kerry_washington1Let’s face it. There are a large amount of women of color who attempt wearing a nude lip color but end up being victims of the “powdered doughnut’ lip. Nude lip color on brown women can vary from shades of plums and coffees to flesh tones depending upon one’s skin tone. They mainly have creamy, matte or glossy textures. Anything lighter is regarded as a pale lip color – not nude. Pairing a natural/nude lip pencil that closely matches the lip color is essential in creating definition and it’s a no-no to go without liner when doing this technique. Using a lip brush allows you to have more control during the application. Not sure what color to choose?

Here are some nude lip combinations that are sure to work on almost any woman of color:

Nude Plum
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Bettina
NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss
M.A.C. Plum Lip Pencil
Laura Mericer Brown Sugar

Nude Coffee
M.A.C. Hodgepodge Lip Pencil
NARS Butterfield 8 Lip Lacquer
M.A.C. Chestnut Lip Pencil
M.A.C. Fresh Brew Lipstick
M.A.C. Spite Lipglass

M.A.C. Stripdown Lip Pencil
NYX London Soft Matte Lip Cream
Boots No. 7 Nude Lip Pencil
M.A.C. Viva Glam V Lipstick
Laura Mercier After Hours Lip Glace
M.A.C. Cork Lip Pencil
Bobbi Brown Beige Lipstick
YSL #20 Golden Macadamia Lip Gloss

– Alana Wright

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