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Nude liquid lipstick is a trend that came in strong a few years ago and it doesn’t look like it is going away anytime soon. Even the predictions of 2023 trends have nude shades on the roster. Well, we are here to teach you how to find the perfect nude shade for your skin tone. That’s not all. If you are bored of simply swiping it on and pulling the same look every day, we’ve got you on that front too with six clever ways to jazz up your style with nude lipstick.
6 Clever Ways to Wear Nude Lipstick
- 1. Wear it as is
- 2. Mix and match
- 3. Lighten a dark lipstick
- 4. Get glossy coloured lips
- 5. Pair with dark lip liner for a 3D effect
- 6. Contour for a pouty effect
- FAQs on Ways to Wear Nude Liquid Lipstick
1. Wear it as is
Just pick a shade that is a touch darker than your skin tone, so you don’t look washed out. But make sure it is warmer than your skin tone. We suggest trying out the new Lakmé 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Liquid Lip Color nude shades if you want to jump in on the nude trend. But have you ever been worried about nude shades or liquid lipstick emphasizing your chapped lips or not being able to apply light colours smoothly? Well, no more! The best part is that this liquid lipstick has an inbuilt primer which means a flawless finish without any creases.
2. Mix and match
Did you know that you can pick from a variety of colours when you opt for wearing a nude liquid lipstick? You can mix and match, wear different shades for different occasions and more! We love the 10 nude shades from Lakmé 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Liquid Lip Color as it also has a one-stroke pay-off that adds instant colour to your lips so you can easily wear it if you have naturally dark lips. Why not try the ‘Mystic Nude’ or ‘Spiced Cappuccino’ or mix both for that Barbiecore outfit you have been meaning to wear? Or go for a ‘Rustic Red’ if you don’t want a bright red but just enough red in your brown lipstick for an everyday look.
3. Lighten a dark lipstick
Have a dark purple lipstick that needs some life or a dark brown that you want to turn into beige for a day look? Just take a lighter shade of the same family and dab it on. The Lakmé 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Liquid Lip Color also happens to be smudge and transfer-proof so you can easily blend it. Just go about your day without worrying about any touch-ups since it lasts for 26-hours long.
4. Get glossy coloured lips
Want to try the TikTok glossy lip trend? But the concept of lip gloss is that it is supposed to be transparent or translucent, which is why we end up seeing our original dark lip colour. If you don’t want that, just take a nude lipstick with a matte and smooth finish and apply it before you get to your gloss. The Lakmé one is loaded with vitamin E and argan oil, so you don’t even have to worry about your chapped lips looking even worse after wearing liquid lipstick or gloss.
5. Pair with dark lip liner for a 3D effect
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Have you ended up with a nude lipstick that doesn’t suit you? No, don’t throw it away as we have a hack for such lipsticks too! Instead of looking washed out or throwing it, you can try a third option. That is line your lips with a darker shade of lipstick or lip liner. This will add dimension to your lips and give a 3D effect, all while making the lighter shade work for you.
6. Contour for a pouty effect
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Not sure how to get those Korean or Douyin-looking lips? Well, quite to contrary belief, they don’t actually put foundation over their lipstick. Did you know that it is the same contouring technique that Marilyn Monroe used but with nude shades? Create a base with a light shade. And then take a slightly darker nude shade and apply it in the centre of your lips to give that pouty illusion. The Lakmé nude liquid lipstick also happens to be creaseless so you can easily blend it to get the look without worrying of any harsh lines.
FAQs on Ways to Wear Nude Liquid Lipstick
1. How to pick the right nude lipstick shade?
A. The best way to pick the right nude lipstick shade and not regret it once you are home is to try it on. But if it's not allowed due to the shop policy or the pandemic guidelines, your next best option is a swatch test on the inner side of your wrist and under natural lighting. If you are shopping online, check reviews of users with the same skin tone as you or use the virtual try-on feature.
2. Which nude lipstick colour is best for Indian skin tone?
A. There is no one nude shade that will suit Indian skin tones. You need to use your undertone as a guide. Check the inside of your wrist and if you see a pinkish or bluish tint, you have cool undertones for which pinkish nude shades are your best bet. If you have a yellowish or reddish undertone, you have warm undertones, and a peach nude shade will work for you. If you have a combination of both, beige nude shades are for you.
3. Will nude lipstick look good on dark skin?
A. First of all, nude is not a shade but a makeup trend. As we mentioned, there is no one ‘nude’ shade that works for all skin tones. Nude liquid lipstick simply makes it look like you are not wearing any lipstick aka a nude or natural lip. So, finding a lipstick that is close to your skin colour is your nude lipstick shade and of course, it will look good on you.
There you have it. If you have finally found the perfect nude shade for you but are not sure how to wear it, don’t fret. We’ve got you with our six innovative ways on how you can make your nude liquid lipstick work.
Written by Lopa K on Jan 30, 2023