How-To: Nude Lipstick The director of artistry at Mecca Cosmetica tells us how to pick the perfect shade. It's a runway and red-carpet staple but finding a nude lipstick that works in the real world is no easy task. We spoke to Tony Baumann, director of artistry at Mecca Cosmetica, for his expert advice on choosing the right colour. Firstly, if you think your complexion is too pale—or too dark—think again. "All skin tones can wear nude lipstick; it's just about finding the right tone and opacity," says Baumann. You also need to consider your natural lip colour. If you have a lot of pigment (and even those with fair skin can have dark lips), go for a shade with an additional peach or pink tone, says Baumann. And remember, you don't want the hue to wash you out or make the rest of your make-up appear flat. Baumann recommends wearing more definition around your eyes and playing up your lashes—and be wary of applying too much blush. "You want to keep it neutral to tie in with the colour palette of your lips," he says. Fair Skin If you have fair skin, like Julianne Hough, Baumann suggests a beige hue. Try: Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Crème Lipstick in Fable, $45; at meccacosmetica.com.au. Medium Skin Those with warm or olive complexions, like Jennifer Lopez, suit peach-based nudes. Try: Nars Cosmetics Lipstick in Blonde Venus, $39; at meccacosmetica.com.au. Dark Skin If your skin is more like Kerry Washington's, Baumann recommends a product with a pink tone. Try: Bobbi Brown Lip Color In Pink Beige, $44; bobbibrown.com.au. —Hayley D'Onofrio Don't Miss Dannii Minogue's Mini Movement The star has started something big. Stylist Simone Haag's Home See the gorgeous Melbourne home. Floral Agenda Shop designs with flower power. May Cover Girl: Rita Ora Pop idol. Movie Actress. Fashion icon. L'ORÉAL PARIS' GENIUS APP Road testing the new technology. Guide To Balayage Everything you need to know.