Monsoon is knocking at your door to give you some relief from the scorching heat. But it also means you will wake up to dark, cloudy skies and the rain will try to mess with your makeup. You can however jazz up those gloomy days by stepping out in style. On days when you don’t feel like touching your makeup bag or you are just lazy to follow your beauty regime, a good lipstick can always be your saviour.

In fact, we suggest, you can go for bold lips instead of a full makeup to look monsoon-ready this season. We suggest you opt for matte lipsticks and they have the impact you need for a no makeup look. Yes, we know, matte lip colours are quite tricky to carry but if done right, they look flawless and you don’t need anything else to stand apart from the rest. To make it easier for you, we have listed down some of the popping lipstick shades you must try this monsoon. Check them out and you can thank us later.


Brighten it up with red

Brighten It Up With Red

You cannot go wrong with the red. Yes, we all have different red shades but who ever said one is enough? What black is for outfits, red is for lip colour and every girl must have her own shade of red in her makeup kitty. In monsoon especially, pick a lipstick that will stay even when you get caught in the rain. BB recommends Lakmé 9 to 5 Naturale Matte Sticks Lipstick - Crimson Town, which will lift your mood instantly. Its slight shimmer and deep hue is just what you need this monsoon. This Naturale lipstick will also help heal your lips as it contains the goodness of honey and aloe vera. So we say, this lipstick is definitely a must-have for anyone who cares about her lips and its nourishment at the same time.


Let’s talk pink

Let’s Talk Pink

Pink lips are back with a bang and believe us, you need a shade in your bag this season. They are fun and the colour is extremely essential to display the quirky side of your personality. For the ones who worry if the shade will suit their skin tone, pink is just the colour you need. Why? Because pink lips look beautiful on all Indian skin tones! Our pick for the season is the Lakme 9 to 5 Primer Matte Lip Color-Fuchsia File. With built-in primer, this product offers you the perfect matte finish. We have tried it and we can’t help but fall in love with this loud lip colour. And just in case you think this colour is too bold for you, there is a good variety available in the colours that you can choose. You can always opt for a lighter shade.


Try tangerine

Try Tangerine

A shade of orange, tangerine is warm and vivid. For the ones who are tired of their ‘reds’ but need something from the similar family of colour, tangerine will do the trick for you. In short, if you want to look different in the sea of reds, you should pick tangerine. BB recommends the Lakmé 9 to 5 mousse lip and cheek color - Tangerine fluff. Include this lip and cheek color in your daily makeup routine to look ramp ready! The formula has a powdery matte finish and is super light on your cheeks.


Purple please

Purple please

Soft purple or black currant hues work very well to brighten your look against this gloomy weather. Even the ones who are hesitant to try new lip colours, should try this dark shade and flaunt the solid colour in this dim weather. And if you are someone who enjoys wearing bold and bright lips then the Lakmé Absolute Lip Pout Matte Masaba Lipstick - Role-a-cola is just the product you need.


Soft brown

Soft brown

If you are looking for lip colours that are perfect for work – go for light or soft browns. Some ladies may not prefer opting for dark reds or loud colours for their formal meetings and they need a shade that’s light yet solid to say. BB recommends Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil Lip Color - Caramel Custard. Infused with Moroccan argan oil, the product nourishes your lips and offers you an intense colour. The hue is perfect for all the formal meetings and will go with all your formal attires. You shouldn’t worry about such safe colours as they suit all the different skin tones and are ideal for Indians especially.