Affordable Nude Lipsticks For Indian Skintones: Finding that perfect shade of nude / MLBB (my lips but better) lipstick for Indian skin tones is a very challenging task! A lot of nude lipstick shades tend to wash out on us, since most of them are created by keeping fair skintones in mind. However difficult it might be to find one, having a perfect MLBB lipstick shade suitable for your skintone is as important in your makeup stash as a pretty red lipstick, isn’t it?
Nude lipstick shades are always my first choice when it comes to wearing a lipstick, even if I am not doing a full face of makeup – I still like to add a little bit of fresh touch to my face with nude lips. My favourite nude-ish lipstick till date has been Fabulous Fig from Revlon, but unfortunately it has been discontinued by the brand and my lipstick has also expired. It has been my most used makeup product as I love it so much! Right now, I am only using a lip tint from The Face Shop to create a simple and natural stained lips look.
For those of you who have been on a hunt for the perfect nude lipstick for a while, don’t fret beauties! in this post, I have complied a list of top affordable nude lipsticks for Indian skin tones that are easily available in India. Let’s take a look at some of the best nude lipsticks in India and how you can pick the right nude lipstick shade for yourself with ease.
I have divided this post in to three price categories – best nude lipsticks for Indian skintones under 300, 500 and 800 INR so that you all can easily find a budget nude lipstick for yourself!
Affordable Nude Lipsticks For Indian Skintones Under Rs.800
1. Sugar Cosmetics Matte As Hell Crayon Holly Golightly
This lip shade from their crayon lipsticks range has to be Sugar’s bestselling product. People just cannot stop raving about this gorgeous nude lip shade for Indian complexions that goes so well with all kinds of makeup looks and occasions.
As far as I can remember, this was the first ever lipstick collection launched by Sugar cosmetics and the shade Holly Golightly became an instant hit among makeup lovers on the internet sphere. Sugar has launched tons of new lipstick ranges since then, but this shade still remains a classic favourite pick of people.
2. Kiro Non-Stop Airy Matte Liquid Lip – Lipstick, Nutmeg Nude
Kiro is a clean beauty brand that has recently emerged in the Indian markets. This airy matte liquid lipstick in the shade “Nutmeg” from the house of Kiro is a perfect nude lipstick for deep Indian skintones. The brand has a wide array of lipstick shades that you can choose from, however, this spicy nude lip shade is probably the most beautiful one from their collection.
3. L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro Matte Liquid Lipstick – 354 Nudist
L’Oréal’s products from their infallible makeup range are very well known for their longevity. The lipsticks from this collection are not as popular as their infallible foundations or the infallible powder that most recently became a sensation on Tiktok, Instagram, and YouTube.
The infallible lipsticks range surely deserves much more attention than it has at the moment. I picked the shade Nudist from their Pro Matte Liquid Lipstick range feature in this post. Most people compare its formulation to the Superstay Ink liquid lips range from Maybeline.
I would suggest the shade Nudist to people with fair Indian complexion. Those with medium complexion can opt for the shade Cowboy instead from the same collection.
Affordable Nude Lipsticks For Indian Skintones – Under Rs.500 – 550
4. Nykaa Matte To Last ! Liquid Lipstick – Bombae 01
Not too long ago, Nykaa beauty launched a range of lipsticks inspired by different Indian cities to portray their true essence in a colour.
The shade Bombae is a perfect nude lipstick shade created by an Indian brand for Indian skintones! Bombae has slight peachy tones in it that doesn’t wash out Indian complexions. Definitely a must try shade! Another shade that you can check out from this range is “Janhvi”.
5. Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Gradation Mauve 1
The lip gradation range by Maybelline has the best lipstick shades for Indian skin tones! Each and every shade from this range can look FAB on all Indian skin complexions. This shade “Mauve 1” is a brownish nude lipstick shade that would be suitable for those on with a dusky skintone. You can also check out Coral 1 shade from the same range.
