Café Latte Lips

With the Happy return of the Nineties, comes the happy return of the Brown Lip, from Coffee To Nude.  If you feel a light shade is too pale, but still want a nude lip, opt for a shade 1 step darker than your skin tone and with  a bit of pink or peach to it to liven things up. For a really modern look, go for Matte Neutrals with a grey undertone.

Here are my Top Three Ways to Wear Taupe

Gloss: love a Glossy nude lip in the daytime, takes me back! Ilia’s The Butterfly & I  is a rich Neutral Apricot tone, Cosmetics a la Carte City Lips is a perfect Nude Pink and Neals Yard Nude Lip Gloss is actually a deep Tan colour.

Bullet Lipstick: If you prefer a Proper Lipstick, I LOVE Dr Hauschka Novum 04  is a gentle neutral shimmer that looks good on EVERYONE. For a creamier texture, try Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo Which offers a range of Neutral Nudes for all complexions , or Lippy Girl Ski Bunny + Surf Betty are 2 Neutral/Cappuccino tones

Liquid Lipstick: I Personally love a liquid lipstick, it goes on like a gloss ( so you can use the wand for precise application)  but dries to a lasting Matte Finish. I like Sleek Matte Me in Birthday Suit (good Name), and am a big fan of Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lips in Canvas, and Liquid Lip Originators OCC’s Nude Interlace is a lovely Peachy nude.

Main image by Claire Harrison, Makeup by Me
First Posted on with some alterations