The chic lipstick shade that's set to be huge for events this season

Red is out for summer events this season

Trinny Woodall at Chelsea Flower Show 2024
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Summer events mean we all crack out our best long-lasting lipsticks to prevail through long days and warm weather. But while we all love a red lip for special occasions, there's another lipstick look that is set to be huge this summer.

May has been a big one for celebrity sightings in the fashion and beauty world, with the month kicking off with the Met Gala and all the looks that came with that - like Venus Williams' sculpted glow and Keeley Hawes' sleek bob - and ending with the Chelsea Flower Show/Cannes Film Festival/Monaco Grand Prix trio.

And while there have been numerous stunning beauty looks at each of these (Viola Davis' glam Cannes makeup we're looking at you), there is one lip look in particular that we keep seeing over and over again...

The chic lipstick shade that's set to be huge this season

We are of course talking about the classic - but very chic - nude lip. It's been sighted on many a celebrity this season already, but was particularly prevalent at London's Chelsea Flower Show last week, hinting that it's going to be a big one for outdoor summer events this year.

Celebs including Myleene Klass, Gabby Logan, Trinny Woodall, Frankie Bridge and Lisa Snowdon sported the flattering shade - and its understated hue made for an elegant look, whatever the outfit choice.

Gabby Logan, Myleene Klass and Lisa Snowdon at Chelsea Flower Show 2024

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While Myleene, Gabby and Lisa complemented their summery floral prints with their pretty nude lip choices, Trinny and Frankie went for more monochrome numbers with a slightly bolder nude for a more dramatic effect.

Trinny Woodall and Frankie Bridge at Chelsea Flower Show 2024

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We love both looks for summer styling, so here's how to wear the flattering shade with your summer wardrobe...

How to wear a nude lip for summer events

Whether you want a lighter more delicate shade or something darker and bolder, there's a nude lip to suit everyone...

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How to match a nude lip to your skin tone

While we all love a nude looks, it's important to note that a nude colour is not any one shade. Nude is a group of different browns, pinks, taupes and beiges, but in definition it will be whatever matches and blends into the colour of your skin - or even your lips.

The best way to "find your nude" is really just to try out different shades and see what works with your colouring. These days, many makeup websites show their lipstick shades on a wide range of models, so this can be really helpful tool in choosing your shade.

And if you're worried something is too bold for you, try changing up your application technique. Rather than swiping a whole load of pigment onto your lips, dab on a couple of small touches and then smudge it in with your finger - it can change the look entirely.

Aleesha Badkar
Digital Beauty Editor, woman&home

Aleesha is Digital Beauty Editor at woman&home, where she gets to share her expertise into all the best techniques, sharpest tools and newest products—with a particular savvy in skincare and fragrance.

Previously, she was Deputy Editor and Beauty & Fashion Editor for My Imperfect Life, where she headed up the beauty, fashion and eCommerce pages. In the past, she has worked as Shopping Writer at woman&home, gained an AOP awards nomination after working on their news team, contributed to Women's Health, Stylist and Goodto and earned an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London.