Now, we aren’t mad at the classic red lip or all the funky lip colours you could be experimental with, but there are just some days you need something a little more toned down.
Whether you’re going for a no-makeup makeup look, or you’re rocking some bomb eyeshadows and don’t want your lips to be competing for attention, anyone who loves makeup needs those few go-to nude lipsticks in their collection to make it complete.
We break down the most popular nude lipsticks in town for you to choose from.
1. 3CE Matte Lip Crayon
You can rock matte lips without worrying about your lips flaking. This lip crayon is enriched with natural oils to nourish your lips even as you’re out there getting your chic on.
3CE Matte Lip Crayon retails for SGD23 at Sephora.
2. Beauty Bakerie Lip Whip Liquid Lipstick
I Like To Chai Chai
We just love the whole concept behind Beauty Bakerie and its food-themed products. Take this classic nude for example – it’s called I Like To Chai Chai. Isn’t that precious?!
Beauty Bakerie Lip Whip Liquid Lipstick retails for SGD30 at Sephora.
3. Burberry Liquid Velvet
There’s something just so luxe about how the classic Burberry plaid is embossed on to the sleek packaging of this liquid lipstick by the designer brand. It claims to have a “creamy whipped” texture which frankly sounds nothing short of delicious to us.
Burberry Liquid Velvet retails for SGD46 at Se.phora.
4. Burt’s Bees Lipstick
Burt’s Bees are renowned for their lip moisturising formulas, and you can bet your boots that their lipsticks aren’t going to flake out your lips like the rest of them.
Burt’s Bees Lipstick retails for SGD26 at Sephora.
5. Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Lipstick
The shape of this lipstick may look weird at first, but it actually makes a lot of sense. Use the flat edges to precisely line your lips, and then the broad slopes to fill in the colour – and that’s your lips done. It can’t get easier than this.
Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Lipstick retails for USD34 (approx SGD45) on Beautylish.
6. Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm
If you’re not feeling in a lipstick mood and your lips are thirsting for some hydration, this will be your best friend. The Chubby Stick line from Clinique is jam packed with mango and shea butter that will smooth, soften, and silk up your lips.
Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm retails for SGD28 at Sephora.
7. Estee Lauder Pure Color Love Lipstick
This new range from Estee Lauder is not only great to look at, it’s also vitamins for your lips. It’s loaded with superfruit ingredients, like pomegranate, mango, and acai, all of which work together to keep your lips feeling soft and kissable all day.
Estee Lauder Pure Color Love Lipstick retails for SGD36 at Sephora.
8. Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Lip Luminizer
This lip gloss has gotten a lot of press since its release, and for good reason. It’s all in its name – the Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer literally looks good on anyone! It has a beautiful shimmery nude colour that will flatter your lips, whatever your skin tone.
Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Lip Luminizer retails for SGD31 at Sephora.
9. Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF15
Did you know that you should also be using sun protection on your lips? That doesn’t mean you should be putting sunscreen on your lips, of course, but some lip balms do have sun protection ingredients in them, like this one from Fresh.
Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF15 retails for SGD36 at Sephora.
10. Guerlain KissKiss Matte Lipstick
M306 Caliente Beige
We love our matte lipsticks, but many formulas can make our lips feel like a desert. Thank goodness for a happy medium like this one from Guerlain. The description of this lipstick says it all: it’s said to offer “the intensity of a lipstick and the comfort of a balm”.
Guerlain KissKiss Matte Lipstick retails for SGD52 at Sephora.
11. Hourglass Girl Lip Stylo
Now, don’t tell me that you aren’t at least a little bit tempted by the super-luxe design that marks all Hourglass products? The Hourglass Girl Lip Stylo is a moisturising lip stick that packs a blend of shea butter, jojoba, mimosa, and sunflower seed to plump and nourish dry lips.
Hourglass Girl Lip Stylo retails for SGD48 at Sephora.
12. Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Ophelia from Hamlet is probably the most classic girl next door you can find, and we love how this nude colour of Kat Von D’s best selling line, the Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks, harks back to innocence and purity with its name!
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick retails for SGD31 at Sephora.
13. Lipstick Queen Saint and Sinner Lip Tint
If your mood is calling for a more – well – pinky nude colour, this one from Lipstick Queen is definitely going to satisfy all your lipstick cravings (if you haven’t already guessed). It dries down to a natural matte finish that is not sticky and non-drying.
14. M.A.C. Cosmetics Lipstick
A true beauty junkie cannot call herself thus if she does not yet own a M.A.C. lipstick on her vanity. Get your nude on with this shade from M.A.C.’s classic lippie range, providing a medium to full coverage and a satin finish.
15. Make Up For Ever Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick
103 Warm beige
We tried this new range from Make Up For Ever, and we loved it. This transfer-proof liquid lipstick has insane lasting power, and the shade range is the epitome of nude. We highly recommended it!
