A Perfect Nude Lip is the next best thing to lip injections for making thin, obscure lips look more full, plump, and attractive.
I’ve recently discovered that a perfect nude lip is the next best thing to lip injections. The bottom line on lips is that full, plump lips are a feature that you are either born with or have to work hard to achieve. I’ve always had thin lips, and as I’ve gotten older, they’ve only gotten thinner.
Lip injections are an option, but they aren’t a cure all. First, they hurt like the devil. The. DEVIL. Second, they can only do so much; overdoing will lead to unattractive, fake looking lips. We’ve all seen it. #platypuslipsaretheworst Third, injections are expensive and last only several months (depending upon the person).
I’ve recently been using a tried and true technique to make lips look larger~a nude lip. After reading online and watching a few you tube videos, I’ve settled upon what I consider a perfect nude lip. I wear this combination from day to night and simply love it.
Here’s the spiel. To get the fullest effect, there are 3 simple steps calling for 3 different lip products. I’ve outlined mine below, with tips on where to buy.
Step 1: A nude lip liner
Sephora Collection Roughe Gel Lip Liner in 01 “The Nudest” (matte cool nude) or 02 “Nothin’ But Nude” (matte true nude). I love Sephora gel lip liners. They are retractable (no sharpening), richly pigmented, and the nudes are great.
Where to buy: Any Sephora storefront carries these lipliners, as does sephora.com.
Step 2: A nude lipstick
My current fave and what is in the photo is Too Faced La Creme in “Naked Dolly” (a satin pink) or “Nude Beach” (a nude peach).
I have both of these and find them very similar. The Naked Dolly is pinkish; Nude Beach is peach. Still, both are wonderful, creamy nudes that make lips look larger than they are if filled inside a good nude liner.
Where to buy: In Birmingham, both Ulta locations near me and Sephora at The Summit have been sold out of these colors for the last few weeks. Easy online options are amazon, sephora.com, ulta.com, or toofaced.com. Amazon is the best option if you have prime; you’ll get the product in two days free shipping. The other sites take 5-7 business days to ship free. The lipstick is the same price ($22 per tube) on all sites. If you buy in store, you’ll pay tax on that amount.
Step 3: A nudish gloss~my two faves are below:Buxom Full-On Lip Cream in “White Russian,” a creamy, smooth, glossy matte lip cream in a light nude. It has a cool, tingly, plumping effect for some. I can’t tell if it plumps, but it makes my lips look bigger, and it feels fab! Too Faced Melted Liquified Lipstick in Sugar. This is the most strikingly nude of the two glosses. Technically, this is a liquid lipstick, which makes it more pigmented than the Buxom.
Where to buy: The same goes for these glosses as for the lipstick. You can order for the same price at any of the sites listed above, but amazon prime members get free 2-day shipping.
The photos below show what the combo looks like on my lips. Keep in mind, I have “aging lips” that are super thin and surrounded by fine lines and deep facial lines. Still, I think the nude lip manages to make my lips look as full as they can look outside of a cosmetic procedure or injections. What do you think?
There are other great lip colors in matte, creamy nudes that could be used to create a nude lip. I’ve listed a few drugstore options below. If you have a favorite nude lip or any advice to share on how you make your lips look bigger, I’d love to hear from you! As always, thanks so much for stopping by. Be blessed, and stay savvy!!!