Faces Canada Minerals Lipstick in Café Date 
Faces Minerals Lipstick in Café Date. Nude Lips for Indian Skin Rs 320/-
MAC Amplified Lipstick in Cosmo on Indian Skin Tone
MAC Cosmo Rs 1499/-
Colorbar Creme Touch Nude Coral on Indian Skin Tone
Colorbar Creme Touch Nude Coral Lipstick Rs 450/-
L'Oréal Color Riche Natural for Brunettes in Velvet Rose on Indian Skin Tone 
L'Oréal Color Riche Natural for Brunettes in Velvet Rose Rs 825/-
Chambor Powder Matte Lipstick in Sugar Pink on Indian Skin Tone
Chambor Powder Matte Lipstick in Sugar Pink  Rs 415/-

I love wearing a bold pop of colour on my lips like red and oranges, but sometimes it feels nice to keep my look simple, nude and monochrome. It is tricky to find "the" nude lipstick to suit your complexion but once you do, trust me you'll never feel like taking them off. 

 A while ago it was sort of like an obsession of mine to find The nude lipstick for me and in the course I have gathered quite a few, I wouldn't lie by saying that my search is over, I am sure if I find another one I will buy it in a heartbeat, but I am quite content with what I have now. I have narrowed down my 5 favourite nude and pale pink lipsticks and it wasn't easy. 

Faces Minerals Lipstick in Café Date is the nudest of all the lipstick I own. If I were to line all my lipsticks according to their shade this would be the first in line. It neither too dark like a brown lipstick (So 90s!) nor too light resembling a corpse; this shade is a perfect brown nude for indian skin tones. The skin matching with lips might look fabulous in magazines or pictures but doesn't really do well in real life. This shade helps in creating a warmth on your lips, adding a slight hint of pink colour, hence differentiating the skin from the lips. It is pigmented, semi sheen, glides on very smoothly and hydrating at the same time. I love paring this lipstick with a bold eye. 

A friend of mine has MAC Kinda Sexy and it looks totally sexy on her, however when I tried it out, it looked disastrous, I looked nothing less than a zombie. As soon as I had MAC Cosmo on my lips I knew instantly that we clicked. The MAC amplified formula is a cult when it comes to their lipsticks, and this colour is very close to my natural lips, it is almost pink with a slight brown hue, my lips but better, very creamy and easy to apply. The colour goes on sheer at first but it's buildable. This is my most recent purchase and I can totally say that this is going to be my everyday lipstick. This shade will look good on anyone, at any age. A perfect lipstick to gift someone. Also, just FYI, MAC has increased the prices of their permanent lipsticks from Rs 990 to Rs 1499/- in India.

If you are looking for a wearable coral shade then Colorbar Creme Touch Lipstick in Nude Coral is the one for you. This shade will instantly warm up your look and will look gorgeous on any one. The colour payoff is amazing for the price, it has SPF, very creamy, but doesn't last really long. This shade will be perfect if you do not wish to go too pale on the lips but don't want to go super bold either. It is the perfect in between shade that would look good on any skin tone. 

I got the L'Oréal Color Riche in Velvet Rose lipstick after seeing it on Sonam Kapoor in her White Perfect Laser print add. Even though the picture is heavily photoshoped, I loved the no-make up make up look she had on and especially the pale pink lipstick. This lipstick is one shade lighter and sheerer than MAC Cosmo. The texture and quality of the L'Oréal Color Riche lipsticks are fantastic, and this shade will be perfect for light-medium skin tones. If your complexion is on the darker side, the Chambor Powder Matte Lipstick in Sugar Pink would be ideal. These lipsticks are very buttery despite being matte, very pigmented and long lasting. This would look more like a bubblegum pink on lighter skin tones but would be the perfect nude pink for anyone with darker skin. 

If you are fair-medium look for lipsticks with pink tones and if you are darker then go for peachy beige tones. Nude lipsticks looks best when it's worn glossy or semi-sheen. Apply a thin layer of transparent gloss over nude matte lipsticks as they tend to sit in between the cracks of your lips and can make you look washed out, also, avoid frosty finishes in nude/pale pink shades. Exfoliating, moisturising, and lining the lips helps in preparing your lips for a flawless finish. Nude lips can be a little daunting, but I hope this post helped you out and encouraged you to break your boundaries and try something new. 

If nude lipsticks aren't your cup of tea, click here to read my post on Top 5 Dark Lipsticks for Indian Skin Tone. 

Which one would you like to try?