The Perfect Nude Lip

I finally mastered the perfect nude lip!


Since I’ve been noticing the “nude lip” in all the fashion mags lately, I decided to give it a try. I usually go for a natural pink or rose tone in my lipstick and focus on my eyes. In fact, pay very little attention to my lipstick. I will wear the same one for years once I find one that I like.

This season, I’m trying to change it up a bit. I still want to find a bold orange lip color that I like, and I’ve also found myself going with a nude lip a lot lately. I’ve been playing around with a few different products I have in my makeup drawer.

I’m going for the Kim Kardashian signature look since we have similar coloring.

I love how she plays up her brown eyes with bold liner in black and navy blue tones and then she goes with a very subtle nude lip.

My version uses Sonia Kashuk’s Ultra Luxe Lip Gloss in Naked Nude.


I like a gloss because it keeps my lips moist, but I’m planning to pick up a nude shade of lipstick to see how I like a more matte finish. Add that to my long list of beauty products to try!

At first I was layering the nude gloss over other subtle colors of lip liner and lip pencil, but while they were nice, they weren’t really a true “nude lip.” Then I discovered that, happily, all I need is this one product!

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10 thoughts on “The Perfect Nude Lip

  1. very nice! when i want a nude lip i use mary kay’s nourishine lipgloss in au natural. if you want the staying power of a lip liner underneath they have a clear one they recommend. i usually don’t bother because i find myself reapplying the gloss just as often either way.

  2. The neutral color works well for you … truthfully, I think the orange lip color wouldn’t be as good on you as what you are wearing now. I can’t wear orange tones at all — and with blue eyes and reddish hair, makeup salespeople have tried shoving them at me for years! Sticking with what works . . . regardless of trend!

  3. Jo Lynne,

    Can you please post the lipstick color you wear when you post pictures of the outfit you’re wearing? Is it the same lipstick color or lip gloss color all the time? I

    1. Often it is. I’m kind of a creature of habit when it comes to makeup. 🙂 I actually layer 3 – a liner, a lipstick, and a gloss. They came in a limited edition gift set last winter:

      This is the exact pencil: color: Subculture (Underground Pink)

      I recently replaced the gloss with this one:

      And as far as the lipstick, I don’t know what to tell you. I don’t see anything else quite like it. When mine runs out, I think I’ll take it into the store and ask them to match it as close as they can. 🙂

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