i am obsessed with a nude lip. since i am quite fair, and my lips are light anyway, it looks the best on me. i’ve tried SO many nudes over the past 10 years so i thought i would share them with you. these are my top 5 favorites and definitely my most worn. let’s start from left to right on the below swatches!


1: tarte tarteist lip paint in color namaste


i picked this up as i was rushing for the airport in montreal in february, and i have been wearing it almost everyday since. it’s the only liquid lipstick of the 5. unlike some liquid lipsticks, it completely dries and is very long wearing, making it a great formula. it’s easy to apply but you do need a mirror since it dries quickly and does not come off easily. the color is the perfect matte mauve nude with a pink undertone. available in the united stateshere.

2: mac myth


mac myth is a true nude and probably the hardest of them to wear for most people. it has definitely been my favorite and most worn lipstick for the past 3 years. it’s a very cool shade so it looks best on paler complexions with a neutral or cool skin tone. considering it’s so matte and opaque, it isn’t as long wearing as i would like but it’s such a pretty color if it works on your skin, that it makes up for it.  the formula is very drying so i normally wear nars turkish delight lipgloss (which is my all time fave) over it.  this color is so similar to the tom ford nude vanille (the nude vanille is slightly pinker). i bought it once but it was too similar to justify buying a second time. available in india and the united states.

3: mac angel


i’ve been wearing this for 8 years and i absolutely love it. it was my go-to lipstick and the only one i wore for about 4 years. it is the pinkest of the 5 shades but still on the nude side. it’s quite light so best for light to medium skin tones. it’s very easy to apply with a semi glossy finish. i love that it doesn’t require lip liner or gloss. it has the right amount of color and moisture. available in india and the united states.

4: dior addict in color incognito


incognito is the perfect mauvy brown nude. it goes on quite sheer so it’s very easy to put on anywhere. it’s very moisturizing and makes your lips look amazing. it’s the easiest shade to apply out of all of them and is definitely my favorite formula. the only downfall is it doesn’t last for more than an hour or two. it is definitely one of my favorites though. available at sephora india and here in the u.s.

5: rimmel airy fairy


this is the most versatile shade for almost all skin tones. it is a mauvy-pink nude and it is not too light.  it would work on most complexions for a nude color.a lot of people say it’s a dupe for mac angel (which is originally why i bought it) but it’s definitely not as pink. it’s very easy to apply because of the semi gloss finish. available in india  and the united states.