Nude lips say fresh, ingénue, innocent. Nude lips also say counter-culture, rock n’ roll and free spirit. Nude lips swung into fashion in the heyday of the ’60s when a pale lip contrasted with heavily outlined eyes and layers of false eyelashes. It was the moment of the mod, and a lighter lip fit the youth-quake vibe of the decade.
Nude lips continued to be strong in the ’70s when fashionable women preferred a natural, but still glamorous, look. Lauren Hutton and Farrah Fawcett epitomized that sexy, au natural feeling with healthy, glowing skin and tawny, nude makeup colors.
Choosing the ideal shade of nude can be just as tricky as selecting a good red. Your skin tone will be the best indicator for a neutral color:
For Fair skin, look for a warm beige shade with a hint of rose.
If you’re more Medium, then you can wear a true beige and a pinky-nude beige, both will work for you.
If your skin is Darker, you will look best in nudes with a brown base that are closer to your skin tone.
The perfect contrast to this season’s bolder reds and powerful brights, nude lips whisper chic, tasteful trendsetter with just a touch of quirky, cool-girl.