For many, MAC nude lipsticks often provide the Holy Grail of nude lipstick options for a wide array of skin tones. Most of the formulas improve the health of your lips regardless of the finish, but there are plenty of options to choose from when you’re in the mood to wear a nude lipstick.
Nothing says “light and summery” like a nude lip, and it’s perfect for the no-makeup makeup look. Whether you prefer a hint of brown or a rosy tint or even if you want to change from day to day, MAC nude lipsticks have you covered!
The interesting thing about the nude lipstick trend is the variance of tones and shades that still manage to be considered a nude lipstick. Nude lipstick, even in the most natural and close to natural shades, helps to define and enhance your lips.
Taupes and golden honeys complete the range that often starts with startlingly vivid shades of pink that are considered to be on the livelier end of the nude lipstick spectrum. Below you will find options from one end of the spectrum to the other, each designed to flatter your pucker and pout.
Check out our picks for the top 23 MAC nude lipsticks that look great on every skin tone.
1. MAC Matte Lipstick in Bronx
MAC’s matte lipstick in Bronx is the creamy nude of your dreams if you’re looking for a golden kissed taupe lipstick. The matte formula is smooth and rich without any shine – the perfect nude matte for those looking for a color that is just a bit more than subtle with a hint of light brown.
2. MAC Lustre Lipstick in Hug Me
This MAC nude lipstick is a buildable pink toned nude shade. The finish is lustrous, while the formula is lightweight and glides on for customizable coverage. This is a very natural pink toned option that can go from an unassuming touch of pink to an obvious but not overpowering shade. Get yours directly from MAC or Nordstrom!
3. MAC Satin Lipstick in Cherish
One of the best MAC nude lipsticks, Cherish is essentially the love child of a peach tinted nude and beige toned nude lipstick. The coverage is buildable and features a soft and creamy feel. The satin finish provides just enough shine for a beautiful toned nude that is not meant to totally fly beneath the radar. MAC offers this lipstick on their website or at Nordstrom.
4. MAC Matte Lipstick in Honeylove
This MAC nude lipstick is a rosy beige nude shade that is obvious on all skin tones. While being just a step above natural, the color richly deposited on application is long-wear with no shine and a smooth matte finish. This is a very popular color for anyone who wants to be complimented on their nude lipstick. Get yours at MAC’s website or from Nordstrom!
5. MAC Matte Lipstick in Yash
One of the best MAC nude lipsticks, Yash is matte perfection on the neutral color scale. As neutrals go, Yash is considered deep neutral, meaning that it is on the darker end of neutral. This particular nude lipstick provides a serious color deposit with an ultra creamy matte finish.
This is one of the indisputably perfect MAC nude lipsticks for all skin tones. Even when it looks different, it is still incredibly flattering and comfortable to wear. Get yours on the MAC website or at Nordstrom!
6. MAC Lustre Lipstick in Jubilee
MAC’s Jubilee is a favorite nude lipstick for a lot of people (including me!) because the natural looking color is smooth, buildable and most of all – lustrous and flattering. The initial swipe of this MAC nude lipstick produces a sheer, lightweight deposit of color that looks a step up from your natural lip color.
If you want more “pow” when putting the lipstick on, simply swipe on more, as the color is beautifully buildable. The pink tint over the beige is a perfect buy that is going to look great on you. Get yours at MAC or at Nordstrom!
7. MAC Satin Lipstick in Fleshpot
This particular MAC nude lipstick is a bright but muted pink that is noticeably bright. Fleshpot is another perfect example of a standout pink that still counts as a shade of nude. The satin finish gives this nude lipstick a bit of buildable shine that mimics a light-frosting effect on nearly all skin tones. Fleshpot is a pink nude that is designed to stand out. You can order yours from MAC or from Nordstrom.
8. MAC Satin Lipstick in Peachstock
This is one of the best MAC nude lipsticks, as it is a true one-shade-fits-all nude lipstick champion. Its gorgeous combination of peach and beige looks flattering on every skin tone and never overpowering. Thanks to the soft textured satin finish, it’s got the perfect sheen and a creamy feel when applying.
The coverage is buildable, allowing you to get the perfect look you want with just the right amount of color for natural and healthy-looking pout with a hint of oomph. Peachstock is available on the MAC website and at Nordstrom.
9. MAC Lustre Lipstick in Touch
MAC’s Touch is the dream shade for a nude with a bit of sultry warmth. The formula is lightweight, and the coverage is buildable, allowing you to add however much color you want. The shade has hints of warm cinnamon and peach for a color that works with the lustrous finish for an ideal color and shine combination.
10. MAC Satin Lipstick in Shrimpton
This MAC nude lipstick is the beige standard nude, but in a creamy medium to full coverage formula. The color is rich and feels amazing when applied. This is a true neutral nude lipstick that has a satin finish and no additional tones or distractions – just a stunning classic nude. Pick up yours at MAC or at Nordstrom!
