I’ll wear loud orange lip colors, punchy pinks and even goth-like purples, but simple nude lipsticks intimidate me. In theory, a barely-there lip color seems like an easy, subtle way to add polish to any look. But in real life, I’ve found it challenging to find a shade that won’t make me look like I stepped out of a cheesy ’90s music video or worse—a walking corpse. So I asked Maybelline makeup artist Melissa Silver to spill the secret to pulling off nude lipstick. Click through above for her expert tips!