Friday, 11 March 2016

Five Budget Pink Lipsticks for Indian Skin Tones

Five Budget Pink Lipsticks for Indian Skin Tones

Hi every one :)
Pink lipsticks are must needed in a girl’s vanity. They are perfect for a girly, soft look, a date night makeup or to jazz your everyday low key makeup, or even to pull a glitzy outfit together.
Finding pink lipsticks I like was not easy for me, most I came across were very blue toned and hardly didn’t have enough red undertones in them; hence whenever I wore them they looked flat and sallow on me.  I asked my sister (she’s medium-dark) about her favorite pink lipstick, and she sadly said she didn’t have any she liked because simply, she didn’t find one that looked good on her. So after copious research later, here I’m with five budget pink lipsticks that will flatter Indian skin tones.
P.S: You’ll notice most of the shades having a mild red undertone. Somehow red undertones compliment warm under toned Indian skin tones much better than cool toned lipsticks, which can make complexions look sallow and underwhelming.
So without any ado; here I go.
Lakme Absolute Gloss Addict Lipstick in Desert Rose:
The perfect light pink lipstick for light to medium skin tones. The color is a mix of pink with slight hints of red, very wearable. The texture is glossy, balmy, creamy, the product almost hugs your lips; a lot like Mac crème sheen range of lipsticks. The lipstick comes in a very classy transparent grey-black-white packaging which is travel friendly. The color doesn’t last more than 3.5 hours on me, but with a lip liner and a primer underneath, the wear time extends by an hour or so. The only con this has is that it washes darker skin tones out and the outrageous pricing!
Price: Rs. 800 for 4.2 gms (outrageous for Lakme but buy online, like I did—I bought for Rs. 640, definitely worth it)
Lakme Absolute Gloss Addict Lipstick in Desert Rose

Lakme Absolute Gloss Addict Lipstick in Desert Rose

Streetwear Ultramoist Colorrich Lipstick in Pink Persuasion:
Another gorgeous coral pink (pink with a hint of red). Not high on the ultramoist factor but these are very pigmented. The texture is matte, long staying but clings to dry patches, hence a lip balm underneath is essential. It stays beyond meals and with a lip liner, it stayed for around 7 hours on me, lunch and snacking included. The lipstick has a very vanilla fragrance which I love, but the packaging is a con: a part of the lipstick sticks out of the bullet and if you are not careful you might just nick the lipstick, however the cover is very cute!
Streetwear Ultramoist Colorrich Lipstick in Pink Persuasion
Colorbar Lip Definer in Berry Rose:
Rs. 599 for a lip liner! I was shaking my head when I bought it, however the texture and color blew me away! On lighter tones this rich pink color veers towards magenta, however on medium dark to dark skin tones it looks like a super flattering rose pink. The texture and pigmentation are on par with MAC lip liners, that’s just how good these are. They are matte yet have a slightly creamy feeling which ensures the liner goes smoothly on lips without any tugging. Highly recommend this to medium to dark skin tones; I can assure you won’t be disappointed!
Price: Rs. 599 for 1.45gms (might seem overpriced but very worth it)

Colorbar Lip Definer in Berry Rose

Colorbar Lip Definer in Berry Rose
Maybelline Lip Polish in Glam 6:
Maybelline lip polishes were very popular since they released; and with good reason- opaque glossy color, highly pigmented, very balmy and hydrating yet stay long, and even when the gloss is gone, they leave a very pretty stain! This color in particular looks very dark and plumy in the tube, yet it transforms to a rich, deep berry color which flatters medium dark and darker skin tones to a T! Lighter skin tones might find this color vampy and too dark though.  I love the packaging as well, chubby transparent tubes with a classy metal covering!
Price: Rs. 450 for 4 grams (a steal!)
Maybelline Lip Polish in Glam 6

Maybelline Lip Polish in Glam 6

L’Oreal Paris Rouge Caresse Lipstick in Aphrodite Scarlet:
This particular lipstick is very dearly loved by the women in my family, all of them, simply because this lipstick flaunts so many skin tones, from very fair to deep and suitable for all ages. The pigmentation is light to medium, depending on the amount of product on lips. The texture is hydrating, slightly glossy and leave a pretty stain post meals (which gets deeper on reapplication), even though the balmy feeling is gone. The color is a watermelon pink, a very flattering mix of blue and red tones. I love the fact that the stain is very much buildable and doesn’t cling to unflattering patches on lips. I highly, highly recommend this to anyone searching for a flattering pink lipstick and is confused; this looks so good on everyone!
Price: Rs. 550 for 2.8 grams

L’Oreal Paris Rouge Caresse Lipstick in Aphrodite Scarlet
So here it is. I hope you like this post and find your perfect pink among these!