Lipstick love is real! It’s difficult to find a girl who doesn’t love lipsticks, and everyone has their own favourites. But not everything suits everyone. However, the Indian skin tone is extremely adaptable and you can experiment with a lot of colours – from nudes to dark reds. Here’s a compilation of the best lipsticks for Indian skin tones.
Nude lipsticks are excellent for those who want a more mellow look and for those who choose to do the eyes in a more dramatic way. In a more expensive range, the following M.A.C. lipsticks are super suited to Indian complexions:
1. M.A.C. Mehr – Dirty Blue Pink
Source: Indian Makeup and Beauty Blog
The M.A.C. Mehr is a natural shade that is excellent for any Indian complexion. It is a warm tone lipstick with a muted colour, but for some it might be a little too light. That’s why, when you use it, make sure you use a lip liner. We love the Colorbar Creamy Nude lip liner with this.
2. Lakme Absolute Argan Oil Lip Color – Soft Nude
The Lakme Absolute Argan Oil Lip Color – Soft Nude has a beautiful silky texture that doesn’t dry out your lips. In fact, it has a nice hydrating effect on your lips and lasts really long too. We love this one for both office and after hours
3. Maybelline New York Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick – Daringly Nude
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The Maybelline New York Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick – Daringly Nude is a beautiful nude shade and only two swipes of it is enough to give a lasting, classy look. It has a nice creamy texture that is non-drying and gives off a very faint pink-mauve colour.
A lot of women think that reds don’t look good on Indian skin tones, but if you choose the right shade of red, it can look fantastic on Indian complexions. Many women in India don’t even dare try reds, but believe us, the following reds are just right for you. Give it a try today and thank us later.
1. M.A.C. Ruby Woo
This is the cult classic from M.A.C. and we love everything about it – the texture, the pigmentation, the hours it lasts! It is definitely worth the hype around it, and then some! However, if you have very dry lips, moisturise them before you use the M.A.C. Ruby Woo.
2. Colorbar Soft Touch Lipstick – CITRINE 40
Source: Indian Makeup and Beauty Blog
The Colorbar Soft Touch Lipstick – CITRINE 40 is a low-cost shade in a very pretty shade of red that does not overpower. It glides on very nicely and contains Vitamin E to hydrate your lips.
3. Coloressence Mesmerising Lip Color LC-M1 (Lip Magic)
With a creme matte finish and colour that stays on for four hours, the Coloressence Mesmerising Lip Color LC-M1 (Lip Magic) is a lovely lip colour for less. Its almond oil and Vitamin E nourish the lips and the SPF 15 prevents suntanning of your lips.
Pink lipsticks are a more common choice for Indian women, and there are endless choices. Here are our favourites:
1. M.A.C. All Fired Up
The M.A.C. All Fired Up is a very classy shade of pink that never overpowers. It is a matte lipstick, but in spite of that, it never dries out the lips. It is perfect for those summer days and even if pink isn’t really your colour, you will love this shade, we promise!
2. Lakme Absolute Lip Tint/Pout Matte – Magenta Magic
Source: Indian Beauty Diary
Don’t be put off the magenta in the name! The Lakme Absolute Lip Tint in Megenta Magic has wonderful pigmentation that suits fair as well as dark complexions and lasts really long. It’s a matte lipstick, and glides on very nicely.
3. Maybelline New York Color Show Lipstick Plum-Tastic-402
Enriched with a super hydrating formula, the Maybelline New York Color Show Lipstick in Plum-Tastic feels very light on the lips. And it’s perfect for slightly darker skin tones. It isn’t entirely matte, but has a very subtle lustre. Give it a try!
Dark shades should only be used if you are super confident about carrying it off! There’s no point buying a really dark lipstick and then lightening it. So if you think you have the personality for a dark lipstick, go for these:
1. M.A.C Matte Lipstick – Instigator
Source: All in the Blush
The M.A.C. Matte lipstick – Instigator is a beautiful shade of deep plum that makes your lips look fuller. As with all M.A.C. lipsticks, this will not dry out your lips but give you a very femme fatale look! Go try it!
2. Lakme Absolute Argan Oil Lip Color – Juicy Plum
The Lakme Absolute Argan Oil Lip Color – Juicy Plum is another beautiful shade that is very well suited for the Indian complexion. Enriched with argan oil, this is a non-drying, long-lasting formula but you have to be careful not to overdo the rest of your makeup if you are using this dark shade.