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Nude Makeup Guide to Lipstick

Find the best nude lip color for your skin tone, peep our collection of nude lip colors, and hear how we make natural nude makeup pigments

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Nude makeup is more than a trend -- it’s a lifestyle. If you’re a slave to a nude makeup obsession, you probably have 20+ lipsticks that look eerily similar. But these subtly different shades are what make nudes so versatile for every skin tone. We’ve broken down our top nude shades in every line of lip color, from glossy to matte finishes. So if you’re trying to pick the most flattering nude shade to compliment your skin tone (and your makeup look), don’t stress. We’ve got you covered!

Nude makeup is more than a trend -- it’s a lifestyle. If you’re a slave to a nude makeup obsession, you probably have 20+ lipsticks that look eerily similar. But these subtly different shades are what make nudes so versatile for every skin tone. We’ve broken down our top nude shades in every line of lip color, from glossy to matte finishes. So if you’re trying to pick the most flattering nude shade to compliment your skin tone (and your makeup look), don’t stress. We’ve got you covered!

Fruit Pigmented® Nude Lip Colors

Nude lip colors are made to be versatile, long-lasting, and naturally flattering on your skin tone. We’re able to create nude makeup pigments with not only fruit, but cocoa beans and turmeric, too. No toxic, skin irritating mineral dyes here. Pigments from peach, tomato, and apricot create fair to medium nude tones. We create a gorgeously diverse range of nude colors by using warm cocoa beans and super pigmented turmeric root, which has a vibrant yellow-gold color. Sprinkle in some rosy and cool hues from ingredients like raspberry and blueberry, and you’ve got a stunning, naturally pigmented range of nude makeup.

So, first things first: let’s call forward our nude beauties. Their job is to complete your nude makeup look, while enhancing your natural beauty. Here are our top nude shades for your lippies!

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NUDE SHADES: Matte Lipstick

If you’re looking for the most impact from going ‘nude’, a matte lip is your answer. Mattified using non-toxic rice powder and balm-textured cocoa butter, our Cocoa Butter Matte Lipsticks offer an impactful opaque lip and deep moisture. Nude, matte lipsticks are a great option for both sleek or edgy nude makeup looks.

SAVANNA

A pink mauve cocoa

SANDSTONE

A clay-orange nude

MOJAVE

A warm, clay brown

AGAVE

A warm, chocolatey nude brown

CACTI

A cool-toned sepia brown

CASSIA

A neutral, deep antique pink

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NUDE SHADES: Satin Lipstick

Our Pomegranate Oil Anti-Aging Lipsticks are perfect for dewy or luminous nude makeup looks. With intense pigment from fruits and a lip gloss-like finish, this lipstick is full of naturally anti-aging antioxidants. Pomegranate oil not only moisturizes lips while you wear, but also infuses antioxidants and vitamins into your lips for a soft and juicy pout.

CALENDULA

A coral pink nude

ZINNIA

A cool, deep rosy brown

THISTLE

A berry pink mauve

FOXGLOVE

A berry pink mauve

CLOVER

A deep, neutral pink-nude

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NUDE SHADES: Liquid Lipstick

Liquid lipstick and nude makeup -- easily one of the most iconic makeup duos. Liquid lipsticks are a seemingly endless trend, and when you pair them with nude shades you enter gold medal territory. Our nude Lip Caramels give a little extra ‘oomph’ with undertones from mauve, pink, and peach. These lip colors are richly pigmented, full coverage, and serve a silky smooth, glossy finish.

TRUFFLE

A deep mauve brown

BUTTERCHEW

A pinky brown nude

BUTTERCHEW

A pinky brown nude

RUM NOUGAT

A peachy nude

NUDE SHADES: Lip Glaze

A nude shade of Lip Glaze is perfect for highlighting your natural beauty, while still serving a lovely dose of subtle pigment. These lip colors glaze over lips with semi-sheer color and a smooth, buttery finish. Not as glossy as our satin or liquid lipsticks, these beauties define what it means to go bare, without sacrificing the effect of a flawless nude makeup look.

SULTRY

A warm, peachy brown

SEDUCE

A coral nude

COQUETTE

A dusty rose nude

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How to Choose a Nude Lip Color for Your Skin Tone

The best thing about nude makeup shades is that they’re designed to be diverse. Nude has a specific, yet fluid definition: it’s any shade that flatters your natural skin tone. YOUR natural skin tone, which is gorgeously unique from millions of others. The tough part? Figuring out which nude is YOUR nude. The easiest plan of attack? Identify your skin tone: warm, cool, or olive. You can have a fair, tan, or deep skin color, but the undertones are what help match you with your perfect makeup shades.

We’ve divvied up the 3 main skin tones, and matched them with nude lip colors below. You can find your perfect nude lip colors organized by finish: matte, satin, glaze, or liquid.

Warm Skin Tones:

Your skin has Peach/ Yellow/ Gold undertones

Matte Lipstick:

Sandstone

Mojave

Agave

Cassia

Savanna

Satin Lipstick:

Clover

Calendula

Liquid Lipstick:

Rum Nougat

Butterchew

Lip Glaze:

Sultry

Seduce

Coquette

Cool Skin Tones:

Your skin has Pink/ Blue undertones

Matte Lipstick:

Cacti

Cassia

Satin Lipstick:

Calendula

Zinnia

Thistle

Foxglove

Clover

Liquid Lipstick:

Truffle

Butterchew

Lip Glaze

Coquette

Olive Skin Tones:

Your skin has Blue/ Yellow undertones

If you’ve got an olive skin tone (meaning blue and yellow undertones in skin) we’ve got great news: you can pick any shade of nude lipstick! Since olive is generally considered a ‘neutral’ shade falling right between warm and cool, you can experiment with both sides of the color spectrum. Of course not all lip colors will be 100% perfect (eye and hair color can play a part, too), but it will be pretty hard for you to go wrong with most nude makeup shades!

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Lip Liners for Nude Lip Colors

No nude makeup kit is complete without a couple versatile lip liners. Our Creamy Long Last Lip Liners moisturize while cutting the perfect edge around your lips. They’re made with skin softening jojoba and pomegranate oils, and designed to draw a firm line with natural candelilla wax. To add an extra level of perfection to your nude makeup look, line and then buff gently with fingertips to blend into lips. Take a peek at our light and dark nude lip liners:

COGNAC

Neutral lip liner for light to medium shades of pink-nude and brown-nude

CHAI

Neutral lip liner for deeper shades of pink-nude and brown-nude

So, are you a converted “nude”-ist? A natural lip color can go a long way in enhancing any makeup look. A nude lip can be soft and feminine, bold and edgy, or simply flattering for a natural makeup look. Entire brands and makeup artist empires have been built on the nude makeup ‘trend’ -- meaning it’s probably a trend that’s here to stay. Want more makeup guides? Check out our makeup feed for the latest and greatest in fruit pigmented® makeup trends!

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