What do celebrities never leave the house without? Nude lipstick, apparently. While it’s no secret that we count nude the most versatile shade of them all, it’s nice to see our favorite celebrities providing plenty of eye makeup pairings to inspire us this season. Whether it’s for a night out or just meeting your S.O.’s parents for the first time, keep scrolling for five celeb-approved nude lipsticks!
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For a romantic red carpet moment, celebrity makeup artist Amy Nadine used MAC’s cream-based lipstick in a sheer, pinkish nude on Ashley Benson to top off an ultra-feminine beauty look. For the matching rose-gold smoky eye, she used shades from her eponymous line’s Renewing Nude Eye Shadow Palette ($16), blending the copper shade into her crease.
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Zendaya is never one to shy away from a beauty risk, so it was surprising to see her turn up on the red carpet in something as safe as nude lip—but we’re not complaining. The star paired her metallic, chestnut-nude lip color with a sky-high topknot and a cut-crease eye shadow with her signature confidence and style.
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After she made her Victoria’s Secret runway debut, Gigi Hadid continued to sizzle on the red carpet in her signature beauty look: a ponytail and neutral makeup, allowing her natural beauty to shine through. The Maybelline spokeswoman accentuated her lips with a pretty blush color in a weightless formula that promises to stay put all night.
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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley opted to keep her makeup natural and fresh to enhance her envy-inducing, always glowing complexion. Our favorite part of the look? A sheer nude lip color, courtesy of makeup artist Sabrina Bedrani and Dior, with just the right amount of shimmer to enhance her lips.
For the Creative Arts Emmys, makeup artist Jamie Greenberg took inspiration from Rashida Jones’s ’60s-inspired dress and created a spot-on mod makeup look. To balance an expert cat eye, Greenberg kept Jones’s lips soft and neutral in a simple, sheer taupe shade from Lipstick Queen.
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