Here Are Ten Classic Red Lipsticks To Suit Every Indian Skin Tone


    Nothing spells confidence better than a strong red pout. There’s something about red lipsticks that can up the ante of even the most boring OOTDs. However, when it comes to the Indian skin, we’re always wondering if red is the right choice. So here’s a little nudge in the right direction, while you ponder which shade of red will go best with your complexion.

    Smashbox Bawse

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    Fan of YouTube star Lilly Singh? Then this one should be right up your alley. A fiery red called Always On Liquid Lipstick Bawse (sure you’ve a copy of ‘How to be a Bawse’ staring at you from the shelves as you read this). Perfect shade for medium to dark tones, this creamy, non-drying formula will stay put for 8 hours.

    Mac Russian Red

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    This one is a classic red shade that you cannot go wrong with. This super popular MAC lipstick is almost always sold out. Reason? The deep red colour (with beautiful undertones) flatters nearly every Indian skin tone. Although it has a matte finish, it doesn’t dry your lips, lasting for a good 5-6 hours without settling into fine lines.

    Chanel Rouge Pirate

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    As iconic as it gets. Deep, radiant and satiny, this red complements fair to olive skin tones. The pigment is so intense that it will be nothing less than love at first sweep. What’s more? a blend of coconut, castor and sappan wood oils ensure that your lips stay hydrated and protected.

    MAC's Ruby Woo

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    No iconic red lipstick list is complete without MAC’s Ruby Woo on it. Want those perfect ketchup red puckers? Ruby Woo is what you need. Forget all about your skin tone and add this one to your makeup, like, right now! It is highly pigmented and glides like a dream. Also, it is a blue-based red, which will makes your teeth look whiter. Win-win, I say!

    Dior Rouge

    Dior Rouge Matte Lipstick Couleur Couture

    A highly pigmented couture matte finish that never compromises on lasting comfort. This classic shade stays on for 16 hours at one go, beat that? Once you glide this sensual satin finish on your lips, you’ll forget about all the other lipsticks you’ve in your vanity kit. Need more reason? It is enriched with natural-origin mango butter to hydrate the lips, samphire for its revitalizing action, hyaluronic acid spheres for their filling properties, Ceramide-like molecules for a volumizing effect on the surface of lips, and Luffa oil to provide lipid-restoring action. Phew!

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    This one is free of all the nasties (parabens, sulfates & synthetics). Need a shade and finish of red that screams ‘party time’? This is it. Paint the town red in this fiery hue that comes with industrial strength pigments and a matte non-drying formula. Perfect for warmer skin tones.

    Shiseido Night Life

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    Inspired by Tokyo’s aspirational night life, the Modern Matte Powder Lipstick makes a bold statement. It gives you a bright red that is utterly weightless and feels feathery soft on your lips. Offering an air-brushed finish that lasts for eight hours. This one is ideal for fairer skin tones.

    Maybelline Fatal Red Buy Cosmetic Products & Beauty Products Online In India

    Looking for a shade that will help you rock those red lips without burning a hole in your pocket? Maybelline’s Fatal Red is your answer. True to its name, this glossy red is drop-dead gorgeous. Its creamy, smooth texture stays put for over three hours, and leaves a lovely pinkish tint as it fades.

    Loreal Red Passion

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    Another pocket-friendly option is this deep red by Loreal with a hint of shimmer that can go with almost every complexion. The colour pay-off is rich and the finish is satiny soft. It does lasts upto five hours without leaving a tint. An added bonus is that it is hydrating, as it is enriched with Vitamin E and omega-3 oils.

    Deborah Atomic Red

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    Atomic Matte Lipstick- 24 Hot Red (4.4 g)

    Embrace your inner diva with Deborah’s Atomic Red with equal pigments of orange and blue in it. It goes on creamy but is a matte formula that can easily lasts four-five hours. Pro tip: dab the colour lightly on your lips and then build it up from there for a flawless finish.