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These Are the Lippies You Need to Achieve the My Lips but Better Look

At some point, you might've thought that finding the perfect nude lipstick was the stuff of an urban legend. Well, we’re here to show you that it’s not.

Finding the perfect nude lip is an elusive concept, one that you can liken to finding the perfect pair of denim jeans. It’s a whole arduous journey lined with the ones that almostso very nearly made the cut, the ones that were entirely off, the ones that were passable but still not what you were looking for. And at the end of it, you could still come up empty-handed.

How then does one find that lip shade that is a match made in heaven without having the luxury of creating an entire makeup line to pander to their first world needs ala Kylie Jenner? A good start will be recognising the shade of nude for your skin. An ideal nude lippie is not one that is an exact match to the colour of your lip. It’s also not meant to wash you out – the pasty, dull zombie-esque look is NOT what you’re going for. You want to look like you don’t quite have anything on but still present the world a better version of your lips. Are you still following us at this point? Have we lost you yet? The disclaimer at the front did warn it’s a complicated process.

The my-lip-but-better effect is what you want to achieve with a nude lip. To get there, look for hues that accentuate your natural lip colour. For instance, if you have lips that are on the pink end, what you should be looking for is a shade that sits on the spectrum of pink but if yours lean towards the brown end, you tailor your search accordingly.

Nailing the nude lip effect involves trial-and-error but when you do land on the shade for you, you would never go back. Like that pair of Levi’s you have worn to death. The beauty of nude lips is truly its convenience – a girl does not have to worry about smudged lipstick, touch-ups after every meal or obvious stains on the teeth. If you ask us, it’s every bit worth the effort.

Are you ready to embark on or widen your search for the nude that matches your skin? You can start your endeavour with our painstakingly curated list:

Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro 500

3CE Matte Lip Crayon in Speak Low

Chanel Rouge Allure Ink Fusion 802 Beige Natural

Chanel Le Rouge Crayon De Couleur Mat 257 Discretion 

Chanel Rouge Allure Liquid Powder 974

Chanel Le Rouge Duo Ultra Intense Tenue Gloss 57 Darling Pink

NARS Audacious Lipstick LOU

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