11. MAC Amplified Lipstick in Blankety
Soft and smooth as the name implies, this is one of the best MAC nude lipsticks especially for fair skin tones. The color – a combination of soft pink and beige – is one of the trendiest pink nude lipsticks available.
The popularity of the shade is not just because of the depth of the pigment or the semi-lustrous finish, but also because of the smooth, full-coverage formula. It doesn’t take much to create the look you want with this MAC nude lipstick, so get yours on the MAC website or at Nordstrom.
12. MAC Frost Lipstick in Icon
This MAC nude lipstick features a pearl finish that is semi-lustrous. The initial coverage is medium but easily builds up to full coverage without having to apply very much. The frosted finish on top of the beige is a great option for those looking for the most natural look possible for a frosted lipstick. Get yours on MAC’s website or on Nordstrom!
13. MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Crème d’Nude
This is one of those vibrant pink-toned MAC nude lipsticks that are popular with a lot of MUAs. The formula is creamy and smooth thanks to this shade being a part of the Cremesheen lipstick collection. The finish is semi-glossy for a little bit of extra visual appeal over the very bright pink color. It is available for purchase on MAC’s website and at Nordstrom.
14. MAC Matte Lipstick in Velvet Teddy
This MAC nude lipstick is matte, creamy, smooth and highly pigmented. The color is a deeper toned beige that looks impossibly beautiful on every akin. It’s one of the best MAC nude lipsticks available and a very popular one due to its heavily pigmented color and soft, comfortable feel. Get yours on the MAC website or on Nordstrom!
15. MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Japanese Maple
Japanese Maple is a frosted light beige color that shines beneath a semi-glossy finish. The color, which is incredibly pigmented, is bright pink with undertones of beige. The cremesheen lipstick formula is creamy and feels great when applying and throughout the day. You can purchase your own tube of this MAC nude lipstick at MAC Cosmetics.
16. MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Pure Zen
MAC’s Pure Zen cremesheen lipstick is formulated to provide a medium to full coverage deposit of color in a creamy, comforting formula. This MAC nude lipstick lives up to the “Pure Zen” name by offering a really comforting feel on the lips and lightly shining with a semi-glossy finish. Described as a “frosted warm nude,” you can grab one to try for yourself at MAC Cosmetics or at Nordstrom.
17. MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour in Café au Chic
MAC’s Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour line was greatly enhanced with the inclusion of Café au Chic – a grey tinted beige liquid matte lipstick. The color is beautifully pigmented, and the finish is a suede matte. The final feel once this MAC nude lipstick has set is an ultra-soft suede without a drying feel. Get yours on MAC’s website or on Nordstrom!
18. MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour in Lady Be Good
This MAC nude lipstick is everything you could want from a warmer mid toned nude lipstick. MAC put this color in the Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour line, which translates to a suede soft finish on the lips that spreads evenly and looks stunning. The applicator helps get perfectly clean lines, and the color payoff is unmistakable. Grab yours at MAC Cosmetics or at Nordstrom!
19. MAC Liptensity Lipstick in Driftwood
MAC’s Driftwood is an incredibly intense shade of pink that is visually striking due to an abundance of pigment. The color is a mixture of lilac and beige, which keeps it in the family of nude colors. This MAC nude lipstick is a cool pink that is unmistakably bright and on the more fun and less natural end of the nude lipstick spectrum. Purchase a tube on MAC’s website or on Nordstrom!
20. MAC Amplified Lipstick in Half-N-Half
Half-N-Half is a pinkish nude shade of lipstick with an amplified creme formula. The formula creates a visually impactful appearance with a soft shine and bright, heavily pigmented color. This MAC nude lipstick can be purchased on MAC’s website or on Nordstrom.
21. MAC Satin Lipstick in Mocha
One of the best MAC nude lipsticks, Mocha is an iconic neutral with a soft satin finish that creates a semi-matte finish. The pigment is smoothly deposited across the lips with a formula that allows for smooth, soft, creamy application and excellent coverage. This MAC nude lipstick is available at MAC Cosmetics and Nordstrom.
22. MAC Satin Lipstick in Myth
Myth is soft, light and smooth. As MAC nude lipsticks go, this is a soft pink that seems to catch the light easily. The lighter shades of nude are an excellent way to define your lips and make them look fuller without going too bright. MAC’s nude lipstick in Myth is a great choice that you can pick up at MAC Cosmetics or Nordstrom.
23. MAC Satin Lipstick in Spirit
Spirit is one of the best MAC nude lipsticks designed to work on lighter skin tones, as it can appear frosted on the darker skin tones, but the color itself is beautiful. If you are looking to make your lips stand out with a nude color that defines your lips, Spirit is an excellent choice. You can buy yours at MAC Cosmetics or Nordstrom.
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