Beauty Box | February10th, 2015

Go Nude

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How to find the perfect shade of Nude lipstick for your skintone.

By Niki Metz

As we all saw during Spring fashion week, models were adorned in dewy skin, strong liner and that perfect shade of nude lipstick we all wish we could wear. But little did you know that most models were wearing different shades of nude most likely customized by a makeup artist holding a palette of 6 to 8 nudes backstage.
Finding that perfect nude lipcolor is like finding that perfect pair of black pants. It will never go out of season and it will balance out any smokey eye.

Here are 2 simple steps in finding your perfect shade of nude.

1. Prep the Canvas
Yes, even your lips should be prepped especially before wearing a nude lipcolor. If your lips are dry and chapped you will end up looking as if you have not had a drink of water in 3 days. I love exfoliating my lips with Sara Happ The Lip Scrub in Brown Sugar. To finish off always apply a lip moisturizer. My go to is Jouer Essential Lip Enhancer, I literally have one on my night stand, one in my purse and one in my car!

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Sara Happ The Lip Scrub in Brown Sugar $24 

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Jouer Lip Enhancer $16

2. Figure out your skin tone

The best way to explain it is like this. No matter your shade(fair, light, medium, tan), if you have pink undertones you will want to find a nude lipstick that has shades of pink, and pinky-beige (also called a neutral). If you have olive undertones you want to find a nude lipstick that has shades of either pink, peach or beige. Never wear a nude lipstick that is lighter than you skin tone as this will wash you out.

It’s that easy! So go out there ladies and be prepared to try on lots of different shades. Just remember this: If it looks pasty thenit’s too light, if it’s orange it’s too dark, and if it disappears it’s the right color.

Try:

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Jouer Hydrating Lipstick in Gigi Creamy True Nude $24 

 

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