Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Temptalia Asks You


What’s your go-to nude lip combo? Be sure to share your skin tone so other users can check out your combo!

Temptalia's AnswerOne of my favorite nudes is MAC’s Velvet Teddy! I love to put Nymphette lipglass on top for a lil’ shimmer and shine. I’m NC25!

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153 thoughts on “What’s your go-to nude lip combo?

  1. Melissa

    MAC “Touch” lipstick plus MAC “Beaux” lusterglass. I’m nw45 :-)

  2. Avatar of Selena Selena

    Equality L/S Boy Bait Cremesheen Glass NARS Mont Blanc =)

  3. Dar

    MAC’s Cherish, with a little bit of Love Nectar or top. The color is warm enough and doesn’t make me look washed out.

  4. Avatar of Lisa Lisa E

    I would have to say… MAC Syrup (with MUFE Aqua Lip No. 2) and top that with Partial to Pink Cremesheen Glass.

  5. Bronwen Llewellyn

    MAC’s Bare Venus + C-Thru lipglass. I am fair skinned…I don’t use MAC foundation, but I am “fairly light” in the Bare Escentuals line.

    • Stephanie

      My nude summer lips : MAC Freckletone (nude peach) with Napoleon Perdis in Protege lipgloss on top (a nude corally shade)! I’m NC44

  6. kathy

    Ok , AM i probably the only person who wears the nude colors and feel like i look like a corse? Just cant pul it off:(

    • NeenaJ

      No, Kathy. You’re not the only one! I hate how a true nude l/s looks on me. Lately, I’ve been using MAC Thrills l/s just barely touched on the lips from the tube to give a base. Then top with Stila Kitten gloss in the center. (For ref, I’m an NW 15/20 depending on the season – freckled, hazel eyes, brown hair.)

    • It’s definitely not just you! I feel like everyone can rock out Myth, Peachstock, and Freckletone EXCEPT me! Everyone has their perfect nude, you just have to find yours. I’m NW20 (fair skin, blue eyes, brown hair) and MAC’s Hug Me and Jubilee are MY perfect nudes. They may not work for everyone, but they work for me because with such fair skin, it’s better to go a little darker so you don’t wash yourself out.

      • You know, I also can’t wear those lipsticks. They don’t suit my complexation at all! My lips are super pigmented (in a mauvish shade) and I can only wear pinky-nudes. MAC’s Hug me and Jubilee are my perfect nudes as well! I’m NC25 in SFF for reference.

        My combos,
        hug me / jubilee + mac lipglass (the clear one) / nymphette / love rock / gold rebel or utterly posh.

        • Aleka

          Yay! Thanks Marjo now I know what to get! I’m NC20-25 and my lips are super pigmented. I look awful in true nudes. I’ll be getting hug me, maybe cherish and jubilee too :3

    • Hanna

      Nope – i can’t wear beigey nudes but try a more pinkish nude. That’s what i wear when i need a “nude” lip. Th beige nude makes me look like death!

  7. Anjali

    I like to wear Spirit (Mac) – it’s a satin finish & it carries the right amount of color without being a ghostly nude on my skin (I’m a tad lighter than NARS Sheer Glow in Syracuse). It’s really hard for darker girls like myself to find a “nude” lip color – 99% of them simply do not work, so I’m really glad I found this ultra-wearable-on-a-daily-basis color. I top it off w/ a touch of Rosebud Salve for a slight sheen w/o being too lipgloss-y.

  8. Julie

    recently i’ve been using MAC Myth with Stila’s Starfruit.
    Not the greatest, but I love having something good to go with Myth.
    Anyone else know any good Myth combos???

    • Michelle

      Try putting Nymphette (golden pink) or Love Nectar (peachy with a hint of pink) on top. Really pretty. If you want something more nude — try Florabundance on top.

  9. Michelle

    My favorite nude combo is NARS Belle de Jour lipstick top with Shisedo Champagne Sparkle lip gloss. I don’t wear MAC foundations but I’m guessing I’m around a NC43. I use MUFE HD Foundation in #155.