Make Up For Ever Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick retails for SGD35 at Sephora.
16. Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer Lipgloss
Juicy lips are slowly but surely taking over the matte lip trend these days. When the lip gloss wave hits you, the Marc Jacobs Hi-Shine Lip Lacquers will be the first ones you look out for.
Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer Lipgloss retails for SGD42 at Sephora.
17. Marc Jacobs New Nudes Sheer Gel Lipstick
As the name of this new range from Marc Jacobs suggests, the entire line-up are full of nude shades for every skin tone. More importantly, what is a gel lipstick? Swatch it for yourself at your nearest Sephora store!
Marc Jacobs New Nudes Sheer Gel Lipstick retails for SGD44 at Sephora.
18. NARS Audacious Lipstick
The famous Audacious Lipsticks by NARS won’t be complete without its very own beautiful nude shade. To be more accurate, the shade Jane is described as a “terracotta rose”, and it’s really as pretty as it sounds.
NARS Audacious Lipstick retails for SGD44 at Sephora.
19. NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment
Get It On
It’s not a lipstick, or a lip colour – it’s a lip pigment, and you better believe it. We’ve swatched this bad boy and we can safely testify that the pigment in this NARS line really packs a punch.
NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment retails for SGD40 at Sephora.
20. NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
Where would we be without lip crayons? They’re the convenient, hassle-free alternative to your regular lipstick bullet, and now they also come in beautiful velvet matte finishes, like this range from NARS.
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil retails for SGD38 at Sephora.
21. Natasha Denona Lip Glaze
We’ve never seen a more aptly named nude shade than the Flesh shade from the Natasha Denona range of Lip Glazes. These lippies are your ticket to achieving that “vinyl lip” look.
Natasha Denona Lip Glaze retails for SGD32 at Sephora.
22. Nudestix Magnetic Matte Lip Color
How can a list of nude lipsticks be complete if you don’t include the Nudestix brand? It’s a multi-tasking 3-in-1 that functions as lip colour, lip stain, and lip liner for a super transfer-proof wear as long as you need it to be.
Nudestix Magnetic Matte Lip Color retails for SGD37 at Sephora.
23. NYX Lip Lingerie
One of our personal favourites, the NYX Lip Lingerie range puts the sexiness back into nude shades. They dry down matte but yet are so lightweight that your lips would still feel right at home. Best part? They don’t budge, so you can drink from your favourite cup or water bottle without a worry.
NYX Lip Lingerie retails for SGD20 at NYX boutiques.
24. Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain
This is one of those lippies that everyone just has to own. They’re not only super creamy, pigmented, and extremely budget-proof (we’ve tried!), they’re also amazingly affordable. What more could you possibly ask for?
Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain retails for SGD19 at Sephora.
25. Smashbox Be Legendary Cream Lipstick
A nutritious lipstick bullet? Yes, please. The Be Legendary Cream Lipsticks from Smashbox are not only super saturated with all the pigment you need for intense colour, but also shea butter and Vitamins C and E to nourish your lips during your wear.
Smashbox Be Legendary Cream Lipstick retails for SGD38 at Sephora.
26. Tarte Rainforest Of The Sea Color Splash Hydrating Creamy Lipstick
We gotta admit, we were first drawn to this collection because of its packaging, but we were not disappointed by the quality of the lipstick within. It’s creamy, lightweight, and is surprisingly transfer-proof for a lipstick bullet!
Tarte Rainforest Of The Sea Color Splash Hydrating Creamy Lipstick retails for SGD33 at Sephora.
27. Tarte Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint
Ready to put on your birthday suit? For your lips, that is. Tarte’s Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint boasts a highly saturated formula to help you achieve that picture perfect matte lip look.
Tarte Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint retails for SGD32 at Sephora.
28. Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color
Tom Ford is ultra-luxe – they know it, we know it, and everyone knows it. You not only get to feel like a #queen everytime you pull out this lipstick to touch up, but the highly pigmented, silky smooth texture will leave nothing to be desired.
Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color retails for SGD76 at Sephora.
29. Too Faced Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick
We’ve heard so much about this range and we’re also really tempted by the really cute packaging. This lippie not only contains avocado oil and Vitamin E to nourish your lips, it also has a subtle, no-sting plumping effect!
Too Faced Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick retails for SGD33 at Sephora.
30. Urban Decay Vice Lipstick
The Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks caused a huge hoo-ha when it was first released and it’s come to stay permanently on our shelves – we aren’t mad at this. Of course, with that many shades in their range, you couldn’t possibly imagine that they wouldn’t have the perfect nude for you, could you?
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick retails for SGD31 at Sephora.
31. Zoeva Luxe Matte Lipstick
Harking back to the whole reason why nude lips are so popular in the first place, the name of Zoeva’s shade pays homage to understated beauty. We love that it also comes with a flat tip for more precise application!
Zoeva Luxe Matte Lipstick retails for SGD28 at Sephora.