Every New York Fashion Week, we can count on a few things. Alexander Wang to have an epic show—and after-show-party—influencers' outfits to elicit shopping as much as what’s on the runway, and nude makeup palettes on models. This year, we’re ogling the matte nude lips seen at Tibi, Jeremy Scott, Christian Siriano, Simon Miller, and Self-Portrait S/S 18 shows, just to name a few.
Since finding the perfect neutral lipstick is no easy feat we’ve taken note. At the Jeremy Scott S/S 18 show, MAC makeup artists created a minimalistic look with a nude lip to match the models’ skin tone. Among the colors used was MAC Matte Lipstick in Whirl. If you’re on the hunt for the perfect shade of nude, keep scrolling. Ahead, we’ve compiled 11 of the best matte nude lipsticks for a no-makeup, makeup look.
Non-harmful, organic, and gluten-free, Nu Evolution’s matte mineral lipstick delivers a peachy pigment formulated with ingredients like shea butter, cocoa butter, jojoba oil, and vitamin E.
“I still haven’t found the perfect nude,” confesses makeup artist Arpy Hovsepian, “but Naked by Anastasia Beverly Hills is by far my favorite.” The matte liquid lipstick is a light peachy hue.
This Sephora-exclusive liquid lipstick has a matte finish and a range of nude shades, including slightly pinkish Cream Beige for light complexions, and 20-hour lasting wear.
We love that the Charlotte Tilbury website shows what hues look like on various skin tones. Try on its best-selling shade, Pillow Talk, a taupe-y nude shade from the Matte Revolution line, designed to give the appearance of naturally fuller, wider lips.
Victoria is a cool nude from the queen of the nude lip herself. The neutral hue is particularly great for olive skin tones.
Kim Kardashian West is a fan of this sultry line of lip shades as seen here and here. Medium to dark skin complexions, try 1995, a warm, cinnamon nude with mauve undertones.
Paraben-free, Kevin Aucoin’s Matte Finish Lipstick in Infinite delivers a warm nude hue for darker complexions.
Though matte, this lip crayon (it even has a built in sharpener) is intensely creamy. Added benefits: It’s free of parabens, sulfates, and phthalates, and it's made with ingredients like orange peel wax.
Delivering a deeply pigmented cool brown, Velvet Teddy blends beautifully with darker complexions.
If you find your lips are a bit too dry, apply a lip primer or conditioner to hydrate and plump your lips.
This shade delivers a warm brown pigment and is formulated in Urban Decay’s creamiest non-glossy lipstick, Comfort Matte, with ingredients like avocado oil and beeswax.
What’s your favorite matte nude lipstick? Share with us below!