  10. Avatar of Shelby Shelby

    My favorite nude lipstick is MAC Shy Girl, it works really well on my fair skin because it doesn’t wash me out! Then I put MAC Prrr Lipglass on top of that!

  11. MAC Honeylove lipstick with any gloss…been liking NYX Megashine lipgloss in Sweetheart or MAC Boybait cremesheen lipglass or just clear gloss :). BTW I’m around NC25-30/MUFE HD #125/NARS Sheer Glow Punjab

  12. ebony

    I am nw50.I wear fresh brew,or mac touch lipstick w revealing,or creamola lip pencil w love nectar.

  13. Avatar of Shontay shontay

    It used to be Siss+3N, but now it’s Call My Bluff+You Got It

  14. Catherine

    MAC Hue + MAC Love nectar on top=LOVE!

  15. I’m NW30/NARS Barcelona… My FAVE nude lip combo’s are Myth lipstick by MAC with Striptease lipgloss by NARS and Honeylove lipstick by MAC with C-Thru lipgloss also by MAC :)

  16. Kathy

    MAC’s Patisserie lipstick. It’s one of those “my lips, but better” colors. :)

  17. Avatar of Mel Mel

    MAC Fleshpot l/s with MAC Consume Me l/g. I’m NW15-20 depending on the season. :)

  18. Lindy

    I am an nc25 and I really like viva glam II and myth:)

  19. Beth

    Still searching for a lipstick, currently use Flirty Nude stain from CG w/Smashbox quench moisture rich lip gloss. I’m a MUFE 209.

  20. Torrey

    Urban Decay Naked lipstick :] it’s my HG lipstick for work! Otherwise, I’m a huge fan of MAC Way to Love, which they seriously need to re-release!

  21. Krys

    mac lipstick in siss with macs 3n lipglass on type (im nw45 for reference)

  22. When I’m in a hurry, I just apply a thin layer of Revlon’s Lilac Pastelle lip gloss. When I’m going to whole-hog, I put on Revlon’s Soft Nude, with Cherries in the Glow lip gloss on top. I can’t do nude-nude lips. Peachy nude for me!

  23. Shannon

    I’m an nc25-30 and I have two go to combos.
    1. Revlon nude attitude lipstick with hip savory jelly balm over it. Gorg true nude.
    2. Mac hue with Sally Hansen diamond lipgloss in gem. Gorg pink nude.

  24. Joanne

    I’m NC35. I use MAC Cherish lipstick with Bare Necessity lipglass over it!

  25. Leah

    MAC Crème d’Nude lipstick with Too Faced Glamour Gloss in First Time. NC20

  26. Maddy

    mac’s hue lipstick & korres jasmine lip butter on top to give it some shine (since im not a big fan of super glossy lips)

    my favorite combo ever!

  27. karen

    mac peachstock lipstick + mac 2N lipglass on top , nc30

  28. MAC lustre lipstick in “jubilee” + dior creme de gloss in beige silk satin (warm nude)

    MAC lustre lipstick in “syrup” + clinique long last glosswear in bamboo pink (cool nude)

    i’m NW20/NC15 in the winter, and NW20/NC20 in the summer; bareminerals fair/golden fair, and bobbi brown warm ivory/beige.

  29. Helena

    I would have to say that it’s Gingerroot cremestick topped with Creme d’Nude lipstick and Nymphette lipglass (all MAC). I mean…it ends up really thick, but it’s really pretty and dimensional. ha ha. only wear makeup for photos anyway!

    • Helena

      Oh, by the way: The closest match I’ve found for my rather pale and cool-/yellow-toned facial coloring is Makeup Forever Camouflage Cream in Golden Beige 15. (The rest of my body is a different story entirely, lol.)

  30. Jennifer

    MAC Hue or if I’m daring Creme d’ nude. I’m NC20, green eyes, dark brown hair.

    Hue is the perfect pink nude for me. Creme d’ nude is pretty, but it looks so glowy and bam on me, but it isn’t too bad if I do a dramatic eye… I prefer Hue or even Angel.

