Oh how much I love the 50 shades of nudes that I see! A swipe of nude lipstick is perhaps the easiest way to look date ready without making much effort. However, picking the right shade of nude is a tricky job. Finding lipstick shades for Indian skin isn't easy. If you choose a wrong one and it ends up clashing with your skin tone, the look may go a bit off track because putting on a nude colour is our way of looking alive without making our face the highlight of the moment or without looking too flashy. A lot of people end up choosing a shade too light, too beige or too opaque but the right shade of nude will make your face look fresh and youthful.
To select the right shade of nude lipstick, you first observe your skin tone along with your natural lip colour. The trick here is to tone down the pink of the natural lip colour by using warmer or cooler tones. The right nude is neither too orange or pink nor too grey. Between the general shades of toffees, caramels and taupes, it is good to follow some basic guidelines. While pink and rose-y nudes perform better on lighter skin tones, dark cocoa and rich caramels work like a charm on deeper skin tones. As for the olive or dusky skin, beiges, browns and berry-based nudes are meant for them. You'll know it when you try it. So here are a few nude lipsticks for dusky skin that won't wash you out but will look great.
L'Oréal Paris Color Riche Moist Matte Lipstick is a one-swipe lipstick. Easy-to-apply, easy-to-carry. It doesn't dry easily and is extremely comfortable on the lips as t also hydrates them. It has velvety finish and the formula f the lipstick contains jojoba oil, which is good for lip-health. It also makes the lip colour last longer on the lips. Start applying it from the centre and blend it towards the corners of your lips. For more precise application, use brush.
Price: Rs 750. Buy it here.
This liquid lipstick has comfort-wear formula which means you can wear it every day without worrying about your lip health. The lipstick is infused with antioxidants which are needed to maintain the hydration of lips. The lightweight formula allows the applicator to glide like it's no big deal. With intense matte-finish from the formula, you won't even realise you're wearing lipstick. For best results, exfoliate lips using lip scrub before applying the lipstick.
Price: Rs 1,650. Buy it here.
This lip crayon has an intense matte formula that allows it to glide smoothly and last longer. It's a one-stroke lipstick and it's paraben-free. It doesn't feather and is comfortable on lips.
Price: Rs 699. Buy it here.
Little M.A.C - Velvet Teddy is a part of M.A.C's travel size collection. It has a velvety matte finish. The collection features all the classic shades. For the best results, start applying from the centre of our lips and blend it into the corners. One swipe will get the job done, that's why it's travel-friendly, it's tiny and quick-to-use.
Price: Rs 900. Buy it here.
Nykaa Paintstix Nude Spice Lipstick has a glamourous vibe! It has intense and rich pigment and it glides effortlessly on lips. It provides a saturated colour in one swipe. It's long-lasting. Vitamin E has been added to the lipstick for nourishment purposes.
Price: Rs 425. Buy it here.
It's a lipstick, it's a balm. The look and feel of this lip colour is like a balm. It's loaded with lip-loving ingredients like vitamin C, vitamin E and beeswax. It keeps the lips hydrated and the formula spreads well in one swipe.
Price: Rs 1,700. Buy it here.
This lip colour has a suede finish and is long wearing. It maintains an even application on lips for at least 8 hours without any bleeding or feathering. It's easy-to-swipe. For better finish, start applying it from the edge of the applicator.
Price: Rs 1,900. Buy it here.
Huda Kattan's liquid matte minis are a boon for liquid matte lovers. It's travel-friendly and that's what makes these babies one of the most wanted in the 'liquid matte nudes' category. The shades work perfectly on dusky skin, especially, Flirt and Spice Girl. For best results, start by outlining the lips first.
Price: Rs 2,900. Buy it here.
The depth of your nude must match the depth of your skin tone. So the deeper the skin tone, deeper will be your right shade of nude. Avoid taking anything that's a tone lighter or your complexion will look washed out.
Don't be afraid to try nudes because once you find your perfect shade, you'll cherish it forever. Just remember that the purpose is to enhance your natural lip colour, not to change it. It's every beauty junkie's treasured possession. So did you find yours yet?
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