Choosing a nude lipstick sounds like a seemingly easy concept, right? Wrong. These days, there are endless options of neutral shades, with colours ranging from dusty pinks to Kylie Jenner-style taupes. Like the perfect white shirt or jeans that actually fit, searching for the most flattering shade of nude can prove to be a tiresome and expensive process.
Fortunately, the brains at Rank & Style have done the leg work, compiling a list of the best nude lipsticks on the internet that actually flatter all skintones. The top spot was taken out by none other than Charlotte Tilbury's iconic K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in the shade 'Nude Kate' ($49), and for good reason. The pinky-beige is just sheer enough to give a flattering wash of colour without being chalky. The moisturising formula will give the illusion of a plumper pout, too (especially when paired with the matching liner).
The list rounds out with other cult buys you've no-doubt had in your handbag at some point.
Keep scrolling to see the whole list and to shop the best nude lipsticks on the internet.
The top spot belongs to this perfect pink-toned beige from Charlotte Tilbury (Kate Moss served as shade inspo). The fact that it isn't heavily pigmented means it works for a range of skintones. Plus, it's super moisturising, so pillowy lips are just one swipe away.
Bold and pigment-heavy, this dusty pink from Make Up For Ever is great if you like neutral shades, but still want to look as if you're done up. The bullet is designed to give you a precise application (so you can go liner-free). Great for keeping desk-side.
Liquid lipsticks aren't going anywhere thanks to their longevity and high colour pay-off. The matte finish of this formula ensures it won't budge, even after your fourth coffee. The orangey-brown shade is a universal-fit, too.
If you haven't tried a Tom Ford lippie before, we strongly suggest you do. Creamy and hydrating, the colour payoff is amazing, and worth the price tag. This beige is the ultimate accompaniment to a smoky eye.
It's no shock this iconic Nars shade claimed fifth spot. The formula is sheer and the colour is almost like your natural lips, but better. If you normally just wear lip balm, give this a try (it's impossible to stuff up).
Another iconic shade, Honey Love is a veteran in the world of nude lipsticks. It has a strong matte finish, and the pale beige colour makes it ideal for a modern, Jenner-style pout.
There was a lot of hype when these stylos from Hourglass launched into Mecca. Moisturising and easy to apply, shade No. 3 is a soft rosy-pink for plump, girly lips. The fact that it's retractable makes it ideal for travelling or carting around in your handbag, too.
Rouding out the list is drugstore hero Nyx with their matte lip cream. One swipe gives full coverage with a super modern, matte finish. London is a strong beige tone that the internet is seemingly obsessed with. For $13, it's no surprise it's so popular.