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Sure, a bold red lip is classic and chic--but it doesn?t exactly say kiss me. So why not switch it up and go for natural-looking nude lips instead? Score a kissable look in three easy steps:

1. Buff away unsightly flakes with Fresh?s brown sugar lip polish ($22), or mix up your own scrub with equal parts brown sugar, honey and olive oil to leave lips sloughed and soft. Then layer on some balm to keep them hydrated. Neutral colors accentuate dryness, so this is a must.

2. Swipe on a lipstick in a hue that is just slightly darker than your actual lip color to avoid looking washed out. The shade depends on your complexion, but we're fans of Tom Ford's Nude Vanille for fair skin tones, NARS? Bilbao for medium skin tones and Mac?s Siss for dark skin tones.

3. Dab on a sheer gloss to give your lips some sheen and keep them from looking flat.

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