The Best Nude-For-You Lipsticks You'll Keep Going Back To



Let’s talk nude lippies: when chosen correctly, they bring a pop of color that’s *chef’s kiss* to accentuate everything from your smokey eyes to your no-makeup makeup looks, making it a holy grail for your makeup kit. But we’ll be real, finding the perfect nude ain’t easy! Not only do you have to find a product with the right finish and wear, but finding the ultimate nude-for-you shade can feel like a life-long mission.

To help you in your quest, we’ve rounded up eight lipstick collections with the most delectable nude-for-you offerings. From rich browns and pastel pinks to beige hues and deep berry tones, trust us when we say your lips will find the perfect product swipe, pout, and pucker up.

Our Nude-For-You Faves

1. Best Feel: Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Fenty Icon The Fill Lipstick, $20

Shades to Shop: 10
Flaunt the Finish: Semi-matte

1-Fenty-Beauty-Icon-LipstickSource: Fenty Beauty by Rihanna

Shaped like Rihanna’s Cupid’s bow, the Fenty Icon, $20, is already on its way to becoming a fan-favorite thanks to its lineup of creamy, high-pigmented neutrals packed with moisture-plumping hyaluronic acid and conditioning vitamin C and E. It’s no secret that her signature red pout inspired The MVP shade, a bold red with blue undertones, but we’re also lusting over the collection’s nude-for-yous that range from chocolates, mauves, and neutral pinks for every undertone and skin shade.

Bad gal RiRi knew we’d come back for more, so she designed it to be easily refillable with shades and cases that can be shopped separately – what an icon.

2. Best Texture: Mented Cosmetics Semi-Matte Lipsticks, $17

Shades to Shop: 9
Flaunt the Finish: High-shine

2-Mented-Cosmetics-Semi-Matte-LipsticksSource: Mented Cosmetics

Formulated with castor oil to deeply moisturize, the Mented Cosmetics Semi-Matte Lipstick, $17, offers a perfect selection of browns and pinks to accentuate your lip’s natural tones. As for our faves? Brown Bare is gorg on richer complexions and Peach Please is a subtle peach that looks so pretty on fair skin tones.

3. Best Formula: UOMA Beauty BADASS ICON Matte Lipstick, $24

Shades to Shop: 19
Flaunt the Finish: Matte

3-UOMA-Beauty-BADASS-ICON-Matte-Lipstick Source: UOMA Beauty

Leave it to UOMA Beauty to create the ultimate lip statement with highly concentrated yet silky formulas based on a stunning array of undertones to bless your nude fantasies. Its swipe-and-forget formula, infused with hydrating wild mango butter, offers unique hues like Coretta (a dusty peach) and Eartha (sandy beige) for cooler undertones, and shades like Winnie (rose taupe) and Angela (deep neutral), for warm and neutral undertones.

4. Best Multi-Tasker: Huda Beauty Power Bullet Cream Glow, $25

Shades to Shop: 14
Flaunt the Finish: High-shine


Our juicy Huda Beauty Power Bullet Cream Glow, $25, harnesses lip-loving ingredients like hydraberry and sea fennel that luxuriously nourish your lips with a barely-there feel. It has a gorgeous buttery texture that you can swipe on for a soft, hydrating tint or build up for full, high-shine coverage.

To make it extra easy to find a nude bestie for you, the collection has three complexion families: Light, Medium, and Rich. Try shade Baby Face (medium pink with a hint of brown) for a dewy, plump pout on medium skin tones, or shade Amore (rich pinky brown) if you’re looking for a moisturizing bullet with purple undertones.

5. Best All-Day Wear: MAKEUP BY MARIO Ultra Suede™ Lipstick, $24

Shades to Shop: 20
Flaunt the Finish: Matte

5-MAKEUP-BY-MARIO-Ultra-Suede-LipstickSource: MAKEUP BY MARIO

As the king behind Kim K’s chic monochromatic beats, Mario Dedivanovic created the MAKEUP BY MARIO Ultra Suede™ Lipstick, $24, with a suede-like, weightless formula in deep plums, cool browns, and mauve-pinks (to name a few). Featuring moisturizing duo seed oil, his collection offers 20 shades with super-addictive coverage that’ll stick by you whether you’re sipping, munching, smooching… You get it.

6. Best Hydration: ILIA Beauty Color Block High Impact Lipstick, $28

Shades to Shop: 8
Flaunt the Finish: Satin

7-ILIA-Color-Block-High-Impact-LipstickSource: ILIA Beauty

Enriched with the nourishing seed oils of apricot, castor, and mango butter, the ILIA Beauty Color Block High Impact Lipstick, $28, is available in high-impact nudes, from rich mauves and deep berries hues to pretty pink shades. The ultra-creamy formula literally glides onto your lips, allowing for easy application.

7. Best Shade Range: PAT McGRATH LABS MatteTrance™ Lipstick, $38

Shades to Shop: 28
Flaunt the Finish: Matte8-PAT-McGRATH-LABS-MatteTrance-Lipstick


With 28 shades, the PAT McGRATH LABS MatteTrance™ Lipstick, $38, has achieved cult status for its modern matte finish. Every five-star review shouts about its hydrating, creamy texture with (you guessed it) one-stroke coverage that stays on for hoursss. Shade-wise, we love Peep Show, a soft pink-peach for cooler undertones, while shade Guinevere is a divine crimson that looks so luxe on richer skin tones.

8. Best Price: Matic Cosmetics by Destiny Jones Lipmatic, $15

Shades to Shop: 8
Flaunt the Finish: High-shine

9-Matic-Cosmetics-Jones-LipstickSource: Matic Cosmetics

Rich in moisture, every bullet in the Matic Cosmetics collection ensures a plush look that’s super comfy and provides *just* the right amount of shine. If you have a warm undertone, chances are you’d love shades Nude By Nature (a peachy beige) while shade Never Sleep is a gorgeous berry hue on deep skin tones with cool undertones.

Next up, check out the prettiest stains to keep your lips juicy ALL night long.

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