When we say nude lipstick, we mean a color that looks like your lips but better. It should be a shade that complements your skin tone and freshens you right up with minimal effort. The only work you really have to do is to find this perfect color, because there's no such thing as a universal nude hue. A natural lip color heavily depends on your skin tone, and if you have tan skin, you'll come across a lot of too-ashy and too-pale shades before you find the perfect one. To shorten your search, we asked real morena beauties to share their go-to nude lipsticks, and here's what they said:
1. Suyen Salazar
"I'm really loving two colors right now. It' really hard for me to find a nude that works well on my skin because nudes have a tendency to look to pale on me. Sunnies [Face]'s Casual has the prettiest pigments and works well with my color and Charlotte Tillbury Pillow Talk 2.0 Medium is a nice nude that enhances my lip color!"
SUNNIES FACE Fluffmatte Lipstick in Casual, P345, SM Megamall; CHARLOTTE TILBURY Pillow Talk Medium, price unavailable, charlottetilbury.com
"My current fave perfect nude lipstick that I always wear is L'Oreal's Les Chocolats in Volupto Choco because not only [does] it smell like chocolate it lasts soooo long and the shade is perfect! It's also the perfect shade if you even want to overline your lips a la Kylie Jennerrrr! And it won't budge! [It's great] Especially if you dont want to be bothered by your lipstick."
L'OREAL Infallible Les Chocolats Liquid Matte Lipstick in Volupto Choco, P399, Watsons
3. Bianca Gonzalez
"MAC Velvet Teddy. :)"
MAC Matte Lipstick in Velvet Teddy, P1100, TriNoma
4. Rissa Mananquil-Trillo
"Right now, our Happy Skin Lip Mallow in Island Girl! It’s the perfect "fresh lang" lip color that never makes tan skin look ashy or tired. Super love how it’s a do-it-all product that can be used on the eyes, lips and cheeks, too! Notice how girls who easily tan also easily get darker lips after a beach trip and [this product] has SPF 15 to protect lips against sun damage and lip darkening, too!"
HAPPY SKIN Lip Mallow in Island Girl, P549, SM Aura
5. Asia Jackson
"When I choose 'nude' lipsticks, I like to go for 'my lips but better' colors—colors that are similar to my lip color, just enhanced and more vibrant! Lately I've really been loving Girl Crush by Sunnies Face. The color is perfect. It's a toned down natural pink that can be perceived as 'nude' on brown skin tones. It's very similar to my natural lip color but more vibrant. Plus, Sunnies Face just did a limited edition collab with Rose Inc. here in the U.S. so now I can get my color without having to smuggle it into the country."
SUNNIES FACE Fluffmatte Lipstick in Girl Crush, P345, UP Town Center
6. Leila Alcasid
"I love Casual by Sunnies Face! I think it flatters my skin tone and adds dimension rather than making me look flat, like some nudes can tend to do."
SUNNIES FACE Fluffmatte Lipstick in Casual, P345, SM Megamall
7. Christi Mcgarry
"MAC's Taupe used to be my go-to nude prior to [Sunnies Face's] Fluffmattes being released, but since [they] came out with Nudist, it has been my hands-down fave/nude lip winner. [It] literally looks and FEELS so natural, because not only is it such a well balanced shade for almost all skin [tones], it's also definitely one of the best formulas in a lipstick that I've ever used, especially for a matte finish—super nourishing and lightweight."
SUNNIES FACE Fluffmatte Lipstick in Nudist, P345, UP Town Center; MAC Matte Lipstick in Taupe, P1100, Glorietta 3
8. Michelle Dy
"The Inglot HD Matte in 36 is the perfect lip product if you're looking for that all-type-of-event kind of nude color. [It] Looks good both in pictures and in person cause it doesn't wash you out, can be worn for special events like weddings 'cause it lasts all day and it doesn't dry your lips like most matte lippies. It has the perfect balance of warm and neutral specifically for medium morena skin Pinays like me."
INGLOT HD Lip Tint Matte in 36, P1250, SM Megamall
9. Jach Manere
"I have two faves for different looks: First is 3CE's Matte Lipstick #119 Hold On, it's subtle yet very natural-looking, I use it for bare to minimum makeup looks when I wanna look fresh. Second is BLK's All Day Lip called Latte, it's when I put 'plakado' makeup on but wanna neutralize it with nude lipstick. I use them a lot that I buy multiples when I see them! I even gift them to my friends and family."
3CE Matte Lip Color in 119 Hold On, price unavailable, Sephora.ph; BLK All-Day Intense Matte Lipstick in Latte, P299, Watsons
10. Aira Medina
"Ofra Baroque: It's the perfect pink nude for me! Love that it's long lasting and filled with Vitamin A. Definitely not drying like any other liquid lip! Tom Ford's Sable Smoke: I’m sucker for that perfect peachy lip! Super plus points that this Tom Ford lip is ultra creamy and glides oh so smoothly!"
OFRA Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Baroque, P850, Landmark TriNoma; TOM FORD Lip Color in Sable Smoke, P2820, Rustan's Makati