Lipsticks can’t solve all problems,
But it’s a pretty great start.
Lipsticks are a statement! While dark shades are good for winters, it’s all about light, natural and soothing colors in the summers. You may rock a red or dark fuchsia too, but when it comes to everyday lipsticks, you definitely need some summer shades. I firmly believe that women of all colors can carry all shades with élan. All they need is confidence to carry it well! Yes! A red lipstick looks stunning on a brown skin tone as much as it does on a lighter skin tone. Just keep your face make up bare minimum and you’re sure to rock that red. As I always say, Don’t Dread That Red!
Melanin-rich women are often sceptical and even scared to wear certain shades of lipsticks. But it’s ok to experiment and see what works best for you and embrace your divine skin tone. We have compiled a list of some of the best lipstick shades that will look fabulous on the Indian skin tone, which ranges from a bright wheatish to dusky. So get ready to PUCKER UP girls!
1. MAC Mocha
Mocha is a beautiful peachy-brown hue and it complements the Indian skin tone very well. Its warm satin finish renders a glam glow to your face. Although, it is a little pigmented, and requires just one stroke of application, just make sure to wear a lip balm before you put on the lipstick. MAC Mocha is one of the best neutrals and it lasts for 5+ hours on your lips.
2. NYX Frappucino
Frappucino is beautiful mix of brown, peach and pink. It has a smooth buttery finish and it is perfect nude shade for medium skin tone. Since, it is very moisturizing; you don’t need to apply a lip balm or a moisturizer. It doesn’t settle into fine lines. Thank God! It lasts for 3+ hours on your lips.
3. Maybelline Color Sensational The Buffs – Stormy Sahara
A peachy nude shade with a hint of pink and brown, it looks perfect on all skin tones. Since, it is highly pigmented; just two strokes are enough to achieve that perfect lip color. Although, it gets transferred easily, the texture is really nice. It lasts for 2+ hours on your lips.
4. Lakme 9 to 5 Lip Color- Coffee Command
If you’re looking for a color to wear regularly to college, or office, or normal outings, this is the best color ever. Coffee Command is a shade pinker than Scarlet Drill;it is a peachy nude with a touch of brownish pink. It is perfect for light, wheatish and dusky skin tones. Although, it has a matte finish, its texture is extremely smooth. What’s even amazing is that it is enriched with Vitamin E and wheat germ oil. It lasts for 5+ hours on your lips. Wow!
5. Colorbar Crème Cup
Crème Cup is lighter than the versions of Mocha. It issemi matte and yet has a smooth finish and is very moisturizing. With good pigmentation, just one stroke of application gives your lips a good coverage. However, it smudges a little bit because of its buttery texture. Crème Cup looks peachier on fair skin and looks a perfect nude on the darker skin tones. It lasts for 4+ hours on your lips. Love it!
And a little lipstick never hurts…so love your lipsticks and they’ll love you back!