There are quite literally hundreds of nude lipsticks on the market which can make finding the perfect shade and formula a little daunting. I myself, own way more than the average person should so I thought I would share what my top ten are. I am a huge fan of matte formulas so consequently all but one of the lipsticks on this list are matte. In no particular order, these are my absolute foolproof holy grail nude lipsticks which not only look amazing on, but have incredible formulas and last all day long.
Kylie Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick in Pumpkin $26 - kyliecosmetics.com
This shade is a gorgeous deep orange with brown undertones. It'll flatter any skin tone and can easily be paired with a neutral daytime look or with a glam going out look. Although the price may seem a little hefty, it does come with a coordinating lip liner (not pictured) which makes application even easier. It's also super lightweight and smells like cake!
2. Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Ashton $26 - Sephora
Ashton can be described as a mid-tone yellow brown and looks almost exactly as it does in the tube when applied to the lips. This formula has more of a whipped consistency which makes it easy to apply and stays comfortable on the lips.
3. Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Allison $26 - Sephora
Allison, though similar to Ashton, is more of a pinky brown and has cooler mauve undertones which flatters a variety of looks.
4. Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita $24 - Sephora
Lolita can be described as a dusty/rosy nude. It's an interesting shade because it can look darker or lighter depending on your skin tone but, regardless, looks gorgeous on everyone. The formula is lightweight, glides onto the lips and has phenomenal lasting power.
5. Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Double Dare $24 - Sephora
Double Dare is certainly a bit of a brighter nude with pinky-peach undertones and is perfect for when you want a more subtle shade to brighten up your look without reaching for something too bold.
6. Mac Cosmetics Retro Matte Liquid Lip Colour in Topped With Brandy $25 - Mac Cosmetics
Topped With Brandy is a deep dusty rose nude which packs a punch. It's the deepest of all the shades on this list and can help you achieve a grungier look without being too dark. The formula is also extremely comfortable to wear and doesn't flake or fade.
7. Mac Cosmetics Lipstick in Whirl $22 - Mac Cosmetics
Whirl is a dirty rose/brown colour which is effortless to wear and goes with any look. Plus it's a traditional matte lipstick formula which can be a little easier to wear than a liquid lipstick.
8. Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip in Frick N' Frack $6 - colourpop.com
Frick N' Frack is a gorgeous nude brown with hints of rose and peach. It's ultra pigmented and a satin finish which makes it comfortable to wear all day long. Not to mention, at only $6, it's a complete steal!
9. Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip in Beeper $6 - colourpop.com
Beeper is a cool toned rosy/mauve shade with grey undertones. It's definitely a trendier shade but is actually very wearable and is guaranteed to have people asking you what lip colour you're wearing. This formula is a lot thinner in consistency but dries down completely matte and is smudge and transfer proof.
10. Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Patina $31 - Sephora
Patina is a beautiful dusty mauve/pink shade. It's highly pigmented and like its name implies, stays on all day. The formula is a whipped consistency and is budge proof once dry. It's a shade that you'll reach for everyday and will quickly become a staple in your collection.
Pictured from top to bottom (with flash): Kylie Cosmetics Pumpkin, Anastasia Beverly Hills Ashton, Anastasia Beverly Hills Allison, Kat Von D Lolita, Kat Von D Double Dare, Mac Topped With Brandy, Mac Whirl, Colourpop Frick N' Frack, Colourpop Beeper, Stila Patina.
Pictured from top to bottom (without flash): Kylie Cosmetics Pumpkin, Anastasia Beverly Hills Ashton, Anastasia Beverly Hills Allison, Kat Von D Lolita, Kat Von D Double Dare, Mac Topped With Brandy, Mac Whirl, Colourpop Frick N' Frack, Colourpop Beeper, Stila Patina