Nude lipsticks have taken the world by storm. From famous actors to top supermodels and most-followed social media influencers — everyone loves wearing this shade.

If you want to go for a casual look, just put on nude lipstick and it’ll help you achieve the trending “effortless no-makeup” look. Not just that, it also goes perfectly with bold eye makeup.

The nude lipstick gained popularity with the ‘less is more’ trend in 2014 and 2015 when many realised that au naturel look is quite trendy. It helped that people like Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian love it as well.

For a long time, nude shades in the beauty industry were restricted to lighter shades of brown that went well with the beige skin tone. This was an issue for people of colour as it left a white tint on their faces. After a backlash for not being inclusive, many beauty brands have started launching shades ranging from pale to deep brown that cater to different skin tones.

So, how do you choose the best shade for your skin tone? Pay close attention to your skin colour and undertones — if you have fair skin, avoid shades that are too light that can give off a ‘washed off’ or ‘concealer lip’ look. If your skin is on the darker side, look for shades that are neither too close to your skin colour nor too light. Lastly, if you have olive or medium skin tones you are lucky as almost all shades of nude lipsticks will suit you.

We’ve found some of the best nude lipsticks that’ll be a valuable addition to your make-up kit. Take your pick.

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Are you unhappy with the chalky finish of your lipstick? Worry no more as Nykaa offers a product that not only has a creamy, long-lasting texture but also gives a matte finish. These are affordable and come in as 50 shades.

Available at Nykaa.com

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This mauve shade goes well with tan and dark skin tones. This Maybelline lipstick is infused with a moisturiser base to retain the water content of your lips. It is also available in 35 different shades and lasts up to a minimum of 12 hours.

Available at Amazon.in

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3

The caramel latte tone of Lakmé 9-5 provides full coverage to your lips. It mostly suits skin shades that have warm undertones. There are 20 other shades you can choose from, and each one of them will keep your lips smooth and packed with colour.

Available at Purplle.com

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4

Huda Beauty Power Bullet Matte Lipstick is highly pigmented and provides full coverage to your lips. Its diamond shape ensures that you can easily apply it and gives a silky-smooth finish.

Available at Sephora India / Nnnow

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5

The L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Free nude lipstick will ensure that your lips remain hydrated throughout the day, along with a smooth and matte finish. This one is good for lighter skin tones. 

Available at Flipkart.com

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This is vegan lip cream comes with a cushion applicator and gives you a matte finish. Just squeeze the tube and apply it comfortably onto your lips. Powder Puff Lippie Lip Cream is available in different shades. 

Available at Nykaa.com

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Apply this lip pencil for that instant luscious and sexy look on any skin tone. The Colorbar Matte Me as I Am Lipcolor lasts up to 14 hours and is smudge-proof too. Better yet, this product is cruelty-free. 

Available at Colorbarcosmetics.com

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8

The creamy M.A.C Satin Lipstick provides buildable coverage. It incorporates a satin finish and glides on your lips effortlessly. This tint works well on lighter skin. 

Available at Maccosmetics.in

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9

Faces Canada Weightless Matte Finish Lipstick is made up of lightweight colour pigments that can easily be applied. Enriched with oils, this lipstick not only adds a pop of colour to your face but also ensures that they remain hydrated. A person of any skin tone can apply it. 

Available at Nykaa.com

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10

Dior’s shiny, high pigmented liquid formula ensures a long-lasting finish. The lipstick is weightless, nourishes your lips and stays on for hours without being absorbed into your lips. 

Available at Nykaa.com

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Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Color is suitable for light and wheatish skin tones. The moisturising, highly tinted formula lasts for a long time and can be easily applied with just a single stroke. 

Available on Myntra.com

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This smudge-proof lip crayon lasts for 18 hours and is waterproof and sweatproof. It is a lightweight product infused with marula and chamomile oil for nourishment. All shades of this lipstick are curated by Indian actress Katrina Kaif. 

Available at Nykaa.com

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Disguise’s Nude Poet is a brown shade with pink and orange undertones. A dab of this will leave you with a rich matte finish. It is 100 percent vegan and suitable for all occasions. It is also waterproof and doesn’t dry your lips out. 

Available at Disguisecosmetics.com

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If you are concerned about the toxic chemicals that beauty products use, worry no more. The House Of Makeup Pout Potion Liquid Matte Lipstick does not use any harmful chemicals, gives a smooth and velvety finish to your lips and lasts up to nine hours. 

Available at Sublimelife.com

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Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick helps define your lips. The creamy formula ensures that the hydration is sealed in, and your lips remain moisturised all the time. The hint of cupcake scent makes it even more irresistible. 

Available at Nykaa.com

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