer all over your lips to even out your natural lip color.  If your lips are not a uniform color, which is my problem, using concealer to even out your lip color with help achieve the nude look you want by neutralizing your natural lip color.   I apply my brown lip liner and soften the line with my lip brush, blending it into the concealer which creates a neutral canvas.  In the first photo you can see the liner right before I blended it with my lip brush.

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My Favorite Nude Colors

So now that you have the perfect canvas it’s time to apply your lipstick.  In this look I am using Marzipan by Bite Beauty.  Bite Beauty recently launched an outstanding collection of nude lip colors that I highly recommend. You can find them here.  You can see the tone of my lips looks nude and natural, but not washed out.

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Here are some other great nude lip colors for brown girls:

  • Marzipan Butter Cream Lipstick by Bite Beauty.
  • Het Loo Satin Lip Pencil by Nars.
  • Touch Lipstick by MAC.
  • Stila Lip Glaze in Brown Sugar.

Find me on SnapChat(@sagebeautyblog), and send me a snap of yourself with a nude lip! I love to see what my readers love using!

xoxox

Lily

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