One of makeup’s true perennials, the nude lip is always on trend, coming in fresh each season in new hues and finishes. Simple yet elevated, a nude lip can pull a look together with effortless flair. Quietly confident and elegantly understated, a neutral lip really does demonstrate how less can be so much more in our fresh faced modern makeup times.
Complementing our move towards skincare makeup hybrids, today’s nude lip is all about conditioning and enriching the lips with a gentle hint of tint, in a mixture of glazed or matte finishes depending on your mood. Infused with different undertones, drawing from a wide neutral palette, there’s plenty of hues to play with.
“The trick to creating the perfect neutral lip is you'll want a similar hue to your natural lip or a few shades darker to keep things looking flushed and healthy,” explains Janeena Rumsey, Glo’s Artistry Lead. “You can use a darker lip pencil to help customize the neutral hue even more.”
Skin is in, and the “your-skin-but-better” no-makeup makeup look has been trending hard for some time now. The nude lip is a key player in this, pairing beautifully with fresh, glowing, dewy skin—C-Shield Anti-Pollution Moisture Tint will be your complexion go-to, and barely-there cheek or eye color.
As a true makeup staple, the neutral lip also makes a great counter-balance to a more dramatic eye makeup look such as the smokey eye or a bold, dark shadow look.
“Unlike the other lip color staple—the red lip, a neutral lip is a perfect lip look for day or night. You can wear it effortlessly sheer for day, then amp it up with a little lipliner and a glazed finish for night,” adds Janeena. “There really is no right or wrong way to wear a neutral lip, it really is like the black jeans of your beauty kit.”
Our best-selling Suede Matte Lip Crayons and Cream Glaze Lip Crayons now have six neutral shades to play with, and all six shades come in both the modern velvety matte and creamy glaze finishes so you can mix and match to create your perfect neutral look.
To help you perfect your nude lip game, we’ve created five easy lip looks for you to try.
“If you’re searching for the perfect glazed-peach nude, this lip combo is it. I love to pair it with a warm-toned eye look to create a more monochromatic effect.”
Start by lining lips with Sahara Suede Matte Lip Crayon—a toasted beige neutral, then fill and layer with Bellini Cream Glaze Crayon—a peach neutral.
“A mauve-nude lip with a glassy rose finish is what this lip look gives. It's definitely one of my go-to pairings with a deep plum/bronzed eye look.”
Start by lining lips with Woodrose Suede Matte Lip Crayon—a mid-tone mauve neutral, then fill and layer with Bonjour Cream Glaze Lip Crayon—a deep neutral rose.
“I absolutely love this pairing for an everyday neutral lip. It really goes with any look.”
Start by lining lips with Bonjour Suede Matte Lip Crayon—a deep neutral rose, then fill and layer with Woodrose Cream Glaze Lip Crayon—a mid-tone mauve neutral.
“To me this pairing is a nude lip but with a twist. The pink and plum tones add an unexpected freshness and it works well with winged liner.”
Start by lining lips with Heirloom Suede Matte Lip Crayon—a neutral rose, then fill and layer with Trademark Cream Glaze Lip Crayon—an earthy neutral rose.
“If you're looking for something warmer, reach for this paring. Together they give a caramel-hued effect that looks great on everyone.”
Start by lining lips with Bellini Suede Matte Lip Crayon—a peach neutral, then fill and layer with Sahara Cream Glaze Lip Crayon—a toasted beige neutral.
"Whatever your nude lip flavor, mix and match and play around with texture and tone to customize your perfect neutral lip," says Janeena.