The best nude lipsticks inspired by Meghan Markle

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Meghan Markle has made nude lipstick part of her signature beauty look and as a result, the subtle shade has soared in popularity. Here’s our top picks.

Every time Meghan Markle steps out, you can be sure that the masses will scramble to get their hands on whatever she’s wearing. Dubbed “the Meghan effect”, the newly appointed Duchess of Sussex has inspired numerous sell-outs and trends. Now, her influence has trickled into the beauty market.

Nude lipsticks are on the rise in popularity. While the shade has never gone out of fashion, more and more of us began searching for “nude lipsticks” after Markle made it part of her signature beauty look.

In fact, while red lipsticks are typically the bestselling lipstick shade in December, 2017 saw rouge take a dip in favour of nude lipsticks - mainly due to Markle’s engagement announcement. Vegan beauty brand Memi reported a 65% rise in interest around nude lipsticks on its website after Markle posed for her engagement photocall on the lawn of Kensington Palace.

Here we run through some of the best options on the market to acvhieve the Markle look…

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Very Victoria

Reportedly Markle’s favourite lipstick, Charlotte Tilbury’s Matte Revolution Lipstick in Very Victoria is a gorgeous taupe nude. It has a matte but soft finish that looks flattering against all skin tones. However, if you’re after something slightly pinker, Charlotte Tilbury’s Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk is also a popular choice.


MAC Matte Lipstick in Velvet Teddy

MAC Matte Lipsticks come in an array of shades, but one of its most popular options is Velvet Teddy. This lipstick provides a warm beige payoff with a matte finish. Simply swipe it straight from the bullet and the formula will lock in place without feathering.

£17.50 each,

Too Faced Natural Nude Lipstick in Throwin’ Suede

Too Faced’s Nude Lipstick in Throwin’ Suede is the perfect warm brown. The creamy formula delivers highly pigmented colour, while the addition of coconut butter helps to keep lips hydrated.


Huda Beauty Nude Love Collection in Crush

Huda Beauty’s liquid lipsticks quickly earned a positive reputation within the beauty industry – and rightly so. The lightweight formula is comfortable to wear and doesn’t fade during the day.


bareMinerals Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick in Nudist

If you’re a fan of subtle colour, this lipstick is for you. BareMinerals’ Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick in Nudist is a warm peach that is flattering against pink undertones. It has medium coverage with a balmy shine and keeps lips moisturised, thanks to natural oils in the formula.


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