Smashbox Photo Finish Lipstick in Flawless
Noelle's beauty stats: 23; long curly chestnut brown hair; brown eyes; combination skin; part African-American, part Irish and German. Keeps skin clear by exfoliating and moisturizing daily.
"Most nude colors barely show up on me, but this shade accentuates my lips really well."
Colleen's beauty stats: 34; brown-black hair; green eyes; fair skin; extremely low-maintenance beauty routine.
"This color is the closest to what I normally wear every day. I really like how natural it looks. It has just a hint of color that make my lips stand out, without being overwhelming."
Judy's beauty stats: 30; colored and highlighted hair that's naturally black; combination skin; dark brown eyes. Always moisturizes at night and wears sunscreen during the day.
"This nude color is so versatile, I can wear it with anything."
Pro tip: When it comes to nude lipstick, always choose a formula that is sheer and shiny, not matte and cakey, says NYC makeup artist Agata Smentek.
Erin's beauty stats: 40; medium-length, curly hair (sometimes flat-ironed when it's not raining); bright red hair not showing any gray (yet); blue eyes; highly pale white skin with freckles; mostly Irish with some French-Canadian thrown in. Uses a heavy moisturizer at night and a lighter one during the day. Seriously cranky without eight hours of sleep every night.
"I'm all about a pale lip with a smoky eye right now. And this nude shade has just enough pink in it to keep me from looking washed out. Perfect for a casual Sunday brunch."
Wendy's beauty stats: 40-ish; naturally wavy highlighted hair with a mind of its own; blue/green eyes; dry skin with some visible laugh lines; dark circles not at all helped by a horrendous commute each day!
"I was told that you can't pull off nude shades as you age, but now I disagree! I like the youthful, natural glow it gives me."
Elizabeth's beauty stats: 24; very thick, wavy brown hair (never color-treated) either worn natural or flat-ironed, combination skin that can get very dry in the winter, dark brown eyes, part Italian/Syrian/German.
"Who doesn't love a neutral lipstick? Aside from its perfect everyday use, I would use this color with dark smoky eyes."
Pro Tip: When you're wearing a flesh-toned lipstick, outline your mouth with a pencil one shade darker that their natural color. "This will give your lips some added definition," says NYC makeup artist Agata Smentek.
Nina's beauty stats: 32; Filipino-American; dark thick curly hair worn naturally; dark eyes; combination skin.
"I think this nude color looks very sophisticated and understated. Plus, I love how it draws more attention to my eyes."