11 Of The Best Nude Lipsticks, Recommended By The Experts

There’s a perfect nude that is out there for everyone, but with so many different shades and textures on offer, finding the right one can take an eternity. We spoke to the beauty experts who reveal their favourite ‘nude’ lippies…

Charlotte Tilbury Kim K W Lipstick, £24

“My favourite nude that I have used almost every day this year and on countless celebrities is the Charlotte Tilbury Kim K W lippy. The reason I love it so much is that it has a pale neutral tone making it so versatile, plus it completely changes depending on which lip liner you wear it with. Also, as it’s so pale, it always contrasts with the liner, which gives you instantly bigger, enhanced lips.” Em-J, Celebrity & Vegan Pro Make-Up Artist

Available at Selfridges.com

Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector In 4, £18.50

“My kit is jam-packed with hundreds of lipsticks. But if I had to pick an everyday favourite nude, it has to be this one from Clarins. I love all seven of the shades but number four is a particular favourite. They deliver a pretty, balm-like sheen I can’t get enough of.” – Hannah Martin, Pro Make-Up Artist

Available at Debenhams.com

Giorgio Armani Neo Nude Ecstasy Balm 1, £27

“I love this nude lipstick as it is so far from a matte and is perfect to wear throughout the summer with only a hint of colour. Wonderful to wear all day long, but still with enough pigment to take you from beach to bar. It just simply and subtly enhances your lips with a balm/gloss like finish.” – Mary Greenwell, A-List Make-Up Artist

Available at JohnLewis.com

Hourglass Femme Nude In Nude Rose, £29

“The creamy texture and wearable tone make this classic lipstick a treat to apply. Due to the rose undertones, it’s an easier shade to carry off than many other statement nudes.” – Lee Pycroft, Make-Up Artist & Wellness Expert

Available at CultBeauty.co.uk

Jouer Cosmetics Long-Wear Lip In Dulce De Leche, £15

“Being blonde, I’ve often found nudes hard to pull off and have previous steered clear, but this matte lip gloss from Jouer made me rethink. Firstly, despite being a matte texture, it feels completely weightless and non-drying, but secondly (and mainly) the cooler tones of this nude make it incredibly wearable and flattering to all complexions. Plus, it lasts for hours with no horrible creasing.” – Rebecca Hull, SheerLuxe Health & Beauty Editor

Available at CultBeauty.co.uk

Lipstick Queen Nothing But The Nudes Range, £22

“Always make sure your nude lipstick contains just the right amount of pink to keep your complexion looking healthier. Fairer skin tones can try pale pink nudes to create Bardot-esque lips whereas darker tones should stick to reddish browns. My personal favourite is the Nothing But The Nudes range by Lipstick Queen. The formulas are super hydrating and the shades are so universally flattering – you can’t go wrong.” – Camilla Hewitt, MUA, Hair Stylist & Beauty Writer

Available at SpaceNK.com

Max Factor Colour Elixir Lipstick In Toasted Almond, £8.99

“I am currently obsessed with Max Factor’s new Toasted Almond shade. It’s a very warm, wearable nude that is so creamy and keeps lips feeling smooth and hydrated at the same time.” – Caroline Barnes, Celebrity Make-Up Artist

Available at Superdrug.com

NARS Audacious Lipstick In Anita, £26

“This is a firm favourite in my every day make-up bag and it’s one that I always go back to time and time again. It’s the classic peachy tone that draws me in and I love how it instantly lifts my complexion and works with every look. This lipstick always reminds me of a signature Bardot shade.” – Cher Webb, Make-Up Artist

Available at Net-A-Porter.com

Pat McGrath Luxetrance Lipstick In Valletta, £35

“This neutral peach shade is a beautiful every day nude. The finish laminates the lips and gives a super hydrated finish. Peach tones are much more wearable than other nudes. The deeper your skin tone, the deeper peach nude you should go for.” – Lisa Potter-Dixon, Make-Up Artist & SL’s Resident Beauty Expert

Available at Selfridges.com

MAC Lustre Lipstick In Touch, £17.50

“A nude lipstick for darker skin is like searching for a unicorn. Some colours are too warm, ashy or don’t have enough pigment to read/show up on the lips. An iconic classic I love is MAC’s Lustre Lipstick in Touch. It’s creamy and is a perfect brown/beige that I love.” – Ateh Jewel, Award-Winning Beauty Journalist & Blogger

Available at Selfridges.com

Uoma Lipstick In Eartha, £21.50

“A current go-to for me is this Eartha nude lipstick from Uoma Beauty. It goes on smooth and is the perfect matte lipstick for all women of colours. It’s hydrating for the lips and blends easily with any colour lip liner you choose to use.” – Camara Aunique, Beauty Expert & Make-Up Artist

Available at Selfridges.com

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