Best Nude Lipsticks

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Makeup Wars are usually on a Monday but due to Memorial Day being this week we moved it to the next day.  This week we are sharing our takes on the best nude lipsticks.  For me, nude can also means my lips but better because my lips are very mauve in tone so anything that pulls to far from that looks weird.  My favorites range from warm to cool, all different textures, and include high end to drugstore.  So without any further rambling, these are my take on the best nude lipsticks…

the best nude lipstick

1. Kryolan High Gloss in Toffee. This is a gloss but it has the pigmentation of a liquid lipstick.  It is a nice warm beige with hint of peachy pink.

2. L’Oreal Color Riche Lipcolor in Fairest Nude.  Don’t let the darkness of the lipstick in the tube fool you, it is a lighter pink nude.

3. MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in Freckletone.  This one is surprisingly warm and orange toned for my liking.  I have a neutral skin tone with pink tones on my lips but if a lipstick is pigmented enough I can sometimes boast a warmer hue.  This is a Lustre formulation from MAC, which are typically sheer but I find Freckletone has more creaminess and pigmentation than the majority of others.

4. Sally Hansen Colorfast Tint + Moisture Balm in Get Mauve’n.  This is a fabulous creamy lip crayon.  It is a warm mauve with sheen.

5. ARDENCY INN AMERICANA Natural Lip Color in Delancey.  This is an uber pigmented lip crayon.  It isn’t a shade that I typically wear on its own.  I usually use this with a lip gloss or just in the center of the lips for an ombre look.

6. Maybelline Color Whisper in Mocha Muse.  This is a great light mauve that really is quite neutral and nude on me.  It is lipstick that has a super sheer finish and is actually very balm-like in texture but it feels amazing on the lips and is a great daily go-to.

7. Rouge Bunny Rouge Colour Burst Lipstick in Whim of Mine. This is a rather deeper mauve in the tube and swatched on the arm but is definitely more of a nude/MLBB shade on my lips.

8. MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in High Tea.  This one has been in my category of the best nude lipstick for the longest amount of time.  I have actually owned SEVERAL tubes of this baby.  It is also a Lustre formula from MAC but it is a lot more on the sheer side with beautiful shimmer.

9. Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm in Honey Nectar.  This one is my newest acquisition.  It claims to be a lip balm but it is one of the most beautiful lip colors I own.  It is has all the pigmentation of a lipstick with all of the moisturization of a balm.  Match made in heaven.

the best nude lips

The swatches above and below are in the same order as the list from 1-9.  The chart of lip swatches can be read like a book top-to-bottom, left-to-right.  The swatches on my arm are just left to right.

the best nude lip swatches

Honestly, I have tons of nude lipsticks, lip glosses and lip liners… I am a nude lip junkie.  I could have included a ton of other lip products but I wanted to keep this true to form and only name lipsticks.  There may very well be a follow up of favorite/best nude lipglosses and lipliners too!

The Best Nude Lipsticks can be different for everyone so check out the opinions of my blogger friends!

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  • Noelle

    Pretty picks! I love Ardency Inn’s Delancey!

    • Laura

      It is awesome. Love including it in an ombre!

  • Eugenia

    You do have tons of nudes!

    • Laura

      I have quadruple this here! LOL

  • jamie @makeuplifelove

    Awesome awesome picks. I love that you included Kryolan. Such a makeup artist brand but not mainstream. Amazing shades and sooo many of my faves in the bunch. I think I need that Ardency Inn ASAP. Great post!

    • Laura

      You do need some AI in your life!

  • Destany

    great choices!! my nude lippies always lean peach hehe

    • Laura

      Isn’t it funny how we all choose a different nude lip

  • Aleya Bamdad

    Great picks! I love natural lip colors.

    • Laura

      Me too!!!!!

  • Shipra Taneja

    These are all beautiful on you! <3 I definitely want to try High Tea! <3

    • Laura

      High Tea is my long-time favorite!

  • beautybymissl

    Great picks! I really want to try Ardency Inn Americana Natural Lip Color.

    • Laura

      You would love that one!

  • Phyrra

    You have some great choices!

    • Laura

      Thank you! <3 <3 <3

  • jbrobeck

    I have that Kryolan gloss, it’s so amazingly pigmented, I have to be careful not to apply too much!

    • Laura

      It is highly pigmented. I do go overboard sometimes!

