24 Mar 2015

Our Nude lipstick collection - Suitable for NC 40-42 skin tones

Hi lovely ladies,

We have a crazy love for nude lipsticks. We can’t have enough of nude lipsticks. In this post, we are swatching the nude lipsticks which we have. The motive of this post is to help you girls get an idea about couple of good shades that are available here in India. This will be a picture heavy post! 

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick Undressed (Rs. 250/-)

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick Undressed

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick Undressed

I did not try this lipstick before buying. I got it as a free gift when I bought two other shades from the health and glow counter. It is not a flattering nude on my skin tone. It is a beige lipstick which acts as a concealer on my lips. It gives me a zombie look. It glides smoothly and covers the pigmentation well with two swipes. Not highly pigmented but not bad also. However I sometimes use it to tone down other bright lipsticks. Wear time is around 2-3 hours without any meals in between. 

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick Airy Fairy (Rs. 250/-)

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick Airy Fairy

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick Airy Fairy

Another miss from my Rimmel lipstick haul, the color resembles Velvet Rose but it is frosty. It glides smoothly and covers the pigmentation but there is a silver tone in it which makes it a not so flattering nude pink on my skin tone.

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick Nude Delight (Rs. 250/-)

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick Nude Delight

Nude Delight is the perfect nude if you go by what the word nude means. It matches my lip color with my skin color. I was shocked to see how it covered my lips. It does not have any shimmer or metallic tones to it. It is the Kim Kardashian nude. With super dark sultry eyes, this one is bound to be a hit. But with my regular no-makeup makeup, it will surely wash me out. If you have the personality to sport this shade then go for it. 

Kryolan Lipstick in LC 146 (Rs. 250/-) (Swatched at the end of the post)

Kryolan Lipstick in LC 146

A gorgeous nude from the house of Kryolan. This slightly milky but does not wash me out even when I wear it with no other makeup in my face. It sets to a semi-matte finish. It is priced at just Rs. 250/- making it ideal for someone who is experimenting with shades. But don’t get misguided by its price point, the quality is very good when compared to drug store brands. So I love it! It easily stays put for about 4 hours with some mild snacks in between. It does not survive a full meal.

Oriflame Studio Artist Lipstick in Pink Nude (Rs. 399/-) Swatched at the end of the post

Oriflame Studio Artist Lipstick in Pink Nude

It is a great MLBB color for my NC 40 skin tone and I love the fact that it is not completely brown based. It is bit milky to wear when my skin is really tanned. You can read the complete review here. 

Lakme 9 to 5 matte lip color Red Chaos (Rs. 400/-)


Lakme 9 to 5 matte lip color Red Chaos

Lakme 9 to 5 ranges was very popular among the Indian ladies. They have a wide range of neutral/nude lip colors and all are so beautiful. The name doesn’t match the color since there is no hint of red in this shade. It is nude brownish pink lipstick. It is a pure matte lipstick which suits Indian skin tones but I don’t actually like the texture of these. Also with poor wear time and cheap packaging it is not one of my favorites.

Lakme 9 to 5 Lip stick in Tea Break (Rs. 400/-) Swatched at the end of the post

Lakme 9 to 5 Lip stick in Tea Break

Very flattering shade with a highly unflattering finish. The lipstick applies unevenly and slips when we try to layer it. It is a gorgeous nude shade but yes some people may not feel comfortable to sport such shade in a matte finish. I wore it on many occasions with much difficulty to make it work and have received compliments. Read the complete review here

Faces Cosmetics Ultimate Pro long wear matte lipstick in 05 Peach Blush (Rs. 599/-)

Faces Cosmetics Ultimate Pro long wear matte lipstick in 05 Peach Blush

Peach blush is a pretty brownish peach color. It has more brown than peach in it. It looks extremely flattering on medium skin tones. On me, it is a gorgeous MLBB shade. The texture of these lipsticks is creamy and little waxy. First swipe seems to go on little harder and rubbery. The lipstick warms up and the next swipe is more comfortable.

Pigmentation is not great. This shade required two-three swipes to reach 100% opacity. It sets to a pure matte finish. Read the Complete review here.

Chambor Rouge Plump lipstick 772 (Rs. 745/-)

Chambor Rouge Plump lipstick 772

Chambor Rouge Plump lipstick 772

Chambor makes one of the best lipsticks in drugstore brands. They are extremely comfortable to wear great pigmentation and better wear time compared to most of the other drugstore lipsticks. With one swipe it covers all the pigmentation. It is a peachy brown color which is slightly deeper than Silky toffee. It has plumping property. Due to its creamy texture, it tends to make the holder messy if not taken care of. It wears for around 3-4 hours without fading and does not survive any meals.

