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How Redheads Can Rock: Nude Lipstick

This Classic Look is Perfect for Redheads

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Just like with our How To Wear series, we’re working on a new How Redheads Can Rock makeup series. We talk trends, unique makeup, and makeup stereotypes that redheads face. This time, we’re talking about nude lipstick.

For redheads getting into makeup, it can be tempting to stay within the neutral area of makeup because they find that neutral tones complement their natural hair color and skin tone best. Neutral tones, such as browns, taupes, and soft pinks, can harmonize with the warmth of red hair without overpowering it. Additionally, opting for neutral makeup allows redheads to achieve a more subtle and natural look that enhances their features without competing with their vibrant hair color.

Nude lipstick is a staple in most women’s makeup collections, but the key to rocking a nude lip well is finding the perfect color for your complexion. Nude lipstick can often be too dark and cool-toned for redheads. This can leave your lips looking a little dull and almost gray. We’ve talked about how to pick a nude lipstick that won’t wash you out (spoiler alert: get H2BAR’s Finally Bold® Perfectly Nude) but today we’re diving into the ways you can wear a nude lip and a few tricks to help you look your best:

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How to rock nude lips with different glam looks:

Nude lipstick is super versatile and can be worn with almost any makeup style. A few ways we love to pair our nude lipstick is:

  • Minimal Makeup: Nude lipstick is a great way to finish off a minimal makeup look. If you’ve got the right nude, it should look very natural and complement your natural features. A nude lip is great for this look because it’s not too bold or showy and won’t make your features look off-balance. 
  • Balanced Glam: Nude can also help to balance out a soft glam look. When you’ve got your eyes and face done up, you don’t want to leave your lips bare. Wearing a nude lip ties the whole look together while letting the focus be on your other features. 
  • Colored Eye Look: Wearing a bright, bold, or unique eye look? Pink or red lipstick might clash with whatever you’ve got going on. That’s why nude makes a perfect option because it’s neutral!
  • Soft Smoky Eye: Pair your nude lipstick with a subtle smoky eye using neutral shades like taupe, bronze, or charcoal. This look adds a touch of drama without overpowering the lips.
  • Monochromatic Makeup: Create a monochromatic look by using similar nude tones on the eyes, cheeks, and lips. This cohesive color scheme offers a chic and polished appearance.
  • Classic Winged Eyeliner: Combine nude lipstick with a classic winged eyeliner for a timeless and sophisticated look. The bold eyeliner adds definition to the eyes while the nude lips keep the overall aesthetic balanced.
  • Bold Eyebrows: Emphasize your brows with a bold, well-defined shape paired with nude lipstick. This look draws attention to the eyes and frames the face beautifully.
  • Fresh-faced Glow: Opt for a fresh-faced makeup look with minimal eye makeup, a natural-looking base, and a nude lipstick with a hint of gloss. This effortless style enhances your features while maintaining a radiant, dewy finish.

These are just a few ideas to explore, but the possibilities are endless when it comes to pairing nude lipstick with different makeup looks!

Tips for how to apply a nude lipstick

  • Add a Lip Liner: You can amp up a simple nude lip with lip liner. Try a perfect match for a seamless finished look, or go a few shades darker for a retro 90s-style vibe. 
  • Blend it Out: If you’ve got a “no makeup” makeup look going on, a full lipstick application might feel too heavy. Instead, try applying it just to the center of the lips and blending outward with your finger for a subtle bit of color and coverage.
  • Apply Over Lip Balm: If you’ve got a nude lipstick that’s a little too matte or has a drier finish, try applying it over lip balm. This helps to soften the application and helps it wear better. And when you’re all done with that tube, grab a cream finish option like Finally Bold®!
  • Find the Right Shade: Choose a nude lipstick shade that complements your skin tone and undertones. Experiment with different hues, from warm to cool tones, to find the most flattering nude for you. Invest in H2BAR’s Finally Bold® Perfectly Nude made specifically for redheads.
  • Prep Your Lips: Ensure your lips are smooth and hydrated by exfoliating and moisturizing them before applying nude lipstick. This helps create a smooth canvas and prevents the color from clinging to dry patches.
  • Balance with Makeup: Consider balancing your nude lipstick with the rest of your makeup. If you’re wearing minimal eye makeup, you can go for a slightly bolder nude lip shade. If your eye makeup is more dramatic, opt for a softer nude lip to keep the overall look balanced.
  • Touch Up Throughout the Day: Nude lipstick shades may fade faster than bolder colors, so keep your lipstick handy for touch-ups throughout the day, especially after meals or drinks.
  • Consider Your Outfit: Take into account your outfit and overall style when choosing a nude lipstick shade. Some nude lipsticks may complement certain clothing colors or styles better than others.

By following these tips, you can rock nude lipstick confidently and effortlessly enhance your natural beauty. Rock it like a Redhead! 


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