Best Nude Lipsticks for Dusky Indian Skin: Top 10 with Prices

by poonam


There is one lip color that can never let you down and that’s your perfect Nude. Nude lipsticks are a must have for everyone whether they are into makeup or not. A good nude lipstick will instantly fix your look on a no makeup day and will balance your eyes if you are donning bright or dark Smokey eye makeup. Nude lipsticks are also a perfect lip colors for Office wear as they have the power to make you look put together without being loud. Nude lipsticks are a must-have especially for those who stay away from bright lip colors. And I hope my list of Best Nude Lipsticks for Dusky Indian Skin tones in India will help you choose the one for you.


Finding a perfect Nude lipstick for your skin tone can be quite a task. As it can be a case that a nude lipstick works for someone and looks flattering but it might just not look good on you. It has to do a lot with the skin undertones and you have to find a Nude lipstick that works for your skin tone.  A perfect nude is a my lips but better shade (MLBB shade) that will match your skin undertones and gives color to your lips as if it’s your natural lip color.

The nude lipsticks for Indian skin usually have warm brown undertones with a hint of mauve to hide lip pigmentation. So, let’s get started with my Top 10 Nude Lipsticks For Medium to Dark Olive Indian Skin.

10 Best Nude Lipsticks for Dusky Indian Skin:

  1. L’Oreal Color Riche Lipstick – Beige Crème
  2. Lakme 9 to 5 Lip Color – Coffee Command
  3. Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick – Crème Cup
  4. Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick – Crazy for Coffee
  5. Chambor Powder Matte Lipstick Desert Rose
  6. Maybelline Color Show Matte Lipstick – Cream caramel
  7. NYX Round Matte Lipstick – Whipped caviar
  8. Lotus Herbals Pure stay Lipstick – Apricot Bliss
  9. Nykaa So Matte Lipstick- Taupe Thrill
  10. Sugar Cosmetics It’s a Pout Time Vivid Lipsticks Breaking Bare

It took me days to come up with these shades that will work for dusky Indian skintone. Most of these Nude lipsticks have Matte Finish which makes them really long lasting. Let have a mini review of these 10 best Nude Lipstick in India for Dark Skintones.

Top 10 Nude Lipsticks for Olive Indian Skin:

  1. L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Lipstick – Beige Crème : Price Rs 699

L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Beige Crème Lipstick is a beautiful nudish brown lipstick with peachy-pink undertones. It has a buttery creamy texture which glides on effortlessly on lips. The formula is beautifully pigmented and gives opaque coverage in a single stroke. One of the gorgeous Nude lipsticks for Warm Indian skin tones.

  1. Lakme 9 to 5 Lip Color – Coffee Command: Price Rs 400

Lakme 9 to 5 Lip Color Coffee Command is a gorgeous brown toned nude with soft creamy matte texture. The formula gives a smooth application and doesn’t set in fine lines like regular matte lipsticks. It is a perfect nude shade for Office and Day time. One of the best Universally flattery Nude lip color at affordable price.

  1. Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick – Crème Cup: Price Rs 325

Colorbar Velvet Matte Crème Cup Lipstick is one of the bestselling nude shade for deeper skin tones in India. The lipstick has a soft velvety creamy texture that glides beautifully and gives a comfortable matte finish. Colorbar Velvet Matte range has many more gorgeous nudes and I am sure you can find your perfect Nude Lipstick at affordable price in India in this range. Also, Colorbar Matte Touch Lipstick from Darkened Summer Lipsticks collection have a beautiful Matte Nude shade, colorbar Matte touch lipstick Brown Rush which again has a beautiful matte formula with rich pigmentation and affordable price tag. These are some of the gorgeous Brown toned Nude lipsticks for Warm Indian Skin tones.

  1. Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick – Crazy for Coffee: Price Rs 449

Maybelline Color Sensational Crazy for Coffee Lipstick is a beautiful mid toned brown with mauve undertones. It has one of the nicest creamy textures that glide on easily without feeling heavy. It gives a rich color payoff in a single swipe and a yummy vanilla scent. Maybelline Color Sensational Lipsticks have a wide range of nudes/browns in the collection. One can easily grab a Nude lipstick for Everyday wear that works for their warm Indian Skin tones.

  1. Chambor Powder Matte Lipstick Desert Rose: Price Rs 595 ( Buy Here )

Chambor Powder Matte Lipstick Desert Rose is a beautiful everyday nude lip color. Desert rose is a muted neutral pink with brown undertones which flatters Indian skin tones really well. The formula has a dry matte finish and might settle into lip lines so its best to prep your lips before application for a smooth finish. You might also want to try Chambor Powder Matte Lipstick in Dusky Earth and Brique Rose both of which have warm brown under tones.

  1. Maybelline Color Show Matte Lipstick – Creamy caramel : Price Rs 325

Maybelline Color Show Creamy caramel Lipstick is a medium brown with peachy undertones.  The formula has a creamy feel which applies easily. It doesn’t feel heavy on lips even after multiple swipes. The shade has tiny shimmers but it just adds a bit of shine to the lips without looking shimmery at all. There are few more shades in the collection that you might want to check out like Maybelline Color Show Iced Coral Lipstick and Maybelline Color Show Warm Caramel Lipstick. Both of these are beautiful nudes with warm brownish undertones.

  1. NYX Round Matte Lipstick – Whipped caviar – Price Rs 625

NYX Matte Lipsticks are a highly pigmented, lasting lipsticks with a plush, matte finish. They have a light weight texture which applies evenly and smoothly. Whipped caviar is a muted plum shade with brown undertones making it a perfect lipcolor for Olive Indian Skin tones. The lip color easily lasts for 4-5 hours.

  1. Lotus Herbals Pure stay Lipstick – Apricot Bliss: Price Rs 575 (Buy here)

Lotus Herbals Purestay Lipstick Apricot Bliss is a gorgeous apricot brown shade with a hint of pin. The brown undertones make it a beautiful everday wear color for warm Indian skin. The lipsticks come in a sleek round bullet with a slightly drying texture. You should apply a lip balm underneath to avoid the uncomfortable drying feel and a long lasting smoother finish. The formula is also preservative-free which is great.

  1. Nykaa So Matte Lipstick- Taupe Thrill :

Nykaa has recently launched their new range of Matte Lipsticks “Nykaa So Matte Lipsticks” including some beautiful nudes for dusky skin tones like Taupe Thrill. Nykaa So matte Lipsticks have a creamy texture and have rich pigmented formula. The smooth texture gives an even application. The bullet glides effortlessly and gives a soft matte finish to the lips. I have no doubt that it could be a favorite matte Nude lipstick for many of you.

  1. Sugar Cosmetics It’s a Pout Time Vivid Lipsticks Breaking Bare:

Sugar Breaking Bare is a soft mauvish nude shade which is undoubtedly the perfect MLBB Lip color for Olive Indian Skin tones. The color magically transforms to a deeper mauve which works on dusky skin tones and looks like a perfect everyday Lip color. The lipsticks have a creamy matte finish so it feels quite comfortable on lips.


This concludes my list of 10 Best Nude Lipsticks for Dusky Indian Skintones in India at affordable prices. There are many from Mac and other luxury brands like Bobbi Brown, Estee Launder, YSL but the high-end Nude lipsticks are not preferred by everyone but let me know if you would like me to a 10 Best Nude Lipsticks for Dusky Indian Skintones from High-end brands too.

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