3 Reasons That Nude Lips Get A "Nope" From Me
Nude lips are a frequent topic of discussion across the beauty-sphere and I am normally a very firm believer in letting people wear whatever they want, whenever they want. However when it comes to nude lips, I really cannot just pretend to be onboard with this often unflattering trend.
What to know why? Good. Because you're about to find out. I have also tacked on a tip to lessen each offense.
1. Not All Nude Shades Are Created Equal
I feel like every time a YouTuber talks about a nude shade of lipstick on their video they always say “and this nude shade actually doesn’t make you look washed out/ like a zombie.” This is because flattering nude shades can be hard to come by, possibly just as hard as finding the perfect foundation shade.
It’s definitely possible to find a shade that doesn’t wash you out or make you look like you enjoy the taste of brains, but it’ll take experimenting and not getting too close to your natural skin tone. If you’re having trouble, I suggest starting off with a slightly peachy nude color and going from there. Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Meringue is a great place to start and you can always go nuder from there.
2. Overdrawn Lips Can Make You Look Like A Cartoon
I have a confession; I’m one of those people you’ve seen walking around aimlessly, glued to their phone chasing around fictional creatures via Pokémon Go. It’s okay, you can judge me.
After staring at Jynx recently, I had a revelation. So many people who embrace nude lips also do the "make lips looks bigger with strategic lip-lining" thing and it usually look very bizarre and obvious.
Just stick with your natural lip shape and size if you go down the nude lip road.
3. Your Lips Could End Up Looking...Very Un-Lip-Like
Ever heard of "MLA"? Not going to go super in-depth here, but you can hop over to Urban Dictionary and check out their definition here. Kind of hilarious and kind of alarming.
For nude lipstick shades, try to stick with hues that are on the pink or bronze end of the spectrum, rather than murky browns.
Whew! Glad I got all that off my chest. If you have any thoughts, share them with me on Twitter.