Friday, October 5th, 2012

Choose or Lose


Have you found your perfect nude lipstick?

  • Nope, still looking! (70%, 1,625 Votes)
  • Yes! (You better share what it is in the comments!) (30%, 685 Votes)

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239 thoughts on “Have you found your perfect nude lipstick?

  1. Avatar of Sally Sally

    MAC Hue. Not too beige or peach, just right!

  2. Nicki

    lighter than NC15 and I love MAC honey love, if you are darker a lot of people like velvet teddy

  3. Yadira Moreno

    im NC40 and my favorite nude is ‘Just Enough Buff’ by Revlon :)

  4. Anna

    Yes, but unfortunately it was a LE, MAC Brew from the long ago and much missed Smoke Signals collection. Nothing comes close to it, and I have been looking, but VG MAC Gaga II is good enough a replacement. I think it looks good on anybody with pale skin.

  5. alison

    mac velvet teddy and honeylove are my favs…..

  6. Avatar of Nancy Nancy

    I’m an NC35 and use Mac Peachstock lipstick.

  7. Avatar of Theresa Theresa

    MAC A Perfect Day (hopefully it gets repromoted!) And Clairins lipstick in Nude

  8. Jezebel

    My perfect nude lipstick is Craving by Mac!! It is perfect with my colors and it match my natural lip color.

  9. Avatar of Mary Beth Mary Beth

    Favorite MLBB/neutral shades:
    1) Mac’s “Viva Glam V”
    2) Bobbi Brown “Brown Tulle” (discontinued)
    3) Mac’s “Unlimited” (Pro-longwear)
    4) Urban Decay “Naked”
    5) Revlon Colorburst “Soft Rose”
    6) Sephora Liplast “Rose Bouquet”
    7) L’Oreal Color-Riche “Rose Taffeta”

    Of note, I’m very pale! :-) Anything lighter than these shades WILL give me the dreaded “corpse lips” — yikes!!!

  10. Avatar of Anne-Marie anne-marie

    MAC velvet teddy!

  11. Jillian

    For me, the perfect nude is MAC’s Blankety! It’s a nude/MLBB for me, which I love. I have brown hair, brown eyes and NW20-25 skin!

  12. Jordan

    It’s limited edition but MAC Innocence Beware!!!

  13. MAC Naked Truth! Pink-tinged nude would work great on all skin tones :)

  14. dsixx

    I just wonder what happened to the once overrated MAC Myth?? Must have been a fad.

  15. LRW

    Guerlain Rouge de Guerlain Le Brilliant Jewel lipstick in Blondie,sadly discontinued.

  16. Natasha

    Mac Viva glam V
    Estee Lauder Barley nude

  17. Avatar of Rose Rose

    MAC Pattiserie is the closest to my lip color so it makes an awesome nude :) I keep coming back to it.

  18. Betsy

    L’Oreal Colour Riche in Fairest Nude!!! It almost exactly matches my lip color. I’m nc15-ish with neutral undertones and lips that aren’t that pigmented compared to most people!

  19. Kathy S.

    Viva Glam Gaga II

  20. Lauren

    MAC Blankety is my favorite nude! Goes with pretty much any look

  21. Em

    MAC Hue! I’m fair with neutral undertones.

  22. Avatar of Genevieve Genevieve

    I really love MAC’s Pure Zen, Blankety, High tea, and Viva Glam 5. For the ultimate MLBB look, though, I love Chanel’s Boy!

  23. Avatar of Jenn Jenn

    I’d be an NW20, and my lips have a decent amount of pigment in them so, I typically go for a nudey pink. My holy grail nude lipstick is Estee Lauders Pure Color Crystal lipstick in Crystal Baby. I can’t take all the credit since Sam from PIxiwoo led me to try it. LOVE!

  24. lily

    NARS Lipstick in Crusing!

  25. Avatar of Lauren Lauren

    MAC’s Woo Me Kissable Lipcolour is the PERFECT nude, but the fact that it’s limited edition doesn’t help because I run out of it so fast! Creme D’Nude is a close second and bareMinerals Pretty Amazing lipcolor in Free Will is a close third :)

  26. Avatar of Angie Angie

    NC 15/NC 20. Edward Bess Ultra Slick Lipstick in Forbidden Flower. It’s a creamy warm pinky nude shade and works well with my warm undertones.

