Top 12 Nude Lipsticks for Different Indian Skin Tones, Prices, Buy Online
Nude or neutral lipsticks play a very important role when it comes to deep dark smoky eye makeup. also, while going for formal occasions, office wear or any neutral makeup look, you prefer going for a nude or neutral color which is give a nice look to the lips with a MLBB feel without washing out completely or looking like a pale ghost. Now, choosing such a color like this isn’t very easy and depends a lot on complexions. In the west, a lot of MLBB colors are used but when the same colors are used on Indian skin, it looks completely washed out. Now, Indian skin tones is very comprehensive in terms of shade card (remember the times when we complain about foundation shades) and has a lot of mixed complexions if you see it as a larger picture. Not every light brown come across an MLBB color so you have to choose as per your skin tone. Hence, I have divided the list into three categories – fair, medium to wheatish and dusky to deep. So, let’s look at the lip colors.
FAIR (NW-NC 15-30)
1. MAC Lipstick Honey Love – INR 1450
MAC has an extensive range of nude and neutral lip colors with brown, pink, beige or pale base. Honeylove has a deep yellow-beige base which shall suit the flat fair complexions. The texture is thick and creamy when applied and settles down to matte finish. MAC lipstick has all the quality you can ask for and the price is surely worth. MAC Yash is another gem from the brand which would happily look great on fair complexions. Both the colors has a special appeal when it is paired with dramatic smoky eyes.
2. REVLON Super Lustrous Crème Lipstick 87 Fleshtone – INR 550
I would highly recommend this shade for the warm fair complexions. It is a light beige or milky brown nude kind of color that looks extremely gorgeous. The Super Lustrous is an excellent range with reasonable price tag. The texture of the lipstick is creamy smooth and hydrates the lips like anything. It is also forgiving on chapped lips too. The color is well pigmented and doesn’t need much layering. It gives a crème sheen finish to the lips and stays for a considerable amount of time.
3. Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick Undressed – INR 250
The shade Undressed from the Lasting Finish range is a neutral toned milky peachy-brown shade with no shimmer or frosty touch. It will suit both warm and cool undertones very nicely. The texture is a very creamy and glossy one that has the tendency to melt in summers. The pigmentation is wonderful and single swipe give a complete opaque look to the lips. The staying power is good for a creamy lipstick and doesn’t bleed at all. For the price, it is one of the best budget friendly nude lipstick for fair complexions.
4. Maybelline Color Show Creamy Matte Lipstick – Mysterious Mocha – INR 325 (BUY HERE)
Mysterious Mocha is a very light brown with pink undertones. The color is best suited for cool tones or porcelain fair skin tones. Maybelline Color Show range has a wide range of colors and the quality is great for the price you pay. It comes in a slender cylinder packaging with a regular lipstick-bullet packaging. The texture is thick creamy and settles into a matte finish. It needs not be layered and the pigmentation is good with just 1-2swipes. It requires a well-prepped lips and stays for around 4 hours as well.
MEDIUM TO WHEATISH (NW-NC 35-42)
This is one of the best MLBB color I have used so far. It is a nude pink shade but has sufficient warm undertones to suit the medium to wheatish Indian complexions. It is in the form of a chubby wooden pencil that requires to be sharpened. The texture is creamy but has a light weight formula that doesn’t go heavy or waxy of the lips. It has a satin finish with a tiny layer of sheen to the lips. The color is richly pigmented and looks fabulous as an office wear too. The price is slightly high but the color is a total winner.
6. L’Oréal Color Riche 456 Beige Crème – INR 925 (BUY HERE)
L’Oréal Color Riche is one of the popular range from the brand luxurious color palette with lasting hydration for an ultra-glamorous look. Beige Crème is a nude brown with a strong pink undertones to it. The color looks amazing on medium to wheatish complexions as a neutral one. The creamy texture with an opaque color pay with just a single swipe will make you fall in love with the color. Moreover, it is a great choice if you have dry and chapped lips. The staying power is around 4-5hours.
7. Chambor Powder Matte Lipstick Desert Rose – INR 645 (BUY HERE)
One of the bestselling colors from the house of Chambor till date. The color Desert Rose is a neutral tea rose pink with slight brown undertones. It is a one-of-a-kind color and is enriched with SPF 15. The texture is smooth yet not entirely creamy and the finish lives up to its name – powder matte. A nice comfortable matte finish that require 1-2swipes to bring out the pigmentation and the price tag is also reasonable for the color and quantity you pay for.
8. MAC Velvet Teddy Lipstick – INR 1450
Like I said before, MAC has extensive range and for the medium to wheatish range, I found MAC Velvet Teddy Lipstick is the best choice. It is a neutral kind of pink beige with very fade brown undertones which actually compliments the medium skin tones. The lipstick has a lasting matte finish that goes ever smoothly when applied, either directly or with a brush. The staying power is as commendable it gets and so as the wonderful pigmentation which gives brilliant color pay off with just single swipe.
DUSKY TO DEEP COMPLEXION (NW-NC 44-55)
9. Revlon Colorburst Lipstick Rosy Nude – INR 610 (BUY HERE)
This color Rosy Nude is true to its name as the color looks like a rosy pink neutral color with slight brown undertones and look like a nude sort of color for dusky to deep complexion of Indian skin tones. The packaging is nice and sturdy one with a compact bullet tip. The lipstick is creamy in texture which gives a rich and smooth layer to the lips. The finish is glossy and stays for around 3-4hours on the lips. When it fades off, it gives a natural pink-brown tint to the lips with hydration.
If you love comfortable matte lipsticks and with a budget friendly price tag, Colorbar Velvet Matte is the range you should go for. The shade Bare is a neutral brown with slight peachy undertones and is a stunning one to be precise. It has a satin smooth texture that glides so well yet gives a semi-matte finish and you won’t have to worry about the dry going all high and dry. The staying power is around 5-6hours and it also leaves behind a pretty stain with going patchy and uneven.
The 9 to 5 range of Lakme has around 40+ shades and each one is as stunning as it gets. For the dusky to deep complexion I would highly recommend the lip color Toffee Nexus neutral color with the right balance of pink and brown. The color requires only 2swipes to get that complete opaque look and settles down to a powdery matte finish, very similar to the Chambor Powder Matte range. You also try the color Red Chaos or Coffee Command which has brown undertones to it. The price tag is reasonable and the lipstick is decently long wearing too.
12. Colorbar Deep Matte Lip Crème – 004 Deep Earth – INR 675 (BUY HERE)
Liquid lipsticks are such a rage now-a-days and Colorbar Deep Matte Lip Crème has a reasonable price tag too if you compare the quality of it. The color Deep Earth is an earthy peach-brown kind of color which looks nude on deeper skin tones while slightly deeper on fair skin tones. The crème is smooth in texture and spreads well on lips and gives hydrating matte finish which is extremely comfortable to wear for dry lips as well. It gives a fuller pout and doesn’t settle into fine lines at all.
Editor’s Note: This is a fabulous post Sanchita! I absolutely love it. Colorbar Bare is an old favourite. I also love Maybelline Colorsensational My Mahagony and Crazy for Coffee. I would like to add Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Sultry for Deeper skin tones, Chambor Extreme Wear Transfer Proof Liquid Lipstick in 402 for Fair to Medium skin tones. Also MAC Cosmo is my ultimate favourite and is perfect for fair to medium skintones.
What are you favourite nude lipsticks?