Nude lipsticks have quickly climbed up high on everyone’s must-have list for makeup kits and makeup bags. While a red lip is always a classic, a nude lipstick adds that everyday chic look to your entire makeup look. It’s a perfect combination of both subtle yet classy. It has enough power to add a little something, but not so much that it makes a major statement. We have also seen brides in 2019 and 2020 opt for nude lipsticks on their wedding day! But which is that one nude lipstick that reigns over all nude lipsticks? Not all nude hues are created equal. So we rounded up not only the best barely-there shades but also a variety of different formulas and textures to flatter every skin tone. So no matter your lipstick preference, we’ve found an option for you.
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk
This one’s a bestseller for a reason. One of our favourite nude lipsticks, one of these is sold every two seconds, and the #pillowtalklipstick hashtag has thousands of posts. This is perfect for every type of skin tone, which is why everyone loves it. It has this tawny-nude-pink mix which looks absolutely stunning without looking over the top!
Stila All Day Liquid Lipstick in Dolce
If you love liquid lipsticks as much as us, this Stila All Day Liquid Lipstick in Dolce is perfect to pick up! This beautiful dark-hued nude lipstick stays put the entire day making it the ideal work wear lipstick.
L’Oréal Infallible Matte Lip Crayon in Lady Toffee
This matte lip crayon is great for college students or anyone who doesn’t want to spend a ton of money on that perfect nude lipstick. It’s smudge-resistant and is great for light to medium skin – making it perfect for Indian skin tones!
Tom Ford Lip Colour in Blush Nude
Looking to splurge on a great nude lipstick? Let that be Tom Ford’s Blush Nude. This ultra-flattering lip shade is a little expensive but so worth the moolah. We love this neutral pink-nude that will go with everything and you’ll reach for it time and time again in your makeup bag.
MAC Matte Lipstick in Velvet Teddy
This amazing matte shade is great for deeper skin tones. Its super pigmented, doesn’t have any sheen or gloss –giving you that amazing pink-nude colour payoff all over your lips. The best part? It stays put the full day and is a great addition to your makeup bag if you are looking mid-budget yet a good brand name!
Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Naked
If peachy hues have your heart beating faster, the Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in the shade, Naked is one of our favourite picks. The liquid lipstick has a great pigment and has a rounded, doe-foot applicator that makes it super easy to both line and fill in lips.
Pat McGrath Labs Matte Trance Lipstick in Peep Show
There is a reason that we love Pat McGrath lipsticks and it’s because they are totally worth every penny you pay. If you don’t like matte formulas because they make your lips dry, this one is going to change the game for you. It has special polymers for flexible wear, and spherical particles that make it nice and creamy. Plus its super pigmented, which means amazing colour payoff!
Too Faced Natural Nudes Intense Colour Coconut Butter Lipstick in Birthday Suit
Now that Too Faced is available in India too, this lipstick makes for the perfect addition to your makeup kit or handbag! This balmy, pinky-nude is so comfortable that you will want to wear it everywhere you go.
Fenty Beauty’s Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick in Freckle Fiesta
Have a warm undertone with hints of yellow? This Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick in Freckle Fiesta is going to be your new love. Looks tad bit darker but once you wear it, this super lush lipstick will give you that perfect hint of colour which will look uber-flattering!
MAC Matte Lipstick in Mehr
Launched by Mickey Contractor, the famous makeup artist as a limited edition collection, MAC Mehr soon became everyone’s favourite. It has a great opaque pigmentation, allowing that colour to stay put. Its soft matte texture is also one of the main reasons we love it. So if you are looking for a starter nude lipstick, pick this beauty!