A Comprehensive Guide to Finding Your Perfect Nude Lipstick (Finally!)

Shannon Farrell

Nude lipstick is a “trend” that looks good on everyone, but its flattering properties hinge entirely on finding the right shade for you. If you go too dark, “your skin tone might appear more fair or washed out than it actually is,” says MAC Cosmetics makeup artist Abby Sparks. Go too light, “[and] you lose your lip definition,” Sparks says. “Your lips blend in with the rest of your face and create a lifeless look.”

To prevent these harsh results, Sparks has provided us with a simple formula to guide us to our perfect nude and avoid the washed out zombie look entirely. First, consider your skin’s undertones. “Undertones play an important role in choosing [your nude] and can...

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