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24 Lip Colours That Flatter South Asian Skin Tones Like Nobody's Business

*Hits the mall*

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1. "Freckletone" - Mac

Mac Cosmetics

A peachy light nude in colour and consistency, great for lighter brown skin.

2. "Mink" - Revlon


A popular brown girl favourite from the drugstore, Mink is a muted darker nude with a slight pink undertone and a crème finish. It flatters almost all hues of brown skin.

3. "Amorous" - Mac

Mac Cosmetics

A pigmented, long-lasting berry mauve with a satin finish.

4. "Diva" - Mac

Mac Cosmetics

A deep matte wine-red, Diva can dress up any neutral eye look.

5. "Wine and Forever" - Maybelline 14H lipstick


A long lasting browny red which makes golden skin look even more radiant.

6. "Dolce Vita" - NARS


A sheer and moisturising slap-on-and-go dusty rose pink with brown tones.

7. "Up The Amp" - Mac

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Mac Cosmetics

An amplified berry purple with a hint of pink, this lipstick is considered to be one of the most flattering purples on women of colour.

8. "Neon Orange" - Mac

Mac Cosmetics

A bright, bold, amplified true orange that pops beautifully on duskier South Asian skintones.

9. "Taupe" - Mac


A dusty matte brown that makes "dark nude" much more wearable.

10. "Number 106" - Rimmel London, Kate Collection


A super-bright matte pink that can brighten up just about any make-up look.

11. "Sultry" - Revlon


This pink from Revlon's Matte Balm Stains collection, is as moisturising as it is loaded with colour. It gives your lips a gorgeous stain while staying matte and maintaining a balmy texture.

12. "Little Susie" - Nyx Butter Lipstick


A pigmented bright pink with yellow undertones that bring out the golden in brown skin. Buttery smooth texture that keeps the lips hydrated.

13. "913C" - Wet'n'Wild


A great everyday matte browny pink nude, suitable for a range of skin tones.

14. "Berry Dreamy" - Street Wear Color Rich


A creamy corally nude pink, this lipstick is great for office wear and it comes at a super affordable price.

15. "Blackberry" - Revlon


This deep red berry shade from the Revlon Superlustrous line comes in a moisturising crème formula. Perfect for winters.

16. "Pink Truffle" - Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter

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Glossy and moisturising with a buttery texture. An almost glowy pinky brown.

Popular for being an MLBB (My Lips But Better) lippie for many women of colour.

17. "Ruby Woo" - Mac

Mac Cosmetics

A bright matte red with blue undertones. Known for flattering all skin tones and making your teeth look white.

18. "Eros" - Nyx

Himani Wright

Another bright red, but with an orange undertone instead of blue, Eros has a creamy finish.

19. "Cabaret Blend" - Milani


A creamy deep red with maroon undertones.

20. "Xoxo" - Street Wear Color Rich


A bright and smooth blue-based pink that comes at a pocket-friendly price tag.

21. "Berry Couture" - Revlon


If you're new to purple lips, this sheer berry lipstick is a great way to begin. It is buildable, moisturising, and shiny, and it complements brown skin.

22. "Party Parrot" - Mac

Mac Cosmetics

A very bright coral pink matte, only for the daring.

23. "Plumful" - Mac

Mac Cosmetics

A very flattering everyday colour which stays bright and pink without being overpowering. Its plummy tones flatter darker desi skin tones and it has a lustre finish.

24. "Satin Enrich 145" - Lakme


This silky nude can complement fair as well as dusky skin tones, and is also on the budget-friendly side.