Sometimes I just want a simple polished look, without a lot of fuss. Nude lipsticks make it easy to look put together, but not overdone, and work well for every day use. And if you want to really play up dramatic eye makeup, then a nude lip won’t compete with your killer lashes or winged liner.
While I adore some of the higher end brands (particularly MAC), since this is the one makeup product I take with me everywhere I am known to lose them (or leave them in my car in the summer heat – oops!), so I don’t spend much on lipstick.
All of these top rated picks are under $5 and are available on Amazon!
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This lipstick has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5, which is phenomenal! This beloved lipstick uses microfine pigments so the shades are vibrant, but the feeling is lightweight. It comes in TONS of nude colors to match just about every skin tone.
Available in 40 shades, and cruelty-free, you can’t go wrong with this one! It comes with high recommendations and rivals the fancy schmancy designer brands at a small fraction of the price.
Totally creamy and stays in place, with vitamins to moisturize and hydrate. Most of the colors are bold pinks, but there are some beautiful subtle tones available too!
Maybelline New York Color Sensational Nude Lipstick Matte
I’m a gloss girl, but Matte is all the rage these days (I just loove the feel of gloss, and haven’t jumped aboard the Matte train yet). A really affordable and simple nude Matte with fabulous reviews is made by good ole trusty Maybelline. And, it’s available on subscribe and save too (so if you lose lipsticks *like me* a new one will show up at whatever frequency you pick).
It’s sorta kinda like a gloss, but sets to a matte finish. Envelop your lips in plush, intensely creamy matte lipstick color that’s lightweight and never feels dry. And as always NYX is completely cruelty-free. To top it off, this lip cream is under $3 and available on subscribe & save (perfect filler to unlock your 15% off – don’t know what I’m talking about? More info about subscribe and save is here).
Burt’s Bees Lipsticks are 100% natural and never use parabens, phthalates, petrolatum and SLS or synthetic fragrances. Made with 100% naturally moisturizing ingredients with a versatile color palette, this is a sure winner for all day moisture with a hint of color.
Need a liner to keep that lovely lipstick in place? Here is a great option!
This liner is vegan and cruelty-free (yay!) and glides on like a dream! It’s self sharpening which is really nice and convenient. I even love it as a subtle base under chapstick just for a little definition.