It works for some. Great examples here via ImNotBarbie and below.
I asked makeup pro Raychel Wade for insights.
“I love a nude lip! Personally it’s my favorite look. And if fact, often times it can make you look more youthful. I know that some people feel like a corpse with it on, so here’s a trick. Pull your bottom lip out and match a lipstick the inside skin color of your lip. Weird, I know. But if you feel too pale in a true nude this will give you a close, natural option!”
I need to try this. If you do, let me know in the comments how it goes.