6 Flattering Nude Lip Color Options for Spring
Maybelline Color Sensational The Buffs in Truffle Tease
For the golden girls: Play up the natural warmth of your skin with a caramel color like this one. The formula feels creamy and looks sensuous on lips. Top with a clear gloss for extra glamour.
To buy: $7.50 at drugstores.
Featured April 2014
MAC Lipstick in Velvet Teddy
This light brown lipstick warms up darker complexions in a single swipe. Wear with a pop of blush for a polished daytime look or pair with a smoky eye for a night out. Its soft-sheen finish ensures lips look plush—never flat or dry.
To buy: $16, maccosmetics.com.
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Boy
For the fairest of them all: This sheer mauve-meets-pink lipstick is not so much nude as natural-looking, with a weightless texture that is both moisturizing and extremely flattering on lighter complexions. Plus, the fine flecks of golden shimmer in the formula give the illusion of fuller lips.
To buy: $35, chanel.com.
Lipstick Queen Oxymoron in Deafening Silence
This triple-threat compact feels like a gloss, has the color payoff of a matte lipstick, and can be worn as blush—perfect for on-the-go touch-ups. Dab onto cheeks for a rosy glow and onto lips for a prettier pout. The beige-toned hue is especially flattering on medium complexions.
To buy: $24, lipstickqueen.com.
Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Lipstick in Nude Beige
A sheer wash of color that suits all skin tones, this emollient formula—packed with shea butter and jojoba seed oil—glides right on and cushions cracked, flaky lips, making them softer with every use.
To buy: $39, kohgendocosmetics.com.
Fresh Sugar Honey Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15
Form meets function with this nourishing lip treatment. Made with highly moisturizing ingredients—like passionflower seed and avocado oil—plus anti-aging vitamin A, this barely there (but buildable) color is great for days when you want a more than just a simple balm.
To buy: $22.50, fresh.com.
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