  31. Roxy

    I’m so glad this question came up. I recentley started using nars Honolulu honey with Nara giza. I also sometimes use mac high tea alone or paired with ysl golden macadamia. :]

  32. My favorites are MAC Myth with Oak lipliner, NARS Belle Du Jour with MAC Subculture lipliner, and MAC Creme d Nude with Subculture.. for Pink nudes i like Angel with Stripdown lipliner & NARS Turkish Delight gloss, MAC Hue alone or with MAC Florabundance or NARS Turkish Delight.

    I have so many combos and all i wear is Nudes, however these are my go to everyday nude lips

    My coloring is NC25-35 depending on the time of the year

  33. Laura

    I like YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick #1 Nude Beige alone. I’m NC25. :)

  34. Evelyn

    gosh lipstick in darling! im nc 20-25 :)

  35. Christina

    MAC Myth Lipstick with MAC Pretty Please lipstick on top. I’m NW30

  36. Desiree

    I’m around an NW40-43. MAC Empowered lipstick and NYX’s Desert lipgloss. Very pretty for dark skin!

    Or MAC Velvet Teddy and NYX’s Gold Mauve. That one’s a good combo, too.

    • ak

      Yes MAC Velvet Teddy or Empowered lipsticks with any of the MAC medium brown-colored lip pencils are great on me also. I’m an NC45.

  37. MAC Nude rose l/s or MAC Surprise me l/s

  38. On clients, I love Blankety lipstick with Love Nectar lusterglass.

  39. kaylee

    Patisserie and love nectar – divine!

  40. Shelley

    Spice Liner, Twig Lipstick, Viva Glam V gloss in center of bottom lip…ALL BY MAC

  41. Avatar of Polly Polly

    I like Shu Uemura’s BG 942 as orange-y nude and Mac’s Lazy Day (Does it count as nude?) as pink-y nude lipstick.

    And I don’t wear ‘em w/t any lipglass ‘coz their color look good enough alone.
    Plus, I don’t like sticky feeling on my lips esp. when my hair stick on it! Oh no!

    Have any advice to avoid it to happen?
    <3

  42. Avatar of Mimi mimi

    BE Buxom lipstick in Marrakech.. I’m NC30

  43. MAC C-thru lipglass.

  44. cybele

    i really love YSL rouge volupté lipsticks, and #1 is a good nude for me. i apply lightly and usually put on whatever natural-pinky gloss on top… i like mac’s prrr or nymphette lipglass, or chanel bikini peach (i’d better stock up! i hate limited edition…)

  45. francesca

    Mac Angel with Nymphette lipglass on top. I’m NW20/25.

    • liana

      I am also NW/25 and I love Mac angel and Hue lipstick except with boy bait cremesheen glass on top.

  46. cinthia

    ..this is not a lip combo but i absolutely LOVE this -its like a lip balm, lipstick, & lip gloss in one! Shiseido l/s in BE208-baby :) it looks a-m-a-z-i-n-g (i am in mac nc 30)

  47. cinthia

    …I am also loving blankety l/s by mac and easy lounger l/g (NC-30)

  48. Lilian

    I love mac freckletone or 4N for peachy nudes that are not too pale. For pinky nude, hug me is my HG. I’m NC25 too.

    • Annie

      These are my favs too :D I find Hug me such a nice color for everyday. I’m NC20 in the winter but right now I’m NC35-ish.
      Freckletone is my HG for going out.

  49. Melissa

    Edward Bess’ Pure Impulse lipstick!

  50. Avatar of KRISTANNA Suzanne

    beige de chanel lipstick w/nymphette on top

  51. Avatar of Ana AnaG.

    Hi! I’m a NC40 and my favorite combination is see through lip conditioner plus Mac Glam V.

  52. Hend

    Benefit’s full finish lipstick in: Lady’s choice
    with Nar’s lipgloss in Chiuaua

  53. Charlotte

    I have MAC Faux but it’s a bit concealer looking so I normally top it with Benefit The Gloss in Chaperone (which is sadly D/C)

  54. LaKesha

    MAC Creme D’Nude topped with Fulfilled Plush Glass!

