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Nude-Hued Lips: Steps for the Perfect Pout!

Achieving the perfect nude pout seems to always be the task at hand. I get asked every time what I do to make my lipstick go on smoothly and last all day, especially when wearing a nude lip color. Nude lips are great when done correctly, but can sometimes lead to disaster when worn without the proper preparation. Follow these easy steps to get the perfect nude pout. The best part is these steps are great for any and every lip color your heart desires.

  • Create the Perfect Nude Pout! 1 of 8
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  • EXFOLIATE! 2 of 8
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    Before applying that nude lip color, make sure your lips are well exfoliated. Nude lips aren't as forgiving, so they should go on a smooth surface.

     

    Lip scrubs to try: Bliss Fabulips | Sara Happ The Lip Scrub | LUSH Mint Julips Scrub

  • PRIME/MOISTURIZE 3 of 8
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    Priming and moisturizing your lips will help your color's staying power.

     

    Primers and moisturizers to try: Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Lip Balm | Too Faced Lip Insurance Primer | Guerlain Kiss Kiss Liplift

  • CONCEAL 4 of 8
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    Many people don't realize how important this step actually is when applying lipstick — especially when it's nude lipstick. Concealing your lips will give you a blank canvas, allowing the lipstick color show up true to tone. Just apply and blend out around the edge of your lips.

  • LINE YOUR LIPS 5 of 8
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    Don't ever skip this step! Lining your lips will help define your lips, contouring them to give you a pouty appearance. Nude lips can sometimes make your lips disappear and look deflated. Choose a nude liner that's one shade darker than your skin tone.

     

    This liner is Strip Down by MAC Cosmetics, $15

  • DAB ON NUDE LIPSTICK 6 of 8
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    Dab on a warm-toned lipstick (those look good on ALL skin tones).

     

    Nudes to try: MAC Cosmetics Yash (for medium to dark skin tones) | Myth (for fair skin tones) | Dolce & Gabbana Monica Voluptuous #40

  • APPLY GLOSS 7 of 8
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    Finish off with a gloss. This step will help add depth to your nude pout. Always remember that layering is the key to long lasting lip color, no matter the color.

  • PERFECT! 8 of 8
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    When you're done, you should end up with a perfect nude pout.

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