There is something about red lipstick shades that instantly make us feel confident, luxurious, and glam. Red lipsticks can transform even the simplest of outfits to effortlessly chic. It is no surprise that it is one of the best lipstick shades, no matter the season. With a country with as many diverse skin tones as India, it is only fair that we find different red lipstick shades to flatter all different skin colours. Whether you are light and pale with cool undertones, deep and dark with warm undertones, or somewhere in a between, there is a red lipstick for your Indian skin out there for you. With so many different options like brick red lipstick, orange-red lipstick, dark red lipstick, and more, it is easy to get confused and overwhelmed. But don’t worry, we have you covered.
If you fall under the pale, fair, or light skin tone bracket, opt for red lipstick shades that have cool undertones (think blue and pink). Steer clear from red lipsticks that are too light as they can make you look sallow and washed out. Blue-reds complement the cool undertones and bring out your features.
Medium and dusky skin tones usually have warm undertones, and the best red lipstick shades for people with medium brown or dusky skin tones are those with warmer undertones. Think brick red lipsticks with terracotta undertones or orange-red and coral lipsticks. Some of the most popular red lipsticks for Indian skin tones actually fall in this bracket, so finding a red lipstick shade that for your skin tone will not be a difficult task!
If your skin tone ranges from medium brown to rich chocolate shades, look for red lipstick shades with warm yellow undertones or vampy, dark red lipsticks with blue undertones. When picking dark red lipstick shades, avoid picking those with hints of brown as you don’t want your lipstick shade to get lost in the colour of your skin. Use bold and bright red lipstick shades to make your lips pop and keep them as the focal point of the face.
This cool-toned bright red lipstick shade is perfect for those of you who are not afraid to go bold! The super saturated lipstick shade flatters all Indian skin tones and the matte formula of the liquid lipstick will last up to 16 hours without drying out your lips. This is one red lipstick shade you can never go wrong with!
Want a bold, matte red lipstick that feels weightless and non-sticky? This red lipstick shade has a soft matte finish that is surprisingly lightweight and does not feel dry and sticky on the lips. This true red shade is sure to turn heads wherever you go.
Love the look of matte lipstick but need to hydrate and nourish your lips as well? The Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick in the shade Craving Coral is a fiery, warm-toned red lipstick that is infused with Shea Butter to keep your lips smooth and supple. Intense, vibrant colour and rich, nourishing moisturization in one!
This easy to use crayon lipstick is perfect for when you want a lip liner and lip colour in one! This warm-toned red lipstick shade comes with a built in sharpener to always keep the tip on point. Outline your lips with crisp precise lines and colour your lips with this beautiful warm red lipstick shade that will last up to 8 hours.
Have you ever bought a red lipstick shade that looked flawless on your friend only to realize it looks too loud on you and is not your style at all? When shopping for a red lipstick for Indian skin tones, remember to take your skin tone and undertone into account. Though the tips mentioned above are not set in stone, they will nudge you in the right direction and help you find the right red lipstick that goes best with your complexion. Not sure you can rely only on these tips to find a red lipstick shade for your Indian skin tone? Try different red lipsticks by Maybelline on the Virtual Try On tool to find your perfect match. This easy to use online tool helps you virtually try on red lipstick shades so you can see how each colour looks on you before you decide to commit to it. So what are you waiting for? Use the Virtual Try On tool to try everything from bright to dark red lipstick and find the perfect red lipstick for your Indian skin tone!