There are some terms in makeup that literally mean hundreds of different things. Nude lip is one of those terms. A nude lip for me is not always the same for you. To me, the most flattering shade for a nude lip is not necessarily the same shade as you would choose for nude shape wear.
The best way to determine your best nude lip is to look at you–you guessed–nude lips! You can use that shade to gauge where to begin. Someone once said to look at the color of your nipple to determine it but I don’t suggest you whip a tit out at Sephora or Ulta so just stick to your lips for now.
Urban Decay won Valentine’s Day last month by sending me the most beautiful, romantic package that included a selection of nude shades of their Vice Lipstick formula.
Now I can officially say someone has sent me nudes. I’ve really made it.
The Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks comes in 5 finishes: mega matte, comfort matte, cream, metallized, sheer and sheer shimmer. I’ve reviewed a few of these before in my Urban Decay Naked Heat review.
Below are the finishes and shades they recently sent me:
A traditional, satin lipstick formula that feels hydrating on.
Naked: A warm, pink nude that flatters most fair and light skin tones. I actually carry this one in my freelance kit! It’s not exactly a nude on my yellow undertone but a very pretty, soft pink nonetheless.
I absolutely love this formula. It’s the best of the ones I’ve tried in the Vice Lipsticks because it’s precisely what it says. It’s a matte lipstick that wears long, but feels completely comfortable and non-drying on.
Stark Naked: A peachy nude, great for yellow undertones like myself.
Backtalk: A cool, mid-tone mauve. This is a really flattering shade on most people I find.
1993: While this is a beautiful medium cocoa brown nude for women of color, I find it’s also an amazing 90’s era shade for fair skin. This is my absolute fave but I have to be honest; as a child of the 90’s, I never met a brown lip color I didn’t like.
I would describe this as a dated frost with a gritty feel on.
Gubby: Urban Decay describes it as a frosted pink. I describe it as one of the most hideous lipstick shades ever on my skin tone. I am fair with a strong yellow undertone and this just looks like a disgusting, metallic concealer on my lips. I honestly hate this shade.
I really do love each shade expect for Gubby. Also, what the hell is a gubby anyways? It’s crazy how I can totally be in love with 1993 yet I violently hate Gubby. Can’t win ’em all.
Do I recommend the Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks?
Yes. The Comfort Matte formula is really something to behold so I suggest you check those out first.
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