Barely-There Nude Lipstick Shades Our Editors Swear By

Dare to be (slightly) bare.

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Bold hues are beautiful, but let's not forget the simplest lipstick staple making a statement in the no-makeup makeup realm. Nude lipsticks offer that your-lips-but-better look that appears all-natural with just the slightest enhancement. Shop the latest in neutrals below to find your signature barely-there shade.

1 MAC Lipstick in Kinda Sexy

Best Overall

Perk up your pout with MAC lipstick in Kinda Sexy. This color is loved for being a neutral with subtle rose tones, and it goes on with a matte finish. Pair this lipstick with a smoky eye and false lashes to get the bombshell look.

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2 Maybelline New York Color Sensational The Buffs Lip Color

Best Budget Buy

Maybelline recently put out a line of nudes, and we're not kidding when we say there's enough pigment to match every skin tone. The collection features 10 shades infused with precious oils to ensure a feather-free, comfortable wear. After all, nudes are just your lips ... but better!

3 Tom Ford Lipstick in Spanish Pink

Best Splurge

There's no contest when it comes to the collection of nude lipsticks by Tom Ford. Spanish Pink is especially noteworthy for its peach tones and creamy texture when you're looking for a little more color.

4 Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Nude Kate

Charlotte Tilbury's Nude Kate lipstick was inspired by Kate Moss. And just like that, we're hooked. This pretty color is a dusty pink beige that enhances without overwhelming, and goes on with a creamy coverage.

5 NYX Professional Makeup Matte Lipstick in Nude

Once in awhile we'll reach for a nude lip to parallel a subdued attitude. This velvet matte from NYX is a non-glossy formula, making it an ideal pick to swipe over lips for a color payoff that's not crazy. 

6 NARS Lipstick in Honolulu Honey

A true-beige hue without any pink tones, Honolulu Honey stays closer to your complexion than the color of lips. The silky texture is conditioner-infused, and it's a good choice if you want to create the look of a clean slate.

7 Dior Rouge Dior Lipstick in Grege

From the Rouge Dior collection, Grege falls between a peach and pink color and has a moisturizing satin finish. The coverage is semi-sheer, but builds to opaque with an additional swipe.

8 Too Faced La Creme Color Drenched Lip Cream Lipstick in Taffy

Too Faced's barely-there lip color saturates lips with lip-conditioning hydrators like white lotus flower extract, while power peptides absorb in for a quick conditioning. The pinky nude is reminiscent of your favorite boardwalk treat, inspiring us to channel summer vibes a few months early.

9 Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Meringue

It doesn't get more natural than this. Bite's peachy nude is your lip color, but better. Made from the brand's signature formula — recognized time and time again for its organic make of 12 edible oils and food-grade ingredients — we're applauding its authenticity, as its pure coloring coincides with its all-natural ingredients.

More: 8 Bite Beauty Products to Seriously Up Your Lip Game

10 Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Liar

No one needs to know you're wearing lipstick, and with UD's sheer pink-nude, no one will. It'll only be a little white lie to say your look is all-natural, especially when you only need one coat to enhance your bare pout. They won't be able to tell the difference, and we won't share your secret.

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