  27. Avatar of Lyndsay Lyn

    MAC Viva Glam V if I want a little shimmer, Lancome Rich Cashmere if I want a cream & Clinique Bountiful Blush if I want a sheer nude.

  28. Avatar of Emily 18thCenturyFox

    So another paean to my fallen MAC Bardot and Shrimpton- I will mourn them at every opportunity! I have been reaching for Mac Salute! a ton recently and Too Faced Free Love. When I remember Nars Honolulu Honey, I love that one too..

  29. Abby

    I’m an NC20, and I love MAC Hue, MAC Blankety, MAC Kinda Sexy, MAC Modesty, and L’Oreal Fairest Nude.

  30. Ally

    Rimmel Birthday Suit! Also Nars’ Barbarella. Both nudes with a hint of peachy pink so I don’t look dead. :)

  31. Avatar of Ellen Ellen

    I look awful in most of the MAC shades mentioned. I guess I am too fair for truly “nude” lips. But I gravitate towards “neutral” colors that others might consider nude. Two new ones are Smashbox’s Chai and Honey. Estee Lauder’s Barely Nude has a lot of peach in it but might be more nude on darker skin tones. They discontinued Crystal Beige which was an old favorite, they claim that Barely Nude is a replacement for it, but they’re wrong!! I have MAC Touch, but it is a cool brown of me.

  32. Ana medina

    Revlon SOFT NUDE better than MAC or any high end formula hands down!!!

  33. Avatar of rebecca blueraccoon

    I should add here – I actually bought a nude lipstick tonight without meaning to, but I kinda like it! Shiseido Lacquer Rouge RD203, it’s a nude but it looks very natural, and the formula’s fantastic, so…now I have a nude lipstick. I also want to check out the Rouge Dior Blush lipsticks – I picked one up but it’s not quite a nude, more of a neutral pink. But another shade might be a good nude for me.

  34. LL

    Well, I found 2 perfect nude lip glosses. The first is Mad Cap lipglass from Mac and the second is Mocha Stila lip glaze. They are both perfect. As for lipstick, Fresh Brew from Mac is close.

  35. VickyM

    I´m the kind of person that likes the lips to be the star of the entire makeup, so I mostly use bright pink, peach, fuschia, and even soft berry and red berry, but everyday use are gorgeous medium pinks. As far as nude goes, I would use rouge coco mademoiselle 5 gorgeous muted beige pink, and rouge coco gardenia 13 a shiny pink peach with gold undertones and that´s as nude as I go.

  36. RoseEllina

    Revlon ColorBurst in Fashion’s Night Pout

  37. Avatar of Quinctia Quinctia

    My lips are quite pigmented and rosy, so I don’t know that I’ve found a perfect nude–often, nude-colored cream lipsticks refuse to give smooth enough coverage over my natural lip color, even with a lip pencil.

    So, I tend to go sheer gloss or a sheerer lipstick (like UD Midnight Cowboy) when I want a “nude” color.

    Though I just got in a couple Milani HD Advanced Lip Colors in nude/browner shades, and they’re more of a medium coverage lipsticks, so I’m hoping one of them might make for a perfect nude for me.

  38. anita

    Mac Blankety, Mac Yash, Clinique Tenderheart

  39. Ariel

    I’m very fair NC 15 or lighter usually and I adore Nars Bangkok I’m actually surprised no one else has mentioned it.

  40. Nirvana Adey

    Guerlain Rouge G L’Extrait ‘Avarice’
    MAC Lustre lippie ‘Midimauve’
    MAC Cremesheen lippie ‘Modesty’

  41. I’m in looove with my new lipstick – Miss Pupa #104, it’s gorgeous!

  42. Lilly

    Mac Peachstock forever!!!. And Mac Patisserie for MLBB thingy. You gotta love nudes <3

  43. Bridget

    Photo by MAC!

