Tuesday, March 29th, 2011


5 Cool-Toned Nude Lipsticks

By popular request, here are five of my favorite cool-toned nude lipsticks! :)

What’s your favorite cool-toned nude?

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46 thoughts on “5 Cool-Toned Nude Lipsticks

  1. ashley

    love this post! love that it’s “cool toned” nudes! thanks!

  2. Velvet Teddy looks absolutely lovely!

  3. aim

    always love your review/swatch!
    will you do a warm nude lips next time for asians or people with more yellow undertone? :)

  4. Michelle

    My fave is Chanel Mythic lipstick!

  5. nony222

    Mac hug me

  6. Neha

    MAC Fresh Brew, MAC Cherish & NYX Thalia!!

  7. Irena

    I recently picked up Kat Von D’s “Celebutard” lipstick. A nice pale-pink, cool toned nude. Love it!

    • BlushResponse

      I love this, too! It’s gorgeous by itself, and I also love it with Innocence, Beware! from MAC layered on top. Celebutard is one of my HG nude lipsticks :)

      • Thepaigest

        Hey… I was just wondering if you have a dupe for celebutard? It’s my favorite but only have a mini of it… It’s in the new 54 dollar but not sure if I want the whole set.
        Thanks- Paige!

  8. Edelmc

    Hi Christine

    Do you think velvet teddy is similar to mac syrup?

  9. nathalie

    NARS Little Darling looks fantastic. I adore its sheer finish. Do you think it would fit my NW10 skintone?

      • nathalie

        Thank you for your constant help and dedication. I just ordered Little Darling!

        Not properly a nude but my favorite is MAC “Fresh Brew”. Creme D’Nude looks good but I’m not fond of the finish. If only it was a Lustre… I think nudes work better when they’re sheer.

        • I’d still say Fresh Brew is a nude, shade ;) The problem with “nude” is it’s really… nude based on the person. Fresh Brew is probably more likely a brown, but isn’t nude really just variations on brown anyway? Pfft, silly makeup and all of it’s crazy classifications!

  10. nu_noiy

    I like MAC – Shy Girl and Hug me ^__^

  11. Angela

    I really like velvet teddy by MAC. I might have to go out and buy it since I have been on a nude lip look lately. Plus, it goes w/ most eyeshadow looks, which is great! I don’t like a lot of lip color anyway, so this post is great! So far, I have been wearing Urban decay’s Jailbait. It’s a pretty good one; I layer a clear gloss over it and line my lips w/ vicki’s secret nude pencil.

  12. are cool-toned nude lipsticks easier to use if you’re super pale? I’ve got a couple of nude lipsticks, one is very beige and looks really nasty on me, so maybe cool pinks are better? I’m NC15 with pretty pigmented lips

    • Sometimes, but it’s generally more to do with your undertones – rosier (cooler) nudes tend to look better on those with pink undertones, while beige/peach nudes tend to look better on those with yellow undertones.

  13. Angel

    My Fav is MAC Whoo me! it’s soft yet has that little hint of pink hue to it :)

  14. has to be my all time fav lipstick in the world MAC PRETTY PLEASE :)
    no other lipstick like it lol x

  15. braveviet

    I love how Velvet Teddy looks on you

  16. Kaaaala

    None are pale enough for me :(

  17. Samantha

    So the cool tones look best on NC shades or NW??

  18. I love them all but Velvet Teddy is the best!

  19. MissChels

    I thought creme d nude was warm? It was way orange on me.

  20. Damn you Christine!! And welcome to my lipstick family NARS Little Darling.. ;)

  21. ak

    MAC Empowered lipstick

  22. Alyssa

    Thanks so much for posting this! I’d love to see more “cool” themed makeup posts. I am always unsure which colors will look best with my cool skin tone. Reading your blog is a HUGE help.

  23. makeup ghost

    Little Darling is the only cool toned nude here against my NW10 skin, haha. Cream D’Nude and the Guerlain are especially peach toned. Velvet Teddy is a medium brown toned color on me. Nice to see more lip swatches. :)

  24. Carrie Ann

    I love NARS Little Darling.

  25. Jess

    Do warm color lipsticks, look good on cool skintone girls???

  26. Camille

    mac creme de nude, mac supreme sheen lipstick in supremely confident, and gosh darling!

  27. Andrea

    Lovely colors

  28. Sydney

    Can’t believe I don’t have Velvet Teddy. Need to pick that up.

  29. CravingCherries

    The only cool nude lipstick I’ve found is called Mac “Myself” from the All Races collection. And Mac Test Pattern lip liner and NYX Pale Pink lip liner. Have you seen those products, Christine? Creme D’Nude and the Guerlain and Korres are pretty warm on me, unfortunately. Can’t do peachy tones. :(

  30. vikaki

    i loveeee loveee loveee your choices!!!
    i have the korres one and the creme d’nude!!

    and from the warms i have the freckletone but i have to have the korres one!!:D

  31. vikaki

    oohh i forgot to say that i adore mac hug me!

  32. Britt

    I love creme d’nude. Its definitely my favourite lipstick over all actually. It has such a great colour, you’re wearing lipstick, yet its not overpowering. And I love the finish

  33. cloudburst

    I have a serious addiction to nude lipsticks – this only feeds the fire! :)

  34. Jill

    Bobbi Browns Creamy Lipcolor in Baby is my HG nude lipstick for my cool toned fair skin! LOVE it!

  35. MichelleH

    I just had to add the Viva Glam Gaga 2 to this list. I know it is not cool toned in itself -it’s described as “light neutral beige”. But I am cool toned and have NEVER had a nude lipstick do anything but turn orange on me and I have tried everything (even Hug Me, which is the one always recommended to me). Gaga 2 is perfect as a fleshy nude on me and with a little Love Nectar Lustreglass over the top is nice and sheer. I had to share!! Also, thank you so much, this site has been a lifesaver!!!