We decided to jump on a bandwagon, as we sometimes tend to do. FOMO, I guess. But also, we were just really curious about this one. A little over a week ago, The Doctors daytime TV show explained that a woman’s perfect nude lipstick is the shade of her nipples. Wait, what? Yep, that’s right. So after reading a few articles about it and seeing bloggers and magazine columnists try it, we thought we may as well give it a go.
I really found this process interesting, but thought it would be much easier. I figured I would be able to easily pick a couple of options out of my drawers, then decide. Nope. At naptime, I pulled up my shirt and stared at my nipples. I got distracted, because I started thinking about all the things I hate about them. I snapped back to attention and focused on the color. I realized it was going to be more difficult than I thought, so I snapped a picture and sat down at my vanity to do some swatches.
I won’t tell you just yet which swatch I did first, but I will tell you that it was the correct one! What are the odds that I really did get it right the first time? I figured I would look at some more shades to make sure that was the exact match.
I narrowed it down to a couple of shades, then…. well, gotta admit I went ahead and swatched them right onto my areola to be sure. The match was so good! So here it is, mostly ladies and probably some very confused (or excited?) gentlemen.
And you know what? For me, it holds true. This really is a perfect nude for me – not too brown, not too pink, not too plummy. Coincidentally, it’s pretty much the exact color of my lip too, but gives them a little depth.
And well, now you know what color my nipples are. You’re welcome.
Ok so. I had a similar approach. I pulled up my shirt on Sunday afternoon and just stared at it for a while. I have a bunch of nudes (lipsticks that is … 😉 ) BUT when I went to Ulta later that afternoon, I couldn’t resist picking up a couple new ones. Ok, so let’s look at the range of shades I was working with…
I ended up mixing three different shades. I didn’t do swatches. I tested some combinations out on my lips then took pictures and compared them to a close up side by side nipple shot. Yup. We’ve got nip pics on our phones now. Anyhow – after a few tries and some serious deliberation I settled on the perfect combination of three different shades.
I started with the brown on the left (Ulta Satin 224), layered the mauve on the right (Ulta Satin 216), and topped it all off with the light purply/pink shade in the middle (Maybelline Ravishing Rose/670). And so now. Now I know what you’re wondering….BUT what does that color look like? Oh..you wanna know what color my nipples are? Ok. Let’s see my perfect nude:
And what’s funny, is just as Rhonda said – this color is not far from my natural lip shade. Just enhances it. I’m actually kinda in love with this combo.
So there you have it folks. Our perfect nude lippie colors. Have any of you guys tried this? If not you so should. Also thanks to our friend Jen…she mentioned this nip matching trend and helped push us down this strange journey ..that we’ve now lead you all on. Anyhow – let us know if you try it. What’s your perfect nude lippie color??