Your nude lipstick making you look washed out? Here’s what to do!

Written by Team BBJan 25, 2023

So you love a nude lip colour and have a good number of pale pinks and browns in your lipstick drawer. However, whenever you decide to wear one of your nude lipsticks, you look washed out and end up sporting a red or pink lipstick instead. If this happens to you, you are not alone.

Nude lip colours can often make Indian skin tones look washed out, but that shouldn’t stop you from wearing the hottest lip shade of the season. With some assistance from us, you can sport that light hue like a pro without letting it erase your lips completely.

Start with a concealer

For your nude lip colour to pop, apply concealer in a shade similar to your natural lip colour. It will help tone down the colour of your lips and give you an even toned base to work on. Moisturise your lips and dab some concealer on with the help of your fingertips.

Line your lips

While wearing a nude lip colour, don’t forget a lip liner. It makes your pout look defined and keeps the shade from looking undone. Take a lip liner of the same or a shade darker than your nude lipstick and line your lips.

Pick the right shade

Peachy nudes look gorgeous on fair to medium skin tones, while a brown nude lip colour looks fab on warmer skin tones. The right nude colour that flatters your skin tone is the easiest way to pull off the minimal look with aplomb.

Just pick one from the 10 various nude shades of Lakmé 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Liquid Lip Color. Its matte and smooth finish gives you a creaseless look so no worrying about chapped lips. It also happens to be transfer-proof and smudge-proof so you can sport it for even 26 hours long.

Apply bronzer

After your fill in your lips with your nude lipstick, contour the lips to let the colour stand out and make your lips look fuller and plump. Apply your bronzer right below your lower lip. Also, apply some highlighter on your cupid’s bow to finish the look.

Contrast it with heavy eye makeup

A nude pout looks even more gorgeous and noticeable when paired with dark eye makeup. Go for dark kohl-rimmed eyes or a smokey eye, or simply sport a cat eye to go with your nude lips.  

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