Celebrity makeup artist Scott Osbourne breaks it down for us.
Nude is not a universal shade. It comes in a variety colors and undertones that you should consider when trying to find your perfect lipstick match. According to celebrity makeup artist Scott Osbourne, whose clients include Keke Palmer and Saweetie, the most important thing to consider when finding the right nude lip is your undertone. "Nude colors are supposed to be flesh-toned; each of our tones is different to each person," says Osbourne.
He categorizes undertones into three sections: cool, neutral, and warm. To find your undertone, he says to look at your veins. Greenish-colored veins usually means you have a warm undertone, blue or purplish colors mean you're a bit cooler, and colorless means you're going to want to stay neutral. "When matching a nude on your hand you always want it to complement your skin tone; it should almost enhance the skin complexion in a way, not make it appear washed out," he says. "I take a look at the skin and the color of the lip, and the perfect nude is both a warm and cool mixture."
With all that in mind, we ask him to break down how to find the best nude for darker skin tones. Scroll down to see his advice and find the best nude lipstick for you.