Fashionista: Nude lip liner can be a makeup routine game-changer: Its versatile nature means it can be used to define lip shape, color-correct tone, create the illusion of fullness, fill in unevenness, enhance lip color and serve as a pigment-enhancing base for other products. But “nude” is never a one-shade-fits-all proposition.
Dusty pinks, rosy browns, warm terracottas, cool mauves and even rich chocolate browns can all qualify as neutral nudes, depending on your skin and lip tone. Rather than looking for a lip pencil with a shade name that includes the descriptor “nude,” focus on the formula’s undertones, keeping in mind whether your natural lip tone leans warm or cool, and whether pink, brown, peach or mauve most closely matches your bare lips.
Ahead, we’ve culled the top nude lip liners in a wide variety of finishes, price points, formulas and, of course, shades. Keep scrolling to find your perfect match.
Refy Lip Sculpt Lip Liner and Setter in Blush, $26, available here
Elf Love Triangle Lip Filler Liner in Mauve, $4, available here
Victoria Beckham Lip Definer in 02, $28, available here
Makeup By Mario UltraSuede Sculpting Lip Pencil in Dark Chocolate, $24, available here
Uoma Badass MF Matte Filler Lip Liner in Angelou, $16, available here
Chanel Le Crayon Lèvres Longwear Lip Pencil in 154 Peachy Nude, $32, available here
Pat McGrath Labs Permagel Ultra Lip Pencil in Contour, $29, available here
Colourpop Lippie Pencil in On Snap, $7, available here
Maybelline Color Sensational Shaping Lip Liner in Purely Nude, $8, available here
MAC Lip Pencil in Boldly Bare, $22, available here
The Lip Bar Vegan Lip Liner in Straight Livin’, $10, available here
Tarte Maracuja Juicy Lip Liner in Rosy Brown, $20 , available here
Tower 28 OneLiner Lip Liner + Eyeliner + Cheek Pencil in Work of Art, $15, available here
Rare Beauty Kind Words Lip Liner in Fun, $15, available here
Nars Precision Lip Liner in Rosebud, $24, available here
Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Lip Liner in Foxy Brown, $25, available here
Make Up For Ever Artist Color Pencil Brow, Eye & Lip Liner in 606 Wherever Walnut, $22, available here
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