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How to find the perfect nude lipstick for your skin tone

Author: Elle Canada

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How to find the perfect nude lipstick for your skin tone

 

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How to find the perfect nude lipstick for your skin

Nude lipstick muse: Emma Stone

Fair ladies such as Emma Stones tend to have pink undertones in their skin. Rimmel London makeup artist Marco Marsolais recommends playing up that hue in a nude lipstick with a rosy beige. Opt for creamy textures and avoid glossy lips, which can be jarring against the naturally matte finish of porcelain skin. READ MORE: Hailey Baldwin's glowing skin and 9 other celeb beauty looks we loved this week

By: Carli Whitwell Source: Getty Credits: ELLE Canada

How to find the perfect nude lipstick for your skin

Nude lipstick muse: Emma Stone

A nude lip ensures alabaster skin will be the star of the show. But to make skin pop even more, keep the eyes bare and play up cheeks with pink blush, says Marsolais. READ MORE: 17 beauty icons who look totally alike

By: Carli Whitwell Source: Getty Credits: ELLE Canada

How to find the perfect nude lipstick for your skin

Nude lipstick muse: Emma Stone

Kate herself created the four shades in the new Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate Moss Nudes Collection. If you skin tone matches Emma Stone's, try Rimmel London Lasting Finish Nude Collection by Kate in 42. Rimmel London Lasting Finish Nude Collection by Kate in 42 ($7.99), at drugstores and mass-market retailers. READ MORE: 20 times Ruby Rose looked amazing

By: Carli Whitwell Source: Rimmel London Credits: ELLE Canada

How to find the perfect nude lipstick for your skin

Nude lipstick muse: Emma Stone

If you’re fair, Marsolais says you don’t necessarily need a lip liner. But for those of you who wouldn’t dare go without, try this must-have to match your lipstick. Bobbi Brown Lip Pencil in Beige ($27), at sephora.com. READ MORE: Beauty evolution: Selena Gomez

By: Carli Whitwell Source: Sephora Credits: ELLE Canada

How to find the perfect nude lipstick for your skin

Nude lipstick muse: Kate Moss

Here’s another reason to hate Kate Moss – she can pick up any tube of nude and it will likely look gorgeous. That’s because of her fair, but warm-toned skin, which works with both pink and beige (cool and warm) shades of nudes. (FYI: A cool shade will turn purply on lips on warm skin.)  “It’s skin where the lipstick can be really nude and you will still look alive,” says Marsolais. READ MORE: 18 times Gisele looked flawless

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How to find the perfect nude lipstick for your skin

Nude lipstick muse: Kate Moss

We love the model’s go-to rocker shades. But if you have time, even a swipe of mascara before heading out the door is the secret to an edgy monochromatic look. READ MORE: Lorde, Phoebe Tonkin, Rachel McAdams and 7 other celeb beauty looks we loved this week

By: Carli Whitwell Source: Getty Credits: ELLE Canada

How to find the perfect nude lipstick for your skin

Nude lipstick muse: Kate Moss

Marsolais' pick: Rimmel London Nude Collection by Kate Moss in 40. Rimmel London Nude Collection by Kate Moss in 40 ($7.99), at drugstores and mass-market retailers. READ MORE: How to do your makeup for a music festival

By: Carli Whitwell Source: Rimmel Credits: ELLE Canada

How to find the perfect nude lipstick for your skin

Nude lipstick muse: Jennifer Lopez

She popularized the nude lipstick and Jennifer Lopez has clearly found her perfect colour – this flattering shades of caramel and beige. Add drama to the look with bronzed skin and smoky eyes. READ MORE: Jennifer Lopez: Best beauty looks of all time

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How to find the perfect nude lipstick for your skin

Nude lipstick muse: Jennifer Lopez

Texture is just as important as hue, even if you’re as gorgeous as JLo. According to Marsolais, if Lopez opted for a matte nude lipstick, it would look “really bland” because it would be too close to her skin type and texture. Instead, follow her lead and try creamy formulas. READ MORE: 16 luxe beauty products celebs are crazy for

