Finally, A Nude Lip For Darker Skin Tones

There are some beauty trends that just aren't going to work for everyone. (Try as we might, green lipstick isn't going to fly for our day-to-day.) But, there's one in particular that totally can and should: the pale nude lip. Yet, for darker-skinned ladies, achieving the perfect nude can be a bit of a question mark in terms of shade selection. It doesn't help that most of the tutorials out there are targeted at helping fair-skinned girls find their perfect pinky-nude. Womp womp.
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We knew if anyone could solve this beauty mystery, it was makeup pro James Vincent. He expertly prepped, primed, and paled the lips of our director of business intelligence, Shawna, to '60s mod perfection. Even more impressive? He did it with just three products. Watch the master at work, above.
Ardency Inn Boom Base Lip Balm & Base, $24, available at Sephora; Ardency Inn Americana Natural Lip Color Pencil in Essex, $23, available at Sephora; Ardency Inn Americana Natural Lip Color Pencil in Delancey, $23, available at Sephora.

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