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5 Everyday Lipsticks For Different Skin Tones

Plus a few lipsticks hacks you should know.


Gone are the days when only 'diamonds' were a girl's best friend. Today, more than any jewelry, makeup products now constitute a large part of every girl's expenses. And among all the makeup goods, #lipstick is the most sought-after beauty product by any woman. Whether with heavy makeup or for a natural look, a lipstick is one product you can't eliminate.


I was never a lipstick lover before I got married. And over these years, my fondness for this product has grown. I mostly prefer using neutral shades that can go with any outfit and occasion. Here are 5 natural lipstick shades for this summer for different skin tones with a few tips to last your lipstick longer.


MAC Satin - Retro



MAC Retro is a combination of pink, peach, and brown color. On my lips, it appears to be light reddish-brown. The texture is smooth and it stays for 3 to 4 hours with light meals leaving a tint behind. Although it doesn't dry out my lips, I still prefer applying my #BurtsBees lip balm under any lip color.


The shade is perfect for a casual evening or a date. It can complement well with both heavy (1 swipe) or natural makeup (2 swipes).


Best For Skin Tone: All


Suits More With: Any color outfit with Gold jewelry


Retails for: Rs 1700 for 3 gms of product



Huda Beauty Power Bullet Matte Lipstick - Interview



Interview is a medium rose nude/ pink toned brown shade that works on almost all skin tones and can last for 4 to 5 hours with light meals. The texture is definitely drying as it is a matte lip color but you can always use a lip balm with it. The shade is perfect for any occasion and goes well with natural makeup.


I haven't tried this one yet but it is one of their most popular shade from this collection.


Skin Tone: All


Suits Best With: Blue, White, Pink and Yellow color outfit with any jewelry


Retails for: Rs 1995 for 3 gms of product




MAC Matte - Mehr



Mehr is the best mauve lipstick I have come across. It is a perfect mix of pink and mauve with blue undertones. This is one of the most popular lipsticks from MAC along with MAC Mocha and Ruby Woo. The shade looks best with black, white, and blue outfits. It stays for 3 to 4 hours with light meals leaving a tint behind.


The texture is not as smooth as Retro due to its matte formulation but is not very drying as well. Use a lip balm before application.


The shade is perfect for a brunch date as well as formal gatherings and compliments well with a smoky eye (1-2 swipes).


Best For Skin Tone: Fair to Medium


Suits Best With: Black, White, and Blue outfits with Silver jewelry


Retails for: Rs 1700 for 3 gms of product




Clinique - Mocha Pop



Mocha Pop is my favorite go-to lipstick for any day. I wear it on almost all my holiday trips and to work. Warm nude color with a mix of brown, red, and peach, it is a beautiful terracotta nude shade. The texture is balmy and you do not need a lip balm along with it. It stays easily for 2 to 3 hours with light meals. The shade is perfect for wearing to work, a casual day out, or even on holidays and suits any skin tone. It also goes well with heavy makeup. I also featured this lipstick in my 5-minute makeup routine blog.


Best For Skin Tone: All


Suits Best With: Any color outfit with Gold jewelry


Retails for: Rs 1950 for 3.5 gms of product




Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Colour - Cranberry




Cranberry is a brown-toned, berry shade best for medium to dark skin tones. It has a creamy texture and you don't need a lip balm with it. It can last for 4 to 5 hours with light meals. This shade can be worn on any occasion and looks best with light or no makeup.


This also is one of my favorite lipstick for daily wear.


Best For Skin Tone: Medium to Dark


Suits Best With: Any color outfit with any jewelry


Retails for: Price Rs. 1900 for 3.4 gms of product




Few Lipstick Hacks


Exfoliate your lips once or twice a week to avoid chapping. Use natural ingredients for exfoliation like sugar, cinnamon, honey, and sheer butter.


Outline lips with a concealer using a thin brush after applying lipstick to remove stains and for giving a finishing look. It also helps to make lips look fuller and plumper.


Use a tissue for removing excess lipstick. Keep the tissue between lips and gently dab.


Apply foundation on lips before applying a lip color for a long-lasting effect.


Once you apply the lipstick, keep a dry tissue on your lips and gently put some loose powder over the tissue using a brush. A small amount of this powder transferring through the tissue will help your lipstick stay longer.


If you want to reshape your lips and want them to look larger, use a concealer before applying lip color. After applying concealer, outline your lips using a liner, a little outside your natural line, and further, apply lipstick or same liner all over.


Let your cupid's bow look perfect by drawing "x" on the center of your upper lip using a liner. Then fill the rest of your lips with the same liner or a matching lipstick.


Share your go-to lip color with me in the comments section below. Also, let me know if you want me to do a similar post on drug store lipsticks.


STAY IN STYLE, STAY IN LOVE!



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