Ever since announcing their engagement almost a year ago, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have dominated headlines all over the world... and so has Markle's low-key beauty routine and sophisticated style. 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 to their first press briefing 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.
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...
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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.
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With a subtly pearlescent sheen, this gorgeous true nude — perfect for medium and olive-toned complexions — leaves lips looking naturally plump.
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This pink-based nude is infused with moisturizing vitamin E and hydrating oils for a glossy, lightweight feel that creates a naturally-flushed effect.
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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.
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For glossy, wet-look shine that won't smudge, this lipstick — in a rich, pigmented beige — can't be beat.
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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.
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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.
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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.