Last night I began chatting with my cousin about the 'nude' lip look I was wearing with my burgundy smoky eyes. The most important tip for a good nude lip is to first diffuse your own natural lip color with a lip pencil that matches or is close to your skin tone. If you blend the pencil over the entire lip it gives you a nice blank canvas to work with.
On my eyes I wore a Bobbi Brown's Cream shadow in Cement as a base. Then I smoked out my eyes with MAC's eye shadows in Sketch topped with Agate (Limited Edition) for some shimmer. I also blended in Bobbi Brown's Eye Shadow in Cocoa in the crease and above. I finished with Urban Decay's 24/7 Eye Liner in Zero (black) on my lids and smudged across my lower water line. I finished my lower lash line with a dusting of Sketch eye shadow over the black pencil to keep it in place.
I was wearing the following lip products:
Selma Hayek's NUANCE Color Vibrance Lipstick in Shimmering Nude ($9.99, CVS only)
I also love to finish the look with this gloss; its the perfect compliment. I sometimes wear just the liner and the gloss too.Sephora Collection Nano Lip Liner in Belle Beige ($5, Sephora)
MAC Lustreglass in Love Nectar ($14.50)
- My natural lip color (bare)
- Lips with just nude pencil
- Lips with lipstick added
- Lips with gloss added
I also have some "tan" nude lips I wear by using the following (sometimes w/ the same liner as above or Sonia Kashuk's Lip Define in Natural (Target):
- MAC Lipglass in Chai
- Bobbi Brown Rich Color Gloss in Naked 3
- MAC Viva Glam Lipglass in Gaga2
Here are some of Penny's favorite nude lip looks: