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!

My 5 must-have Lipstick shades by Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick range.

Alright, I am a sucker for lipsticks, be it in the middle of a music festival, a class going on, eating or done with the food in canteen or just a random house party. The only thing that I remember even in my high moments is “reapplying my lipstick”. I would say it’s my obsession just like everybody has one.

Whenever I post any selfie on my social media handle, girls do ask me about the shades. So today I decided to list down my 5 absolute favourite lip shades from Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipsticks range that I can’t live without and a girl must have these shades in her kitty.

Brown: I remember I was in school probably 7 or 8 years old in the Nineties, brown was on a boom, and now in 2019 we are rocking this shade again. Its a must have tone in your vanity.

Maybelline New York Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick : Shade: 75 FIGHTER is one shade I swear by when I want a rusty look.

Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick: Shade: 75 FIGHTER

Nude: Not only Kylie Jenner made nude shade so famous that nobody can stay away from it. Women from all around the world love nude lips and its so in fashion. But the trick for us “The Indian” beauties is, never wear nude lipsticks without a proper base as the nude colour washes out our face. It looks fabulous with smokey eyes look.

Maybelline New York Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick : Shade: 65 SEDUCTRESS is one shade I love to use in the shoots I do or creating that perfect date night look.

Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick: Shade: 65 SEDUCTRESS

Peach: Peach is a beautiful colour that brightens the whole face and gives a very fresh vibe. You rock this shade with light colours in dresses and tops. It looks fantastic with a pastel shade.

Maybelline New York Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick : Shade: 130 SELF-STARTER is the shade I swear by when I want to look chic and elegant.

Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick: Shade: 130 SELF-STARTER

Dark Brown: This shade comes in my “Bold” category. Whenever I wear this shade, it gives me defined confidence. A lot of women try to run away from dark lipsticks, but trust me, girls, this colour is not just bold; it provides that “Boss Bitch” look that I die for.

Maybelline New York Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick : Shade: 85 PROTECTOR is one shade I love to rock in music events. It gives a very bold and sexy vibe and trusts me you’ll get a lot of attention while wearing this shade from both the genders.

Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick: Shade: 85 PROTECTOR

Purple: Now this is the shade that I get the most enquiries for, and honestly, I am obsessed with this one. Not only this colour just looks pretty and its something I get most compliments for. You can rock this shade with a day look, party look, ethnic or western look. It’s just “that perfect” shade for me that I can never imagine my vanity without.

Maybelline New York Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick : Shade: 35 CREATOR is the shade which I wear when I am tired and don’t want to do makeup. Also, its the same shade that I wear when I want to get ready and do makeup. Haha. Honestly, I am in love with the shade and trust me, you’ll also not be able to resist. It looks fabulous.

Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick: Shade: 35 CREATOR

Maybelline New York Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipsticks are one of the most used lipstick range in my day to day life. I love the formula of this brand, and it works wonders for me. Not only the shades but the stay of these lipsticks is commendable. Not only I recommend this product I use it too. is giving a fantastic discount on this lipsticks as when I bought them from the store I paid INR 650 each. However, you can shop these at just INR 520 right now. I have mentioned the direct link below. So enjoy ladies.

Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick

P.S. Remember, every human has a unique skin to body texture. It is not necessary that it will work for me so it will work for you too, vice versa. However, always moisturise your lips before applying any lipsticks as it will help you in not chapping the lips, and the product stays longer.