M ichelle Obama must be used to causing a stir with her frocks. But she could not have known when she chose a floorlength gown in a lovely shade of — well, let's just pass over that for the moment — to meet the Indian prime minister last November, the furore that would follow. The dress was described by its designer Naeem Khan as a "sterling-silver sequin, abstract floral, nude strapless gown". Associated Press said it was "flesh-coloured", the colour of Obama's own flesh notwithstanding. Now AP appears to have revised that description to "champagne", an act that has triggered debate about fashion's use of the word "nude". For whom?
What does the color 'nude' mean now in an increasingly diverse world? - Los Angeles Times
But like shade matching with foundation or concealer, it takes some looking around, though these 25 nude lipsticks are a good start. Balmy beiges, matte browns, satin tans, and plenty of natural pink lipsticks are ahead, in every finish and for all complexions. The Strand is a sheer pink that offers a gorgeous glow. MAC's Film Noir is the definition of "universally flattering. Glossier's Generation G lipstick in Like looks like a vampy plum—but once you apply it, it actually leaves the prettiest, cool-toned pink sheen on your lips. A perfect peachy-beige from the brand that's been known to convert even the most liquid-lipstick-averse. Plus, we love the clean and non-toxic ingredient list.
Maybelline The Nudes Palette 9. During the last decade, fashion and beauty brands have responded to this audience, going beyond pale pinks and beiges to include products in a rich palette of browns and other skin tones — like the colors of people seen in a diverse city like Los Angeles and around the globe. Footwear designer Christian Louboutin , for example, debuted the Nude Collection of flats and heels, ranging from pale to deep, in Louboutin is part of the growing trend as brands offer more collections and products designed for consumers of color. Offering a wider range of product colors also has touched classical ballet.
What a funny word—even funnier when used to describe a color. What color is nude? When I think of nude, I think of skin tone.