Whether you are a makeup newbie or have been playing with makeup for years, there is one thing you probably agree on – finding nude lipsticks for Indian skin tones is not an easy feat! To get the right nude lipstick for Indian skin, you have to go beyond just the skin tone and look at the undertone too. From pale and light skin tones to deep and chocolate-brown complexions, there is a different nude lipstick shade for each skin tone. And add to that the 3 different undertones – cool, warm, and neutral, and you just got yourself into a bigger pool of lipsticks to pick from. With so many options, it is not uncommon to end up with a nude lipstick for fair skin that ends up being too dark for your skin tone or a nude lipstick for dark skin that makes you look washed out. And if you happen to find yourself with the wrong nude lipstick for your Indian skin tone here is how you can fix it.
Fair and light complexions usually have cool undertones, so look for a nude lipstick shade that has soft pink undertones that complement the cool undertone of your skin. If you are someone with a light or fair complexion and a warm undertone, look for a peachy-nude lipstick instead. Avoid lipsticks with warm brown undertones as they often tend to look too dark on your lips to be considered nude.
If you fall somewhere in the middle of the spectrum and are looking for a nude lipstick for dusky skin, opt for a lipstick shade that has warm yellow and orange undertones to enhance the golden glow of your skin. Lipsticks with beige and brown undertones often work best with dusky and medium skin tones but you can also play with lipsticks that have a darker pink undertone as well.
The key to nailing a nude lipstick for dark Indian skin tones is to pay close attention to the undertone. If you have cool undertones, look for brown lipsticks with red and berry undertones. If your deep or dark complexion has a warm undertone, the perfect nude lipstick for you would be one with warm terracotta or orange undertones. Don’t be afraid to go a shade darker than your complexion as a very close match can make you look washed out.
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5 Nude Lipsticks for Indian Skin Tones
1. Maybelline Sensational Liquid Matte Lipstick – Best Babe - Nude lipstick for fair skin
2. Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick – Nude Nuance - Nude lipstick for fair to medium skin
3. Maybelline Sensational Liquid Matte Lipstick – Sensationally Me - Nude lipstick for dusky skin
4. Maybelline Color Sensational Shaping Lip Liner – Totally Toffee - Nude lipstick for dusky to dark skin
5. Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick – Fighter - Nude lipstick for dark skin
Remember, the job of your nude lipstick shade is to just slightly amplify and enhance the natural colour of your lips and not completely transform it. When shopping for a nude lipstick for Indian skin tone, choose a lipstick colour that is one shade lighter or darker than your skin tone, as finding an exact match will wash out your lips completely and make you look sick and sallow.
Nude lipsticks are perfect for everything, from your no-makeup makeup days to when you want to go full glam with a dramatic smokey eye. Finding the right nude lipstick shade can be difficult, and nobody enjoys spending hours swatching different colours to find the one perfect match! This is why the Maybelline Virtual Try On tool is just what you need to find your next favourite nude lipstick hade. The Maybelline Virtual Try On tool lets you virtually try on hundreds of different makeup products in real-time, from the comfort of your own home. Click on Virtual Try On to try on all the nude lipstick shades and find the perfect nude lipstick shade for your Indian skin tone!