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15 Nude Lipsticks for Every Skin Tone

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

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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.

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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