Nude lipsticks have been around for some seasons now, and they have gained enough popularity to replace those pastel lipsticks and lipglosses that were used to complete a look with very intense eyes. Most cosmetic houses and brands have included one (or many) nude lipstick among their collections, from YSL to Revlon, so thay are now reachable to both women and make up artists of any background.
Ladies, Eva Longoria is here to show us how nude lipstick is done. She nailed the look yet again at the Desperate Housewives series finale party and I've got a few tips that'll help you get it right, too. Now if you'll all take out a notebook and a pen...
Based on a careful analysis of this photo (and the tips I've soaked up from pros and trial and error over the years) here are what I've determined to be the top rules for mastering nude lips:
1. Pick a shade that works with your skin tone. You want something with a little bit of color in it so that you don't end up looking like a corpse. Try a pink-tinted nude if you have fair skin; go with a peachy nude if you're complexion is medium or olive. Dark skin tones look great with with warm, caramel nudes.
2. I think nude lips look more modern with a little bit of shine like Eva's. To get that effect, opt for a nude gloss or dab sheer lip gloss or a creamy balm over a matte nude lipstick.
3. Pair your light lips with bronzer or some sort of warm blush (like a peach or tawny shade) to give the rest of your face subtle color. See how Eva's skin glows? So pretty!
And that's it. Think you'll give nude lips a try this week? If you already have a favorite nude shade, please share in the comments section below!
P.S. If you're still a little skeptical about pulling off pale colors, try almost-nude lips to help you ease into it.