  44. Avatar of Cham Concepcion cham

    Lady’s Choice by Benefit is LOVE :)

  45. Kim

    Mac hue and Creme d’nude

  46. Avatar of Sarah Sarah

    Mac’s cut-a-caper. Got it last time it came out but because it’s about as rare as unicorn poop I don’t like using it too often. Defeats the whole purpose but hey.

  47. vandana

    Mac cherish!I am nc40

  48. Kelly

    mac freckletone!

  49. Noir

    Velvet Teddy. It’s perfection!

  50. Avatar of Raquel Rach

    NW20: MAC Faux, my favorite!

  51. Sophie

    MAC Bare slimshine!!!!

  52. Cait

    MAC Blankety – it’s the perfect colour for my skin tone!

  53. k

    It’s actually a pencil, but MAC pro longwear lip pencil in Nice n Spicy. A Little darker than my natural lip color but it’s so perfect on me! I asked the MAC counter girl to help me pick one out and that was the one she helped me decide on. I don’t own much MAC but it’s one product I know I’m going to end up purchasing again.

  54. Avatar of Katie Katie

    Kat Von D Celebutard. Perfect nude for those with cool undertones because it leans pink. Vanilla Truffle by Estee Lauder is my favorite peachy nude.

  55. Avatar of Beth beth

    I have :D my fave nude is rimmel nude delight i love it :D i dont like the MAC nudes they are not good!!

  56. Avatar of Jan jan

    It’s the limited edition lady gaga 2, it’s pretty pigmented b/c it’s an amplified, so I pat it on my bottom lip and blend it out so that it covers up the color of my lips without being too dramatic

  57. Avatar of Nicole nicole

    Viva glam gaga 2. ..I’m nc 30. …looks amazing!

  58. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in London (NC40/42).

  59. Linda Belinda

    More on the pinky side, I love Bobbi Brown Sandwash Tule and Rose Petal. The last one is the colour of my lips (but i prefer the Sandwash Tule one). Otherwise, all look very washy-washy on me.

  60. ms

    nc42, nars barcelona, mac kissable super is as good as it gets for me. i have a back up.

    i dont’ care for nude lips so the backup will last.
    others i have: vgV, mac cant get enough,

  61. Avatar of Sarah Sarah

    Revlon Matte in Mauve It Over…not exactly, perfectly a match, but my lips are naturally pretty pinkish-red, so this tones them down just enough to look neutral without making me look dead.

  62. Avatar of Hanan Hanan

    NC30, the best I found was Guerlain Galia 03

  63. Kelly

    NARS Cruising is my HG nude/natural lipstick. I’m NW10 with red hair and blue eyes, and Cruising just makes me look polished and natural without competing with a strong eye look.

  64. Mimi

    It’s kind of a yes and no. I fell in love with Mac Nude Rose from the DSquared collection. But of course it was a LE so now I’m looking for a similar one to replace it with when needed.

    If anyone has any ideas for similar colored lipsticks, they are most welcome!

  65. Hanna

    LimeCrime’s Coquette =D

  66. Avatar of Smurfette210 Smurfette123

    Tarte matte lipsurgence in hope is my lips but better (def not a nude tone tho). Plus it looks fantastic with macs cultured lipglass on top!

  67. Avatar of Angela angela sutherland

    mac pure zen

  68. Isheeta

    My perfect nude is Clinique Blushed Nude..

  69. Camille

    Revlon creme brûlée lip butter

  70. Avatar of Xero Xero

    The discontinued Covergirl Trushine in Peach Shine…it’s such a perfect, easy color. I can get a pretty similar color if I dilute just a little bit of Rimmel Kasbah in plenty of lip balm, but it’s much less effortless/foolproof.

  71. Avatar of Myracel my

    MAC Jubilee or Cosmo, Revlon Lip Butter in Pink Truffle and NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Sex Machine are my faves. I’m not sure what my shade is in MAC foundations, but I am a B40 in Chanel as of the moment.

  72. essence: all about cupcake

  73. Avatar of Melinda Melinda

    For me it’s MAC Spice.

  74. Kristine

    Tom Ford Blush Nude!

