15 Nude Lipsticks for Every Skin Tone

All the different ways you can do nude...on your lips.

If you thought nude lipsticks were for grandmas, think again. Whether you're playing up your eyes or not feeling a makeup-heavy look, a nude lip will keep you looking put together and fresh—day or night.

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Best for Beginners

For the uninitiated, this is a great place to start. MAC is a beauty authority and this shade won't be overpowering.

MAC Lipstick in Myth, $17; mac.com

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Buildable Color

Swipe on one coat for a subtle look or build for depth.

Burberry Kisses Lip Colour in Nude Beige, $33; saks.com

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Old Reliable

I mean, it's Chanel. Would Chanel ever lead you astray? Not a chance.

Chanel Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour in 400 Louise, $36; chanel.com

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Color It In

If lipsticks tend to dry you out, or if you have trouble coloring inside the lines, give this moisturizing crayon a try.

Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Heaping Hazelnut, $17.00; clinique.com

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Lip Plumper

This lipstick contains peppermint oil—which makes lips appear fuller—so you can get the Kylie Jenner look, minus the pain.

Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Park Ave Princess, $17; ulta.com

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Intense Shine

The D&G Global Creative Advisor recommends applying, blotting, and then applying again for a richer, more intense effect.

Dolce & Gabbana Classic Cream Lipstick in Pale Nude, $34.50; sephora.com

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Creamy Classic

Soft, smooth, creamy, and moisturizing. This no-fuss classic will please even the pickiest woman.

Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in Insatiable Ivory, $30; nordstrom.com

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Cult Favorite

This cult favorite is notoriously moisturizing and contains SPF 15. This lovely nude shade will make your lips shimmer.

Fresh Sugar Nude Tinted Lip Treatment, $22.50; fresh.com

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Long Lasting

So long-lasting you'll put it on and forget about it until you're taking off your makeup at the end of the day.

Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy in Androgino, $36.00; giorgioarmani.com

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Truly Nude

Guaranteed to flatter any skin tone.

Lancôme Color Design Sensational Effects Lip Color in Pale Lip, $22.50; lancome.com

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A Touch of Color

For a littttle bit more color.

Marc Jacobs New Nudes Sheer Lip Gel in Anais, $30; marcjacobs.com

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Lip Savior

Big moisture, small price tag.

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in First Class Nude, $5.94; drugstore.com

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Mattifying

For anyone who prefers a matte look.

Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lip Colour in Sensual, $28; nordstrom.com

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Think Pink

Some days you just need that pink twist.

Too Faced La Crème Color Drenched Lipstick in Nude Beach, $22; toofaced.com

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Back to Basics

You can stop looking. We found your affordable, everyday-wear lipstick.

Ulta Nude Lipstick in Bronzed Beauty 261, $8.00; ulta.com

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