The Nude Matte Lip

Simple, elegant, barely there…that’s how we’d describe the nude matte lip we have recently become obsessed with. It goes with everything, and is an attempt at achieving those French girl goals we made after interviewing Aymeline Valade. The French model told us American women were more “done” and French women were more “natural.” So naturally we scrambled to mess up our hair, simultaneously all wear no makeup to the office (it was a little like The Ring), and do everything and anything we could that related to that-natural-thing Valade had described. The nude matte lip was one of them, and we’re hoping you can see how French we are today…because we’re telling ourselves we are.

1. Tom Ford, First Time

2. NARS, Belle du Jour

3. Estée Lauder, Covetous Nude

4. Charlotte Tilbury, Miss Kensington

5. Bobbi Brown, Uber Beige

Not into a nude lip? Read about how to pull off a red lip. Are you a Francophile? Read these beauty tips from a French woman.