How To: Simple Nude Lip.

16 November, 2012

Yep, you read it correctly. While everyone else is raving about bold, out there lips, I’ve fallen for sultry nudes (lips that is). It’s probably not the best pick for the cold months as nude lipstick shows up every millimetre of uncared for lips but I think I’ve nailed the products that will see us through.

It’s all about prep, the only time I pay any attention to looking after my lips is in winter – probably because I become more aware of them and their drying ways. I recently bought the LUSH Popcorn Lip Scrub, a product that I could never live without now. Morning and night (and throughout the day if it’s really, truly essential) I apply a little of this to my lips and scrub, it’s not as messy as it sounds as the sugar isn’t soaking with the oil so it can be easily wiped (or licked) away.

Next up, one of my favourite and most reliable lip balms is the NUXE Reve De Miel Lip Balm stick, it’s less messy and more hygienic than the pot (although this is perfect for overnight!) and great for on the go. Simply sweep over lips regularly, including after a good scrub, to ensure they’re the best they could be in prep for the nude lip that’s coming.

To begin this simple nude lip, I always start with a bit of MAC In Synch Lip Liner, a lovely soft pinky nude which goes perfectly with my chosen lipstick. I line the lips carefully and fill in with the pencil to guarantee some extra long-wear out of the lipstick.

Next, I apply a small amount of Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick in 113, a lovely bare matte shade which I’ve really fallen in love with. For an even more matte look, pat with your finger – or if you are prone to dry lips, slick on a coat of gloss
How easy was that? Four steps to Lana Del Rey lips. What do you reckon?

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  • Charlie

    that’s really nice and suits you.
    nude lips make me look even paler sadly.
    i love kate moss’ 110 though

  • Lens & anything Else

    We have the same lipstick! Love it

  • Ivana

    Looooove it!!Nude lips are my favorite trend :)). I had to get my hands on this Kate Moss Rimmel lipstick :)

    Ivana, xoxo

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  • peaches

    I love this nude look!

  • Hannah

    That look suits you. Do you think the Nuxe lip balm stick version is as hydrating as the pot?

  • maya

    Looks great! xx

  • Katie Walker

    I love the Lush lip scrubs and really couldn’t recommend them more for getting rid of flaky part of the lips. Lovely post :)


  • Charlotte

    You look great with a nude lip, really suits you. I always feel like I look washed out whenever I give it a go.

  • Dollyfaces

    I love the lush lip scrubs, nude lip really suits you x

  • Ellie May

    You look great with nude lips it really suits you! :) I really want to try that lush scrub as well xo

  • charissa

    This really suits you, I always think I look weird with a nude lip but maybe I’m not doing it right. I’ll definitely need to take more care with my lips. You look fab!


  • Signe

    It looks so good on you! I think I’m a bit too pale for nude lips though, I kinda look like a ghost when i do it 😉

  • Amie Haffenden

    I’m loving nude lips too! Great post :) xx

  • Phoebe

    I still haven’t moved on from nudes since they first appeared as a trend ages ago! I just think it always looks so classic and nice :) Love this colour on you, I might have to get the Kate Moss nude colour! xxx

  • ABeautyRomance

    Great post!! I love wearing nude lips in the winter, it means I can play up my eyes more! These steps are so simple so I will definitely be trying this method out! :)

  • Michaela Tegg

    Lovely post! I always forget how good a nude lip can look. Might have to grab the Kate Moss Lipstick in 113! X

  • Gem

    I love nude lips, especially with a rich bronze brown smokey eye! I think I need to get myself that Mac lip liner, it looks gorgeous!

    Gem x

  • Abbie

    I have a bit of a phobia of the nude lip! I’m always worried about it being too nude and looking weird

  • Joana

    Nude lips suit you very well!! I don’t think it would look great on me though, but I love to see it on other people, it’s so simple and beautiful! And thanks for the really nice tips :)
    Btw, I love watching your videos, they’re amazing, as well as your blog :)

    Have a nice friday! xo

  • m o l l y

    THANK YOU! Whenever I attempt nude lips, I just end up looking like I’ve been slapped in the lips with a concealer stick. I’ll definitely be trying this!
    // I’ve just started out a new blog which I’m selling new and vintage clothing on, please check it out, I’ll love you forever!

  • Amie Hubbard

    Must get this Popcorn Lip Scrub!

    You look beautiful as always!

  • Cassy Workette

    love the nude look, but are they moistening enough for the harsh cold?

  • lily white english rose

    such a lovely look, sometimes its nice to take a break from the bold lip look and i love this one 😀

  • Natalie@pixielashes

    I started out going bold lip-wise at the beginning of Autumn but I have reverted back to my nude loving ways, and I’m jealous that my name isn’t Kate so I can have personalised lipsticks lol xxx

  • Luxe.

    This looks great, love the Kate lipsticks x

  • Kimberley K

    I’ve been looking for the perfect nude lippie and couldn’t find one that I liked, but I hadn’t seen the Kate lippie. Have you tried the Lush Mint Julips lip scrub? It tastes like After Eights! Great post, thank you x

  • jannatul rahamoni

    Love the lush scrub..yumm

  • sugarfixxbeauty

    I’ve noticed a massive change in my skin including lips since the weather has gotten much cooler. I’m gonna have to bob into Lush and get that popcorn lip scrubKatie xo

  • Lucy // Make-up and Beauty, Fashion, General life posts //

    You seriously pull off the nude lip! I’ve never felt like i could
    pull it off but i think that’s to do with my skin tone! But now it’s getting colder and I’m getting paler I
    may give it a go again – definitely agree with it’s all about the prep!

    Might try a nude lip one day soon x

  • Laura

    I love nude lips but I find it washes me out unless I do a very strong eye or lots of contouring. Do you have any tips?

    Laura xo

  • Katherine xo

    you look lovely with a nude lip! they don’t suit me at all, wish they did though! xx
    i’m currently having a blog sale including mac, mac LE, urban decay etc! x

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    your makeup always looks so flawless!

  • Lucy Loves To Blog

    Nude lips really suit you, unfortunately they don’t suit me at all :(

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