Lipstick shades may look different on different skin tones. Nude lip shades are more popular and are ideal to use either morning or evening. They go well with a dramatic eye make-up like smokey eyes.
Medium shades look fantastic on you. Avoid dark shades. Choose shades like apricot and corals instead of browns and oranges.
- For warm skin tones: Choose peach and coral shades.
- For cool skin tones: Go for mauve or mocha shades.
Wheatish complexion can carry any shade equally well, ranging from browns to peaches. A little care should be taken while picking up nudes though.
- For warm skin tones: Go for cinnamon, bronze and copper shades.
- For cool skin tones : Pinks and reds are good choice.
Brown and Berry shades look great on you. Avoid bright oranges and pinks.
- For warm skin tones: Choose delicate browns and berry shades.
- For cool skin tones: Shades like brick red, caramel, brownish red are perfect for you.
You can opt shades like browns, reds and purples. Avoid oranges.
- For warm skin tones: Copper, walnut, honey and bronze shades are best for you.
- For cool skin tones: Ruby red and wine shades are perfect.
If you have bought a couple of colors but found that they does not suit you, then no need to throw them away. You can mix and match your lipstick colors to to attain a new color you like.
Some of the Best Nude Lipsticks For Indian Skin Tones:
Mac Hug Me is a perfectly toned nude lipstick with right amounts of neutral pink, warm caramel and beiged peach in it, finally giving a nude shade. It is the best nude lipstick for all kinds of Indian skin tones. It looks perfect on warm or medium skin tones. On lighter skin tones, it gives an extremely pretty and soft neutral pink shade.
2) Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick (Rs.299/-)
Colorbar range have best nude lipsticks suitable for Indian skin tones. Their unique 2-in-1 formulation gives the lips a creamy, yet matte finish. They have softening agents which gives the lips a soft and supple appearance and also keeps the lips nourished with Vitamin-E. The pigmentation is great and are available in a number of shades. Though matte, they feels smooth and glides on easily. Stays up to 5 hours and leaves a stain when the lipstick wears off.
3) Maybelline Color Sensational ‘My Mahogany’(Rs.299/-)
Maybelline New York’s Color Sensational Lip Color is crisp, bold color from pure pigments for a beautiful, lasting look. The rich, creamy formula with nourishing honey nectar provides a velvety feel, while moisturizing your lips. The shade My Mahogany is a peachy brown with no shimmer. It is one of those shades that looks different on different skin tones. It mostly suits for all Indian skin tones and gives a perfect nude look for your lips.
4) Lakme 9 to 5 Lip Color – Toffee Nexus (Rs.400/-)
Lakme 9 to 5 combines amazing comfort with staying power that keeps you looking fresh for hours. Lakme offers a creamy color with Colorfix technology and ensures 10 hours of intense crème color.The texture is so creamy and glides effortlessly on the lips giving a smooth and velvety finish. It settles to a matte finish after application without drying away the lips. Toffee Nexus is a light caramel brown shade with a right amount of pink in it to give it some warmth. It is a perfect shade for all skin tones and though it is light in shade, it even covers the lip pigmentation.
5) Bourjois Sweet Kiss Sienne Kiss (Rs.945/-)
Sienne Kiss is a light peachy brown shade and looks great on Indian skin tones. Sweet Kiss is a lipstick that forms a high cover film. Its gentle formula deposits a thin and radiant layer and its color pigments are dense and bright. You won’t get the sparkle of a shiny gloss, but the comfort factor and element of transparency will appeal.
6) Mac Mocha Lipstick(Rs.990/-)
Mac Mocha is a peachy yellow-brown shade in satin finish. The peach shade in the lipstick counteracts the yellow and brown to give a soft nude color that suits all Indian skin tones. The peach gives a glow and the brown part brings out the classy look. The formula is highly pigmented and colors the lips evenly in just one swipe. It does not dry out the lips and it is one of the best neutral shades.
7) Lakmé Enrich Satin Lipstick Shade 566 (Rs.255/-)
This one is a brown shaded lipstick with a smooth texture. It has no shimmer/ glitter. A nice brown for fair skin, and a nice nude for medium skin. It have a creamy texture and stays for about 2-3 hours. This shade is very natural. You could wear it for day as well as night look.
8) Lakmé Lip Love-Love Haze (Rs.550)
It has more of a peach undertone, so it’s more warm than cool. It looks great on warm skin tones and suits any complexion. It is one of the best mlbb(my lips but better) for Indian skin tones. The only drawback is that it does not stay longer.
9) Inglot Matte Lip Pencil/Crayon #12 (Rs.850)
It comes as a medium hard, matte jumbo pencil. It has a great staying power which makes it an alternative for lip liner used by professionals for coloring lips. It has moisturizing properties achieved by the complex of lanoline substitutes and avocado butter. Super pigmented, matte but non-drying with perfect peachy coral nude shade.