With the explosion in popularity of nude lipsticks, there’s no shortage of new launches. And while we love a shiny new tube of neutral goodness, there’s something to be said about a tried-and-true classic that stands the test of time and trends. Below, six nude lipsticks (all best-sellers) that have earned cult-classic status. One swipe and you’ll understand why.
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This muted rosy-brown is the number-one best-selling nude lip color from the makeup artist’s expansive line, which speaks for itself. The bullet itself is creamy and nourishing—it even helps to camouflage stubborn lip lines—and leaves behind a satin finish.
A best-seller time and time again, this warm-toned pinky nude boasts a slight shimmer (great for faking the look of a fuller pout) and full-coverage wear that rivals a lip stain.
The nude cousin to Clinique’s wildly popular Black Honey, Pink Honey is just as universally flattering and low-maintenance to use. Swipe this on for a natural-nude hue that doesn’t even require a mirror to apply.
A beautiful true-nude, this bullet gives the look of a matte liquid lipstick without any of the drying side effects. The creamy formula looks good on all skin tones, as attested by almost 3,000 reviewers giving this classic color a 4.6/5 rating.
This nudish-pink color looks amazing on a variety of skin tones and has enough depth to give the look of fuller lips immediately. The angular bullet allows for super precise application. No wonder it’s such a hit with celebs of all ages.
One of the most iconic colors ever created by NARS, Dolce Vita is a gorgeous rosy-nude that nails the “your natural lips but better” look. The pencil is creamy and gives a long-lasting, non-drying finish.
A dead ringer for that “J Lo” nude lip, this classic lipstick is also one of the sexiest. The super moisturizing formula is comfortable and long-lasting. It’s really no wonder that this has been a favorite for generations of women.
A modern classic, this liquid lip gives a diffused, just-blotted finish that both looks and acts low-maintenance. This warm nude is one the brand’s best-sellers.