If Your Skin Tone Is: Light to Fair
The Nude Lipstick Shade: MAKE Silk Cream Lipstick in Putty
Why it Works: The wrong nude on fair skin can totally wash you out. Look for a peachy neutral shade close to your natural lip color, which will accentuate your skins warm tones and brighten your entire face.
If Your Skin Tone Is: Tan to Olive
The Nude Lipstick Shade: Jouer Hydrating Lipstick in Meredith
Why it Works: To accentuate the golden glow of an olive skin tone, look for a pink-coral nude. Instead of a tawny nude, which Lauren says can get muddy with olive tones, a slightly pink shade will pick up on the flush in your cheeks to blend in without looking chalky.
If Your Skin Tone Is: Medium
The Nude Lipstick Shade: ModelCo Party Proof Lipstick in Dusk Till Dawn from the Neutrals Trio
Why it Works: To match the natural brown undertones in medium skin, choose a dusty-rose nude, preferably in a matte formula, says Lauren. Similar to olive skin, opt for pinks over peaches to give you that 90s brown-nude color that is so in right now.
If Your Skin Tone Is: Medium-Deep
The Nude Lipstick Shade: Lipstick Queen Saint Lipstick in Nude
Why it Works: For medium-deep skin tones, choose a warm nude, go two to three shades deeper than your natural lip tone, whether it be pink or brown, advises Lauren. If you want to lighten up naturally dark-pigmented lips instead, choose a nude with a bit of orange in it, which can cancel out the darker pigments.
If Your Skin Tone Is: Deep
The Nude Lipstick Shade: Laura Mercier Rouge Nouveau Lip Color in Pure
Why it Works: Ladies with deep skin tones who want to wear neutrals should avoid pink or frosty shades, which can end up looking chalky. Instead, Lauren suggests looking for richly pigmented formulas in golden-brown hues, which will accent your skin tones natural warmth.