Initially nude lips were for downplaying the rest of the face when dramatic smoky eyes, lengthy lashes or a major blush moment took the center stage. But now it’s a basic makeup trend. Let’s make nude lips by rules! If your lips are flaky or chapped, exfoliate with a lip scrub. Nude shades don’t offer much coverage. If you’re using a sheer gloss first blot on a layer of your liquid foundation to give it something to adhere to. Apply a liner in the same shade as your lips for a plumper, more dramatic effect, then swipe on shade as usual. If you look sick with nude lips, this might be for two reasons. You’re wearing a shade that’s much too pale for your complexion or you’re not accentuating the rest of your features. Once you’ve determined the right color for you, apply a flattering blush and a liner and mascara that make your eyes stand out.