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As a fashion editor, I always think of bare lip products in the context of a closet: they're like the white t-shirt in your wardrobe – it's not necessarily the most exciting thing in your collection, but it is certainly the hardest work. Choosing a nude shade isn't exactly a walk in the park. Black women probably understand this better than anyone: it took makeup companies decades to recognize the wide variety of deep and dark skin tones. Neutral hues, marketed as "universal" nude lip colors, generally distort the ashes and wash away the brown skin – so no, this is doing us a disservice. Thankfully, the beauty industry is finally changing, but finding the perfect act is still a science. I always ask other makeup users for their personal recommendations, so I figured I'd find out the best neutrals out there. I asked 12 amazing black women about their favorite bare lip products of all time, and let's just say I already put it all in my digital shopping cart. From peach hues to chocolate brown hues (and more, of course!), Look forward to some incredible product suggestions. "I think one of the best neutrals for black women is Nars Matte Lip Pencil in Dance Fever or the Glossier Generation G in Cake. I really love Generation G – they have a balm quality and BC (pre-Coronavirus) I would slip it in mine Bags for touch-ups or if my lips felt a little chapped. Nars, which is roughly the same price, is a fantastic creamy brown with real staying power and adds a subtle pop. "- Yaminah "Buxom's Fly Girl is my nude lipstick of choice these days because I can wear it alone when I'm in a rush. Some nudes need a liner and shine to work on tan skin, but this one is amazingly solo." – Niara "I usually live in Tower 28's cashew lip gloss because it matches my skin tone perfectly and always adds a little shine without a fuss. But when I'm feeling myself, I like to reach for a bolder, darker bare lip that gives way J.LO was creating punk vibes. I've been using Laura Mercier's lipstick at Brun Naturel for over two years and it's by far one of my favorite bare lip colors as it lasts longer than most lipsticks and I love the way it looks up. "- Jasmine "My all-time favorite lip color is brown. I love that it gives me a full '90s vibe and makes me super confident and sexy. Right now, my favorite shade is a chocolate brown from Fenty Beauty called Unveil." – Micaéla “It's rare that you find me lip color other than a ruby red or a slightly tinted gloss. The final shine I used is the mild gloss shade Ilia in Linger – it's the perfect blend between color and a natural shine because it gives you that mauve berry vibrancy, but with a touch of sheen. What makes it a golden find is that unlike most sticky shiners, this one hydrates your lips with hyaluronic acid, making it a triple threat : Color, shine and balm. "–Delanique “My favorite color for bare lips is Chocolate Divin aka Chocolate Red by Laura Mercier. It's a super versatile lip color that I can wear all year round. The classic deep brown shade goes well with my skin tone. I love that it's a satin Finish – moisturizing and yet not too shiny. The name of this shade is also a mood! "-Folasade "I love the satin finish because it lasts all day but doesn't dry at all. Pink-tinted nudes complement my skin tone the best, so I usually stick to this color family." – Yolanda “My go-to-lip combo looks like this: a brown lipstick, a nude lipstick, and either a nude or a pink sheen to pop. I used Espressoh's lip color in Toasted to add that look for some It's been months now and I really can't use anything else. Aside from being the perfect natural act to match my skin tone, it smells amazing. "- Ah-niyah "I love the buttery soft feel of this product! It usually doesn't require multiple uses as a lot goes a long way. The color looks so beautiful paired with a dark brown lipstick, like my go-to-Fenty & # 39; s Match Stix ( I use a lipstick. I combine these two and it's a match made in the bare sky. "- Nana "Nude lip colors are a sore point for me. I have deep brown skin, and most of the shades that are classified as 'universal' nude look ashen and clownish. Everyone in the world loved the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk lipstick ( It's one of the most popular of all time) but it was too light again and the undertones weren't right for my skin tone It wasn't until the brand launched Pillow Talk Intense a few years ago that I finally learned the joy of being naked Lip color that harmonizes with any face of make-up and makes me feel like I'm put together immediately. I like to line my lips with a medium brown liner that is a little darker than my skin for even more cohesion with nude shades or creating shadows that may need to be darkened to complement my skin. "- Courtney "I'm a big fan of this shade from Colourpop. It's super cheap, long-lasting and stays on for hours without drying my lips. I love how versatile it is!" – Goodbye "Nudes were never my thing until I hit that blushing and shy shade of pink. I love it because it's very subtle, compliments my skin tone, and it's the only lip brand I've tried that moisturizes my lips instead of to dry them out. "- Kia "I could have cried when Mac discontinued its fortified lipstick, Double Shot. Finding a nude color that goes well with my skin is a little tricky as I have a reddish undertone. Brown nudes within the peach / rose family getting it right I've tried a couple of macs until I found my new favorite in their whirl shade. I usually line my lips with a dark brown liner and then dab the color in the center of my lips. When my lips go down feel dry, I'll add Merit's lip oil in Marrakech – it's my perfect combination. "- Indya Next up, I just found 7 extremely comfy sheets – and now I never want to get out of bed.