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The nude lip look: Perfect for all occasions

The nude lip is popping up all over this season. And it’s no wonder, when the look works for so many different occasions. With this easy style guide you can snag this classy look no matter what budget you’re working with.

Nude lips

Vibrant reds and pinks are constantly going in and out of fashion. But the nude look’s versatility means it’s always a solid go-to. A shiny neutral pout is perfect on a day where you would rather draw attention to your lips than take the time to put on a whole face. And a sheer lipstick is the perfect way to complement long lashes and let bold eyeshadows pop. No matter what kind of day you’re having — there is a nude look just for you.


Gloss can need constant touch-ups so if you know you’ll be running from meeting to meeting or playing hostess, then a long-lasting liner is just what you need. Maybelline’s Colorsensational lip liner has several neutral tones and one is bound to be your perfect fit. You can apply it lightly to your lip trim and then smudge it with your finger or a Q-tip to give your lips a hint of colour. Or — surprise! — you can achieve a great, long-lasting look by using the pencil on your entire lip area. Then, for an added pop, you can lightly top it off with your favorite nude lipstick or gloss.


Lipstick is any lady’s best go-to lip option. Between mattes, sheers and shimmers, there will certainly be one just for you. Avon has a great sheer liner that makes your lips look dressed up without stealing attention away from the rest of your face. And with a deal like 3 for $11.99, you can get several options, to fit your every neutral lip need.

Lip gloss

A glossy lip can be the perfect addition on a dress-down day. It can give you that little zing that makes you feel glamorous without the effort of doing up your whole face. CoverGirl has several great lip glosses that are perfect for a girl on a tight budget. Their Outlast Double LipShine in “Tutu” or “Sheerly Nude” will stay put longer than the average gloss and add a nice sparkle. Or, if you’re looking for something with a bit more of a moisturizing feel, you can opt for Wetslicks Lipgloss in “Honey Talks” or “Clear Radiance.”

Whether it’s liner, lipstick or gloss that suits your particular needs, with all the options out there you are sure to find your perfect nude look without going over budget.

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