If there is one beauty essential every woman needs, it’s the perfect nude lip color. Because of it’s ability to work equally well with a bold, smokey eye as it does with a natural, “no makeup” look, I consider nude lip color to be the ultimate beauty workhorse. Over the years I’ve owned more than a few nude lipsticks, glosses and pencils, but none of them ever gave me quite the look I was working for. As many brown girls know, finding a natural-looking nude lip color that won’t look chalky on us, is like finding a needle in a haystack. That’s why I jumped at the chance to try Three Custom Color Nude Attitude Lipstick, $21.50.

Three Custom Color teamed up with makeup artist Lauren Napier to create the perfect nude lipstick, that would look great on women of all skin tones. The team at Three Custom Color specializes in creating spot-on dupes of discontinued cosmetic shades, as well as their own shades from scratch. So if anyone could create a universally flattering nude lipstick, it would be them!

Described as a “creamy, coral-beige”, Nude Attitude appeared to be more of a pinky-beige to me. For deeper skin tones, it is recommended to pair Nude Attitude with Three Custom Color Warm Brown Dark Lip Liner, $16.50 to give the lipstick depth and keep it from being too light.

I applied Nude Attitude to my lips, then applied the lip liner to my lip line and blended it with a lip brush. I must say that I loved the softness of the Warm Brown Dark Lip Liner. Many deep brown lip pencils are too dark and too harsh to create a truly nude lip, but this pencil looked really soft and subtle on the lip.

The result? The absolute perfect nude lip color! Not too light, not too dark. Just a very natural, pretty shade! Not only is the shade perfect, but the lipstick itself is moist and super long-lasting. If you’re looking for a perfect spring/summer nude lip, head over to Three Custom Color to grab this lipstick and pencil!

What do you think of Three Custom Color’s Nude Attitude? Will you be trying it out?