Because our skin tone ranges from the palest of the complexions to the deepest chocolatey tones, when it comes to lipsticks, it is a pain to find the best lipsticks for you as there a loads of brands and ranges out that might suit your friend but not suit you or vice versa so today I’m going to list out the top 5 affordable lipsticks that will suit most of the indian skintone. Some of them are widely available while others are difficult to get hold of but worth the money.

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipsticks-

Best Lipstick for Indian Skintone
Best Lipstick for Indian Skintone

Maybelline; One brand that we see everywhere we go. Maybelline has established itself as one of the most popular brands in India and has maintained it’s popularity even with more brands coming into the market. They released the Color Sensational lipstick range couple of years ago and while there are newer ranges available, you know how good the product must be if it remains popular with the masses. From the range, I recommend the Warm Me Up lipstick which is a nude colour with mauvish-pinkish undertones and is perfect for people with fair skin tones.

Lakme 9 To 5 Matte Lipsticks-

Best Affordable Lipstick for Indian Skintone
Best Affordable Lipstick for Indian Skintone

When Maybelline was dominating the market with the Color Sensational range, Lakme released the 9 to 5 lipstick range to compete with it. Just like the Maybelline range, the 9 to 5 range is available nearly everywhere and is also another great for everyday use with its pocket friendly. For those with medium to deep indian complexion, I recommend you to try the Coffee Command lipstick shade with is a beautiful nude shade that matches the skintone without washing it out.

Wet n Wild Megalast Lipsticks-

Budget Lipsticks for indian skintones
Budget Lipsticks for Indian Skintone

Now Wet N Wild Megalast lipsticks are one of the not so easy to find lipstick range in India but consider this: The Megalast range have given many brands a run for their money with their high quality yet very affordable lipsticks. Costing less that $5, if you have access to buying it, you can but a couple of these at the price of buying a MAC lipstick. From this range I recommend the Stoplight Red, a classic red lipstick that that is perfect whether you are wearing a LBD or a saree and can instantly brighten your complexion. This particular shade has been called as one of the best MAC Russian Red Dupe with the same quality and finish at a quarter of the price.

Maybelline Colorshow Lipsticks-

Best drugstore lipsticks for indian skintone
Best Drugstore Lipsticks for Indian Skintone

Maybelline faced with more and more competition from other brands, decided to launch the Colorshow Lipstick range a couple of years back and was instantly a hit with the market with the amazing shade range that have some great shades that at least one of them you will fall in love with. From this range, I recommend the Wine Divine lipstick which a gorgeous brownish maroon. It goes on smooth and is super opaque, comfortable, stays on for a long time and the finish is very similar to the MAC Amplifies finish.

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipsticks-

Top 5 Lipsticks for Indian Skintone
Top 5 Lipsticks for Indian Skintone

Not leaving out Revlon, another popular brand in the India, I recommend the Kiss Me Coral lipstick which perfect shade for the nearly all round year summer in India and can be used both as an everyday lipstick whether to office, school or even a day at the beach. The shade gives a nice healthy pink color while not being over the top so if you are feeling like wearing something subtle, you should totally try this one out

Well that’s our list of the best affordable lipsticks for indian skintone! So tell us your favorite drugstore lipstick brand in the comments below!

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