Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Nude Lipsticks For Light & Dark Skin Tones

Hey Beautiful Ladies!

Nude is always on trend, so I decided to put together this post for anyone who may be eager to try a more natural makeup look but is finding it difficult choosing the right nude lipstick colour.

People dont know how hard it is to find the PERFECT nude lipstick! 
The perfect nude lipstick has to blend in with your skin tone and look natural.
Finding anything in flesh tone (from fashion to makeup) is a challenge.

My perfect nude lipstick for now is Mac Mocha.
It blends well and perfect for my skin colour.
I want Mac Freckletone next :) 

Mac Mocha


Nude Lips Guidelines:


  1. Exfoliate - Dry chapped lips and nude lips do not work well. Make sure that your lips are well moisturized and i suggest using a lip scrub to rid the dead skin on your lips.You do NOT want dry and flaky lips.
  2. Cover Up - Everybody has a different lip colour Applying foundation or concealer on your lips will create the perfect base for a nude lipstick.  Also, stay away from cooler nude colours with grey undertones because they can make you look dull and pale. 
  3. Avoid White - Nude lipstick is not white lipstick! Many girls haved sported the well-known ashy lips in the name of nude. Stick to beige and very light pink tones.
  4. Dramatic Eyes - A nude lipstick is a perfect way to play/pimp up your eyes.Get creative with your eye makeup.A dark smoky eye will give you that dramatic look and will stand out with just the right nude lipstick.


Fair  to Medium Skin: (think Jessica Chastain, Rita Ora)  

Try – Bobbi Brown Uber Beige, MAC Lipstick in Creme D’ Nude

jessica chastain



Light to Dark Olive Skin:(think Kim Kardashian, Padma Lakshmi, Jennifer Lopez ) 






Tan/Golden Skin: (think Beyonce)  


Caramel Skin: (think Halle Berry to Queen Latifah)  

Try – BB Golden Brown or Heather Mauve, MAC Lipstick in Fresh Brew, MAC Lipstick in Siss, MAC Lipstick in Stay in Touch, MAC Lipstick in Touch
                                                   


Dark Skin: (think Nia Long to Gabrielle Union)

Try – BB Cocoa, Mac Hug Me, MAC Lustreglass in Trance Plant, MAC Lipstick in Icon, MAC Lipstick in Shitaki, NARS Lipgloss in Hustler, MAC Lipstick in Coconutty
                                               


Deep Skin(think Kelly Rowland, Tika Sumpter, Alek Wek)

Try – BB Hot Cocoa or ChocolateMAC Lipstick in Coconutty, MAC Lustreglass in Trance Plant,Mac Lipstick in Hug Me

Just to summarize :
Fair Skin: (think Nicole Kidman) 
BB Beige, MAC Lipstick in Creme D’ Nude

Medium Skin: (think Sarah Jessica Parker)
 BB Blush or Uber Beige, MAC Lipstick in Creme D’ Nude

Light Olive Skin: (think Kim Kardashian)
 BB Uber Beige, MAC Lipstick in Freckletone

Olive Skin: (think Padma Lakshmi) 
BB Brownie Pink or Brown, MAC Lipstick in Cherish, MAC Lipstick in Taupe
Tan/Golden Skin: (think Jennifer Lopez to Beyonce) 
BB Brownie or Beige, MAC Lipstick in Freckletone, MAC Lipstick in Fresh Brew, MAC Lisptick in Velvet Teddy, MAC Lipstick in Half N’ Half

Caramel Skin: (think Halle Berry to Queen Latifah) 
BB Golden Brown or Heather Mauve, MAC Lipstick in Fresh Brew, MAC Lipstick in Siss, MAC Lipstick in Stay in Touch, MAC Lipstick in Touch

Dark Skin: (think Nia Long to Gabrielle Union)
 BB Cocoa,MAC Lipstick in Icon, MAC Lipstick in Shitaki)
Deep Skin: (think Kelly Rowland to Alek Wek) 
BB Hot Cocoa or Chocolate, MAC Lipstick in Coconutty, MAC Lustreglass in Trance Plant

And thats it :) 

I hope you enjoyed my post and im going to end it with all the looks i love.
Have a gorgeous day!














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