Never leave your house without doing your lips. That’s the first thing you learn in Makeup 101. Keep those lips fresh and full with these nude lip liners.
11 Nude Lip Liners We’d Bare It All For
Lip liners are beauty must-haves. By skipping this step in your makeup routine, you’re missing out on the opportunity to make your lips look fuller and more defined. You’re also missing out on the opportunity to make your lip color last all day long, and who doesn’t want that?
What many people don’t know about nude lip liners is that they act as a primer. Before applying your lipstick, outline and fill in your lips with a nude lip liner, then apply your lipstick over it for enhanced staying power and color payoff.
And before you cringe at the thought of having to buy a lip liner, just remember that without them, your lips are nothing. It’s harsh, but we believe in tough love and no one loves you like we do.
Here are some nude lip liners we’ve rounded up for you. With these, you can contour your lips to get that Kylie Jenner pout, fill them in for some quick color, or use them as a primer to enhance your lipstick of the day.
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Peekaboo Neutral is a natural brown shade with soft pink undertones. This is a great color to wear as a base underneath a lipstick like Nyx Matte Lipstick in Whipped Caviar.
This liner claims to be made with a silky formula that easily glides on the lips upon application. It’s also highly-pigmented, which means you can use this alone with lip balm or underneath your favorite lippie.
Natural is a nude pink shade that is Your Lips, But Better. This formula is creamy enough to glide smoothly on the lips without dragging.
Stark Naked is a light peach with warm undertones. This lip liner has good, creamy pigmentation that won’t tug on the lips and dries to a matte finish. Yes girls, UD can and has made that possible. Yay!
Though MAC has tons of nude shades to choose from, this creamy brown-beige shade has great color payoff (of course, it’s MAC) and glides on easily.
Make Up For Ever is a good brand you can trust on to have great lip liners. This shade is an intense medium nude beige with brick red undertones.
A very ’90s-looking brown shade that claims to be made with a waterproof formula that won’t feather or transfer. This creamy lip liner makes over-lining a breeze.
This pencil has a creamy formula with a matte finish. Not only that, but you can flip the pencil around to use the integrated lip brush on the other end. Talk about all-in-one product, right?
This lip liner claims to have a velvety formula that gives good color payoff and makes your lips look natural. Bonus points for coming with a sharpener to keep the endpoint perfect. Well played, Bobbi Brown. Well played.
This color is a gorgeous warm brown that has a shimmery finish that doesn’t feather when applied on the lips.
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This lip liner has a creamy finish for smooth application that won’t make your lips feel dehydrated. It’s also richly pigmented and glides on the lips beautifully.
If lip liners are still too drying for you (even with its creamy formulation), don’t hesitate to use a lip balm over it. This is a great way to turn your lip liner into lipstick.
Don’t let the ’90s traumatize you! Nude lip liners can look good and should be worn as they enhance the shape of your lips. Go go ahead and bare it all, ladies! Just bare it all responsibly. 😉