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 Deep 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