The Best Mac Lipsticks for Indian Skin: Top 5 !

by Mehak Shahani on January 2, 2014

in Lipsticks, MAC, Reviews

Lets face it. Most of  the international makeup brands seem to love all their pale pinks and purples which make us look like the ghost from one of Ram Gopal Verma’s gazillion horror movies. But i have a list of lipsticks from Mac that will make you look your superstar best straight out of the Desi Girl video on an everyday basis! These are my list of the Best Mac Lipsticks for Indian Skin tones (MLBB variety).  These are all mostly pinky browns, or peachy browns or any other color that looks like a great neutral color for your face.

TheBest Natural looking Mac lipsticks for Indian Skin are:

1. Mac Glamour Era Mineralize Rich Lipstick: One of my all time favourite lipsticks EVER from Mac and one that looks super fab on just about everyone. The color is a soft peachy brown, with a nice glossy finish and it works great with everyday office wear and even with heavier eyes- this is a super shade even for very dusky girls!

See full review here


2. Mac Cosmo: No points for guessing this made it to the list. This one is a dusty pink  that works best with medium skin tones.



3. Mac Taupe Lipstick: Perfect for dusky girls, and one lipstick that every Indian girl needs to test out atleast once in the mac store. A color my sister swears by – this is like the color of earthy, terracotta tiles and looks like the perfect peach on Indian skin tones. See full review here


4. Mac Twig Lipstick : Another pinky brown thats great for work. Personally i think Twig works best on dusky skintones and Cosmo works best on medium skintones but to each his own! Definitely a nice work wear shade- has a hint of a plummy color to it!
See full review here


5.Mac Mocha Lipstick: One of my personal favourites honestly and a peachy brown i cannot get enough of. The satin texture may be a tad bit drying but its a beautiful peachy brown that doubles up as a nude when you want it to!

See full review here


6. Mac Creme in Your Coffee Lipstick: Works best on deep skin tones, and gives a plummy brown but natural look. If cosmo looks too pale on you, creme in your coffee wont dissapoint one bit ! Medium skintones may find it a bit too dark , but perfect for dusky ones.

See full review here




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{ 35 comments… read them below or add one }

Shikha January 2, 2014 at 4:24 pm

Creme in Your Coffee is my every day shade.. :)


M January 2, 2014 at 4:24 pm

I love such compilation posts! Keep coming up with more of them. :)


Harine January 2, 2014 at 4:26 pm

u look so pretty in the MAC Cosmo pic :)


Meghana January 2, 2014 at 4:27 pm

Wonderful collection :)


Manasi January 2, 2014 at 4:34 pm

I love all of them!!


Supria January 2, 2014 at 5:22 pm

Thanks for this Mehak, I make mental notes and finally when i am at the store my mind goes blank!
I have to try mocha, creme in your coffee and the Glamour era… NOW!!!


Sunandha January 2, 2014 at 8:37 pm

I can relate to that… I end up buying stuff that I have no idea about


xuvious January 2, 2014 at 5:39 pm

Glamour Era and Mocha are definitely on my list! ^_^


nidhi January 2, 2014 at 6:02 pm

great favorite MAC lipsticks are shy girl and plumful!!!


Neeta January 2, 2014 at 6:11 pm

great list Mehak, my favourite is mac mocha :)


Ritu TheIndianBeautyBlog January 2, 2014 at 6:42 pm

I too have taupe and creme in your coffee.. and I swear by them! nice compilation.. gotta buy twig next :D


Sumathi January 2, 2014 at 7:08 pm

All of them are such beautiful colours. I have Mocha and I totally love it. I want Taupe. It’s never in stock :(
Twig is looking great on you :)


Shivi@COSMOCHICS January 2, 2014 at 7:27 pm

Cosmo, Twig, Mocha my favourites too!


Arzoo January 2, 2014 at 7:50 pm

Thanks for the list Mehak, I’m planning to get my hands on some MAC products soon.


Shreya January 2, 2014 at 7:50 pm

I really needed this guide Mehak ! A big thank you ! I always looked confused at mac counters.


Sunandha January 2, 2014 at 8:31 pm

Great list Mehak …. Just what I need …


swati January 2, 2014 at 8:43 pm

love the compilation and happy to note i have atleast 2 of them. Are Taupe and Mocha similar btw?


shami January 2, 2014 at 9:11 pm

I’m in bet NC 40-42, but Twig never works for me :( :( :( why?!


mehak January 2, 2014 at 10:05 pm

does it make you look dull? or is too dark? it makes me look dull honestly…thats why i say better for deeper skintones


Supria January 4, 2014 at 12:18 am

Shami you are not alone. I am an Nc42 and twig looks terrible on me like I am trying to pull off a cool toned pink. The brown never seems to show up.

It’s a bit bizarre, when every beauty site out there is recommending twig as the ultimate mlbb for dusky skin tones :(


Ankita Singh January 7, 2014 at 11:09 am

I am NC 37 and Twig looks nice on me. A tad more orangey than pink-brown but still doesn’t make me look dull. On the contrary, it brightens me up! Am I missing something?


mehak January 7, 2014 at 1:04 pm

I think twig is one of those lipsticks which looks diff on everyone. My sis is NC 42 and it looks like nude on her, on me (im nc 40) it looks plummy..but definitely dull


Sunandha January 7, 2014 at 11:32 am

Same thing happens with Brick o la . . . It looks so washed out on me. I was super shocked.


Gowthami January 2, 2014 at 9:59 pm

Very useful post!! I love twig and mocha..


Mayuri January 3, 2014 at 1:38 am

lovely picks :)


Ashima January 3, 2014 at 2:36 am

Nice Compilation Mehak !! & Mac Glamour Era Mineralize Rich Lipstick is just so beautiful


Vipra S January 3, 2014 at 8:28 am

Gorgeous Lip Swatches :* <3
I loved Twig & Mocha the most ;)


Poorani January 3, 2014 at 11:52 am

Velvet teddy was too light, captive too dark for my taste and mocha looked awful on my parched lips. I want to get the glamour era lipstick. Hope it is moisturising.


Blushnblossom January 3, 2014 at 6:24 pm

Mac mocha is my favourite……. I think mac store is like fairy land for lipstick lovers….. I am always confuse which one to buy whenever I visit the mac store…… but this type of compilation always help…… lovely lip swatches.


sahana January 3, 2014 at 8:10 pm

I Like glamour era the best!


Swati January 4, 2014 at 3:38 pm

Great compilation! I have jotted down the names and will definitely try them out next! :) Thanks :)


Pink martini January 4, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Nice list.If i have to choose one it wud b mac mehr…I totally love it :)


coralcrue January 7, 2014 at 1:51 am

What a list! going to check out each and every one of these out :)


Shireen March 13, 2014 at 5:01 am

Give Mac’s Polished Lip a try. It’s really lovely. It’s not exactly mlbb for me, but very close, and might be for someone with a darker skin tone than mine (nc40). It’s a frequent go-to lipstick for me. I’m on my 3rd tube and I don’t even wear lipstick daily, and it’s far from my only color.


Talkerblogger September 9, 2014 at 8:19 am

First time visiting your blog… Nice lipstick picks!


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