The Best Urban Decay Nudes Money Can Buy — According to Beauty EditorsOctober 22, 2018
As one of the most prolific beauty brands in the game, Urban Decay knows a thing or two about makeup. Whether they’re making us fangirl with limited edition Naked Palettes (R.I.P. Smoky), or taking all of our money with every new release, we’re hooked — and have no plans of changing that any time soon. Urban Decay is also great at making lip products: gloss, lipstick, mousse, you name it. And although we’re entranced by holographic glosses and lipsticks with metallized finishes, we can’t help but reach for our nudes for everyday makeup looks.
Ahead we’ve rounded up the Urban Decay nude lipsticks we can’t live without — it might just inspire you to find yours (or steal one of ours). Peep our picks, ahead:
The perfect nude isn’t always the easiest to come by for my olive-toned complexion — simply because it’s hard to find a shade that isn’t too brown or pink. For me, Urban Decay 1993 solved all of these feats, it’s a buildable light brown toned nude that I think pops nicely off my complexion and enhances my natural lip color. Plus, it’s a liquid lippie so it gives me that stark matte finish I’m obsessed with — and is comfortable to wear too!
When I wear lipstick, I prefer bright colors, but Tembe asked me for my favorite “nude.” Well, this neutral shade is the perfect compromise. My skin tone is pretty pale, and I love the look of a lavender-tinged lip color. On me, 66 reads as nude, but it’s pink(ish), purple(ish) and bright enough to stand out. Plus, the Born to Run packaging feeds my wanderlust, and that’s never a bad thing.
Neutral lipsticks aren’t always my thing. Lipsticks that are too brown (without any hints of red) or too light often make me look washed out. For my yellow undertones, I’ve found that the best neutral shade is either an orange-red or brownish-red. From Urban Decay’s massive selection of Vice Lipstick, I choose Hitch Hike for days when I want a natural look that’s still put-together.
I naturally have two toned lips (my top lip is brown, and my bottom lip is pink), so finding a perfect “nude” can be difficult to say the least. I tend to opt for a sheerer finish to let my natural lip color peek through and look for shades that complement both of my lip colors. Beso is a perfect fit — a deep pink-mauve shade that adds a little color to my top lip while accentuating the pink shade of the bottom. I love the glossy finish too — it takes any look (and selfie) to the next level.