Graphic: Jillian Lucas

There has not once been a nude lipstick I’ve found that looks good on me. Too light, too brown, too close to my skin color. It was a mess. But recently, I found the perfect in-between: a pink-leaning rose with brown undertones (or a brown with plum/pink undertones) that looks like I gave my lips a good plumping scrub. The Anti-Nude. There are a ton of shades out there that deserve to get more play than the typical nude, because they just do more for your lips.