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.
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
Swipe on one coat for a subtle look or build for depth.
Burberry Kisses Lip Colour in Nude Beige, $33; saks.com
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Guaranteed to flatter any skin tone.
Lancôme Color Design Sensational Effects Lip Color in Pale Lip, $22.50; lancome.com
For a littttle bit more color.
Marc Jacobs New Nudes Sheer Lip Gel in Anais, $30; marcjacobs.com
Big moisture, small price tag.
Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in First Class Nude, $5.94; drugstore.com
For anyone who prefers a matte look.
Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lip Colour in Sensual, $28; nordstrom.com
Some days you just need that pink twist.
Too Faced La Crème Color Drenched Lipstick in Nude Beach, $22; toofaced.com
You can stop looking. We found your affordable, everyday-wear lipstick.
Ulta Nude Lipstick in Bronzed Beauty 261, $8.00; ulta.com