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The best nude lipsticks of 2021 for Indian skin tones according to Instagram

The 90s are having a moment these days with nude lipsticks taking over our timelines and our everyday beauty regimes. Think Jennifer Lopez with her signature taupe and her shimmery cheekbones grooving in a breezy kaftan, Deepika Padukone in neutral nudes and peachy nudes at her wedding in Lake Como and finally, Priyanka Chopra rocking a Laura Mercier Lip Parfait Creamy Colour Balm in “Amaretto Swirl” at the Oscars a few years back that had the beauty brigade in a tizzy.

The popularity of nude lipsticks lies in the fact that they are versatile, effortless and can adapt to all skin types, shades, and undertones. So much so that we found Sabyasachi ‘s new nude shade card for L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Moist Matte Lipstick Collection that features beautiful nudes like Maple Mocha, Rose Nuance and Flatter Me Nude. On his heels is another popular nude collection that is rocking Instagram now and that’s Huda Beauty’s Power Bullet Matte lipsticks in a variety of hues like Pool Party, Graduation Day and Third Date (our favourite!). So we picked out seven classic nude lipsticks that have been making waves on Instagram this year.

Charlotte Tillbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk

Charlotte Tillbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk

Probably the most popular lipstick on Instagram, Pillow Talk is Tillbury’s bestseller for years now. It comes with a hint of dreamy pink and is a moisturising matte formula that glides onto the lips beautifully.

Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick in Driver’s Seat

Blogger Malvika Sitlani swears by this hue and we absolutely love this 8-hour liquid matte lipstick that does not dry out your lips but delivers a beautiful finish that won’t budge at all. It’s also infused with primer oil complex to condition lips.

Tom Ford Lip Colour in Sable Smoke

Tom Ford Lip Colour in Sable Smoke

What we love about Tom Ford is how this warm beige nude fits in beautifully with all skin tones, especially Indian skin tones is known to be Lily Aldridge’s favorite. The other favourite from us is the lip colour in Bad Lieutenant that’s popular too.

Dior Rouge Lipstick in Classic Matte Brick

Dior Rouge Lipstick in Classic Matte Brick

A beautiful brown nude that comes with a highly pigmented finish, this elegant lip colour works without streaking or drying out lips. It’s  enriched with hydrating mango butter and is known to create a volumizing effect. Another beautiful nude that we are partial to, is the Promenade.

Huda Beauty Liquid Matte in Bombshell

Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick - Bombshell

If there ever was a liquid lipstick every girl in India bought last year, it’s this one. This beautiful comfort-wear formula comes with a lightweight formula that effortlessly sets to a matte, transfer-free finish. Plus, this one has the best staying power and is highly pigmented.

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick in Nuance

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick in Nuance

This list will never be complete without a Chanel lippie and the texture like velvet makes your lips soft and comfortable as ever. They call it the second skin effect, a matte lipstick that comes with a luminous finish. Other noteworthy hues from this collection are Libre and Rouge Vie.

Nudestix Magnetic Matte Lip Color in Purity

udestix Magnetic Matte Lip Color in Purity

The new kid on the block, Nudestix is all about neutrals and nudes and that means effortless, long-lasting colours that come with their crayons. This soft, non-drying matte lipstick, lip liner, and cheek blush all in one pencil is non-feathering and lasts for up to six hours. Another favourite shade to try is Boho, perfect for fairer skin tones.

Apart from these seven beauties, we also rounded up some of our favourites that are definitely trending on social networks for all the right reasons.

Charlotte Tillbury

MAC Lip colours in Taupe, Mehr and Velvet Teddy

Bobbi Brown Luxe Matte Lip Color in Burnt Cherry

Givenchy Le Rouge Ultra Mat Lip Stick in Neo Nude

Make up Forever Liquid Matte Lipstick in Praline

Shiseido Modern Matte Powder Lip Stick in Disrobed

Guerlain KissKiss Matte Lipstick in Crazy Nude

The best nude lipsticks of 2021 for Indian skin tones according to Instagram

Latha Sunadh

Deputy Editor

When she's not trying on a new serum, researching on yet another classic fragrance and sharing lip balms with her 5-year old daughter, Latha Sunadh keeps it reined in with a nice song and a good book. Special skills include obsessing over handmade, home-made and handcrafted luxuries.


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