If there’s one thing we can thank Kim Kardashian for, it’s the return of the nude lipgloss. A 90s trend that has reemerged in a big way for this year, Nude lip glosses look as though they are here to stay; that’s if the influx of new releases over the last few months is anything to go by.
I have always been a nude lip kinda girl. Paired with a soft smoky eye or barely-there makeup, I think it looks put-together and as though you’ve made an effort without going over the top. I love nothing more than popping on a nude lip liner and then filling my lips in with a gloss to create a full, glossy but natural lip.
Shades of nude look natural and won’t clash with the rest of your look, making them ideal for everyday wear. With modern lip gloss formulas, you can expect non-sticky, creamy and nourishing formulas. Are you ready to embrace the trend? Here are three of the best nude glosses to add to your makeup bag right now.
1. The Perfectly Polished Nude
Shade: J’Adior – a peachy nude.
Texture: thick and luxurious that feels nourishing on the lips.
Finish: slightly opaque, high-shine effect.
When it comes to lips, DIOR can do no wrong as far as I’m concerned, and this luxuriously creamy gloss is a classic example. In the perfect shade of peachy-nude – J’adior – it looks and feels high-end. Featuring a soft doe-foot applicator makes applying it a dream because it just glides onto the lips. Its formulation not only hydrates and nourishes, but it also coats lips in an opaque wash of colour that looks gorgeously glossy. Think rich-girl makeup and that’s the look you’ll achieve with this nude lip gloss!
2. The Balmy Good-For-You Nude
Shade: Nude Chill – a true nude shade with brown undertones.
Texture: thick and balmy, that tingles slightly on the lips.
Finish: subtle shimmer with a satin finish that isn’t too glossy (a great option for those that are easing themselves into gloss!).
This is the nude lip gloss for those who don’t want anything too sticky or too glossy. A hybrid of a gloss and a balm, GIVENCHY has created something special with Le Rose Perfecto Liquid Lip Balm and the shade ‘Nude Chill’ has fast become a makeup bag staple for me (I bought it as soon as we launched it!). A universally flattering browny-nude with a very slight hint of shimmer, it has a slight plumping effect that makes lips look naturally full. This is the one I pick for no-makeup makeup days.
3. The Shimmery Lipstick-Topping Nude
Shade: Kogane Gold – a sheer yellow with iridescent flecks running through it.
Texture: light gel consistency.
Finish: sheer sparkles, don’t be afraid of the colour in the tube, it’s almost transparent on the lips.
Sometimes I like to use a nude lip-gloss as a lipstick topper. So after applying my favourite lipstick (yes, it’s probably going to be nude, too!) I pop a little gloss over the top to give my lips some dimension. A shimmer gloss is a perfect way to do this and this gold one from Shiseido, although yellow in the tube, goes on sheer with a subtle gold sheen that looks perfect over any lipstick or can be worn alone for a natural effect.