The Perfect Nude Lip

Thursday, December 16, 2010

You know I love me some red lip. But if I had to be honest, my go-to makeup look when going out is smoky eyes and a nude lip.
Just like finding the perfect red lip routine, going nude takes a certain amount of prep. 

And lucky for me, two of my sisters and one of my dear friends are professional makeup artists who keep me stocked with tricks and tools to get it right.

1: Brush your lips with a toothbrush and some sugar mixed with warm water to remove dry skin.

2: Apply lip balm lightly all over lips.

3: Gently brush on a thin layer of concealer. Blot.
4: Apply a nude pencil liner on lipline and fill in the center as well. Use a deeper nude for darker toned lips, such as MAC Spice. A lighter tone for medium lips, such as MAC Carmellow or Whirl. A fair pencil for pale lips, such as MAC Subculture.

5: Toss a gold or yellow-gold gloss on top, Such as Becca Granita, or Becca Champagne.  

Above pic courtesy Voyeur Photography 
Makeup/Hair Lisa Dempsey 
Nude lip tutorial courtesy Noa Bolozky


  1. Great tips for dry lips! love adding sugar whenever I can!

  2. Fantastic photo of you:-)))*

    Oh,my...I like your look here SO very much!!!
    Glamour,sexy,just beautiful!!!


  3. Great tips!! Thanks for sharing! Beautiful photo as well!!


  4. Voila! Perfection!


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  5. These are really great tips! It's true that nude lips require a bit of prep just like red lips... Because in my experience, nude lips can often show a lot of the imperfections! And natural skintone can interfere with the "nudeness" of the color.

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  6. That's a great tip! Thank you!
    Love the first picture, you look so stunning!


  7. wow you look really beautiful in this pic. it looks right out of a magazine. love the make-up

    xoxo Monroe

    Fashion Steele NYC

  8. Nude lips are my FAV! Even on a chocolate girl like me, it's great w/ a smokey eye!

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  9. Wow lots of steps, no wonder when I simply put on the nude color it does not look good. Must try your way to give it a one more chance.

  10. These are great tips! I've never heard to brush your lips with warm water and sugar. I'll try that tonight because my lips have gotten so dry since it's turned cold. I think the nude lip is a great look for you. That first picture is gorgeous.

  11. The concealer part is the best tip!

  12. It looks lovely on you :) I think I'm too pale to pull this off though.

  13. Hi T!!!
    Well don't you look purdy in that photo, and such fab tips. How are you doing, lady?! From the looks of it, still as fab and fashionable as ever! ;) I miss Venice oh so much....Boston just doesn't compare.

    xo Kirsten

    PS Happy Bday!


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