8 Products to Create the Perfect Nude Lip

Never underestimate the power of a nude lip. Besides looking effortlessly glam, it’s the perfect complement for nights when you are playing up your eyes. Once you’ve mastered the smokey eye (like Zoe Saldana’s at the CFDA Fashion Awards or Eva Longoria’s nearly perfect look) you’ll need the perfect nude counterpart. Here are a few of our favorite picks to get you started.

1. Nude Lip: Elizabeth Arden

This shiny gloss works great solo or over your favorite nude lipstick for a high-impact effect.

Elizabeth Arden High Shine Lip Gloss in Honey Glaze, $15, elizabetharden.com

2. Nude Lip: Glitz

A beautiful, pale pink with a bit of glitter makes this the perfect girls night out accessory.

VMV Hypoallergenics Glitz Lipstick in Tinkerbell, $31, vmvhypoallergenics.com

3. Nude Lip: Ilia

For a more matte effect (like Zoe’s), try this color to play up natural-looking lips.

Ilia Lipstick in Humble Me, $24, iliabeauty.com

4. Nude Lip: Iman

If you’re sporting a brown smokey eye, this is your go-to gloss.


5. Nude Lip: Laura Geller

This shimmer gloss is infused with natural fruit and plant oils to keep lips silky so color stays on longer.

Laura Geller Light Beam Lip Gloss, $16, laurageller.com

6. Nude Lip: Nuance

A rosy hue with golden shimmer looks best on olive and tan complexions.

Nuance Salma Hayek Color Vibrance Lipstick in Shimmering Nude, $10, CVS.COM

7. Nude Lip: Shiseido

For lighter skin tones, choose a nude color that has cool undertones like this pink shade.

Shiseido Makeup Shimmering Rouge in Opal, $25, SHISEIDO.COM

8. Nude Lip: YSL

A pale pink stain that stays on all night is the perfect complement to dark navy shadow.

YVES SAINT LARENT Rouge Pur Couture GLossy Stain in No. 19, Beige Aquarelle, $32, yslbeautyus.com