  75. Dinitchka

    I have not found the perfect nude lipstick but I do have a few I tend to use and mix together.
    MAC – Viva Glam in Lady Gaga, Kevyn Aucoin – Expert Lip Color in Faith, Dior – Nude Rouge in Trompe L’Oeil, Rimmel – Kate 14, WnW – Mega Shield in Bare-ly Legal, WnW – Mega Shield in Birthday Suit and Revlon ColorBurst in Rosy Nude.

  76. Hope

    Rouge Coco Mademoiselle 05
    Mac Ravishing
    Mac Mocha

  77. anon326

    The d/c’ed Maybelline Caramel Kiss lipstick (originally purchased because of the review here on Temptalia!). I typically don’t like to wear brownish lipstick, but this is the exception. This is one of the few tubes of lipstick I’ve purchased back ups of.

  78. MAC Blankety! Love!!

  79. Jessica

    Not 100% perfect but very close to it on me (I wear Revlon Colorstay oily/combo in 400 Caramel)

    1. MAC Spice lipstick + matching lipglass
    2. MAC Empowered + MAC Spirited lipglass
    3. Revlon Superlustrous Lipstick in Mink + MAC Spirited or Explicit lipglass
    4. MAC Sheen Supreme in Impressive

  80. Avatar of Juliana Ju Laur

    MAC Blankety e Viva Glam II

  81. sadia

    honey love by mac and fairest nude.

  82. shu uemura’s rouge supreme matte BG 931

  83. Julia Zheng

    MAC Honeylove, MAC Cherish, MAC Blankety.

  84. Avatar of Stephanie n8ivebeauT

    Urban Decay’s High Gloss lip pencil in Naked. Looks like my natural lips with a very beautiful shine that is natural, not like I smeared a ton of vaseline on. I’ve tried the fleshy colored shades like Creme d’Nude, Blankety, Myth (which is very popular), etc. but I always feel like I look like I’m thirsty and haven’t eaten in days. So my definition of a nude lip seems to differ from the fashion standard. Nude lip to me is a color that looks like your natural lip color but with a bit of enhancement from a lip product to perhaps even out the lip color with a bit of shine. The fashion standard seems to look, once again, like you’re very dehydrated in the middle of the desert. My opinion……………

  85. sophia

    Mac Faux! Makes my lips very polished so it’s ideal for everyday day looks as well as bold or smokey eyes! I love it!

  86. Leeza

    Revlon’s Rosy Nude- it’s not white-based so it doesn’t wash me out. It’s totally a my-lips-but-better shade, just one shade darker than my already fairly pigmented lips.
    I’m a warm toned medium skin tone; my main advice for finding your perfect nude is not to go with those creamy, pale shades, especially if you’re anything more than porcelain toned. They’ll wash you out! Go for brown or beige toned neutrals.

  87. Mac’s Hue is DIVINE.

  88. Avatar of Sara Sara

    Hue by MAC! I’m very pale, so it may not be best for darker skintones, but it’s my favorite.

  89. Avatar of Susana Susana

    I think that nude lipsticks are not made for me :(

  90. Erin

    Overrated: revlon nude attitude. Looks bad on me. Threw it out, it could of used it as concealer I guess.
    Underrated:Mac innocence, beware!

  91. Jennifer

    MAC Marquis’d is my perfect nude!

  92. Avatar of Mel Mel

    MAC Fleshpot is just right for me!

  93. Avatar of Valeria Valeria

    Revlon Soft Nude!

  94. Adelita

    M·A·C Kissable Lipcolour Super, M·A·C Yash, MUFE Rouge Artist Intense 26.

  95. Zoom

    Shiseido Perfect Rouge #701

  96. Nicole

    NC15/20, I absolutely love Viva Glam Gaga 2!

  97. fufsy

    i *love* givnenchy rouge interdit in voluptuous nude and nars velvet matte lip pencil in belle du jour with clear or sheer nude gloss on top

  98. Avatar of Sars Sars

    MAC Gaga II is perfect for me as a nude! :)

  99. Duda Molinos – Bossa and YSL Rouge Volupté #1 nude.