The Best Nude Lipstick for Every Bride's Skin Tone

For a natural, kissable pout on the big day


Photo by Leila Brewster

When it comes to finding the perfect wedding lipstick, one shade does not fit all brides—but a gorgeous neutral is always a good idea. The perfect balance of rose and peach tones creates a universally flattering nude that accentuates your pout, but finding the best hue to complement your skin tone is easier said than done. A sheer wash of rosy pink is perfect for the minimalist bride, while a deeper, terra cotta nude can give off a more glamorous vibe. Either way, there's a nude lipstick out there for you—and we're sharing just a few of our favorites below.

Fair to Light Skin Tones

Play up your lips' rosy undertones with a lipstick that's slightly pink and has a satin finish. It's best to steer clear of overly-matte textures when using nude shades to avoid a cake-y finish. If you prefer to take a true neutral approach, look for hints of beige or taupes to achieve that '90s muted lip.

Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Nude Kate

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $34

Covergirl Exhibitionist Lipstick in 435 Streaker

SHOP NOW: Target, $6

NARS Audacious Lipstick in Brigitte

SHOP NOW: Ulta, $34

Medium to Tan Skin Tones

The trick to enhancing your skin tone with a neutral lip is to look for shades and texture that won't read lighter than your skin. Deep rose hues and high-shine finishes with hints of brown will do the trick. Romantic shades with peachy tones will warm up your complexion, too.

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick in Ophelia

SHOP NOW: Sephora, $19

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Backtalk

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $18

L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Lipcolour in Nature's Blush

SHOP NOW: Ulta, $5

Dark to Seep Skin Tones

A good rule of thumb to follow when looking for a neutral lip color is to look for a shade that matches your skin tone, only warmer and rosier. For dark tones, you can get away with rocking a bronzed version of a rose-tone or veering towards a berry hue. The result? A fresh and healthy pout.

Marc Jacobs Beauty New Nudes Sheer Gel Lipstick in Anais

SHOP NOW: Sephora, $30

Maybelline Color Sensational Inti-Matte Nudes Lipcolor in 570 Toasted Truffle

SHOP NOW: Target, $6

Chanel Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour in 406 Antoinette

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $37

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