Get the Look: Perfect Nude Lippies At The 2015 Grammy Awards

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Did you watch the Grammys last night? Me neither. (I was busy with my little ones, then collapsed into bed.)

But, I definitely checked out the beauty and fashion round ups this morning. While my favorite beauty look was Jennifer Hudson, her purple/berry lippie is hard for most of us to pull off.

I was definitely struck by how many of the stars had amazing nude/neutral lips. I usually expect to see darker reds and berries in the winter, but this year's Grammy Red Carpet was definitely the year of the nude lippie!

There are a lot of ways to get the look yourself. There are all sorts of lists out there for the best nude lipstick (I've even written some of them myself). But I think that the easiest and most flattering way to get the look is with a lip crayon. You want one that is creamy and tinted enough to offer a bit of color, but still translucent. I really think that bit of translucency is the key to a nude lippie looking great in real life. Without it, unless you have absolutely the right color (and let's face it, there isn't a perfect nude lipstick for everyone), you'll look washed out. The translucency lets you fudge it a bit.

Perfect Nude Lippies At The 2015 Grammy Awards

My favorite products for this look are the Burt's Bees Lip Crayons and Lip Shines (I've pulled my favorite colors for this look and used them in these pictures, but you can see their full range of lip shades here). The Lip Crayons are creamy and more pigmented than their tinted lip balms, but offer just the right amount of translucency. The perfect nude tone is really a peachy-pink, so I layer a little bit of Carolina Coast over Sedona Sands. The finish is a semi-matte, though I like to layer a tiny bit of the Lip Shine over it. I just dab it into the center of my lower lip to add some depth and make my lips look a little plumper, Spontaneity is my favorite to use.

Perfect Nude Lippies At The 2015 Grammy Awards

the perfect nude lip

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Burt's Bees. The opinions and text are all mine.


  1. I didn't watch the grammy's either I just have no attention span for awards shows these days. I do love Burt's Bees lip products though they always have a shade that is one step darker then my lips. I'm chicken when it comes to lip color but make up for it with my willingness to wear green mascara.

  2. So I've read if you can find a color that matches your gums or the inside of your lips, then that's a really good natural color to go with...It's really hard to find though when there aren't mirrors readily available in the aisles. (I'm not paying more than $7-$9 for a tube of lipstick, especially when I don't know how I will like it.) Do you have a shade that sounds like that?

  3. I have heard that too, but I can tell you that the color is pretty different for people, and it varies with the time of day even! The best I've found are the Eva and Julianne lipsticks from L'Oreal:

  4. I forgot the Emmy's were even on TV, although I generally don't have the patience for awards shows. Looking at some of the pics the following day, I was surprised by the absence of bright red or berry lips. Those colors are generally standard at celebrity galas. I had not noticed how many nude lips were sported until I read your post. Pretty amazing! I always feel like many women just can't quite pull that look off successfully. I think Gwen Stenfani's look was fabulous!


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