4 Best Nearly-Nude Lipsticks For Autumn

Best nude lipsticks for wearing in autumn 2021


Nothing says understated chic like the perfect nude lipstick. The magic of the right nude lipstick comes down to one of two things: firstly, the perfect nude makes you look almost barefaced, while still enhancing your features without it looking like you’ve even tried.



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And secondly, if you’re wearing a bright statement eye look, the perfect nude lip won’t take centre stage but will let the rest of your makeup shine!


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The nude lipstick’s effortlessly stylish look is what makes it a timeless fixture in almost every beauty lover’s makeup bag, so it isn’t surprising that this beloved beauty trend was seen throughout the 2021 Autumn runway shows with big names like Off White showing model Bella Hadid looking pared back with a nude lip, versus Gigi Hadid wearing bold blue shadow while wearing a classic nude lipstick as she modelled for Versace.


My Top Nudes: Inspired By The Runway


Inspired by these leading fashion designers’ beauty choices, I’ve selected a few runway-worthy nudes in a variety of shades and finishes that I think you’ll really love! From rosy pinks to natural beige, these timeless nudes will go with everything.

What’s the shade range in this line-up like? So, you can really get an idea of the shades, I’ve swatched four of my favourites for you on my skin:

Best nude lipstick swatches of Shiseido ModernMatte Powder Lipstick disrobed, Urban Decay Vice Lipstick depends on traffic, Mineralist Hydra Smoothing Lipstick focus, Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture The Slim Glow Matte Lipstick Nude Tension

And, on my lips! For swatches of the best nude lipstick shades, and the reason I chose them keep reading. I promise your new favourite nude lip shade is in this rosy to beige nude selection…


1. The Velvety Matte Nude

Best rosy nude lipstick: swatch of Shiseido ModernMatte Powder Lipstick in shade disrobed on lips

Best rosy nude lipstick: Shiseido ModernMatte Powder Lipstick in shade disrobed

Lipstick: Shiseido ModernMatte Powder Lipstick
Shade: Disrobed
Finish: Powdered Matte
Undertones: Rosy

For those looking for a comfortable and non-drying matte, Shiseido ModernMatte is the one for you. The lightweight lipstick will cover your lips in hydrating colour, thanks to its blend of oils and waxes which transform into a thin veil of flawless pinky nude colour. After applying, your lips will appear flawless, which you can put down to Shiseido’s high-tech formula; it features spherical pigments that work to blur lips. My perfect nude from the ModernMatte collection is shade Disrobed, which is the perfect balance between a natural skin-like and rosy nude shade.

2. The Creamy Bold Nude

Best brown nude lipstick: swatch of Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in shade depends on traffic on the lips

Best brown nude lipstick: Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in shade Depends On Traffic

Lipstick: Urban Decay Vice Lipstick
Shade: Depends On Traffic
Finish: Cream
Undertones: Brown

Meet the creamiest nude of the bunch: the Urban Decay Vice Lipstick has a velvety formula that glides across your lips with ultimate comfort. In fact, it’s all about comfort as its 100% vegan formula is made with soothing aloe vera and nourishing avocado oil to make sure your lips feel as good as they look. The Vice shade I’ve chosen as my perfect nude is Depends On Traffic, which lies on the more beige side of nude with a light tone that has a classic feel and goes with everything!


3. The Glowy Semi-Matte Nude

Best rose nude lipstick: swatch of Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture The Slim Velvet Radical Lipstick 301 nude tension on lips

Best rosy nude lipstick: Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture The Slim Velvet Radical Lipstick in 301 Nude Tension

Lipstick: Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture The Slim Velvet Radical Lipstick
Shade: 301 – Nude Tension
Finish: Semi-Matte
Undertones: Rosy

YSL Rouge Pur Couture The Slim is the glow matte everyone needs in their makeup bag. A best-selling lipstick formula for a reason, The Slim Velvet Matte lives up to the collection’s reputation by offering a flawless, full-coverage lip effect with highly pigmented colour in a glowy matte finish. My perfect runway nude? I love the shade Nude Tension because it has a deep pinkiness that has an impact but still appears pared back. For any semi-matte lipstick lovers who dislike the drying effects often associated with them, don’t worry – The Slim Couture conditions your lips while applying a lick of colour, thanks to an infusion of silky oils.


4. The Nourishing Natural Nude

Swatch of bareMinerals Mineralist Hydra Smoothing Lipstick shade Focus on her lips for best nude lipsticks edit

Best nude lipsticks: bareMinerals Mineralist Hydra Smoothing Lipstick in shade Focus

Lipstick: bareMinerals Mineralist Hydra Smoothing Lipstick
Shade: Focus
Finish: Creamy Satin
Undertones: Rosy

If you love lipstick but have lips that are prone to dryness, then the bareMinerals Mineralist Lipstick is the right choice for your pout. Made with 76% natural ingredients, the formula is designed to moisturise and nourish while still looking good. The shade Focus will add a soft rosy beige colour to your lips as it intensely hydrates with all the good stuff, like nourishing oil from minerals and fruits, vitamins and omegas. Smudge-proof and transfer, shade Focus will look chic all day long as it offers maximalist colour.


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