How to choose Nude lipsticks for Indian skin tones!


As I stated in my last blog, Nude Makeup Lookbook that nude is definitely the shade that’s here to stay.  The year 2019 is all about wearing your attitude and rocking your confidence in style. On the one hand, all the big beauty moguls are coming up with the crazy and neon shades in the eyeshadows range for your eyes; however, the preferable look for the lips stays “Nude lips” only.

Well honestly that’s how it should be, if you want to flaunt the bold look on the eyes, you gotta keep the focus on the eyes only. That’s why everybody is rocking the nude lips with funky reds, blues and neons! Sounds simple right, but it’s not that simple ladies. Choosing the right nude colour lipstick is as tricky as choosing the right skin tone foundation.

As colours are made of different shades in the same way, lipsticks are made of different shades and undertones apart from the chemicals, well we aren’t talking about that today though! A lot of brands are coming up the nude lip colours, and Indian celebrities like Kareena or Alia are definitely nailing the lip colours in the advertisements. I mean at least these brands are now thinking about the Indian beauties. I am happy about that, but then, there comes the skin undertones difference in her and a lot of us. Despite being an Indian, the lipstick that looks bomb on Kareena washes out my face. But as I say, every skin tone is beautiful and different.

To understand better, here is your guide for choosing the perfect nude according to your skin tone!


People with fair skin tone looks beautiful in the nudes with a pink undertone. As a brown undertone nudes will give a darker lip colour, and it makes the lipstick appear darker than needed. Which apparently will make your lip shade darker instead of the nude you thriving for. Pink undertone nudes will mix beautifully with your natural lip colour giving you the pouty nude you want. Below are some of the nude lip colours that you can rock!

Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Color – Blush Velvet

Nykaa MATTE-ilicious Crayon Lipstick Lacy Luck – 10

Faces Ultime Pro Longwear Matte Lipstick – Ultime-Lust-On


Mostly Indian skin tone is beautifully made with the warmer undertones, which is why we tend to fall under the “Medium or Olive skin tone” category worldwide. Nudes with yellow or orange undertone suit best for the olive & medium skin tone. As the yellow and orange would cut down the little unevenness and darkness of the lips that most of us “the Indians” deal with. It will neutralise the darker pigmentation of the lips and will give you a gorgeous nude look that you looking for.  Some of the reasonable picks for medium & olive skin tone are mentioned below.

M.A.C Matte Lipstick – Mehr

Maybelline New York Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick – Barely Nude

Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick – Trendsetter


The rule for my hawt and sexy dusky girls is to go darker with your lip colour. Nudes with red undertones work deliciously for coloured skinned girls. Chocolate brown nudes look sexy and give the oomph that you are looking for your nude lips. Just be sure not go with lighter shade as it will wash out your face. Below are some of the suggestion.

Nykaa So Matte Lipstick – Hot Shot Espresso 19 M

Lakme Absolute Argan Oil Lip Color – Buttery Caramel

Huda Beauty Demi Matte Cream Lipstick – Day Slayer

Tips for rocking your nude lips! 

  • To rock a nude lip always make sure your lips are super moisturised. As these lipstick shades rely on natural hues of your skin colour.
  • For Indian skin tones, the nude lipsticks tend to wash out the face if not applied with a proper base.
  • You can apply concealer under your lipstick to pop out your nude. If you don’t want to conceal your lips directly, then prime your lips before applying concealer.
  • You can always wear the natural matte look with the nude, however by adding some lip gloss you can rock the nudes like a diva.
  • Nude lips compliment smokey eyes the best. Bold eyes and subtle lips never go out of fashion.

Remember whatever lip colour you wear, never forget to give the sexy pout!

By teejaysays

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