12 Best New Nude Lipsticks
From matte and glossy to barely there, a nude lip is one of the prettiest and most eye-catching looks of the moment. Thanks to the overwhelming popularity of the this trend, brands are coming out with new formulations and colors that are better than ever: more hydrating, longer wear and better color payoff. Below, a selection of our favorite newest nudes to wear now.
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This product is so light and smooth that you can barely feel it on, even when applying, but it gives a gorgeous, long-lasting, full-pigment finish that doesn't budge or transfer. "Get it On" is a beige-tan that's perfect for those who want that classic nude lip and "American Woman" is a rosier option that looks looks amazing on olive-toned skin or those wanting a bit more pink in their nude.
The long-awaited Sephora launch of Pat McGrath's latest product is here and it does not disappoint. Housed in a luxuriously weighty case (and wrapped in Pat's signature glitter pouch), this lipstick feels special even before the first swipe. Of course, the application also doesn't disappoint. It's a soft, matte—almost powdery—texture and feels extremely lightweight while giving a bold color payoff. A full day wear test proved the formula to be hydrating and doesn't budge until I start eating the greasiest of foods. For those looking for a true nude, "1995" is nicely pigmented without any pink.
One of the best drugstore liquid launches of the year, Maybelline's SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick does exactly what the name says. It features long-lasting pigment that doesn't move and gives a beautiful matte finish. The super precise applicator makes filling—and enhancing—your lip shape a breeze. No liner required!
This lipstick, encased in gold, is so chic that it makes me want to carry one at all times, just so I can show it off every time I reapply. But it turns out, the lipstick is also so long-lasting that reapplications are rarely needed. That doesn't stop me from sharing how much I love the product with others—thanks to the elegant and slender shape of the bullet, it's super easy to get a precise shape, and the creamy formula feels and looks great on the lips. There are a variety of nude options, but "I've Never" and "I'll Never Stop" are my two favorites.
Poppy King is known for creating lipsticks so moisturizing that it feels like you're applying a balm. She brings her conditioning formulation infused with vitamin E and hydrating natural oils to her "Nothing but the Nudes" collection, a trio of flattering nudes that delivers beautiful pigment for a range of skin colors. "The Whole Truth" is the perfect blend of peach, pink and brown for a nude that looks like your lips but better.
This dual-ended lipstick and lip liner is the ultimate throw-in-your-bag option for creating the perfect lip on the go. The fine-tipped highly pigmented liner end makes shaping the lips a breeze and the smooth lipstick end gives a beautiful, even finish. Bahama Breeze is a peachy pink nude that looks especially stunning against tanned skin or contrasted with a smokey eye. Good-for-you ingredients like coconut oil, jojoba seed oil and shea butter makes this option super comfortable to wear all day.
Too Faced Melted Latex ($21)
For those looking for a super pigmented, high-shine finish, Too Faced Melted Latex delivers a slick, honey-like texture that creates a head-turning look. It's formulated with an exclusive technology that keeps the look shiny all day without sliding around or bleeding. There are nude options for a variety of skin tones, with "Strangelove" being a particularly beautiful option for those with darker skin.
This very luxurious lipstick delivers what can only be described as a very luxurious finish: glossy but not overly shiny, pigmented but not heavy-looking, and gives the lips a beautiful plumpness. The collection features a carefully edited selection of hues that are universally flattering. In the nudes category, shade no. 11 has a nice peachy color to it and no. 12 is a pretty true nude.
This new range of lipsticks from Ardell comes in so many shades that it was tough to choose one perfect nude. It delivers a creamy satin finish that is very opaque—perfect for those who prefer high-impact color in a formula that both looks and feels hydrating. From "Sulky One" (a light cream nude) to "Fox" (a rich, mauve brown), there's a flattering nude shade for every skin tone.
Many nude lipsticks are so intensely pigmented that they can look a bit heavy. Becca' newest launch is not one of them. This balm-first formula creates a light, buildable finish that lets the user customize the amount of color and is all about enhancing the look of your naturally nude lips. The lipstick is also infused with jojoba oil to keep lips nourished and hydrated and comes in a variety of nude hues that look quite beautiful on many different skin tones.
This newest offering from YSL Beauty delivers a highly pigmented, ultra-matte stained finish in a formula that feels so light it's undetectable on the lips. The quick drying and transfer free formula makes it an easy product to apply and not have to think about—that is until people start complimenting and asking you what lipstick you have on. Shade No. 7 is a light neutral and No. 23 is a great nude option for those who like a little more intensity.
Milk Makeup Lip Color ($22)
This full-coverage lip crayon is so easy yet so perfect. The demi-matte, full coverage color gives any look a bold update while shea butter, coconut and grapefruit peel oils keep your lips hydrated for as long as the color lasts. The newest color, Low Key, is the perfect modern nude.