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Nudes and flesh tones are anything but boring. They range from creamy porcelain to deep mochas. In all honesty, how one defines nude really depends on their complexion. For me that falls somewhere between an almond latte and a rosy desert sand depending on the season and how much sun I’ve gotten. Of course I’d like to think my skin is always golden beige, but that’s not always the truth. For this very reason, a girl can never have to many nude lipsticks and nail polishes.

My go-to nude lipstick is?MAC’s Freckletone. Isn’t that name so appropriate for me! It’s a?lustre, so this lipstick goes on a little sheer and with a slightly glossy finish. Very moisturizing. Because it’s so close to my own complexion, I don’t even need a lip liner. A couple of other faves include?Wet n Wild’s Pink Suga?and Milani’s Barely There. These are a little matte, so make sure you lips are moisturized and add gloss on top. The color will last and shine for hours.

I remember when?RGB?debuted its collection of skin tone polishes. I was so excited. Now other companies have followed suite with great shades especially a range of beiges. I’m in awe of?Essie’s Brooch the Subject,?Wet n Wild’s Private Viewing, and?Lakur by Londontown’s Teatime. And when you want to add shimmer to that neutral,?Butter London’s Yummy Mummy?is the way to go.

When wearing nude lipstick, you want to look awake and alive. So make sure your face is moisturized and glowing. Add a little color to your cheeks and some bronzer for contouring, but don’t overdo it. Highlight the corners of your eyes, cheekbones, and definitely your cupid’s bow so your gorgeous features still shine. Don’t forget eye-popping mascara. As for your nails, don’t forget your cuticle oil. You’ll be amazed at how long and slender your hands appear when you’re wearing flesh tone polish.

xo.

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