Friday, September 24, 2010
A nude lip liner is and should be a staple in every woman's make-up wardrobe from the make-up impaired to the make-up Divas every woman needs a great nude lip liner.
So why a nude liner? A nude liner is not only for nude lipsticks you can use them with just about every color including red! The purpose of a nude liner is to define your natural lip line and to prevent fraying lipstick (no one wants to see lipstick fading into the lines above your lips!)
You may be asking... How do I pick a nude lip liner? and the answer is simple..Pick a liner that matches your own natural lip color or a shade darker but NOT lighter unless your going for a Haute couture almost white lip!
Below are a few swatches. They may vary from monitor to monitor so if you're not sure stop by your local make-up counter to try it on.
Here are a few of my top picks varying from lightest to darkest.
1.Natural Mauve from Lancome- This works great on lips with no color or very pale lips. Perfect for a pinky nude.
2. Oak from Mac- This is the same level of deepness as Natural Mauve but has a warmer undertone.Perfect for a beige nude.
3. Beige Neutre #42 from Guerlain- This is what a nude should be. It's perfectly balanced with warm and cool undertones. This is a medium nude.
4. 710 from Shu Uemura- This is a med deep nude with a slight plum or cool tone.
5. Chestnut from Laura Mercier- This is a deep nude great for med to dark lips. It has a bit of a chocolaty plum tone.