beauty trend: nude lips.

555 401 Lauren Kennedy

I am such a fan of a beauty trend that makes your eyes pop while your lips take a back seat {in neutral, though}. Take note: this doesn’t mean your lips won’t look beautiful because trust me, I am a lipstick/lip gloss/lip crayon junkie! In fact, the lip carries the trend. The big spring look is a nude lip. It is so chic, it pairs beautifully with a night-time smoky eye, and it looks stunning with a little bronzer and mascara during the day.

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For those of you that have lighter to medium skin tones, a pale pink nude color will be the best bet. Top it off with this lip gloss in ‘Nude Pink.’

For those of you that have medium to dark skin tones, a creamy nude shade will fit you best. I just bought this, and I am so excited to try it out. Other nude shades in this lipstick are available and fitting to any complexion color.

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How to apply:

1. When you are applying your foundation, include the lip to tone down it’s natural shade. {or you can use your concealer for this step}.

2. Line the perimeter of your lip with a nude lip liner. <–Color suggestion: ‘Naked Liner.’

3. Fill in the entire lip with you nude lipstick or crayon. {several options below}.

4. Optional: top your lip with a gloss for shine or a lip liner to keep it matte while adding subtle color (such as pale pink) to the natural lip.

Have fun and play with these shades! Experimenting will lead you to the perfect match.

P.S. This lip maximizer is always a great addition to your routine as well. #fullerlips

2 comments
  • Liz
    REPLY

    Thanks for the tips! I struggle with the nude lip. It always looks like I have no lips cause it’s they’re the color of my skin. I’ve gotta get better at picking.

  • Briana
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    Hi Lauren!
    Like you, I am a total lipstick.crayon,gloss junkie. However, living in Chicago in the winter isn’t always kind to my lips. When I apply color, I often see the color seeping into dried cracks and the color not being even. Do you have any suggestions for smooth lips?
    Xo.

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