Us women don’t need a knight in the shining armour; we can save ourselves. But what we do need is nude lipstick in a shining case. Whether you spend hours getting ready for work, or just like to wing it with some last-minute effortless looks, you know that your favourite nude lipstick will always be your go-to.
If you’re hoarding ten nude lipsticks in your vanity, office bag, clutch, coat, boyfriend’s apartment, and car, we get you. Here’s why we think every working woman needs the perfect nude:
· A nude lip looks effortless and subtle
· It’s professional yet chic
· Can go with multiple makeup looks
· A slightly darker nude can give your face an instant glow-up
· No policing HR will tell you you’re wearing too much makeup
Office-wear essentials: 4 must-have nude lipsticks for you
Tired of scrolling through beauty blogs and makeup websites and still not settling on the right nude lipstick for your boring office meeting? Here’s a quick video guide on some of the best ones we’ve picked for you.
1. Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Seductress – 65
Already dreading the tired mess you will be at the end of your long day at work? Well, at least your lipstick won’t be a mess. Maybelline’s Superstay Matte Ink range has a splendid variety of colours with the perfect nude for every Indian skin tone. But if there is one shade that works well for every woman, it’s Seductress. The pink-brown nude is a liquid matte formula that stays on for as long as 14 hours.
The best of Seductress: Transfer-proof, long-lasting, water-proof, smudge-proof
The not-so-best: Slightly sticky
2. Nykaa MATTEilicious Lacy Luck – 10
Looking for a long-lasting creamy matte? Lacy Luck has your back. The soft formula will ensure that your lips don’t feel dry after hours of wear. The shade is a medium brown with very slight pink undertones to it, making it a universal nude. The crayon applicator allows you to attain the perfect pout without having to scramble for a lip liner every morning.
The best of Lacy Luck: Does not feather, extra-matte formula, intense payoff
The not-so-best: Transferable
3. Maybelline Creamy Matte Clay Crush – 656
If you’re team bullet lipstick, we hear you. Maybelline Creamy Mattes are some of the best matte formulas on the market. When it comes to picking a soft peachy-nude, Clay Crush takes the cake. The soft formula glides on easily and looks utterly natural. While you might require reapplications of this shade, it’s the perfect travel companion for on-the-go touch-ups in the cab.
The best of Clay Crush: Buttery soft, matte, affordable, good for no-makeup looks
The not-so-best: Transferable, does not last
4. Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Fighter – 75
If you keep coming back to Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink, you’re not the only one. The vibrant brown-nude Fighter has orangish undertones that go with most complexions. Perfect for that lunch with your boss and the presentation after, this liquid lipstick won’t budge (even when your motivation does). The arrow-headed applicator gives you a precise application, so you get the swoon-worthy matte finish of your dreams.
The best of Fighter: Transfer-proof, long-lasting, water-proof, smudge-proof
The not-so-best: Does not come off easily
While we think that nude shades are to lipsticks like mango is to fruits, you can take your pick on what you want to wear to work. We're the women of today and we refuse to back down to frustrated company policies that are scared of letting women be.
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