The 4 Best Nude Lip Combinations For Dark Skintones

A failsafe that works with any makeup look, any hairstyle, and every outfit is the nude lip. For people of colour especially, nude lips are a go-to but often individual products cannot tailor exactly to the natural colouring of brown lips. These four combinations will kit you (and your makeup bag) out with nude lip formulations for every occasion.

Ombre Nude Lip

To pull off a nude lip with an ombre effect, the secret is in highlighting the centre of the lip with colour pigment. First, prime the lips with a balm for hydration and softness. Next, line the lips with L.A. Girl’s Lipliner Pencil in Spice before patting UOMA Beauty Lipstick in Eartha onto the centre of the lips and blend it out with your fingertip – you don’t want it to look too polished and perfect. This dusky rose creates the perfect cool tone ombre which you can finish with a clear gloss.

True Nude

For a warmer nude combination that sits closer to the natural colour of the lips, opting for a warm toned lipstick in the centre will pull the whole look together. Start by lining lips with the Gerard Cosmetics Liner in Mudslide around the edges and corners of the mouth before adding Makeup Revolution Matte Lipstick in Chauffeur 110 to the centre of the lips (the warm brown will effortlessly enhance your natural lip colour). Finish off with UOMA Beauty Boss Gloss Liquid Marble in Passion.

One Product Wonder

For days when time is of the essence, one product can often be all you have time for. Stock your handbag with failsafe options like Makeup Revolution Crème Lip in A Piece Of Cake or Anastasia Beverly Hills Gloss in Maple. They’re the perfect brown-nude shades, both with a hint of pink so you won’t need to layer on another product to make it stand out.

On The Go

Going from day to night or topping up without a mirror? Linda Hallberg’s Fantastick Multiuse Lipstick in Famous topped with Rodial’s Collagen Boost Lip Laquer in Spice Spice Baby is your answer.