With the infinite amount of choices in the world, the quest for the perfect nude lipstick often seems insurmountable. So instead of swatching a plethora of pigments, we decided to take the easy route and consult our bestseller stats. According to our customers’ buying habits, these are the 8 end-all, be-all nude lipsticks we carry on site!
1. Maybelline Vivid Matte in MAT12, P349 Think of MAT12 as an amplified version of your natural lip shade, a pinky-brown that flatters any Pinay—morenas, mestizas, and chinitas alike. See it on Liz Lanuzo.
2. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Stockholm, P390
The SMLC collection has it all—but lipstick junkies just can’t get enough of Stockholm. That’s because this pinkish-nude works for every complexion, and its shine-free formula that stays put for hours on end. See the swatch here!
3. OFRA Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Laguna Beach, P850
Laguna Beach is equal parts beige and pink, and will look nuder or rosier depending on your skin tone. In any case, this mattified neutral is perfect for your no makeup-makeup days.
4. Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte in Touch Of Spice, P299
Touch Of Spice works magic by lighting up your face instead of draining it of life (look!). This nudey-mauve even has a place in Georgina Wilson’s personal collection—it’s that good.
5. Wet n’ Wild Mega Last Lip Color in In The Flesh, P299
Time and time again, we’ve called In The Flesh a universal nude—and our customers agree. This super-affordable lipstick is super-famous for the way it enhances a bare face, flattering an entire spectrum of skin tones without depleting the wallet. See the swatch.
6. L’Oréal Paris L’Extraordinaire Matte in V102 Samaritaine Beige, P400
It looks really, really beige in the tube, but have no fear! Samaritaine Beige has just enough peach in it to avoid the chalky department. A gorgeous, liquid formula, this lippie is infused with precious oils that prime and protect your pout all day.
7. PILI Lipstick in Latte, P605
Recently, customers looking for a natural color (in the most literal sense of the word) have been reaching for Latte. This locally-made rosey-nude gives you serious pigment, and it’s got a soft, satiny finish that prevents your pout from drying out. Best of all, the pili and elemi oils in it help reverse the aging process of your lips!
8. Pink Sugar Lip & Cheek Tint in Honey Bunny, P349
A very modern medium caramel, Honey Bunny is a pigmented nude with lasting wear. Its dramatic look is similar to Kylie Jenner’s Dolce K, as you will see here.
Art by Erika Gue