Most people have a misconception that nude lipsticks are not made for their skin tone. If you are one of those people who think nude lipsticks make you look washed out, then here is a guide to finding your shade of nude.

Here are some tips on how to pick the perfect shade of nude lipstick for your skin tone...

Consider your undertone

Believe it or not, your skin undertones not only matter when it comes to base makeup, it also matters for your nude lipstick.

If you have a warm undertone, you should go for a coral tinged nude lipstick.

If you have a cool undertone, go for neutral lipstick. If you go for a warm toned lipstick, chances are it will look too orange on you.

For light skin
 

For light skin

If you’re light skinned, go for a neutral nude shade darker than your skin tone. Use lipsticks with pinkish hues. Pink based lipsticks will brighten your complexion and compliment your complexion.

Pro tip: if you bought a lipstick tad too dark to be your ideal nude, dab a little bit of concealer on the center of your lips. Blend it well to create and ombré effect. This will make your pout stand out.

If you’re medium and olive skinned
 

If you’re medium and olive skinned

Again, go for a shade darker than your skin tone. Nude lipsticks with warm peachy undertones will flatter your skin tone the most. These will warm up your complexion so you don’t look washed out. 

For deep skin tone
 

For deep skin tone

If you have a deeper complexion, go for one shade lighter than your skin tone. This will make your lips stand out and look prominent. If you think you got a lipstick that is too light for you, make it work with a dark lip pencil. Outline your lips and blend the light lipstick with it for a seamless gradience.