After what feels like years of bold, bright lip colour, we’re starting to see a refreshing shift into neutral. Even the most die-hard fans of a red pout—Charlize Theron, Miley Cyrus, Drew Barrymore—are opting for pale pink and glossy beige on the red carpet. Throw in the latest cover of French Vogue and it seems like everyone’s jumping on the nude lip bandwagon. Bonus? It opens the door to a smoky or colourful eye. Eleven of our favourites, above.
It’s Gisele Bündchen’s forthcoming November issue of French Vogue that cemented our newfound love of a glossy nude lips. The cover, shot by David Sims, makes us crave a beige lipstick topped with M.A.C.’s Clear Lipglass ($15)—something we haven’t thought about in years!
Makeup artist Pati Dubroff gave the actress a defined, but neutral, pout at an event in Los Angeles with Dior’s Rouge Lip Colour ($34) in 169 Grege.
Who needs a red lip to make a statement? Cyrus’ pout is the perfect beige-meets-pink! Pick up M.A.C.’s Lipstick ($15) in Crème Cup to get the look.
Biel wore a menswear-inspired Dolce & Gabbana suit to a premiere in Las Vegas, but instead of the obvious red lip she went bare. Try Shiseido’s Perfect Rouge Tender Sheer ($25) in Pretty.
Makeup artist Melanie Inglessis used Revlon’s Super Lustrous Lipstick ($8) in Honey Bare on the actress for a premiere in Los Angeles.
A nude lip is always sexy, but never more than on Upton. Pair it with a smoky eye, like Upton did at a party in Paris.
For a New York gala, makeup artist Genevieve Herr gave Mendes glowing, sun-kissed skin and a lacquered lip. She used Edward Bess' Ultra Slick Lipstick ($32) in Forbidden Flower.
Colorful shadow calls for a toned-down pout. Follow Barrymore’s lead and try Flower’s Lip Service Lip Butter ($7) in Haute Honeysuckle.
Take a cue from Huntington-Whiteley and choose a pink-toned nude, like she did at a party in Italy. We like Nars Lipstick ($26) in Mitzi.