6. Masaba By Nykaa Lipstick – Nimbu Pani
The fresh, energetic, and oh-so-gorgeous Indian fashion designer – Masaba Gupta collaborated with Nykaa Beauty to launch her own range of lip shades, nail shades as well as fragrances. Out of all the products created in collaboration with her, the Nimbu Pani lipstick and nail shade has stood out the most.
This shade has a mix of peachy and brown hues. It is an apt nude lipstick shade for deep Indian skintones, however I would consider it a universally flattering shade.
7. Lakme Forever Matte Liquid Lip Color – Nude Dream
Lakme was a late bloomer in launching liquid lipsticks, but they have given us a lot of options now!
The brand has also started to experiment with different shades with their recent launches. Nude Dream from Lakme Forever Matte Liquid Lipsticks range is a light peachy pink. There are two other nude shades from this collection that you can take a look at; Nude Twist and Nude Myth.
8. Maybelline Color Sensational Powder Matte Lipstick Touch Of Nude
Powder matte lipstick finish is totally lovable! Everyone’s favourite drugstore makeup brand, Maybelline, makes it more lovable with such beautiful shades like Touch of Nude in their powder matte finish collection. It is a warm nude lip shade suitable for olive Indian skintones.
9. Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick Nude Nuance & Touch Of Spice
The creamy matte range was launched in India right before the powder matte one. I saw Nude Nuance shade on Maybelline New York’s Snapchat and I was like, Yes – I gotta add this shade to my list! It’s a GORGEOUS nude lipstick shade for dusky Indian skin tone. All you dusky beauties out there are definitely gonna fall in love with its swatch so do check it out on Google.
There’s another shade called Touch Of Spice in this range which I own. Touch Of Spice has pink tones in it while Nude Nuance falls more on the warm/neutral side. I would recommend you to try out Touch Of Spice if you want a nude pink lipstick.
10. SUGAR Nothing Else Matter Longwear Lipstick – 01 Browning Glory (Caramel Nude)
Sugar cosmetics never misses the chance to surprise us with their new launches. As I said in the beginning of the post, the brand has multiple lipstick ranges now that have different textures and finishes – not to forget, unique packagings too.
This Nothing Else Matter range has a 34 shades, and one of them is Browning Glory shade which is a caramel nude brown shade.
Affordable Nude Lipsticks For Indian Skin Tones – Under Rs.300
11. Swiss Beauty Pure Matte Lipstick – 222 Hot Nude
Swiss beauty has become a quite famous makeup brand in India in recent times, with their launches of super affordable makeup products. The brand was earlier famous for their highlighters and affordable eyeshadow palettes, but now they have exciting lipstick shades as well.
12. Elle 18 Color Pops Matte Lipstick – N51 Nude Fix
If you are a college going girl who wants to buy matte lipsticks online on a budget, I would suggest you to buy the whole Elle 18 Color Pops Matte range! The lipsticks in this range are so good and so affordable that you would not want to miss out on trying them.
They earlier retailed for Rs.100/- when they were newly launched, but now I can see that their MRP has reduced to Rs.75/- on some portals which is so budget-friendly. I have reviewed one of the shades from this Elle 18 Matte lipsticks range on my blog, in case you want to check it out.
13. Essence Long Lasting Lipstick Barely There
Barely there is a pinky-nude shade. It’s a much talked-about lipstick by Essence Cosmetics. If you want to buy a lip liner instead of a lipstick, then I would recommend you to go for Essence In The Nude lip liner which costs only Rs.129.
14. Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick Birthday Suit
Rimmel’s lasting finish lipsticks and Kate moss lipsticks are popular throughout the world! You can find both of the collections on Nykaa. The swatches of Birthday Suit tell that it’s a pretty brownish nude shade. Other shades to check out – Nude Pink, Guest List and Firecracker.
Know any affordable nude lipstick for Indian skin tones? Comment down below!