Nude lipstick and liner is something I write about often because I completely understand the struggle that goes into finding the right shade for tan, olive, golden and deep skin tones. I am naturally biased towards MAC lip pencils because I truly feel that they are not only an industry leader with color range, but product quality as well. MAC lip pencils are long wearing and simple to sharpen (i.e. no plastic coating that gets jammed in a sharpener). My rule of thumb is to apply lipstick first (yes I know, it’s opposite of what others may suggest), and then to go in and apply your first lip pencil. This method has always worked for me because it allows me to grasp how much I want to overdraw the lip, kind of like an outline. Lastly, I ALWAYS go in and add ‘Cork’ by MAC to help transition the nude shade into the rest of my makeup. Even some of the best nude lipstick shades can have a grey tone to them, making me look a little lifeless. The understated warmth from the MAC ‘Cork’ pencil is the best for anyone with tan/warm/deep undertones. I linked a few others that could work well for other nude shades. Along with the best MAC liners, I also linked the Make Up Forever liner which is super versatile. It can be used as a lip pencil, brow pencil or eye pencil. Lastly, I linked a lipstick set from ABH and a lip mask from Laniege that I wear at night. I want to wear it for a few more days before I tell you guys if it’s actually worth it but in the mean time, I have been exfoliating my lips with a soft toothbrush, and then slathering the lip mask on before bed.