Know your natural lip color.
The first thing that you should keep in mind when picking out a nude lippie is the natural color of your lips. This is going to be your basis for determining whether a shade is “nude enough” for you. The closer the lipstick shade is to your actual lip color, the better. If your natural lip color is uneven, go with the color of the center of your lips, which is usually lighter compared to your puckers’ outer corners.
Know your skin tone and undertone.
It’s not just your lips that you should consider, but your actual skin, too! You want something that will flatter your color instead of making you look sallow. Girls with lighter skin can get a flesh-toned nude with a hint of pink to give the lips a subtle pop of delicate color. Darker pink hues work well with a medium complexion, while morena girls should go for warmer browns and reds to complement their skin.
Test all the shades.
Since your skin tone and undertone can affect how your lipstick looks, it’s better to go to a beauty counter so you can see how the shade you’re eyeing will actually look on your lips and against your skin. Just because a certain lippie is getting rave reviews doesn’t mean it will automatically look good on you!
Go for warmer hues.
Nude shades with warm pigments are especially gorgeous on most Pinays. Go for a moisturizing matte from Maybelline’s Color Sensational Inti-Matte Nudes Collection, which has 10 flattering shades from The Powder Mattes and The Creamy Mattes lipstick lines. Mestiza girls can opt for lighter shades like Nude Illusion and Just A Teaser, medium-skinned girls can go for warm, rosy hues like Almond Pink and Touch Of Nude, and morenas can try the line’s richer brown shades like Toasted Brown and Raw Cocoa.
From left to right: Creamy Mattes Pretty Please, Powder Mattes Walnut, Powder Mattes Raw Cocoa, Powder Mattes Toasted Brown, Creamy Mattes Chili Nude, Powder Mattes Almond Pink, Powder Mattes Make Me Blush, Creamy Mattes Just A Teaser, Powder Mattes Touch Of Nude, Powder Mattes Nude Illusion