By: Carli Whitwell Source: Getty Credits: ELLE Canada

How to find the perfect nude lipstick for your skin

Nude lipstick muse: Jennifer Lopez

If you have a complexion like JLo's, be sure to apply lip liner before lipstick. It will help to define lips and differentiate them from the skin, says Marsolais. “It’s always nice with that skin tone to at least create a shadow with the lip liner.” But remember: “you have to really blend it.” Giorgio Armani Beauty Smooth Silk Lip Pencils ($30), at giorgioarmani-usa.com. READ MORE: Ruby Rose, Rita Ora and 8 other celeb beauty looks we loved this week

By: Carli Whitwell Source: Giorgio Armani Beauty Credits: ELLE Canada

How to find the perfect nude lipstick for your skin

Nude lipstick muse: Jennifer Lopez

Marsolais' pick for JLo is is Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick in Notting Hill Nude. Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick in Notting Hill Nude ($7.99), at drugstores and mass-market retailers. READ MORE: A foolproof guide to contouring

By: Carli Whitwell Source: Rimmel Credits: ELLE Canada

How to find the perfect nude lipstick for your skin

Nude lipstick muse: Rihanna

If Rihanna is your beauty twin (hey, a girl can dream), look for mocha hues and caramels that are darker than your skin tone. READ MORE:7 times Rihanna wore dark lipstick this summer

By: Carli Whitwell Source: Getty Credits: ELLE Canada

How to find the perfect nude lipstick for your skin

Nude lipstick muse: Rihanna

Also avoid lipsticks with a matte finish, which can look dull against skin. “I really like to do it with a pure gloss on top of them so it really defines the lips from the skin,” says Marsolais. READ MORE: The best celebrity tattoos

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How to find the perfect nude lipstick for your skin

Nude lipstick muse: Rihanna

We love this MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in Half 'n Half, which looks even sexier when you play up the eyes with loads of liner. MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in Half 'n Half ($20), at maccosmetics.ca. READ MORE: Zendaya's pixie cut and 9 more amazing beauty looks

By: Carli Whitwell Source: MAC Cosmetics Credits: ELLE Canada

How to find the perfect nude lipstick for your skin

Nude lipstick muse: Alek Wek

Skip the nude lipstick if your skin tone is similar to model Alek Wek’s, says Marsolais. “I would go more like a pure lip gloss or something that will just like come in and bring out her natural lip tone.” READ MORE: 7 celebs to follow on Snapchat for everything health and beauty

By: Carli Whitwell Source: Getty Credits: ELLE Canada

How to find the perfect nude lipstick for your skin

Nude lipstick muse: Alek Wek

If you prefer lipstick to gloss, try defining lips with a dark chocolate shade, focusing on the outer corner of the lips. READ MORE: The 10 best beauty looks of the week

By: Carli Whitwell Source: Getty Credits: ELLE Canada

How to find the perfect nude lipstick for your skin

Nude lipstick muse: Alek Wek

Marsolais recommends lining lips with Rimmel London Lasting Finish 1000 Kisses Lip Liner in Coffee Bean. Rimmel London Lasting Finish 1000 Kisses Lip Liner in Coffee Bean ($6.99), at drugstores and mass-market retailers. READ MORE: 12 beauty secrets from Eva Mendes

By: Carli Whitwell Source: Rimmel Credits: ELLE Canada

How to find the perfect nude lipstick for your skin

Nude lipstick muse: Alek Wek

Then follow up with a layer of Rimmel London Oh My Gloss! Lip Gloss in Cosmic. Rimmel London Oh My Gloss! Lip Gloss in Cosmic ($8.49), at drugstores and mass-market retailers. READ MORE: 8 times Solange Knowles had insanely good makeup

By: Carli Whitwell Source: Rimmel Credits: ELLE Canada
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