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Nothing can complete your bridal makeup as lipsticks do. It’s one go-to product that can take your wedding day look from drab to fab in no time. And while there are a gazillion shades in nudes, peaches, pinks or reds that you can equip your vanity with, not all of them would appear naturally flattering on your skin.

That’s because some lipstick colours don’t go well with certain skin tones. Which is why it is best to know your undertone first and then pick a suitable lip colour. Now, how do you know what your undertone is? Celebrity Makeup Artist, Namrata Soni has a fool-proof guide to help you find your undertone, she suggests, “Look at the colour of the veins on your wrist—blue usually means cool and green usually means warm, but if you can't quite tell, you might be neutral.”

Down below, we’ve put a list of all the lipstick colours that go best with all kinds of Indian skin tones. Skim through and find yourself a perfect lip shade.

Perfect Lipstick For Every Skin Tone


Contrary to popular belief, deliciously dusky skin tones are the easiest to style. Lipstick for dark skin is easier to figure out because the dusky tone acts as a great blank canvas for poppy shades. Here are four stunning lipsticks that will add a stunning aura to your dusky demeanour and suit your skin tone beautifully. Bring on the darker games of makeup mania!

Colorbar Take Me As I Am Lipstick – Tickle Me Pink

Let the pink brighten up a dreary day, as Shea Butter, Vitamin E, and Castor Oil nourish and flourish your pout.


L'Oreal Paris Pure Reds Color Riche Collection Star Lipsticks - Pure Scarleto

The red fire of this shade can heat up any evening. Jojoba Oil gets cosy with pure pigments to give your lips rich colour and intense moisturization.


Colorbar Creme Touch Lip Color – 17 Burnt Orange 

Go pop with this hot orange punch on your lips! The Jojoba and Almond Oils will stay backstage preventing any embarrassing “crack” moment, while your lips perform the hottest trend with panache.


Lakme 9 To 5 Matte Lip Color – Brownie Point

Get the oomph factor rolling as you swipe on a shade that is so you! Meanwhile, let the goodness of Vitamin E and Wheat Germ Oil caress your lips.


Other lipsticks Nykaa Recommends: Deborah Milano Red Lipstick - 3 Copper Blazer, Dazller Eterna Superstay Lipstick - 917 Magenta, Colorbar Creme Touch Lip Color – Taupe, Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Color - Blush Velvet

From dusk to dawn, you go lighting up hearts lady!



Picking lipstick colours for fair skin is probably the easiest since most hues look striking on your complexion. Also, there are zero chances of you looking OTT with vibrant colour. Right from blood reds, fuchsias, to plums – there’s no colour that you wouldn’t love on a fair-skinned brunette. But It can be hard to find a shade of blush or lipstick that doesn’t look clownish against fair skin, so we’ve rounded up four hues that look stunning on paler skinned beauties.

Maybelline New York Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick - Mesmerizing Magenta

A punch of pink to brighten up your look, any day! Swipe this on for ultimate pout perfection while the Honey nectar infused formula gives your lips a boost of moisture.


L'Oreal Paris Infallible Le Rouge Lipstick – 312 Ravishing Red 

Slay the world with a red that makes a stunning, bold statement! Pucker that pout with this ravishing shade, while Vitamin-E locks in the nourishment.


Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick – Peach Crush 59 

A shade that gives your lips the stain of crushed peaches. Get your orange game subtle yet popping with this one. Get a long-lasting finish that does not feather or fade, while your lips feel velvety smooth thanks to Vitamin-E.


Nykaa So Matte Lipstick - Fuschia Fanatic 32 M

Go au natural with this oh-so-gorgeous shade which so becomes you and gives your lips that “my-lips-but-better” look, in just a few quick strokes. Added advantage, Wheat Germ Oil and Vitamin E hydrate and prep the lips.


Other lipsticks Nykaa Recommends: Wet n Wild Mega Last Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick - Nice To Fuchsia, L'Oreal Paris Infallible Le Rouge Lipstick - 737 Persistent Plum and Lakme Absolute Matte Melt Liquid Lip Color - Pink Poison

It's all about the lips. Paint them your way!



Neither here nor there! That’s how wheatish skinned beauties feel some times when they can’t find a shade Fret not, we are here to help you find just the shades you need to give a spunky spin to your pout and let your gorgeousness get a glitzy makeover. 

For daytime colours, go for nudes and lighter corals. For evenings when you need to make a statement with your pout, go for brick reds, burgundy, wines or berries. In fact, wheatish skin toned women can pull of vampy shades very well. Mid-tone crisis? No more! 

Colorbar Creme Touch Lip Color – 06 Passionate

Let this pink make you dazzle like a cluster of a gazillion stars. Swipe, smile, and shine on, while Jojoba and Almond Oil prevent dryness.


L'Oreal Paris Pure Reds Color Riche Collection Star Lipsticks – Pure Rouge 

A velvety rich red that spells royalty in capital letters! Be a showstopper with just one swipe, and turn heads. Jojoba Oils and pure pigments ensure stunning colour. 


Masaba By Nykaa Lipstick - Cool Guy

The newest range of Masaba Lipsticks has everyone crazy to get their hands on it. 


Lakme 9 to 5 Matte Lip Color – Coffee Command

A beautiful brown based coffee shade that looks striking! Swipe on to ace your natural look and shed the Monday blues. Wheat Germ Oil and Vitamin E hydrate to give your lips a smooth makeover.


Other lipsticks Nykaa Recommends: Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Lip Color - Coral Date, Nykaa Pout Perfect Lip & Cheek Creamy Matte Crayon Lipstick - Ken To My Barbie 18, SUGAR It's A-Pout Time! Vivid Lipstick - 10 True Oxblood (Burgundy Red), NYX Professional Makeup Soft Matte Lip Cream - Copenhagen

Get that perfect shade for your skin tone, now!

This article is authored by Beauty Book by Nykaa

*The above-mentioned prices are subject to change as per the discounts run by Nykaa.


Did you find the perfect lip shade for your skin tone? Tell us in the comments!

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