Ask Kate 02
I’ve been hunting for a wearable nude lipstick ever since I mentioned not having one in this post.
I’m rather pale, and between that fact and my blonde hair, I always try to add some color into my face via lipstick and blush.
Typically, anytime I would try on nude lipstick I couldn’t wait to wipe it off and get something coral-y on there stat. But I’m trying to embrace trends and be cool with nude lips now.
The first one I tried, that I have since decided is much too light for me, is Maybelline’s Blushing Beige.
It looks nude alright, but a little too nude. Like, where are my lips? What I should have done is gone into Mac or Bobbi Brown and had a makeup artist suggest the right nude lipstick for me. But ain’t nobody got time for dat, so I’m doing my best to find the right shade on my own time.
My favorite, thus far, is Naked Dolly by Too Faced. It’s nude with the slightest hint of pink. I still don’t love how pale it is (even though that is kind of the point), so I figured out the perfect “hack” below.
I applied the lightest swipe of Peony by Albeit across my lips, and layered it with a few strokes of Naked Dolly. The end result? Pale, pale, pale pink lips. And probably the most comfortable I’ll be in nude. Lipstick. Not just nude in general.
I know, I know, it’s not really nude after all, is it? It’s just light, pale pink? But hey, sometimes you need to bend the trends a little bit. At least that’s what I tell myself.