How To Wear Nude Lipstick Without Looking Washed Out — Yes, Really

Nude lips are one of those looks that are gorgeous on the runway but terrifying in real life. What if we look like we have no lips? What if we look like a zombie? We'd love to have the confidence to wear this mod shade and have the rest of our features really pop, but we're all too aware that the wrong shade of nude would take our look from high fashion to horror film like that.
However, makeup artist James Vincent was convinced that we could make nude work, and lucky for us, he stopped by to show us how. Watch as he shows our beauty director, Annie, how to choose the perfect nude for her lips, and the correct way to apply it. Let us know what you think. Would you introduce nude to your color palette?
OCC Lip Tar in Interlace, $18, available at Sephora.
Edited by Christopher Michael Beer; Shot by Jack Pearce and Nora De Broder.
Like this post? There's more. Get tons of beauty tips, tutorials, and news on the Refinery29 Beauty Facebook page!

More from Makeup


R29 Original Series