While an audacious red lip is usually the go-to for a bold look, a nude lip can be just as sexy and striking. If Gwen Stefani can trade in her signature red pout for a creamy, barely-there lipstick and still look ultra glamorous, then so can you. Nude lipsticks offer that your-lips-but-better look that appears all-natural with just the slightest enhancement. While this lipstick has been around for years and sits on the top shelves of many beauty gurus' vanities, we've only recently tried it out for ourselves. But you guys, the hype is REAL. This universally flattering shade can take you from running errands to date night.
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These balmy buffs, matte browns, and satin tan shades work for every complexion. Ahead, the 25 best nude lipsticks in every finish matte, creamy, satin, shiny and for all budgets. A creamy, classic neutral packed with moisturizing hyaluronic acid and avocado oil. It's the kind of lipstick you'll wear day and night until you hit the bottom of the tube. The shade may be subtle, but this highly pigmented formula lasts for hours—and the hydrating formula doesn't dry out your lips.
You can opt for a colour that almost exactly matches your natural lip — adding just a bit of definition — or have a bit of extra fun with it, going for a nude orange or brown. You can trust our independent reviews. We may earn commission from some of the retailers, but we never allow this to influence selections, which are formed from real-world testing and expert advice. This revenue helps us to fund journalism across The Independent.
Skip navigation! Story from Makeup. Nude lipstick is an interesting conundrum in the world of beauty. Sure, it's a makeup-kit staple, but what exactly constitutes nude? Some women believe it's meant to be a shade similar to our skin tone, while others define it simply as a neutral. The reality, according to Katie Jane Hughes, Butter London's global color ambassador, is that there's no one definition of nude, despite what many articles would have you believe. I think we've evolved from that, actually. We're going cooler and trendier.