Buongiorno e buon anno!!
I hope everyone had a lovely new year’s and is ready to bring in some great things this year. 🙂 For my first post of the new year I have something that I’ve been thinking about doing for a while. After searching for many years for the best nudes/neutral lip colors, I have my stash narrowed down to a few products that I love!
If you are in need of a great neutral lip color (or the best nude nail polish ever 😉 ) you are in the right place!
Here’s a swatch of all the colors in this list side by side. From left to right: Bow N’ Arrow, Caramellow by Stila, Nude by Gerard Cosmetics, Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo, Caramellow by Mac, Etcetera by Mac, and Oak by Mac.
1. “Oak” lip liner by Mac Cosmetics
This is my favorite lip liner pencil. Oak is a great nude with cooler tones so it can appear almost grayish/brownish. I often line and fill in my lips with Oak and it’s a super fast and easy way to get a nice natural color on your lips for a day-to-day or dressier look.
Oak is also a great base for just about any nude lipstick or liquid lipstick color.
2.Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo in No. 4 Pink Beige Nude
This Hourglass lip color was the answer to my prayers of a light but pigmented lip stick. It’s really more of a lip sheen, without being too shiny like a gloss. You can wear this without lining your lips too because it’s just a natural color that looks effortless.
3.”Etcetera” Mac Pro Longwear Lip Pencil
Etcetera is another very versatile nude but with some orangey/browney undertones. So for warmer nudes it makes a great liner, and like Oak, it works great by itself as well. I often use it underneath “Nude” by Gerard Cosmetics, which is up next!
4.Gerard Cosmetics Lipstick in Nude
An awesome base color nude for use by itself or for mixing with other colors. “Nude” is creamy and not drying at all. I usually put chapstick over everything and I don’t need to with this warmer-toned lipstick.
6. “Caramellow” liquid lipstick by Stila
This Caramellow liquid lipstick is definitely a more pigmented option than the previous nudes of the list and is very long lasting. My only issue with it is that it does make a visible demarkation line on the inner part of your lips after just a short time. So if you can kind of keep tabs on it and make sure that that line doesn’t creep up on you, it’s a great shade.
I lined my lips here with Caramellow lip liner by Mac Cosmetics (just a coincidence that they have the same name). But I just found out that this shade of lip liner is not currently available, but it is a warmer tone similar to Etcetera.
7. “Bow N’ Arrow” liquid lipstick by Kat Von D
My favorite favorite favorite nude lip color is Bow N’ Arrow. It looks amazing with more olive skin tones and is a darker, cool tone with hints of almost purpley-brown. Bow N’ Arrow pairs perfectly with Oak as a liner. I wear this color with every kind of look, dressy or casual and it always looks great.
8. Samoan Sand nail polish by OPI
On the topic of nudes, I couldn’t resist including my all time favorite nail color: Samoan Sand. This color matches all skin tones and is a PERFECT shade. It’s opaque and not sheer or transparent and matches with everything.
I hope you guys got some good info out of this post and please let me know what you think of my suggestions!