We’ve all been there – from opening your front camera to going to the washroom to check up on the lipstick. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could skip it all and keep looking fabulous the entire day? We spoke to a few Mumbai women and asked them about their favourite lipsticks that stand the test of time (food, drinks and talking) through the day.
10 Lipsticks That Will Survive Nuclear War.. And Maybe An Indian Wedding
Sugar Matte As Hell Crayon
Affordable and effective, that’s how we’d describe Sugar Lipsticks. Their Matte As Hell Crayons work very well with Mumbai’s weather. They do not chap your lips and keep the pigment in place.
Priced at INR 899.
The Body Shop Liquid Lipstick
It was love at first sight for us when we applied Matte Lip Liquid one fine morning before heading to work. And boy, did it last or what?! We went from pani puri to pizza, and it stayed. Highly recommended for people who like bang for the buck makeup.
Priced at INR 695
HUDA Liquid Matte Lipstick
With its ever-growing popularity and fan base in India, HUDA cashed in on the whole liquid matte lipstick craze with its range of million colour options. With 27 shades under its belt, the range has garnered rave reviews for its long-lasting and no-transfer properties. Our favourite shade? Vixen.
Priced at INR 1,825
Chambor Extreme Wear Transfer Proof Liquid Lipstick
The Extreme Wear Transferproof Liquid Lipstick is the best thing to happen to us of late. It glides easily and stays intact until the end of the day without us going to the ladies’ room to check up on it. You can totally pull off a summery look with their Rouge Grenadine.
Priced at INR 845.
Colorbar Matte Touch Lipstick
If you’re looking to buy something a little more popular, pick up the Colorbar Matte Touch lipstick. With various hues of red, pink and violet, the collection will ensure you have that extra edge over the others. You can check out the entire collection online. And if you want to go really dark with your lipcolour, try their Walnut Brown shade.
Priced at INR 599
Maybelline Super Stay Matte Lip Ink
One of the brands that understand the Indian skin tone is Maybelline. They have liquid lip that stays on for 24 hours and is one of the most budge-proof drugstore brands we have come across. It assured no crumbling, caking, fading, feathering and transferring. We're big fans of the shade Amazonian.
Priced at INR 650
CAL Los Angeles Intense Matte Lipstick
CAL Los Angeles is a make-up label that's all Indian and gives us a chance to support local brands without compromising on our look. If you love a matte finish but find liquid lips a bit too drying or a pain to apply just right, try these matte bullet lipsticks instead.
Priced at INR 360
Sonanaturals Vegan Matte Finish Lipstick
If you're looking to make the switch to a vegan and cruelty-free brand, then check out Sonanaturals. This classic bullet lipstick is pigmented but moisturising, enriched with shea butter and vitamin E. We're fans of the bamboo packaging and for a bullet lipstick, this one wears well.
Priced at INR 899
Tinge Matte Liquid Lip
Makeup artist Sabrina Suhail's bespoke brand Tinge makes lip colours in popping shades that we love. Plus as an added bonus, they're vegan and created specifically to suit Indian skin. Pretty cool, right? If you want an intro into the collection, they've got a set of 3 minis that do the job just right!
Priced at INR 1250
CAL Los Angeles Matte Liquid Lipstick
Another pick from CAL Los Angeles, this one is for those of you who prefer a liquid lip. Their shade range has plenty of bright hues and we love the summer-ready bright colours, especially the Wicked Coral to cheer up a drab mood.
Priced at INR 485