But like shade matching with foundation or concealer, it takes some looking around, though these 25 nude lipsticks are a good start. Balmy beiges, matte browns, satin tans, and plenty of natural pink lipsticks are ahead, in every finish and for all complexions. The Strand is a sheer pink that offers a gorgeous glow. MAC's Film Noir is the definition of "universally flattering. Glossier's Generation G lipstick in Like looks like a vampy plum—but once you apply it, it actually leaves the prettiest, cool-toned pink sheen on your lips.
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Even once you've found your spot-on shade, there's the texture to consider. Soft, slightly sheeny finishes are perfect for no-makeup days, while satiny options are flattering on all ages and skin tones. Then, there's a whole host of matte liquids, velvets mousses and powders yes, really that will stay put through long days and late nights. Budget brands have really raised their game in recent years, but few have managed to rival E. Think rich, creamy, and just matte enough to stay put all day long without parching your pout. In case the boujis packaging and adorable name didn't give it away, this one hails from South Korea. This fluffy, almost powdery mousse feels totally weightless on application, and can be smudged out with fingers to create that romantic diffused finish that only a K-beauty brand could master.
We rounded up the best natural beauty enhancing shades, with a bonus: Most are available at drugstores. Or, you know, you can buy them online and have them shipped to you—that is, if you like getting nudes in the mail. Wink, wink.