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How to Pick the Best Nude Lipsticks for Your Skin Tone

May 14, 2021 · 4 minutes read
How to Pick the Best Nude Lipsticks for Your Skin Tone

Nude lipsticks. They may seem simple and straightforward, but this product line comes in a variety of options, allowing everyone to pick and choose based on their preference and, more importantly, their skin tone.

Everybody has a different skin complexion and different favorite shades or colors, making picking the perfect nude lipsticks an even more difficult task. Rest assured because the following tips and tricks will help make your next nude lipstick shopping excursion a breeze.

Color Range of Nude Lipsticks

You may think that the color of nude lipstick is, well, nude. But nude lipsticks can be in taupe, pink, coral, rose, or plum shades. Really, it all depends on your complexion, skin tone, and natural lip color.

According to industry experts, there could be up to 30-or-so shades that could fit into the “nude” category for each person, which is why they suggest that makeup enthusiasts should have a variety of shade options readily available in their personal makeup bag to choose from.

And don’t forget to consider the color of your own lips, as it could make a difference on whether you should go with a lighter pink nude or a darker-brownish nude shade.

Why Nude Lipsticks Have Been So Popular

  • Natural and elegant
  • Look good with every lip shapes
  • Match any outfits and occasions

Nude lipstick is the definition of versatility. Not only is it easy to wear thanks to its light tone and close resemblance to your natural complexion, but it also works on every lip shape.

They’re also great for any outfit, whether you’re on your way to an important meeting at the office, a night out, or to a picnic in the park with friends.

How to Pick Nude Lipsticks According to Skin Tone

Shopping for lipsticks in general is already a daunting task, let alone picking out the right nude shade for your skin tone. This is why the YouCam Makeup mobile app can be a great shopping companion as it helps you determine the right nude shade and color for your lips.


YouCam Makeup’s Lip Color Features

Powered by advanced facial detection and color technology, the YouCam Makeup app allows you to virtually try on lip colors in just a few quick taps and swipes. The free YouCam Makeup app comes with numerous options for you to play around with. All you have to do is turn on the “Makeup Cam,” tap the “Lip Color” icon, and begin your own personal virtual makeup consultation.

First, start with the three lip color styles:

  • 1-color style
  • 2-colors style
  • Ombre style

Next, peruse the seven lip color texture options, which include:

  • Matte
  • Satin
  • Sheer
  • Glossy
  • Shimmer
  • Metallic
  • Holographic

Lastly, tap on your favorite lip color — which the app equips with dozens of options — to virtually try it on using the front-facing camera. Plus, the opacity of your selection can also be changed using the sliding scale on the right side of the screen. And, voila! You just found your perfect shade of nude lipsticks.

Below, check out some recommended nude lipstick shades for different skin tones, which can all try with a tap on your own face on the free YouCam Makeup app.

Lipstick for Darker Skin Tone


If you have a darker skin tone, it is recommended that you opt for taupe-colored nude lipstick to enhance your features. For the perfect nude lipstick on a darker skin tone, consider trying out this elegant nude lip color in YouCam Makeup Perfect brand.

Or, as YouCam Makeup has partnered with multiple global beauty brands, you can also test out the Becca Ultimate Lipstick Love in Taupe, and the Estee Lauder Sheer Matte in Dark Edge/420 on the Makeup Cam.

Lipstick for Lighter Skin Tone


If your skin is in a lighter tone, pick out a peachy or a glossy light-pink tone that isn’t too bright. In the YouCam Makeup Cam, try this popular peachy nude shade, or Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Primrose, and the DIOR Addict Stellar Shine.

Lipstick for Asian Skin Tone


For a fair-to-medium tone on Asian skin, try the soft, dreamy pink tone that complements your complexion. Test out the soft girl style lip color under Perfect brand, or try Pixy Beauty Naturelle Lip in Nectar, or the Estee Lauder Pure Color Love in Strapless/130.

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Find Your Best Nude Lip Color Now!

At the end of the day, you cannot go wrong with any shade or texture of nude lipstick. It is a classic staple and deserves a spot in your makeup bag at all times.

Remember to also have fun and don’t make it too complicated. Buying new makeup, especially lip color, is a luxury that never goes out of style. Download the free YouCam Makeup app and explore its virtual makeup cam to try and pick out the best nude lipstick for you.

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