How To Wear A Nude Lipstick Through Spring & Summer

A step by step guide to giving your nude lipstick a spring makeover

Just because it’s warm outside, doesn’t mean it’s time to ditch your favorite nude lipstick.  You’ve invested time and money into that relationship and there’s no reason to get a new best friend.  Just give it an update with a  touch of pink lip liner and gloss and you won’t need to buy a new warm weather lip color (well, not unless you want to)!

Here’s how I wear my beloved Tom Ford Lip Color in Blush Nude during the spring and summer:

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  • Step 1
    Prep your lips.  Since you’ll be layering a few items you want to start with exfoliated lips so there is no flaking.  I like using Fresh Sugar Lip Polish because it smells and tastes delicious and leaves my lips hydrated.
  • Step 2
    Take a pink lip liner and line and fill in your lips completely.  For this look I used Mac Lip Pencil in Edge to Edge.  This will be the base for your lipstick and while providing more color will also help your lipstick stay on longer.
  • Step 3
    Layer on your nude lipstick.  Since you’ve already lined your lips, it’s best to carefully dab on the lipstick with a lip brush so you don’t rub off the lip liner.  Pay extra attention to the edges so the liner is blended into the rest of the lip and does not stand out too much.
  • Step 4
    If you want an extra pop, carefully layer on your lip gloss of choice with a lip brush.  You want to be careful not to brush off the lipstick underneath and lightly tap it on.  I’ve used Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lip Gloss in Bellini.  It is a sheer, pink gloss with beautiful shimmer without being obnoxious.  The minty scent is an added plus.

I’ve used the same technique with the Mac Viva Glam II (Satin) Lipstick below.  I’ve used the Mac Lip Pencil in Edge to Edge again but instead used Laura Geller Color Drenched Lip Gloss in French Press Rose.  I went for a more pigmented lip gloss since this lipstick is a bit darker.

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Products used in this post starting at left: Tom Ford Lip Color in Blush Nude, Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lip Gloss in Bellini, Mac Viva Glam II (Satin) Lipstick, Laura Geller Color Drenched Lip Gloss in French Press Rose, Mac Lip Pencil in Edge to Edge.
Products used in this post starting at left: Tom Ford Lip Color in Blush Nude, Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lip Gloss in Bellini, Mac Viva Glam II (Satin) Lipstick, Laura Geller Color Drenched Lip Gloss in French Press Rose, Mac Lip Pencil in Edge to Edge.