Exactly what you need for a soft glam moment.

By Kayla Greaves
Feb 19, 2021 @ 4:15 pm
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For far too long, when the word "nude" was mentioned, most people would only think of beige.

Well, newsflash: humans come in a range of shades, so nude isn't a one-shade-fits-all kinda deal (never was, honestly). Thankfully, there are plenty of lipstick colors to get the job done. So whether you have fair skin, or have been blessed with a beautiful deep hue, we've found something that will work for you.

Eight of the best nude lipsticks for each and every skin tone, ahead.

Deep Skin Tones

Beauty Bakerie Lip Whip in Truffle Maker

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This rich shade of brown is the perfect color to create a nude moment if you have a deep complexion. The best part? It's clean, vegan, smudge-proof, and Black-owned. This collection also offers nine additional shades so everyone can find their match.

To shop: $15; target.com

Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color in Unveil

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Leave it to Rihanna to create the perfect chocolate brown nude. This vegan and cruelty-free matte formula is weightless and long-wearing, so you can put it on and forget it's there.

To shop: $25; sephora.com

Medium-Deep Skin Tones

The Lip Bar Cocoa Cooler 

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This ultra-pigmented lipstick gives brilliant, glossy color payoff that matches perfectly with medium-deep shades. The formula also features castor and avocado oil to keep lips moisturized and nourished.

To shop: $13; thelipbar.com

Dior Refillable Lipstick in 710 Saint Honore Velvet

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Just when you thought Dior lipsticks couldn't get any better, here they come with refillable tubes and a plethora of gorgeous new colors. Among the fresh batch is 710 Saint Honore Velvet, a deep beige with a velvet finish. This is a quarantine purchase you won't regret.

To shop: $38; sephora.com

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Medium Skin Tones

Armani Lip Maestro Liquid Matte Lipstick in 102 Sandstone

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If you're looking for a your-lips-but-better natural finish, look no further than Armani Beauty. While this shade is a perfect nude for medium skin tones, it looks fantastic across the color spectrum.

To shop: $38; sephora.com

Gucci Rouge à Lèvres Mat Matte Lipstick in Penny Beige

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If you're down for a little splurging, Gucci's lipsticks live up to the hype. Get full coverage with a hydrating matte finish in just one swipe.

To shop: $42; sephora.com

Fair Skin Tones

InStyle Badass Peachy Keen

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With a name like Badass, you know this stuff is good. This creamy, hydrating shade will give your other nudes a run for their money. But don't just take our word for it, give it a virtual try-on yourself.

To shop: $18; instylebadass.com

L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Original Satin Lipstick

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This tried-and-true lipstick gives you subtle color with a gorgeous satin finish. Another plus? It's hydrating formula keep lips moisturized to avoid feathering.

To shop: $9; target.com