The Most Bomb Nude Lipsticks & Glosses For Rich Skin Beauties
Praise the beauty gawds cause beauty aisles have seriously come a long way in recent years with their shade diversity. Gone are the days when the color ‘nude’ was only limited to a handful of beige and sandy hues, with beauty counters now showcasing a more inviting and inclusive display of shade ranges that get the undertones of melanated complexions just right.
As you know, the quest for a signature nude is just as laborious as finding a signature scent or red lipstick. But to make your search a little easier, we compiled a few of our holy grail nude lippies and glosses that we 100% guarantee you (and your lips) will love!
Swipe down to find your lipstick soulmate…
Huda Beauty Power Bullets Bossy Browns in Boss Chick, $25
Your Next Lipstick Match: This is one of our newest arrivals — we still kept the same high-impact color of our OG Power Bullet but added juicier shine to the mix and a rich, buttery texture, too, to give your pout a faux lip job (in just two swipes). This is the type of lipstick you wear while snapping a few summer thirst traps and our Bossy Browns are sooo inclusive — we’ve ensured there’s a brown nude for everyone.
Why Swipe Right: It’s the Maxi-lip technology for us, a patented peptide complex that encourages collagen production, leaving you with a plumped-up lip effect that lasts when used regularly. For everyday wear, we love the shade Boss Chick and for sundowners or a night on the town, Self Made is your girl.
Juvia’s Place The Nude Velvety Matte Lipstick in Toffee, $14
Your Next Lipstick Match: Juvia’s award-winning range of velvet matte lippies consists of pink, peach, mauve, and chocolate browns to help you find your signature daytime and evening hue. If you love a saturated and uniform lip, the color payoff of this is ELITE. Pair it with a glossy nude eye and soft, chiseled cheeks for an effortless monochromatic beat.
Why Swipe Right: When it comes to matte lipsticks, comfort is key, and Juvia’s provides exactly that — a true-matte finish that’s long-lasting and doesn’t leave your lips feeling parched thanks to its supplement of hyaluronic acid.
UOMA Beauty Badass Icon Matte Lipstick in Nina, $24
Your Next Lipstick Match: Another comfy velvet matte lipstick that offers pigmented and even coverage in one coat. It’s also super-lightweight — literal light-as-a-feather coverage that still manages to stay put even after a glass of vino.
Why Swipe Right: Carnauba wax is one of their star ingredients, which gives the lipstick its silky soft texture that makes for easy gliding on skin. It’s also an emollient, so it does a great job protecting and moisturizing dry and damaged lips.
Laura Mercier Rouge Essential Cream Lipstick in Brun Naturel, $32
Your Next Lipstick Match: A cream lipstick that doesn’t shift or feather, providing solid color with ease. Silky soft, and weightless, we love its satiny feel and subtle glassy shine for a plush and smooth-looking pucker.
Why Swipe Right: It includes mediterranean sea algae extract to moisturize and nourish the skin beneath, as well as micronized coated pigments, which provide intense, uniform, and buildable color with every layer.
Tower 28 ShineOn Milky Lip Jelly Gloss in Almond, $14
Your Next Lipstick Match: We keep it juicy juicy with Tower 28’s line of dewy lip jellies — the perfect beauty accessory for hot girl summer days. Their shade ‘almond’ in particular combines the gleam of a glazed donut with a scrumptious milky brown hue that looks like literal melted chocolate.
Why Swipe Right: It provides pane-of-glass radiance without any goopiness, and this is due to its blend of nourishing and plant-based oils, apricot, raspberry, and avocado, which work together to treat, protect and hydrate your lips.
Glossier Ultralip in Cachet, $18
Your Next Lipstick Match: A 3-in-1 that merges all the noteworthy perks of a balm, lip tint, and gloss. Its buildable coverage gets a 10/10, allowing you to achieve both sheer and rich coverage depending on your mood or lewk. We’re also obsessed with its chapstick-like packaging — we’re going through major 90s and Y2K nostalgia RN if it wasn’t already obvious…
Why Swipe Right: Hyaluronic acid also makes a cameo here, which is enhanced with a blend of meadowfoam, jojoba, and watermelon oils for a juicy moisture boost that leaves your pucker feeling supple and pillow-like.
Your Next Lipstick Match: A multi-tasking ‘triple threat,’ this oil-to-gloss formula treats, adds luscious shine and a gorgeous veil of color too — it’s the perfect add-on for your no-makeup makeup glam. It’s available in one shade only, ‘a universally flattering sheer rosy taupe’ formulated specifically for melanated complexions.
Why Swipe Right: It consists of baobab, camellia, and passionfruit seed, a dynamic trio of skin-conditioning and antioxidant-rich oils that hydrate, plump, protect and ‘nourish dry and chapped lips.’
NYX Butter Gloss in Ginger Snap, $5
Your Next Lipstick Match: A cult-fave that’s remained a beauty bag staple of ours for years. It’s ‘glassiness’ to a T — providing a high-gloss finish that seriously pops. NYX recently launched eight new brown shades from ‘warm peaches to rich, deep browns,’ made for all melanated beauties.
Why Swipe Right: Can we talk about the price thooo!? And it doesn’t skimp out on quality. You get reflective shine and gorgeous sheer color at a serious bargain, and their shade selection is pretty impressive, too.
MAC Lipglass in Dangerous Curves, $19
Your Next Lipstick Match: If we were to compile a list of our all-time fave lip glosses, without a doubt, Dangerous Curves would sit high and mighty as a top 5 contender. It’s a juicy milky brown nude ‘with gold undertones,’ and it’s so flattering on medium and deep skin tones. We like to use it with our Rich Brown Lip Contour 2.0, the perfect deep brown pencil shade to recreate an old-school 90s gradient pucker.
Why Swipe Right: You’ll love its long-lasting shine — touch-ups are few with this gem. It also contains coconut, apricot, and jojoba oils, so all-day lip comfort is guaranteed.
Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer in Hot Chocolit, $19
Your Next Lipstick Match: Hot Chocolit is the richer and sexier version of the OG Fenty Glow — a ‘shimmery rich brown’ that’s first-date-worthy. Non-sticky and shiny AF, a few swipes of this, and your lips will look ridiculously lush.
Why Swipe Right: Its peach-vanilla scent is so addictive, we honestly can’t get enough! It’s also weightless and so comfy to wear, with shea butter coming through to give your pout a little TLC beneath.
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