Finding the best lipstick shade for your complexion can prove to be a messy task. If you are not aware of your skin undertone and complexion then your lipstick might look like a little colourful coat of plaster which is either too dark,too light or even washed out. So it is only wise to chose the right shade for right skin type. Indians can broadly be categorized into three complexion fair,wheatish,dusky or dark. Briefly we call Indian girls to be brown and many lipstick brands like MAC, Maybelline, Colorbar, Chambor,Anastasia, Avon,Clinique,Inglot,Estee lauder etc offer many lipsticks shades suiting Indian skin tone like Red, Brown, Orange, Coral,Peach,Pink, Nude colours. Here are the lipstick shades that every Indian woman with fair skin must have but before that let us understand skin tone and how does it impact the lipstick colour a bit more.
Understanding Skin Tone better
Skin tone is the colour you see on the surface of the skin which is categorized into fair,wheatish,dark,dusky and even brown skin tones. This is further categorized into warm,neutral and cool color. If you are more likely to burn in the sun then your undertone is cooler. If you tan in the sun, your undertone is warm. Also colours of your veins on your wrist blue usually means cool and green usually means warm, but if you can’t quite tell, you might be neutral.”
Rules of wearing lipstick
- Everyday lipstick should have subtle lipstick shade than a blingy shade
- Texture of a lipstick play important role in highlighting your face choose it according to your requirement. Stains, glosses, mattes etc will all go on as a different hue and provide different finish.
- Same lipstick never suit different people with different skin tone like MAC ruby Woo is universally renowned for its red colour but it might just not suit everybody.
- For day to day wear, pick the shade which is slightly darker than your natural lip color
- For an evening party or a bold look, go for a darker shade with smoky eye.
How to choose right lipstick shade for fair complexion
Best bait for Indian fair skin women is to go for nude shades of lipsticks be it matte lipsticks or glossy lip liquids. Peachy lipstick shades or pink lip colours go perfectly fine and avoid darker shades like brown,chocolate,burgundy shades. Also many berry and purple shades will not look good on fair skin. So if you want to glam up your look and go a bit darker stick to red lipstick.
MAC Ruby Woo
MAC ruby Woo is a cult product among women and girls equally and though it suits almost all Indian skin tones it looks especially good on people with fair skin. Though it’s a Matte lipstick so it’s dry so I advice you to exfoliate and moisturize your lips well before using it. One tube price Rs1500/-
Revlon Colour burst True Red
Revelon Colourburst True red lipstick is one of the best bold red lipstick for Indian fair skin. Many other lipstick brands Colorbar,Chambor have red lipstick with a tinch of maroon in them but you will find joy of sheer red colour in Revelon colourburst true red lipsticks which looks perfect on Indian Fair skin.
MAC girl about the town
MAC girl about the town lipstick is bright pink lipstick. You can also count it among neon shade lipsticks. It is a good winter pink lipstick too! Its a lot pigmented and one swipe gives you opaque coverage. It is glossy in finish and moisturizing too. You can pair it with a neutral eye for the daytime or a smokey eyes for clubbing
Lakme 9To5 Crease-Less Lipstick Peach Path
Lakme crease less lipstick peach path is definitely one of the best peach shade for Indian fair skin and has lovely semi-matte finish which appears to be sheer in the hand swatch.The lip shade is moisturizing though don’t stay for all day so you need to carry extra tube for it.
The Body Shop Shine Lip Liquid in “Apple Taffy 006
Body Shop Shine lip liquid Apple Taffy 006 is one perfect nude lipstick every girl with fair skin should own. It has nice nude glossy shade and high shine lasting moisture. It is liquid lip colour and price Rs 645 per tube. The best part is its bent arrow shaped applicator .
One movie which reminds me when I talk about lipsticks would be Lipstick under Burkha which tells us its never too bad to keep a lipstick with you just to brighten your day and boost your confidence anywhere any time. You can apply a generous dose of lip balms like Nivea, Joves, Avon, Body shop, Estee Lauder,Clinique or Vaseline over your retro matte lipstick for a punch of glow. Sometimes as lip balms are mostly nude so they are also nice alternatives of lipsticks for fair skinned people for everyday wear.