Lipsticks are a must for anyone who loves makeup. Sometimes, all you need is a lipstick to brighten up your face during your lazy day. Just go for some bold eyes/brows and lipsticks and you are good to go. We feel like having everything when it comes to beauty products for the lips: color, shine, staying power, plumpness, and an affordable price. The good news is we can have it all.
There are a couple of things to keep in mind when you’re picking the perfect lipstick shade for yourself. Firstly, it should go well with your skin tone and your skin’s natural undertone. Know your undertone here. Most of us Indian women, we fall under the whitish skin category with medium skin color. Another important thing is to look at the texture and finish. Today, I am going to share my six all-time favorite lipsticks which will cover all the things we need and are a mixture of all the basic shades from nude to a Red. They will be enough for any look that you may want to create.
Here you go with my list
First on my list is the Wildberry from Lake Absolute. This is my go-to shade. I have been using this for the past four-five years now. It’s a shade with maroon undertones. This shade will look perfect on a wheatish complexion. I love its packaging, very premium. It gives an expert finish with a very rich feeling to your lips.
You don’t need to rush to the nearest ladies’ room every now and then for a quick touch up with this range, thanks to its intense color formula. It promises a high color payoff with just one stroke. The only drawback is it starts to bleed if not applied right so you have to take care of that otherwise it is always a go for me.
I am not sure if you have heard of this brand or not. It is an upcoming brand which is a strong competitor in term of its pricing and quality of products. This is a cheaper alternative to brands like MAC, Bobbi Brown where you don’t have to shell out a lot of money and the quality of the product is mind-blowing. CAL Los Angeles Intense Matte Lipstick comes in a golden colored tumbler. It has 17 shades, the one I am using is a beautiful rustic brown pink shade which will suit all skin tones.
It’s a perfect everyday shade and stays for a really long time. This particular shade works wonders for me in any and all kinds of attire be it for the office or a brunch or a dinner date with bae. The finish is slightly creamy and at the same time gives a perfect matte without drying and flaking of skin. I like it’s is known for its longevity. It does not come out even after you eat or drink anything.
The only drawback of this product is it might not be that moisturizing for people with extremely dry skin. To make up for that, I would recommend using an additional colorless lip balm/moisturizer to keep your lips moisturized and then apply the coat of the lipstick.
No lipstick collection is complete without having a Red one. It has always been a hot choice to brighten up your face and there’s a perfect read for every skin tone. L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Collection Star Lipstick Pure Rouge is from their brand new range of reds – with divas like Freida Pinto, Aishwarya Rai, Fan Bing Bing, Blake Lively, and Sonam Kapoor endorsing different shades.
The one that I am using is a neutral red color and go for it if you have eyes on MAC Ruby Woo for a long and could not afford that. Because it is exactly the same color. It glides on easily and spreads well. The pigmentation is intense and one swipe is enough for hiding any dark pigmentation on my lips. It is pretty long-lasting (5-6 hours at least), and more hydrating than most matte lipsticks I have used.
The price of it is slightly higher than any other drug store brand however it would not be a bad choice when compared to the quality. The lipstick stayed on my lips for around 7 hours and staying power depends a lot on the consumption of oily food. I only noticed a minimal fading of color and you can easily that the color for a quick touch up. The lipstick stays longer with the lip liner underneath and it can easily survive small bites and drinks. This lipstick is a must-have for this Shaadi season. It will go with all the glittery bright outfits that we wear at wedding ceremonies.
It is a perfect combination of a matte lip with a super-rich color for an incredible finish. This creamy and comfortable lipstick glides across lips, and lasts, for the perfect demure pout. I love the coverage, the comfort, and the finish on these Matte lipsticks. The consistency of this lipstick is very similar to NYX lipsticks and even the packaging. They will give a perfect moisturizing feeling to your lips, are highly pigmented, glide smoothly upon application, and are super affordable.
I was always scared of nude lipstick, I don’t know I used to feel it won’t look nice on me. After trying so many nude lipsticks I can say I have finally found my nude lipstick in the Nykaa So Matte range.
Nykaa So Matte Lipstick Naughty Nude 11M is one of the best nude lipstick I have found to date. It is basically a brown lipstick with a pink undertone where brown is not overpowering. It comes in black color bullet packaging and has a classy magnetic cap which makes it sturdy enough to be travel friendly. The texture is slightly creamy and it glides on lips effortlessly. It’s not completely matte rather sheen in finish. It is perfect workwear and can be worn by dusky to fair skin toned girl. The only downside for me is that it transfers a lot otherwise it is love.
This lip crayon comes in a sharply black pencil. All the shades from this lip crayon range come with a free sharpener. This is a travel-friendly and user-friendly crayon. What is your lip collection with a pink one?
This shade Pink Burst is a cool-toned bold pink with shimmers. The shade is very pretty and feminine and gives a fresh look to the face. It has a very beautiful and light floral fragrance. The fragrance is not too dense and stays for about 1-2 hours. It works across skin tones. For lighter skin tones it is a true fuchsia lip color but for deeper skin tones it becomes a more wearable shade of pink. It does not have a color bleeding problem and is a go for college girls.
I hope you like reading this post. These six lipsticks are my all-time favorite. I would like you to try some of them if you have not already and share your feedback here. Also, tell me your favorite go-to lipsticks in the comments.
Happy day 🙂