  55. monika-luiza

    as my lips are very pigmented, for a perfect nude look I just use mac moisture cover (nw 15) over my chapstick; this is the perfect look if I’m doing big-hair like sophia loren or brigitte bardot. For a less extreme look I take mac’s hue l/s.

  56. Fresh

    Wow Christine – Thats my EXACT nude go to look … Velvet Teddy works perfectly on my lips … strange because your lips seem to have a pinkish tone while mine are slightly brown … either way

    VELVET TEDDY + Nymphette = Blissful Nudity

  57. Valerie

    When I’m tan, I love MAC Polished Up with some clear lip gloss on top. It’s not totally neutral, but my lips aren’t very pigmented so they disappear without some actual color in the lipstick.

  58. Lauren

    MAC Creme d’Nude with Bare Necessity dazzleglass slicked on top. Love it!

  59. shuz4ever

    Mac Cherish lipstick with Mac Oyster Girl lipglass on top. I’m NC30.

  60. stephanie

    I have dark skin and I like MAC Honeyflower lipstick and MAC Fullfilled plushglass pm top. It’s a true nude lip on me andlooks nice.

  61. Hilana

    How I wish that I could pull of the nude lip thingy…. I just can’t. I have plenty different nude lipsticks. I have just never looked “right” with any of them. :(

  62. DJ

    I love Blankety for a nude lip.

  63. Ariel

    MAC Hue lipstick with Lovenectar lipglass on top.

  64. Avatar of Electra el.

    blankety lipstick with underage lipglass on top (all by MAC)

  65. Cynthia M.

    simply put, my Viva Glam V w/ nothing else! :)

    (BTW, i bought Velvet Teddy on your rec. and love it! just need to start using it more often but probably best in Fall/Winter)

  66. Kelli

    Just discovered this combo: Tom Ford Warm Sable with Revlon’s Peach Petal over it. The l/g tones down the brown in the l/s making it the perfect nude for my dark lips.

  67. Shantastic

    MAC’s Honeyflower lipstick and Revealying lipglass. NARS Honolulu Honey lipstick and Giza lipgloss is a great one too.

  68. Shal

    NC37-40
    Peachier option: MAC Peachstock Lipstick + Stila 24k Shimmer Gloss in Precious Coral (LE)
    Pinkier option: MAC Cherish + MAC Nymphette or Prrr

  69. MAC Honeylove with Boy Bait Cremesheen lipglass on top. I am NC42 for reference.

  70. Erin M

    The pinky-nude color I wear everyday is Viva Glam II. Sometimes I pair it with Viva Glam V lipglass. If I really want to go nude, I wear Peachstock.

  71. traci

    My favorite combo is myth and hue from MAC love it, i am NC30!!!

  72. KellyK.

    two colors that are nude for me are mac’s creemesheen lippie in deelight, and nar’s lippie in chihuahua, both are ‘my lips but better’ colors for me!

  73. Tina

    I use MAC Touch ls or Revlon Nude Attitude or MAC 3n or Freckletone. I usually just top with a little rosebud salve or clear lipglass. I love nude lips! I am NC 45,for reference.

  74. Nude Nudes just look really weird on me. My favourite nude look is Politely Pink, with VG vi SE lipglass on top.

    I also have a thing for Phlox lipstick.. Not pigmented at all, but just gives a nice iridescent shimmer to the lips.

  75. Julie

    Kraft lipstick from Pret-a-papier either alone or worn with Frankly Fresh lipglass on top. This is as nude as I’d go, since most ‘nudes’ don’t really work with me at all.

  76. I’m extremely pale neutral.
    I tend to reach for Urban Decay’s lipstick in Naked.
    But before Naked was around I used MAC’s slimshine lipstick in Bare.

  77. Heather

    mac creme cup and nars turkish delight

  78. Tika

    I typically go for MAC fresh brew l/s with chestnut liner + instant gold or c-thru l/g

  79. Avatar of Street Jaime Jaime

    MAC Freckletone lipstick with MAC N3 lipgloss = LOVE

    (I’m an NC45)

  80. Yumi

    I either go with Creme d’Nude or Blankety lipstick with On the Scene/Easy Lounger on top (NC25).

