MLBB/Nude Lipstick Recommendations

This is a listing of natural-looking lipsticks that fall into the “my lips but better” or “nude” category. Of course, individuals’ natural lip color will affect the way any lipstick looks, but this list can be a starting point. Where possible, I linked to an image of each lip product on someone in that skintone range, and listed that blogger’s foundation match in parentheses. The NC20, etc. numbers refer to MAC foundation shades, which are commonly used as a standard point of reference online. If you have a foundation shade that matches you, you can find your approximate MAC shade by using Findation.

NW10-ish (fair with pink undertones)

  • Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain – Honey (NW/NC15)
  • Revlon lip butter – Cotton Candy (~NW15)
  • Maybelline Color Whisper – Lust for Blush (< N15)
  • Rimmel Kate Moss – 101  (< N15)
  • Rimmel Lasting Finish – Airy Fairy (~NC15)
  • Maybelline – Born With It
  • Maybelline – Pink Please
  • Revlon Super Lustrous – Pink Pout (matte) (NC20)
  • Revlon Super Lustrous – Sassy Mauve (creme)
  • Too Faced La Creme – Nude Beach (~NW15)
  • MAC – Creme Cup (cremesheen) (NC15)
  • MAC – Japanese Maple (cremesheen) (~NW15)
  • MAC – Lovelorn (lustre) (NC15)
  • MAC – Angel (frost) (NW15)
  • MAC – Syrup (lustre) (~NC15)
  • MAC – Patisserie (lustre) (NW15)
  • NARS velvet gloss lip pencil – New Lover (< N15)
  • Chanel Rouge Coco – Mademoiselle (NW15-20)

NC10-ish (fair with yellow undertones)

  • Maybelline – Pink Please (NC20)
  • Rimmel Lasting Finish – Airy Fairy (NC20)
  • Revlon Super Lustrous – Pink in the Afternoon (creme) (NC20)
  • Revlon Just Bitten Kissable balm stain – Honey (< N15)
  • Revlon lip butter – Peach Parfait (< N15) – This has glitter, which a lot of people dislike; you could try Maybelline Color Whisper in Pin-Up Peach as a glitter-free alternative.
  • Milani – Nude Creme (NC10)
  • MAC – Shy Girl (cremesheen) (~NC15)
  • MAC – Creme d’Nude (cremesheen) (NC15) – This really depends on your natural lip color; it probably won’t look good if you have strongly pigmented lips.
  • MAC – Viva Glam V (lustre) (NW15)
  • MAC – Patisserie (lustre) (~NC20)
  • MAC – Syrup (lustre) (~NC15-20)
  • MAC – Cosmo (amplified creme) (NC20)
  • Buxom Full-Bodied – Two-Timer
  • NARS – Dolce Vita (sheer) (NC15)
  • NARS – Barbarella (sheer) (NW/NC15)
  • Too Faced La Creme – Nude Beach (NC15)
  • Clinique – Curviest Caramel (NW15)
  • Dior Rouge Dior – Trench (<N15)
  • Chanel Rouge Coco – Mademoiselle (NC15)

NW20-ish (light with pink undertones)

NC20-ish (light with yellow undertones)

NC30-ish (medium)

NC40-ish (dark medium)

NC50-ish (dark)

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