Stop wearing a nude lip, it doesn’t become you. And I am going to tell you why!
I know all things go in and out of fashion. But the nude lip thing that has been around since Mario Dedivanovic started using it on Kim Kardashian for a photoshoot, is one that many pale skin and medium toned skin women should avoid like the plague. They should wish it would disappear from magazines forthwith.
Try using your own lip tone
Please remember this, unless you are a woman of colour with rich olive tones to your skin (and a makeup artist like Mario) a nude lip is going to wipe you out colour wise. It’s going to drain colour from your face and make you look ill.
It may look good and funky on an editorial spread on a red headed freckled faced girl when the art director is trying to call attention to something ( like the motorbike she maybe draped over) but it really is no good for most women and they really, really should stop wearing a nude lip and they should really, really should chuck out those nude lip tones from their makeup bags.
Olive skin tone women, who had had their face dramatically highlighted and contoured by a make up artist can wear a nude lip and it looks great, because the nude lip is a colour contrast to the colour in the skin tones and the colours created by the makeup artist; and therefore it stands out.
There used to be a saying in makeup artistry that many still hold to be true If you go heavy on the eyes then go lightly on the lip.And of course visa versa. However, “going lightly on the lip” does not mean wiping out the colour of your natural lip tone.
If you want a a true nude lip, just chuck on a light gloss over your natural lip colour.In fact I would recommend the Gale Hayman lip lift as an alternative. It’s a great product which protects the lips and has some plumping properties.
So let me just remind you. If you have gone for a big dramatic smokey eye, go lightly on your lips so that you don’t look like a drag queen. I would recommend using lipstick close to your own natural lip tone. That really is a nude lip. Or a gloss over your own lipcolour. But don’t wipe out the colour of your lips with a glossy beige tone and think you look great,. because the chances are that you don’t, and you are the one that is going to have to live with the pictures or yourself trying to be a Kardashian clone some way done the line. We live in an age of social media. Believe me, those pictures are going to come back and haunt you.