2024'S Trending Lipstick Shades You Need To Try

Written by Lopa KJan 11, 2024
2024's Trending Lipstick Shades You Need To Try

Every girl knows the struggle of finding the best lipstick shades that brighten up her day, glam up any outfit and make her look like an absolute diva. Given the myriad of options available, picking the right one can be an intimidating task. Luckily for you, we have done quite a bit of research and rounded up the best lipstick shades for 2024 that will be all over social media, makeup counters and our vanity bags. And the best part is that these shades are pretty timeless and deserve a spot in your beauty arsenal. So without further ado, let’s take a look at these super versatile lipstick shades. 

Viral Lipstick Shades of 2024  

From the dewy and glossy pout making a comeback to a certain blockbuster movie influencing fashion, here are the best lipstick shades for 2024. 


1. Bold and Beautiful: Classic Reds Reign Supreme

5. The Return of Gloss: Lustrous Lips Make a Comeback

There is no doubt that classic red lipstick can completely transform any outfit or makeup look. Adding a red to your wardrobe will brighten your complexion and make your teeth appear whiter than they actually are. Red lipstick shades can also say a lot about a woman – that she is bold and confident, courageous and sophisticated all while showcasing her individuality and timeless beauty. 

The Lakmé Absolute Sheer Lip Mousse’s ‘Scarlet Siren’ is THE red lipstick for every skin tone. It comes with a lightweight formula enriched with nourishing cocoa butter that keeps your lips soft and moisturised. Its velvety matte texture comfortably sits on your lips and provides a bold, intense colour payoff. Though if you ask us, we personally prefer the slightly darker ‘Crimson Sky’ which may or may not be the exact red shade Rihanna wore for her iconic 2023 Super Bowl performance.  


2. The Rise of Earthy Tones: Embracing Natural Beauty

5. The Return of Gloss: Lustrous Lips Make a Comeback

Brown lipstick shades, especially chocolate browns, have a rich pigmentation and can be worn throughout the day or at night, depending on your eye makeup. Chocolate brown lipstick will give you a little drama if you need a little more than your regular nude lipstick can provide. And this 90s brown lipstick trend just shows that fashion is timeless and nothing ever goes out of fashion.  

The Lakmé 9 to 5 Primer + Shine Lipstick in ‘Coffee Queen’ is the perfect brown coffee shade lipstick if you want to add extra drama to your lips. It comes with an inbuilt primer which means it does last from 9 to 5! Oh and if you are a die-hard matte texture fan but still want to try 2023’s glossy trend, this is for you as it has a subtle shine that is perfect for the holiday season. 

5. The Return of Gloss: Lustrous Lips Make a Comeback

And then there are some days when we really want to just chill and play it down with minimalistic makeup, and the same goes for our lipsticks too. This is when you need a pretty MLBB (my lips but better) shade in your vanity. Nude lipstick gives your lips a nice wash of colour, minus the drama and OTTness.  

If you are looking for that perfect nude shade, the Lakmé 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Liquid Lip Color has a variety of colours in all undertones and intensities, so you’re bound to find one that fits you. The key is to go for a shade darker than your skin tone so it doesn’t make you look ghostly. If you have a warm undertone, look for reddish shades while for a cool undertone, turn towards pink and mauve. And if you are worried about matte liquid lipsticks drying out your lips, this one is just for you. It has argan oil and vitamin E which protects your lips from chapping. 


3. Daring and Dark: The Emergence of Bold Hues

5. The Return of Gloss: Lustrous Lips Make a Comeback

Bored of playing miss-goody-two-shoes all the time? Show your wild side with berry or plum lipstick. It gives you a really edgy appearance and breaks the monotony of the usual pinks and reds. Lakmé Glitterati Collection Shine Lipstick’s ‘Wine’ shade lipstick is ultra creamy with a rich pigment that looks oh-so-glamorous. And true to its name, this bold lip color has a glittery matte finish along with an argan oil formula that keeps your lips soft and hydrated. 


4. Barbiecore Belle: Embrace Your Feminine Side

5. The Return of Gloss: Lustrous Lips Make a Comeback

All of us have those days when red lipstick feels too overpowering and nude lipstick feels just too boring. So, what’s a girl to do then? Reach for pretty pink lipstick shades, what else? Pink lipstick adds the perfect amount of drama without hogging attention from the outfit. Invest in a pretty fuchsia colour and see the magic unfold. Well, if this doesn’t have you sold then Barbie definitely will. Even Margot Robbie has started embracing Barbiecore in her personal life! 

Lakmé Absolute Skin Dew Satin Lipstick has tons of pretty pinks to choose from such as ‘Pink Play’ or ‘Pink Flush’. Get the best of a serum and lipstick as this one has avocado oil and hyaluronic acid that works on turning your lips smooth and moisturised. In one smooth swipe, get a colourful, satiny finish from this glamorous lipstick.  


5. The Return of Gloss: Lustrous Lips Make a Comeback

5. The Return of Gloss: Lustrous Lips Make a Comeback

It is no news that a swipe of gloss on any lipstick can literally transform any look and make you look instantly glamorous and trendy. Pair glossy lipstick with your casual outfits or complement it with your gowns or LBDs, there is nothing more universally flattering than a dewy pout which has become all the rage in 2024 as we keep taking inspiration from Y2K fashion. The Lakmé 9 to 5 Matte to Glass Liquid Lip has a ton of flattering dark matte shades along with a mini transparent gloss tube. So you can either sport a matte lip or gloss it out or even wear the transparent gloss on its own! 

FAQs about Top Lipstick Hues  

Q1. Which lip colour is trending?  

While this seems like a no-brainer, a dark red shade is in trend for 2024 winters. Whether you're a fan of dark, bold lipstick shades or not, this is the season to pull those vampy hues out. It also goes with almost every makeup look and outfit so go ahead and swipe it on! 

Q2. What is the best lip colour for Indian skin?  

For Indian skin tones, look for shades that have warm undertones. Among nude shades, reds and browns look good on everyone. Reds are timeless as well and can make your lips stand out no matter what your skin tone is. Deep plum and burgundy shades have also always been a favourite among Indians. 

Q3. Do I wear warm or cool lipstick?  

While you can sport any lip shade if you know how to pair it with the rest of your makeup and outfit, sometimes a little colour theory does help. For cool undertones, the lips tend to be pinkish which means a cool shade such as coral or pink will work 100%. However, there is a phenomenon where a lot of Indians with a warm undertone have dual-toned brownish and/or dark purple lips. In such a case, a warm lipstick shade like red or brown will look good. 

Lopa K

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