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10 Light Lipstick Shades That Are SO Flattering On Indian Skin Tones!

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Did you know that lipstick is one of those products that is recession proof? So we stumbled upon this very relatable study, according to which, during the recession while most women refrained from spending on electronics and hardware, they didn’t give up on their much-loved cosmetics. Most essentially, lipsticks! Now I didn’t need a study to tell me how important a lipstick is, but hey, thanks for letting me know I am not the only one! So much so that I’m Hauterfly’s CLO – ‘Chief Lipstick Officer’ (unofficial, but I have been pitching!), who has swatched more than her fair share of lipsticks. And finally, (hold your breath) I can go out on a limb and curate a list of enviable nude lipsticks that are totally flattering on Indian skin tones.

My love for MAC’s Mocha is legendary, in fact, it was the first product I wrote about when I first joined Hauterfly, and this particular shade has been a mainstay, no matter how many edits my makeup kit has gone through. It’s equally flattering on my dusky sis as it is on me.

The creamy, dreamy texture of the SMLC line by NYX coupled with how flattering this particular shade is, is the reason why you need to swatch Cannes!

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Maybelline’s Super Stay Matte Ink is my ride or die product. It’s a must-have if you want a lipstick that won’t budge for hours no matter how much you eat or drink.

This gorgeous nude is super flattering on fairer Indian skin tones. The colour payoff is spectacular and the pretty peach-y pink-y shade is to die buy for!

Of all the shades I’ve mentioned here, this particular one lies more on the brighter pink spectrum, think of it as a toned down fuchsia that’s the perfect way to experiment with vibrant pinks.

I’m a sucker for a good peach lipstick that isn’t too, well, peach. I am well aware of how weird this sounds. This long-lasting lipstick from Faces has just the right amount of peach pigment to not look jarring.

Ever since I saw Deepika Padukone rock the shade, ‘I Rule’ at Cannes, I was obsessed. The shade is the perfect MLBB on duskier skin tones.

I love how budget-friendly the Nykaa So Matte! minis are. The affordable price point makes it easy to get a whole range of colours and experiment without breaking the bank.

Want to experiment with oranges but afraid of going too strong? This shade from MAC is the perfect middle ground; it’s got the colour but the intensity is mild enough for a makeup beginner.

For a kiss of pink that’s barely there, but pretty nonetheless, I reach for this shade of Maybelline.

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Hauterfly's resident bubbly girl-turned-Social Media Manager who lives life one cappuccino at a time. Not-so-secret makeup hoarder and food lover who hasn't set her kitchen on fire. Yet.

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