The Best Nude Lipsticks For Indian Skin Tones

Written by Sanya HamdaniSep 16, 2023
The best nude lipsticks for Indian skin tones

There’s no such thing as too many lipsticks; whether you are a makeup junkie or newbie, you’ll agree with this. And nude lipsticks are a must-have for anyone who loves lipsticks. If you’re a lipstick hoarder you will know that nude lipsticks are perfect for the workplace, days when you want to sport a no-makeup makeup look or when you’re going for heavy eye makeup.

However, it is very common to end up with a nude lipstick that will wash you out. A lot of nude shades end up looking chalky on Indian skin tones, but that doesn’t end our love for nudes. All you gotta do is find the perfect match, and that’s exactly what we’re here to help you with.


Fair skin tone

Deep skin tone

The reason we love nude lipsticks so much is because it enhances the natural colour of our lips and makes them look more attractive. While choosing a nude shade for fair Indian skin tones, opt for one with pink undertones, avoid browns as they will end up making your lips look dark and unnatural.

Perfect picks: Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Color - Blush Velvet and Elle 18 Color Pop Matte Lip Color - Mauve Date.


Medium skin tone

Deep skin tone

Medium and wheatish skin tones can play with a lot of nude colours. They can go with lighter shades as well as little darker ones to enhance their pout. But the perfect nude lipstick for medium skin tones is one that has yellow or orange undertones. Go for shades that have slightly brown or beige hints to flatter your skin tone.

Perfect picks: Lakme Absolute Matte Revolution Lip Color - 305 Vintage Rust and Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Lip Color - Blushing Nude.


Deep skin tone

Deep skin tone

Stop shying away from trying nude shades because we’re here to find your perfect match. If you’ve always relied on reds and wines, give them a break and get aboard the nude lipstick bandwagon. Hues with brown or a rosy brown tint work best for deep skin toned beauties. Avoid light shades as they will make your face look washed out.

Perfect picks: Lakme Absolute Matte Melt Liquid Lip Color - Nude Hit and Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Color - Nude Cushion.

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Sanya Hamdani

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Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.


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