Finding the perfect nude lipstick can be a lifelong task. With so many shades and finishes available, it can be overwhelming to find one that complements your unique skin tone and enhances, naturally. At HIGHR, we aim to take the guesswork out of nude lipstick by creating shades that suit as many women as possible in our lab in California, while giving you a modern, clean formulation in the process.

Understanding Nude Lipstick

Nude lipstick is not a one-size-fits-all. The right nude for you should harmonize with your skin tone, not wash you out. It’s meant to enhance your natural lip color while providing a polished and minimallook. HIGHR offers a range of shades designed to cater to diverse skin tones, ensuring everyone can find their perfect match.

Identifying Your Skin Tone

Before diving into the shades, it's crucial to identify your skin tone. Your undertone plays a significant role in finding the right nude. Undertones are categorized as warm, cool, or neutral.

  • Warm undertones have a golden or yellow hue.
  • Cool undertones have a pink, red, or blue hue.
  • Neutral undertones are a mix of both warm and cool.

To identify your undertone, look at the veins on your wrist. If they appear greenish, you likely have warm undertones. If they look blue or purple, you have cool undertones. If you see a mix of both, you have neutral undertones.

HIGHR Collective's Nude Lipstick Range

At HIGHR, we offer a variety of nude shades crafted to suit different skin tones and undertones. We start by formulating with neutral pigment and then test that shade on 115 different women of varying skin tones.  We’ll then adapt the shade by going warmer or cooler to suit the widest portion of the 115 different skin tones trialed.

For Fair Warm Skin Tones

If you have fair warm skin, opt for nude shades with a hint of peach. Peachy tones will complement your complexion without making you look washed out.

  • Recommended Shade: HIGHR Collective - Lips On Acid
    • A peachy nude that we made decided warm to brighten the overall skintone on fair, warm customers.

For Fair Cool Skin Tones

If you have fair cool skin, choose a nude with more blue-based pink.  This will bring out your features and enhance your skin tone.  Anything peachy on your skin will read orange, so it's best to avoid peach!

  • Recommended Shade: HIGHR Collective - Pamela
    • A rosy nude that uses cool-based pink pigments blended with neutral nude. 

For Medium Warm Skin Tones

Medium warm skin tones can pull off a wide range of nude shades. Look for colors that have a peachy or beige base to add warmth and dimension to your lips.

  • Recommended Shade: HIGHR Collective - Chateau
    • A warm beige nude that provides a sun-kissed look, perfect for medium warm complexions.

For Medium Cool Skin Tones

Medium cool skin tones should steer towards a berry nude.  Look for colors that have a mauve or plum base to add definition and sculpt the lip.

  • Recommended Shade: HIGHR Collective - Truest
    • A berry-mauve that brightens medium, cool complexions.

For Deep Warm Skin Tones

Deep skin tones shine with nudes that have a rich, deep base. Browns and caramels are ideal as they add depth and sophistication without appearing ashy.

  • Recommended Shade: HIGHR Collective - Lion
    • A warm caramel nude that beautifully complements deep skin tones, adding a luxurious finish.

Testing the Shades

Once you've identified potential shades, it’s essential to test them. HIGHR offers an at-home try-on Lipstick Sample Set, allowing you to see how different shades look on your skin tone. This kit is incredibly helpful in testing the shades before committing to a full size lipstick.

Application Tips

To get the most out of your nude lipstick, follow these application tips:

  1. Exfoliate Your Lips: Ensure your lips are smooth by exfoliating them. This helps the lipstick apply evenly.
  2. Create a Lip Line: Use the HIGHR Precision Lip Brush to define the outer edge of your lips.  Blot to seal the lip line in.
  3. Apply the Lipstick: Swipe the lipstick directly on your lips or use the HIGHR Precision Lip Brush to fill in.
  4. Blot and Layer: For a long-lasting finish, blot your lips with a tissue and apply a second layer of lipstick.


Finding your best nude lipstick doesn't have to be a challenge. With HIGHR’s diverse range of shades and clean, high-quality formulations, you can confidently choose a nude that complements your unique skin tone. Remember to consider your undertones and use the at-home HIGHR Lipstick Sample Set to see which shades suit you best. 


Happy lipstick hunting!


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