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8 Best Nude Lipsticks and Lipgloss for Tan Complexions



nude lipstick, nude lipgloss, tan skin

Nude lip of the day is M.A.C. Freckletone with a touch of pink gloss on top

If you haven’t found your perfect nude lipstick/gloss yet, get going because the trend isn’t going anywhere. At all. Anytime soon. As a matter of fact it’s a necessity to achieve this fall’s no-makeup-but-wearing-makeup look.

I tend to break the rules when it comes to picking out lipstick colors and just go with what works, but generally when looking for a nude lip color, I start with warm undertones and go from there. But for someone like myself with very yellow undertones and a deeper complexion, finding the right nude color that doesn’t make me look washed out can be difficult.

But not impossible.

I’ve rounded up my top 8 go to nude lipsticks/glosses that work well with a tan complexion (faux or natural).


Nude Lip Collage


  1. Maybelline Color Sensational The Buffs in Truffle Tease – A great budget beauty pick! It’s a medium beige creamy lipstick with warm and peach undertones
  2. American Apparel Lip Gloss in Topless- I actually think this gloss might be discontinued, but it’s one of my favorites. It’s a warm peach beige that looks great on everyone. American Apparel if your listening, bring this one back!
  3. NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Natural – A pinky brown gloss that’s loaded with shine
  4. M.A.C Lipstick Freckletone- A cult favorite for a reason. It’s the perfect warm beige  color, with a moist and supple finish
  5. Yves Saint Laurent ROUGE PUR COUTURE Vernis Levres Glossy Stain Rebel Nudes 101 Nude Provocateur – It’s your lips only better with a slight deep pink stain. It leaves lips moisturized, with a long lasting 3D shine
  6. NARS Lipstick Honolulu Honey- You know you found a great lipstick when your husband tells you, “I like that lipstick”. It’s a matte peachy nude color that looks especially great on olive skin
  7. NYX Butter Gloss in Creme Brulee- A natural and pretty warm pink shade
  8. M.A.C. Lipstick Velvet Teddy – I think of it as Freckletone’s big sister. A “serious” deeper pink brown matte, but not dry, lipstick

Products of the Week


Royal Beauty Blender, Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow,


Here’s a breakdown of some of the products I’ve been loving this past week (from top to bottom):

Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade, $18. For a product to fill in and shape my brows, I’ve always preferred a gel or powder consistency as I think they have the most natural looking results. My go-to for years was Laura Mercier’s brow gel, but I really like this Dipbrow Pomade.  It stays on ALL DAY. My eyebrows look perfect from 7 AM to 6 PM. Apply with a light hand, because it’s so concentrated!

Dr. Dennis Gross Extra Strength Anti Aging Beta Face Peel, $82.  If you can’t get a facial regularly, this is a great alternative. It’s strong enough to see brighter, smoother skin, but gentle enough to not cause any irritation.

Maybelline Color Sensational The Buffs, $5.59. Maybelline has a great collection of nude lipsticks for every skin tone. Truffle Tease is great for deeper skin tones.

Dolce & Gabbana Intenseyes Black Intensity Mascara, $32. I love this mascara—no clumps or flakes. Just thick  beautiful lashes!

Royal Beauty Blender, $19.95. The beauty blender is my favorite way to apply foundation. I finally picked up another one in this really pretty purple color. I’ll take anything that reminds me of spring!

Don’t Shout, ‘Whisper’, Into a New Lip Look This Spring


Maybelline Color Whisper



Spring has sprung and even though it snowed over here in Jersey just a few days ago, I’m already thinking about my spring wardrobe. Brighter colors, light jackets, and most importantly new spring makeup! In the warmer months, I like to put away my deep matte lip shades that I loved during the winter and trade them in for something sheer, moist, and just a hint of color.

Recently I got a chance to try Maybelline’s Color Whisper…the perfect winter to spring transition lip. It’s lighter than lipstick but has more color pigment than a gloss. Did I mention it’s super moisturizing? There’s a couple of ways you can rock this lighter lip look:

  • Apply straight from the tube for a natural and fresh look, like I did in the photo below.
  • For more definition and for added staying power, try applying a coordinating color liner first.
  • To get a polished sexy pout, apply on top of your favorite lipstick for added shine

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One coat gives just a “whisper” of color. By the way, doesn’t it look like I drew on fake beauty marks crooked? Swear it’s natural ;)

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After a few more layers, the color is more pigmented—shine is incredible!


I tried about 4 different shades and Made-It Mauve was my favorite. You can view all 20 shades, as well as enter the “Dare to Whisper” sweepstakes. Enter for a chance to win all 20 shades or even a chance to win $5,000!

Maybelline LogoMaybelline New York’s Color Whisper™ by Color Sensational® empowers you to make a statement in soft, sexy sheer color. Because sometimes a whisper says more than a shout. Dare to whisper for a chance to win fab prizes: http://www.maybelline.com/colorwhisper.aspx


Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Maybelline via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Maybelline.

Drugstore Discovery: Volum’ Express the Mega Plush Mascara


After scraping the tube edges of my Maybelline Volum’ Express the Falsies Flared mascara for about a week, I headed to CVS to re-stock. But of course, a quick trip into the beauty section is never quick. I noticed the stand for Maybelline’s new Volum’ Express the Mega Plush Mascara and paused for a few minutes. Gel-mousse mascara (what’s that? Sounds like I need it, right?), but it claimed to never leave lashes brittle or flaky. Sounds great to me!

Immediately I started making a mental check list of the pros and cons of trying out this intriguing new mascara. Love the Falsies–why not stick with what works? But if I loved the Volum’ Express line already, chances are I would like the Mega Plush, right?

In the end I remembered I’m a beauty blogger and it’s my sworn duty to experiment with new products—I take the oath quite seriously (or it’s just my excuse to by a ton of products)–and bought it.

The verdict:Love it! Delivers a lot of lashes (and long lashes) in each swipe. And as promised, no flaking. I can’t tell if I like it better than the Falsies, but it performs just as well. I’m sensing a lash off. At around $7, you can’t beat the price either!

Flexible mascara wand!

Extra tip I learned from my friend and makeup artist, Carie Brescia: For really dramatic lashes, after applying either the Falsies or the Mega Plus, follow up with a coat of Maybelline’s Illegal Lengths mascara.


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