  • Brittany

    Oooooh, Mocha Muse is pretttyyyyy!

    • Laura

      Love that one too!

  • Amber

    What pretty choices! i love the Kryolan and the Pixi! Thanks for sharing!

    • Laura

      The Pixi might just be my favorite!

  • Citizens of Beauty

    This is such a great post! I love all of you picks

    • Laura

      Thank you! I am addicted to these sorts of shades!

  • Cosmetic Sanctuary

    Beautiful choices! I have and love both of the MAC shades!

    • Laura

      Aren’t they awesome!?

  • Brooke @ Blushing Noir

    I can’t even breathe I love all of these nudes so much!

    • Laura

      HAHA! ! I love that you get as excited as I do!

      • Brooke @ Blushing Noir

        There are so many of you girls that I need to shop with. It would sincerely be dangerous and SO MUCH FUN lol

        • Laura

          OMG! I would go broke!

  • erikatheicyone

    Those are some nice pics. :)

    • Laura

      Thank you! <3

  • Cosmetics Aficionado

    I love a good nude lippie!

    • Laura

      Me too… its my go-to!

  • Sheila Arkee

    Great swatches and list!

    • Laura

      Thanks Sheila!

  • Miranda Mendoza

    Maybelline’s buff line would be great too!

    • Laura

      I still havent tried anything in that line

  • marciaf

    I love that you showed your lips with each of these on. Good for you. You’ve picked some fabulous shades.

    • Laura

      I wish I could have found a few more of my shades!

  • Justina

    I love love loved this post!!!

    • Laura

      :) Happy to entertain!

  • Norah Salazar

    Amazing swatches and choices, you did awesome with this category!

    • Laura

      Thank you! <3 I am a nude lip junkie!

  • Sharlynn

    Such awesome nude browns! I’m a lover of nude but need more nudey brown lipsticks! Totally will be checking out that l’oreal soon!

    • Laura

      I am glad you liked them! The L’Oreal is really fantastic!

  • Honeygirlk

    Awesome nudes :) Love your swatches and your lips :)

    • Laura

      Thank you!

  • Kimmi @ The Plastic Diaries

    They are very pretty choices

    • Laura

      Thank you so much! <3

  • FabZilla_Kath

    wow, I officially declare you as the Nude Lippie Queen!

    • Laura

      I can’t believe THE LIPPIE QUEEN is calling me a lippie queen! I DIE!

  • JB Becerra

    You have beautiful lips. Have you tried Luxe by Younique I love that lipgloss which is also a nude. If you haven’t I would love to send you one. ;)

    • Laura

      Thank you so much! I would love to try it!

  • June

    Woww so beautiful, so hard to choose a favourite! I LOVE LOVE LOVE my Lise Watier Rouge Fondant Supreme in Jennifer! It is the perfect nude lipstick to go with a nice golden tan and plus it has antioxidant power. It has a glossy texture but feels sooo lightweight and it moisturizes! I absolutely love it!

    • Laura

      That sounds fantastic!

  • Anastasia

    Gorgeous roundup!

    • Laura

      Thank you so much! I would love to see yours!

  • Melody Robinson Wright

    Love that all these nude lips have a little color to them!

    • Laura

      Thank you! Yeah, I can’t do zombie lips. My lips are TOO pigmented for that!

  • Perilously Pale

    Oh they all look great! I need to get my hands on mocha muse for sure!

    • Laura

      I loved your post too! So many I love!

  • BTBAshley

    I love nudes! These all look fab on you.

    • Laura

      Thank you <3

  • Betzy Carmona

    You can never own to many nudes

    • Laura

      I agree wholeheartedly

  • Mai

    Fairest Nude by L’oreal looks great and I’ve heard it’s a MAC Viva Glam 2 dupe!

    • Laura

      I havent ever tried that VG!!!

  • Stephanie Louise Telford

    This is an absolutely gorgeous post Laura. I love these shades on you!

    • Laura

      Thanks girly! Love nudes!

  • Elizabeth Archer

    Great post! I have mauvey – more pigmented lips, too, so it’s nice to read about nudes that aren’t flesh-toned. A personal favorite of mine is Loreal Color Riche lipstick in “Saucy Mauve” and the Kate Moss for Rimmel lipstick in number 8. :)

    • Laura

      You added some to my list! <3