L’oreal Color Lipstick Riche Velvet Rose (Rs. 845/-)

L’oreal Color Lipstick Riche Velvet Rose

L’oreal Color Lipstick Riche Velvet Rose

L’oreal Color Riche lipsticks have creamy formula. They look good on the lips and don’t dry out the lips. However, the pigmentation and wear time are not that great. Velvet Rose is a nude pastel pink which does not provide full coverage but I can layer it and hide the pigmentation to some extent. I like it for its creamy formula but it tends to melt in hot summers. It doesn’t have a long wear time. Within 2 hours of application it tends to fade.

L’oreal Color Riche Lipstick Silky Toffee (Rs. 845/-)

L’oreal Color Riche Lipstick Silky Toffee

L’oreal Color Riche Lipstick Silky Toffee

This lipstick is beige brown which transforms in to a true peachy brown nude for my skin tone. It is again very creamy but not highly pigmented. It doesn't dry out the lips but the wear time is not good. It has a tendency to melt in summers but the color is a flattering nude on my medium skin tone. Like Velvet Rose it has poor wear time.

MAC Satin Lipstick Mocha (Rs. 1450/-)

MAC Satin Lipstick Mocha

MAC Satin Lipstick Mocha

This is another peachy brown in my collection of nude lipsticks. On lighter skin tones, it appears as a neutral brown but for me it’s a perfect peachy nude brown lipstick. MAC describes it as Peachy yellow brown. It has satin finish which is my favorite. It is not as creamy as the L’OrĂ©al and Rimmel lipsticks I have mentioned before. However, it is very comfortable and looks flattering on people with NC 42 or lighter skin tones. It wears for around 4-5 hours without any meals in between.

MAC matte lipstick Mehr (Rs. 1450/-)

MAC matte lipstick Mehr

MAC matte lipstick Mehr

For many people Mehr is a neutral pink but on me it’s a nude pink. It has matte finish but not too drying like the Lakme lipstick. This is my first MAC lipstick and I have already used up almost half of it. It is a dirty blue pink lipstick which is specially made for Indian women. It looks really flattering when I wear full face makeup and washes me out if I don’t wear base makeup. It acts differently on different occasions. For people who find Mehr unflattering I think Twig will be an option. Like Mocha it wears for around 4-5 hours without meals in between.

Matte lipstick Velvet Teddy (Rs.1450/-)

Matte lipstick Velvet Teddy

Matte lipstick Velvet Teddy

It is matte in finish and very comfortable to wear. I love the way it looks on me. Mac describes as deep tone beige. I feel it’s a mixture of beige and brown and pink and all the beautiful things. It is extremely flattering on Indian skin tones and looks like a perfect nude on me. It doesn't wash me out. It wears for 4-5 hours without any meals in between.

MAC Luster Lipstick in Touch (Rs. 1450/-)

MAC Luster Lipstick in Touch

MAC describes the color as “peachy cinnamon”. On me, it is more of a peachy brown and very flattering. It suits my lip’s natural pigmentation very well and imparts a gorgeous semi-glossy color. The lustre finish is the icing on the cake! I would not have liked this color if it was in matte or satin finish. If you are fond of brown-based nudes, it is a must try! It looks slightly darker than my regular nudes but happens to be one of my favorites! Read the complete review here.  

MAC Satin Lipstick in Spirit (Rs. 1450/-)

MAC Satin Lipstick in Spirit

MAC describes the color as muted pinky-beige brown. On me, it is the perfect nude leaning more towards muted pink and a gorgeous MLBB shade. It covers the pigmentation's on my lips well. Must try if you are looking for an everyday nude! Read the complete review here

Chanel Rouge Coco Hydrating lip color Mademoiselle (Rs. 2500/-)

Chanel Rouge Coco Hydrating lip color Mademoiselle

Chanel Rouge Coco Hydrating lip color Mademoiselle

When I visited the Chanel store this is the only shade I could find as a flattering nude. It is long wearing and very hydrating. It has a lustre finish but it doesn't look overboard like the Airy Fairy. It feels light and looks natural. It is a pinkish brown and is very flattering on my skin tone. It survives meals and drinks and stays throughout the day. Read the complete review here

Swatches of Kryolan LC 146, Lakme 9 to 5 Lipstick in Tea Break, Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Nude Delight, Oriflame Studio Artist Lipstick in Pink Nude and MAC lustre lipstick Touch: 

Nude Lipsticks Collection for NC 40-42 Skin Tones


Hope you all liked our post. Tell us which is your favorite nude lipstick?

Thanks,
Nisha&Raji

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