4 step: all day nude lip tutorial

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Happy Monday everyone! Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Just wanted to drop this quick post because I love my lip color today! Nude lips are my FAVORITE lips. They always look beautiful and are easy to maintain and wear all day. Sometimes a colored lip will flake, smudge, and wear away, which is why it’s totally unrealistic if you’re trying to rock it all day. Yes, even those colors that say “24-hour color” will inevitably fail you. So, if you work in an office setting like I do, a nude lip is the perfect choice. Not only is it simple, but it keeps you looking professional. I have many takes on nude lips, from pink, to brown, to orange, but this is definitely my go-to!


1. Prime those lips!

Your color isn’t going to look good unless you prime your lips. This helps the color stay and apply evenly. I always make sure my lips are moisturized so I first put on chapstick, then use MAC Prep + Prime lip primer. It’s a clear, twist up tube that you can snag online or at your local MAC store/counter for $15. If that price sounds crazy to you, think of it this way. I bought my current prep+prime just about 6 months ago and use it every single day, and it’s only halfway gone. So trust me, it’s worth the investment!

2. Line those lips!

You should ALWAYS  apply lip liner when using any lip color!! I even line my lips when I use lip gloss! Lip liner is great because if you have smaller or uneven lips, you can draw a little outside the lips to create a fuller lip. For this nude lip I used NYX Slim Lip Pencil in “Natural.” It’s sort of a tan color with pink undertones. When I apply lip liner, I always shade it into my actual lips to blend out the harsh lines.

3. Apply your base color

More often than not, I use about 3 different colors on my lips at a time. It might seem excessive, but it helps me achieve the color I’m looking for. With this look, and pretty much every other nude lip I do, I use MAC Viva Glam II satin lipstick. In my opinion, it is the nude of all nude lipsticks, which is why more often than not I used it as my base color.

4. Apply your highlight

To finish my nude lip, I always use the lightest color at the end to brighten up my lips. In this case, I used NYX Soft Matte Lip Creme in “Cairo.” Using a lighter color in the center to contrast the darker lip pencil instantly creates fuller looking lips. I simply dabbed the applicator around the center of my lips and pat it in with the tip of my finger to blend it out.

And there you have it, my all day nude lip! I know this isn’t a step by step picture tutorial, but I really wanted to share these awesome products with you because I know how difficult it is to find that perfect nude lip look.

Let me know what you think!


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