Tuesday, March 1, 2011

How to pull off nude lips

Happy March everyone. Spring is almost HERE!

I got loads of emails asking me how I can pull off nude lips knowing that I am PALE. Pale meaning I'm an NW 25 and I get paler during the fall/winter season(which is right now).

Trust me, it is very easy to wear nude lipsticks even if you have a fair skin.

Remember me posting the Viva Glam Gaga 2 lipstick post? Well I got lots of comments saying that they can't pull of the lipstick because it is too pale for them, etc. I disagree, you just need to do a little mix and match and everything will be fine. Don't be scared with nude lipstick, you just need to be creative and find another lipstick that can be partnered with the nude lippie.

So here we go..

I used these three lip products:

from left to right:
> Viva Glam Gaga 2 (nude beige)
> Viva Glam Gaga (pink with slight lilac tones)
> MAC TLC in Petting Pink

Here's a photo of Viva Glam Gaga 2(nude) alone, so let's turn this nude into more wearable lips
What you need to have:
1. A nude lipstick
2. A lipstick of your choice(red, pink, coral, orange, brown, etc)
3. A Lipbalm
4. Napkin

1. Apply your lipbalm- I used my MAC TLC in Petting Pink
2. Apply your nude lipstick- MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2(nude)
3. Take a napkin and dab it onto your lips without wiping everything off.
4. Finally, apply your second lipstick of choice by just dabbing it or do tiny strokes- MAC Viva Glam Gaga(pink)

So here is the result:

What do you think? is it more wearable?
Make sure you guys have fun and try to mix n' match lipsticks.

Have fun!


  1. I love the new viva glad gaga on you!! Im thinking about getting one! :D thanks for doing this x

  2. @Kirsty- oh you should its a must have nude :)

  3. Great tips - I love how the pink makes it look more natural and wearable when combined with the nude. I am seriously tempted by Viva Glam 2 despite my doubts as to whether it will suit me! x

  4. Im dead pale, LOL. Thanks for the tip!

  5. @lilylipstick - glad to help. go gaga 2 :)

    @tara - awwe no you are not! you can def pull this off :)

  6. Nice tips! Maybe i'll give nude lips a try :)

  7. @beccy- oh yeah! ! do iiittt ! :)

  8. Nude looks good on you, Kim! I'm still so scared to try nude lips because I think they would wash me out. I'll try now though =)

  9. It does look more wearable but I still don't think I could pull it off. I will experiment some and let you know the result :)

  10. The end result looks lovely, thanks for the tips.

  11. I love Lady Gaga 2! I'm going to hunt it down tomorrow! Thanks for the tutorial!

    Do you use a lip moisturizer too? If so, what brands do you recommend?


  12. I am in need of a nude lipstick! Lovely post dear!

  13. I want the new Viva glam gaga SO bad!

  14. Great tip....I just got the Lady Gaga 2 lipstick and I have a hard time pulling it off...thanks...I'll try again.


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