Nude Lips for Every Skin Tone from Bobbi Brown

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A nude lip color is the perfect companion for heavy eye makeup or just a simple all-around “I’m naturally this good looking” understated look. But “nude” is totally dependent on an individual’s skin tone. Bobbi Brown has got a great line of nude lip colors for every skin tone and I’ve got a quick guide to help you choose your “nude”!

Nude lip color tips:
1. Be sure your lips are properly exfoliated (rub a wet toothbrush over your lips) and moisturized (Chapstick will do but for super-dry lips, try Clinique All About Lips or Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Skin Protectant).
2. Add color somewhere on your face to avoid looking washed out. A natural makeup look with tones that mirror your skin tone is pretty, but add a bright blush or eye color to liven things up.

All lip colors mentioned are Bobbi Brown Lip Color, rich, full coverage with a soft matte finish.

Fair Skin: (think Nicole Kidman) BB Beige
Medium Skin: (think Sarah Jessica Parker) BB Blush or Uber Beige
Light Olive Skin: (think Kim Kardashian) BB Uber Beige
Olive Skin: (think Padma Lakshmi) BB Brownie Pink or Brown
Tan/Golden Skin: (think Jennifer Lopez to Beyonce) BB Brownie or Beige
Caramel Skin: (think Halle Berry to Queen Latifah) BB Golden Brown or Heather Mauve
Dark Skin: (think Nia Long to Gabrielle Union) BB Cocoa Berry
Deep Skin: (think Kelly Rowland to Alek Wek) BB Hot Cocoa or Chocolate

Don’t get caught up in the racial background or ethnicity of the celebs mentioned above. Use their skin tone as a guide. You could be Asian and still look great in the shade for Kim Kardashian or you could be East Indian and work the shade for Kelly Rowland)

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For more info on makeup for your skin tone, check out:

Makeup for Asian Girls
Makeup for Dark Skin Girls
Makeup for Fair Skin Girls
Makeup for Light Skin Girls
Makeup for Olive Toned Skin

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A former finance girl, Danielle is a New York City based freelance writer and fashion and beauty expert. She's a Hofstra University and Fashion Institute of Technology grad with an obsession with fashion and beauty which she loves to tell you all about every weekday on her award-winning blog. Think of her as your style and beauty entourage all wrapped up into one bubbly brown package. Danielle's work and expertise can be found in print and across the web in Cosmopolitan for Latinas,, and more! She's also appeared as an on-air style and beauty expert on The Real, CBS New York's "The Couch" and WPIX11's Savvy Shopper segment.
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  4. N.Nicole says:

    Thanks sooo much for all your help when I emailed you about this awhile ago. I finally posted about the Cocoa lip color you recommended and included the link to this article! You are my go-to person for beauty and makeup tips!

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