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Lipstick is a beauty product we can never have too much of. And if you’re shopping around for a pinkish-nude hue, we know just how fun and equally overwhelming it can be when deciding between several different types of nude. To help narrow down your search we recommend looking for options that will best complement your skin tone. Choosing a hue that’s too light might make your lips appear ashy, and picking a shade that’s too dark may not give you the nude-like look you want. So keep reading to learn more about how you can find the right nude-pink lipstick lipstick options that can flatter every skin tone.
When searching for the best nude-pink lipsticks for fair skin tones, we recommend steering clear of hues with orange undertones. This can leave your pale complexion looking sallow, which won’t be flattering. It’s also better to go for a shade that’s a bit more pink than nude, which will add the right amount of color and warmth to your complexion.
For those looking for a matte option, reach for the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lipstick in Matte-Moiselle Pink, formulated with hydrating ingredients to give your lips a smooth and comfortable wear. Try the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Les Nus by Colour Riche Intense Nude Lipstick in Nu Insouciant, for a cream lightweight finish that has a nondrying formula. And for a satin finish, grab the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Satin Lipstick in Fairest Nude, formulated with a dose of argan oil to leave your lips feeling soft and moisturized.
The most important thing to keep in mind when choosing a nude-pink lipstick for medium skin tones is to either go slightly darker or lighter than your complexion. Avoid swiping on a pinkish-nude hue that is too close to your skin tone, as this can give the lips an ashen appearance. And since you have a tan visage, a nude-pink lipstick with warm undertones will be most flattering.
Try the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lipstick in Matte-Caron for a matte finish that won’t leave your lips dry thanks to its intense hydrating formula. For those looking for a soft cream finish, grab the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Les Nus by Colour Riche Intense Nude Lipstick in Nu Impertinent, which gives off major color pigment in one swipe. Or grab the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Satin Lipstick in Toasted Almond for a hue that won’t smudge or feather throughout the day.
Olive skin tones tend to have an undertone that skews more cool or yellow. Because of this, warm and rosy nude-pink lipstick shades are best to help balance out your complexion. Stay away from hues that are lighter than your skin tone, which can wash out your skin tone and create an unflattering contrast.
For a matte lip, use the L’Oréal Paris Rouge Signature Matte Lip Stain in I Choose, which has an ultra-lightweight formula and lasting wear. Reach for the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Les Nus by Colour Riche Intense Nude Lipstick in Nu Authentique for color that won’t smudge or feather throughout the day. And try the L’Oréal Paris Brilliant Signature Shiny Lip Stain Lipstick in Be Uncontrollable for a lasting, shiny finish that won’t leave your lips feeling sticky.
Editor’s Tip: We recommend using a lip liner and lip gloss combo to deepen and enhance lipstick shades that are too light. Reach for a darker lip liner shade and swipe on a few coats of a neutral lip gloss to help the color look more flattering against your skin.
If you have a deeper complexion, we recommend using nude-pink shades that lean more towards the mauve side as it will provide just the right amount of color against deep skin tones. You can also swipe on a sheer or lighter pinkish-nude for a beautiful contrast—just be wary of going too light.
Reach for the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Les Nus by Colour Riche Intense Nude Lipstick in Nu Decadent for a smooth and highly pigmented formula. If you prefer a natural finish, swipe on the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Satin Lipstick in Sugar Plum, which smoothes lips thanks to its moisturizing ingredients such as sesame seed oil. And for a matte lippie that won’t dry out your pout grab the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Creamy Matte Lipstick, Rich Hydration in Legiti-Matte Pink, which has a creamy formula that works to keep the lips hydrated.
Photo Credit: Photography: Matthew Zach, Senior Art Director: Melissa San Vicente-Landestoy, Associate Creative Producer: Becca Solovay
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