What is considered a nude lipstick has evolved throughout the years. It used to be lipsticks that are not necessary natural, close to our skintone (our skintone is not naturally rosy, unlike our lips), fleshy toned and can be a lot tricky to pick out. Nude lipsticks were usually worn with more prominent eye makeup—smokey eyes, for example. You can also wear nude lipsticks with natural makeup, but to avoid looking flat you pair it with livelier blush so you still look fresh. When we picked the wrong shade or tone, it can wash us out or look too stark.
However, the definition has expanded a lot these past few years. Everything that looks “natural”or neutral toned usually is included in the “nude lipsticks” category.