Irrespective of what your go-to makeup look is, you must agree that festive makeup is utterly incomplete without a bold lipstick. A single swipe of a bold lip colour helps to brighten up your face and instantly screams festive.

And since Diwali is just a few days away, it’s time to put your nude lipsticks aside and bring out all your bold lip colours to play. Here are five stunning lipstick shades you need to try this Diwali.


1. Wine-o-clock


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Give your usual reds and pinks a break by flaunting a striking wine pout. There is just something really classy about pairing your ethnic outfits with a wine lipstick, don’t you think? The best thing about this lip colour is that it not only looks great on women of all age groups but also works across skin types. Wear this lip colour with a hint of golden shimmer on your lids and lots of highlighter to look lit AF this Diwali!

BB picks: Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Lip Color - Sangria Weekend


2. Cherry chic

Cherry chic

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For those of you who want to move away from your nude lippies, but still don’t want to go all out, try a cherry matte lip colour like Hina Khan. Equal parts understated and glam, this lip colour is perfect for both makeup minimalists and maximalists.

BB picks: Lakmé 9to5 Naturale Matte Lipstick – Rose Valet


3. Maroon magic

Maroon magic

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If you think maroon lipstick shades look better on mature women, then here’s Nushrratt Bharuccha proving you totally wrong. Maroon lipsticks look beautiful on Indian skin tones and brighten up your face instantly. Since this is such a bold colour, we recommend you to keep the rest of your makeup simple with a thin flick of eyeliner and some blush.

BB picks: Lakme Absolute 3D Lipstick - Maroon Magic


4. Earthy brown

Earthy brown

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Another lipstick shade that looks beautiful on Indian women, especially with festive outfits, is brown. A deep brown shade brightens up your features and pairs really with the shimmery gold in your attire. Girls with fair and medium skin tones should opt for a brown lipstick with pink undertones and dusky girls should opt for one with red undertones.

BB picks: Lakme Absolute Matte Melt Liquid Lip Color - Crushed Caramel


5. Good ol’ red

Good ol’ red

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No festive lipstick stash would ever be truly complete without a stunning, showstopping red lipstick. From brightening your complexion to oozing next level confidence, a red pout is truly timeless. Pair with a classic winged eyeliner or recreate a subtle smokey eye — there are just so many new and exciting ways to wear a red lipstick this festive season.

BB picks: Lakme Absolute 3D Lipstick - Red Carnival

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