Trend - Nude Lips

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Summer is here and naturally nude lips are a great way to achieve a bronzed beach glow or set off a smoky eye makeup for the evening. Read on for my top 5 nude lip products and how to achieve the perfect finish…

Quick Nude Lip Tips

1 – Buff and Smooth

imageFrustrated by flaky lips? Ever exfoliated or buffed them? Rid yourself of dull, dry flakes for a smooth, kissable and perfectly polished pout. Try a homemade sugar scrub or smoothing lip buffer like JKJemma Kidd Perfect Pout Exfoliating Treatment Balm (£8).

2 – Protect and Plump

Avoid chapped, lacklustre lips by investing in a moisture rich treatment balm to soothe and repair like Aveda Nourish-Mint Renewing Lip Treatment (£9.90). For plump lips go for a lip enhancer which will smooth fine lines and give a fuller appearance such as Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Plump Perfect Lip Moisture Cream SPF 30 (£24).

image3 - Prime and Line

Create the perfect base for super staying power. A lip primer will give you a smooth texture for applying your colour such as MAC Prep + Prime Lip (£10.50). Line your lips with Aveda Nourish-Mint Lip Definer (£11.70), the colourless formula matches any lip colour and plant waxes seal the lip line to prevent feathering.

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4 – Colour Match

What will look nude on one person may not be nude on another. When selecting your

shade choose one that is similar or slightly lighter than your skin tone.

Porcelain skin can take a broader range of colours and cooler shades. For olive and darker skin, avoid anything too pale and select a colour with warmth in it which will flatter your skin tone.

Offset your nude lips with a touch of bronzer to avoid looking washed out and define eyes with neutral shades for the day and smokey tones for the evening.

Top 5 Nude Lip Colours

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Laura Mercier Lip Stain – Peach Glaze; £16.50

A new formula with the effect of stain for extra-long wear and the finish of a gloss, giving a touch of glamour. Peach Glaze is stunning summer shade.

 

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MAC Lipstick – Honeylove; £13.50

Ideal for darker skin tones, MAC Lipstick in Honey Love gives a daringly matte and textured finish.

 

NARS Pure Matte Lipstick – Tashkent; £18.50

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A hydrating matte colour in a slim stick for convenient application, providing optimal colour and a velvety texture. Tashkent is a cool-toned pinky nude great for very fair skin tones.

 

Bobbi Brown Lip Crayon – Honeysuckle; £19

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Achieve precision application with ease by using Bobbi’s jumbo lip pencil. Just sharpen the tip before use and colour between the lines!

 

imageEstee Lauder Pure Color Gloss Stick – Nude Almond; £17.50

Infused with shimmer for a bronzed goddess glow the formula melts onto the lips giving instant hydration and colour. Nude Almond provides gorgeous subtle colour which looks stunning on brunettes.