• My Favorite Spring Lip Shades

    finding the perfect spring lip shade

    I used to feel naked in a nude lip – like I looked bland. Somewhere along the way, however; nudes and softer lip shades won me over. Perhaps it’s because lighter lips without the 90’s frost is actually possible now.. although a frosty lip always makes me nostalgic. Nowadays, nude lips are chic and ALL the rage, and can either minimally play up a simple face or subtly accentuate a dramatic face when they’re paired correctly. The wrong shade quickly strips you of color and leaves you a little lifeless and/or anemic. Let’s not do that.

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    Finding the Perfect Nude

    The key to finding your perfect nude is by first understanding your undertones. Sure we all have our visible skin tones (fair, medium, dark, etc.) but undertones are the key to figuring out how to make our faces truly pop.

    Most makeup artists (MUAs) agree there are three undertone categories: cool, neutral, and warm. If your skin veers pink, red, or blueish, you have cool undertones. If your skin has a yellow, peach, or golden tinge, you have warm undertones. If you have a mix of both, your undertone is neutral. POPSUGAR has an awesome quiz that helps you determine your undertones based on examining different parts about you, and is great if you need more visual explanations. Take the quiz here.

    In order to nail down the right nude for you, you’re looking for one that doesn’t turn your lips into a continuation of your face or mummy-like, but also doesn’t leave you looking too extreme either or you’re venturing to actual pinks, oranges, and browns. I have fairly light skin without any spray tan and even so, I don’t overly spray tan. Fairer skin tones are ideally paired with the pinkish based hues, whereas medium and olive skin tones really shine in the more beige and berry family of nude hues. I personally don’t have experience styling darker tones, but I feel like those skin tones look dazzling in just about any nude or colored shades. I’ve listed some of my favorites nudes below as well as some other favorite spring shades.

    Frankie Rose

    Shades apricot and pink lemonade.


    Shade the Right Note with lipliner in shade Cork.


    Shades baddest beige, nude lust, and purely nude.

    Charlotte Tilbury

    Shade Bitch Perfect and lipliner in shade pillow talk.

    Pat McGrath

    Shade Nude Romantique (so pretty) and antidote 207 (not showing correctly below).


    Shade Orgasm and Sexual Healing (also not showing correctly). Also love the shade Schiap (super shocking bright pink, YAS!). I’ve also worn the shade Funny Face (bright fuschia pink) for years, so good!

    Wearing below Maybelline baddest beige and Charlotte Tilbury liner Pillow Talk – quite stunning if I do say so myself!

    finding the perfect spring lip shade


    1. Laura Adney
      April 15, 2019 / 8:33 pm

      Can I have them all, these shades are all so pretty. You are working this jumpsuit btw!

    2. Stephanie
      April 15, 2019 / 8:34 pm

      I understand how you felt about nude lip colors in the past. I used to feel that way as well – until I discovered the perfect brown-y nude that worked brilliantly with my skintone. Now I love a good nude lip!

    3. April 15, 2019 / 8:34 pm

      Finding the perfect nude for my skin color seems to be elusive! Thanks for sharing this.

    4. April 15, 2019 / 9:24 pm

      First of all, I’m loving your cheetah jumpsuit!! So cute! You suggested such great lipsticks!! I see a bunch of my favorites on this list!

    5. April 16, 2019 / 12:27 am

      All of these lip colors are so beautiful, especially for Spring.! Definitely need to pick up and try the Charlotte Tilsbury Pillow Talk!

      cute & little

    6. April 16, 2019 / 8:29 am

      Yessss! I love a nude lip, though not all nude shades are built alike! The shades are all so pretty!

    7. April 16, 2019 / 8:41 am

      So much that goes into finding the perfect lip colors. Thanks for sharing! Also, I did a double take at the last photo you edited. So trippy…I like it!

    8. Bella
      April 16, 2019 / 1:41 pm

      this is the perfect lip color!! i love these images babe. You always look amazing.

    9. April 17, 2019 / 5:59 am

      I am loving this lip color on you. These lip shades are all super pretty and perfect for Spring!

    10. Tonya Morris
      April 17, 2019 / 3:06 pm

      These colors are gorgeous and I am obsessed with your jumpsuit!

    11. April 19, 2019 / 3:14 pm

      I love nude shades as well, with a tint of pink to them. Happy Easter weekend, my dear!

    12. April 19, 2019 / 9:38 pm

      I’ve always wanted to try the Nars Lippie! the nude pink is so pretty

    13. April 22, 2019 / 8:04 am

      Your outfit is gorgeous! I’ve only found 2 nude lipstick shades that look good on my skin so far, but Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk & Maybelline Nude Lust look so pretty, I’ll have to swatch them at the store on my next makeup run!

    14. April 22, 2019 / 1:35 pm

      I LOVE a nude lip!! You pull it off perfectly! GORG.

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