Nude Lip

Here are some of my fav’s when it comes to creating the perfect nude lip. Ps. the trick is to leave some dimension so you don’t look entirely lip-less. Hence the reason I gravitate to a slightly deeper color of lipliner, then use a slightly lighter lip color.
nudelip_vivianmakeupartist_webPhoto by Jordan Carli

KSL’s Studio 5 asked me to talk about top picks for creating the perfect nude lip. Here are some of my recommendations in different price ranges.


Chanel lip liner in “Mordore Nude 05” or

Urban Decay lip liner in “Naked 2” or

NYX lip liner in “Natural”

Lip Colors:

MAC Pro Longwear Lipglass in “Patience Please” for a glossy nude lip.

MAC Lipstick in Myth for a matte finish nude lip.

Flower Beauty in Morning Glory for a budget-friendly pinky-nude lip.

When lining your lips, line about 2/3 of them, nearly filling them in. This will create dimension and keep you from looking like you “sharpied” the outside of your lips.

Also, I’m kind of in love with this vintage look I did for Whitney’s beach shoot. blonde_vintage_hairstyles_blonde_vintage_makeup_vivianmakeupartist_vintageDetails for this look coming soon.

Photo by Whitney from Jessica Janae Photography

OH! This is of utmost importance! Make sure your lips are smooth if you’re going to wear lip color. Lipstick and some glosses can grip to dry skin, making it look more evident, and no one wants that.

My fav routine for saying,  “Adios!” to dry lips:

1) Put on some Bite Agave Lip Mask (I often wear this like chapstick too.)

2) Let it soak and soften your lips for a while, at least 20 minutes.

3) Using a damp cloth or I use is this awesome makeup remover cloth. You’ll gently rub your lips in circular motions buffing off the dead skin.  Then reapply more Bite to keep them hydrated and super smooth.

I also use the makeup remover cloth at night when I wash my face to get off all of my makeup (including my eye makeup) before I Clarisonic. I have this Clarisonic  because I upgraded a little while ago and it’s powerful for sure. However, the Clarisonic Mia (just says Men’s ’cause it’s black haha) totally does the job and works great.

I hope this is helpful! xoxo


2017-07-14T15:43:11+00:00 May 13th, 2015|Makeup, Uncategorized|3 Comments


  1. Torri M May 16, 2015 at 1:02 am - Reply

    I want to know what products you were wearing on your lips in the Studio 5 video!!!

    • Vivian May 28, 2015 at 8:40 am - Reply

      I was wearing the Chanel liner and the Mac lipglass! xoxo

    • Delores February 9, 2016 at 9:21 am - Reply

      I seheacrd a bunch of sites and this was the best.

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