Best Nude Lipsticks for Indian Skin : My Top 10 !

by mehak on November 2, 2013

in Lipsticks, Reviews

If there is one thing we struggle with in India, its to find nude lipsticks that really work for our medium skin tone. Some make us look like an evil ghost from a horror movie, while others just dont do anything !. So what are some of those fabulous nudes we see Indian Celebs sporting with smokey eyes? Here are my top 1o for Indian Medium to Dark Skintones (Lighter lovelies- you can find nudes much easier than all of us, so most of these cater to medium skintones)

In No Particular Order


1. Bobbi Brown Soft Rose: Iv said it before- Bobbi makes some of the best nude lipsticks for our kind of skintone, and ever since her store opened in Delhi, its been a huge saviour for all of us thristy for that perfect nude. Soft Rose is a beautiful deep, peachy brown that is not necessarily a nude , but can work as a color that is as much a nude as a regular everyday shade

2. Bobbi Brown Nude Rose: This one is a definite nude with a slight pink undertone. Really pretty on medium and dark skintones and perfect for smokey eyes. The pink undertone gives it character, and its a color that is universally flattering


2. Mac Hug Me Lipstick: A personal favourite for me, and a nude lipstick that medium toned girls will enjoy. Darker skintones may get a tad bit washed out , but i absolutely love this. Im wearing it with a soft pink lip liner in the above picture, and even though this lipstick is sheer, it works beautifull for indian skintones


3. Nyx Frappucino Lipstick: I swear, if only this lipstick could get its melting issues in place, this would be one of my total all time favourite nude. Super creamy, super pretty, peachy nude that works for darker and medium skintones both. uff, it is so pretty but it melts faster than an ice lolly in Sahara Desert so beware!


4. Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick Bare: Another one that i cannot strictly classify as a nude because it can very well be worn as an everyday color for medium and deeper skintones, but can also be worn with smokey eyes without washing you out


5.Colorbar Creme Cup: Pretty pretty, peachy nude. This works as a neutral color for lighter skintones, but as a definite nude for medium and darker skintones. If you are looking for a softer , pretty peach nude then give Creme Cup a whirl!


6. Bourjois Sweet Kiss SIenne Kiss : Another Peachy nude that is perfect for medium skintones. May wash out darker skintones, so try it in the store if you are darker than NC 40, but for medium girls, this is polished, peach perfection.


7. Maybelline My Mahogany: Probably one of the most talked about lipsticks on the Indian Blogosphere and rightfully so, this one by Maybelline is so versatile it doubles up as a great everyday shade as well as a fantastic nude shade. Its a beautiful toffee color with just a hint of pink and looks lovely on medium and deep skintones. If you havent got this one already- buy it now!

8. Mac Mocha Lipstick: Mocha is another one of my personal favourites, and it is a lipstick that can be worn naturally with light eyes as well as with dark smokey eyes and hence its a very versatile peachy-brown nude. Its just a super, great color for deeper skintones and one i think should be in every darker brides trouseau, Wear it with a peach anarkali, or just go smokey glam and pair it with that ! Mocha works every time!

2 more slots left !! Shall update them when i find some more suitable lipsticks

All of these beautiful nude lipsticks have been reviewed on Peaches and Blush- just use the google search bar on the top right to find reviews. Or check back later for links! With limited mouse functionality at the moment, any kind of formatting or link adding is a major pain!

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Xuvious November 2, 2013 at 12:20 pm

My Mahogany is godsent! I want to try Bare and maybe a Bobbi Brown one.

btw, Happy Diwali to all!! ^_^


Embellished November 2, 2013 at 1:09 pm

I need to try Bobbi Brown. Revlon’s lip butter in Pink Truffle works as a great pink nude for me.


Tiny November 2, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Bare washes me out, so I mix it some other shade at times.
My mahagony,mac mocha and HUg me goes into my next buy list.


Deepti November 2, 2013 at 1:28 pm

Hey Mehak you are looking pretty awsum in the pic… what are you wearing on the face in the pic?… looks so glowy!!


Peachesandblush November 4, 2013 at 12:38 am

Hi deepthi
That’s a pretty old pic – I think that was just the ponds tinted moisturizer


kayennat November 2, 2013 at 4:13 pm

I love Mac Hug Me, and Bobbi Brown Soft Rose (although most definitely not a nude on me). Bobbi Brown Cocoa and Bobbie Brown Brownie are also great.


Shikha November 2, 2013 at 5:51 pm

you look stunning Mehak, I like hug me.
My collection have Colorbar- Bare, Creamcup, Maybelline-Totally toffee, MAC- Cream Cup, MUA- Bare. Korres-Soft Pink.


Divya Sharma November 2, 2013 at 6:05 pm

Mehak.. you have a striking resemblance to Kajol. You look gorgeous :*


Peachesandblush November 6, 2013 at 11:44 pm

Awe thank you


Tripti November 2, 2013 at 6:24 pm

i am trying to get my mahogany i guess its discontinued. One of my favorite would also be mac kinda sexy nice peachy nude. also just discovered rimmel 240 undressed


Peachesandblush November 2, 2013 at 7:51 pm

Kinda sexy is amazIng ! But for lighter tones
It washed me out :(


Swati November 2, 2013 at 7:04 pm

I really need to get my hands on My Mahogany soon! Everyone seems to love that shade.


Tina November 4, 2013 at 1:54 pm

Rosy Nude from Revlon is quite a good one. Also like Peach Blush from Faces. Agree on Bare, Creme Cup, My Mahogany and my favorite Mocha! Hug Me I can pair only with a smokey eye, can’t wear it otherwise.


Jyoti November 4, 2013 at 2:07 pm

I am gonna try Bobbi Brown :) and mehak you look so beautiful and cute in this pic <3


Peachesandblush November 6, 2013 at 11:43 pm

Thanks jyoti !


Kritika Prasad November 15, 2013 at 10:31 am

Hey Mehak! You looking lovely in this. You kinda resemble young Kajol in this pic!
Mac Hug Me My fav too! Lusting for My Mahogany *drool* !


Dina December 4, 2013 at 12:22 pm

This is fabulous! Even tho I’m not Indian, my skin tone is somewhat like Indian skintone. Aside from MAC Mocha (absolute fave, your review of it was a spot-on), I also love Revlon Moisture Stay Lip Color in Flesh. It’s cheap but fab.

Anyway, toodles from Indonesia (^__^)


Angela October 2, 2015 at 4:40 pm

I’m not Indian (Vietnamese and in sunny California to be exact) but I am tan and I find your site quite useful for finding colors that work well with vitamin d kissed skin :) thank you!!!!!


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