Nude lipstick is back - and we couldn't be happier about it.
With the models at the Burberry show wearing Nude Beige and stars like Jessica Alba, Keira Knightley and the ultimate - Jennifer Lopez - working them on the red carpet, we're coming round to the idea of giving our Ruby Woos a break in favour of a more subtle look.
If you're not a fan of this season's barely-there look, don't rule out nude lipstick. While light coverage sheens might not work for you, there's plenty of highly pigmented products that'll achieve a polished look. They're perfect for a night out to balance a smokey eye, where a bold lip too would be too much. Here's how to get it right.
Your choice of shade will depend on your complexion, as with nude nail varnishes. If you're looking for the best nude lipstick for dark skin, opt for a deep honey tone or a more of a dark nude lipstick, whereas paler complexions can go for more pink nude lipsticks, like MAC's Myth shade. Then there's the finish, while high pigment matte nude lipsticks make for a bolder look, a sheen can make the look more natural
Want to find the perfect nude lipstick for you? Don't worry if you're on a budget or just fancy trialling the look. Though it's an area where high end brands reign, like our Best Beauty Buy winners Tom Ford and MAC, there's some impressive products coming from the high street like Revlon, L'Oreal and Rimmel nude lipsticks.
Check out our round-up of the best nude lipsticks...