  81. Laura

    Liner: MAC Beurre or Cream O’Spice
    Lipstick: MAC Modesty or Cherish or Hug Me or Syrup or Midimauve (Sorry it’s a long list! There’s a lot I “go-to” though! :-))
    Lipglass: Viva Glam V (the best go-to lipglass color ever!)

  82. Vianca

    MAC Peachstock w/MAC Revealing or Ember Glow on top (NC37)

  83. Tasha

    MAC Blankety with MAC Poetic License (limited edition) on top. The gloss is a milky nude! I’m NC 43

  84. daphne

    MAC Shy Girl lipstick with Enchantress lipglass! Enchantress gives it a beautiful peachy duochrome sheen and Shy Girl has enough pigment that it doesn’t wash me out, but it’s pale enough to be a real “nude.” It’s one of my favorite lipsticks.

  85. Alejandra

    Im an NC30 and I don’t rock the nude lip too much, but when I do I use only lipstick.I use Brave New Bronze.The MAC MA said that Brave and Honeylove are good dupes, just in case.

  86. lazeny

    My go to nudes are Guerlain Rouge G in Guerlinade (01) and Shiseido Perfect Rogue in Spiced Cream. I’m shade 964/764 (Shu) for reference or NC30.

  87. Stephanie

    I am a very big fan of Blankety my Mac. Its like my go to right now. Its an amplified so its so creamy and pigmented. For a real nude, without “concealer” lips I love Revlon Soft Nude- really similar to Creme d’nude. Give thoes a try. Im a NW20- medium fair, blue eyes, dark brown (died hair)- medium brown natural. This is a great post.

  88. Lauren

    Christine, what lipliner would you use with Velvet Teddy if you were going to use one?

  89. Courtney

    MAC Oak liner + Fresh Brew l/s
    or
    MAC Call My Bluff l/s + You’ve Got It Cremesheen

  90. Victoria

    It took about a year and a half to find a really good nude lipstick for me. Came to realize that my skintone and lipcolor don’t allow me to wear the “traditional” nudes that others may wear. I tried UD’s Naked, but it’s too pink. I really loved how Velvet Teddy looked when you wore it in your looks, so I went to buy it. When I looked at it however, it kinda seemed like Naked– a little too pink for me. I DID find Taupe at the MAC counter though, and that’s what I’ve been wearing for my nude lip since!

  91. Yvonne

    I’m a spot on NW30 and my lips re naturally a very pigmented mauvey color, so it’s hard to find nudes.

    I Line my lips with Smashbox lipliner in Pro, and top it with Dior addict gloss in #247. its a pinky beige that doesn’t wash me out too bad. Sometimes I put a bit of a pinker toned lipstick on top if it looks too beige.

  92. Hanna

    MAC’s Pure Rose l/s LOVE. Sometime i put C-thru or Moonbathe lipglass over it but I actually prefer it by itself for a nice nude look.

  93. Keener

    These are awesome suggestions. I’m making a list of some combos to try… Your readers are great.

    I’ve been trying to find the perfect nude lip, the best I can come up with is Cream Cerise lipstick and a touch of Mad Cap lipglass for my skintone, NC45. Some days I love it on me and some days it’s a bit blah.

  94. I adore and am desperate to get more of TheBalm Classified, its the perfect nude for me. <3<3<3 or if (when is more like it) I run out of that or am in the mood for gloss I head straight for Boy Bait cremesheen MAC

  95. Gisele

    Either Revlon Colorburst in Soft Nude or MAC Patisserie with Chanel’s Glossimer in Futile over it. I’ve got rose-berry pigmented lips and a true nude is not easy to achieve, but these combos work.

  96. Gisele

    Oops, I’m NW20 in winter, NW25 the rest of the year.

  97. JamieJamez

    MAC Emanuel Ungaro Collection

  98. Kourtni

    NC30. Creme d nude with Urban Decay kirk

  99. Katie

    nc15 – i love nars chelsea girls lip gloss. pale and pretty!

  100. Megan

    MAC Blankety lipstick with MAC Boy Bait creamsheen glass. I wear MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Dark. :)