13 Editor-Approved Nude Lipsticks To Keep In Your Makeup Stash

Before we had the adorable baby Archie to have heart-eyes for, Megan Markle's low-key beauty routine and sophisticated style had our devoted attention (and still does, tbh). Now that she's officially our Royal Duchess of Sussex, more and more fans have been inspired to emulate her look — which is why it's no surprise that the nude lipstick she wore for her first press briefing with Prince Harry is responsible for a spike in sales of neutral lip shades.

According to cosmetics brand MEMI, the demand for nude lipstick has reportedly risen by 65% following the widely circulated photos of Markle and Prince Harry on the lawn of Kensington Palace. Apparently Markle's look has left us reaching for taupe, caramel, and beige tones in favor of a classic red lip, so for now, it's out with the reds and in with the nudes — and we're not complaining.

ADVERTISEMENT

Ahead, we've rounded up our favorite neutral shades, from stay-all-day matte formulas to buttery-soft creams. We won't say that they're all inspired by Markle's signature look, but the comparison certainly doesn't hurt...

At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick, Very Victoria



Aptly named Very Victoria, a wink to Britain's most beloved Spice Girl-turned-fashion icon, this rich taupe shade has a suede-like finish that's both long-wearing and surprisingly hydrating.

Fashion Fair Lipstick, Lace


The perfect nude is relative — and for deeper complexions, this intense chocolate-berry blend is spot-on. The emollient formula imparts major pigment with a matte texture that won't leave lips feeling parched.

Tom Ford Lip Color, Pink Dusk



Infused with soja seed extract, Brazilian murumuru butter, and lush chamomilla flower oil, this soft, creamy shade of beige-pink is both flattering and versatile for all skin tones — not to mention impossibly luxe.
ADVERTISEMENT

L'Oreal Paris Color Riche Lipstick, Jennifer's Nude



With a subtly pearlescent sheen, this gorgeous true nude — perfect for medium and olive-toned complexions — leaves lips looking naturally plump.

Nars Audacious Lipstick, Barbara


Blended with shea butter, this richly-pigmented hue delivers a muted beige with rosy undertones to create the perfect understated finish.

Lipstick Queen Nothing But The Nudes, The Truth

This pink-based nude is infused with moisturizing vitamin E and hydrating oils for a glossy, lightweight feel that creates a naturally-flushed effect.

Hourglass Intensity Refillable Lipstick, In One Day



Meet the most luxurious (and cruelty-free, to boot) lip product to ever grace our makeup bags: The sleek gold applicator can be used interchangeably with a wide range of colors, including this gorgeous cool-toned nude, which is the perfect lighter shade for flattering darker skin tones without washing them out.

Burt's Bees Satin Lipstick, Nile de Nude


This warm, brightening peachy shade is formulated with moringa and raspberry seed oil keeps your lips moist, hydrated, and healthy.
ADVERTISEMENT

Yves Saint Laurent Oil-In-Stick Lipstick, Nude In Private


For glossy, wet-look shine that won't smudge, this lipstick — in a rich, pigmented beige — can't be beat.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Gel Lipstick, Moody Margot



Velvety monoi butter is the secret ingredient for a hit of hydration in this unique gel-based formula, which delivers a your-lips-but-better shade with a sheer finish.

RMS Beauty Wild With Desire Lipstick, Brain Teaser


The perfect neutral pink-brown comes in a richly-pigmented, satiny formula, with a lineup of good-for-you ingredients that includes cocoa seed butter, shea butter, and calendula extract to hydrate lips naturally.

Clinique Chubby Stick Lip Color, Heaping Haze



This purse-friendly twist-up stick is beyond easy to apply and gives a sheer, natural-looking wash of neutral color that goes on so smooth, you won't even need a mirror to get it right.

MAC Lipstick in Velvet Teddy


Blot this peach-toned matte formula on your lips when you need a neutral flush of color with a velvety finish.
ADVERTISEMENT
Load more...