I hope all you guys had an amazing weekend!
I had some free time because today’s a holiday, so I thought I’d share something very interesting and useful to all you girls!
I’ve put together 8 lippies for you all which are perfect for girls like me who are in college or are working!
All the colours I’m going to mention below are very neutral and very affordable!
All these colours are truly my favourite and I swear by each and everyone of them.
And best part? They’re all MATTE lipsticks.
It’s very very very rare that I use any other formula other than Matte!
I’m just going to give you all a brief introduction about the lipsticks, and a hand swatch of all the shades at the end.
1. NYKAA SO MATTE LIPSTICK – NAUGHTY NUDE
If you’re a regular purchaser from Nykaa, then you would know that they recently launched their New Lipstick Collection!
I got my hands on the shade Naughty Nude which is a slightly dark brown with a little pinkish red undertone to it.
The formula is a Comfort Matte and it glides on very smoothly.
First of all, a huge kudos to Nykaa for the packaging! It’s absolutely Matte Black with magnetic closure, love love love that!
These lipsticks are available in many other shades at 399/- INR for 4.2g of product which is an amazing deal!
2. KIKO MILANO COMFORT LIP LINER – 303
Now, not a lot of people are familiar with the brand ‘Kiko’.
They’re a makeup brand based in Milan. And their lip liners are to DIE FOR!
Kiko doesn’t have shade names, they have numbers, so this shade is 303.
This is such a gorgeous colour! It’s the perfect darker pink shade and is completely matte.
It does chap your lips a little so put a lip balm before!
I use this not only to line my lips but to fill them as well.
It’s priced at 550/- INR for 1.20g of product!
3. NYX LIP LINGERIE – LACE DETAIL
The Lip Lingerie Collection of Nyx has not been launched in India! I ordered this colour from Amazon and it’s a an amazing liquid lipstick. It dries completely matte but is still easy to remove.
I got the shade Lace Detail and when I first swatched it on my lips, I didn’t like the colour at all. It’s a very light pale nude colour.
It’ll probably look good on darker skin tones or maybe even medium skin tones but not light skin tones!
However, one day, I was just experimenting and I realised that this is an amazing shade that other colours can be mixed with! And preferably darker shades that you would want to appear lighter and more subtle.
It is priced at 1100/- INR for 4ML of product.
4. NYX LIQUID SUEDE CREAM LIPSTICK – TEA AND COOKIES
Moving on to the pinks, this is truly my holy grail! It is such a flattering colour for light to medium skin tones.
It might look a little too bright on darker skin tones.
But overall, Tea and Cookies is a truly beautiful shade.
Judging by the name of the collection, I thought this would be one of those creamy lipsticks that wear off really fast! But I was so so happy to see I was completely wrong!
The formula when you apply is definitely creamy but then it dries matte after 30-45 seconds.
However, you do have to apply it twice for the colour to be opaque.
It is priced at 850/- INR for 4ML of product.
5. KIKO MILANO SMART LIP PENCIL – 711
I’ve been using lip liners to line as well as fill my lips for a very long time!
Lip liners do dry and chap your lips slightly so I always put a lip balm before hand.
I got the shade 711, a purply mauvey toned colour. And I wear these kind of colours so often!
It is priced at 280/- INR for 1.12g of product which is literally crazy! Kiko is truly the most affordable brand I’ve come across!
6. LAKME 9TO5 MATTE LIP COLOUR – MAUVE PACED
We’re moving on to beautiful purples now!
Mauve Paced is a true mauve. It’s a very subtle and a very beautiful colour.
Perfect for any skin tone! But, re-application is required after some time.
It is priced at 450/-INR for 3.6ML of product!
7. CHAMBOR TRANSFERPROOF LIQUID LIPSTICK – 402
It’s not even funny how much I’ve raved about this lipstick on my blog and on my social media!
I’ve even done a detailed review about this product! If any of you want to check that out, here’s the link – Chambor Extreme Wear Transferproof Liquid Lipstick
A lot of people have said this is dupe for Kylie Cosmetics – PosieK and I agree!
It’s a gorgeous pinky purply colour and looks beautiful on all skin tones!
It’s very opaque and very long lasting.
It is priced at 845/- INR for 6ML of product.
8. MAYBELLINE LIP GRADATION – MAUVE
Okay, so, first of all, I don’t know why this shade is called Mauve because it’s not Mauve.
It’s brown. It always comes brown on my lips! It might be different on someone else’s lips, but even when I swatch it on my hand, it’s brown.
Despite the name confusion, I think it’s a very pretty colour. This colour is very mature and very subtle.
It’s not a very dark down that hits the eyes.
The colour, when applied, is semi-opaque but needs to be reapplied.
It is priced at 500/- INR for 1.25g of product.
So, now that I’ve briefed you guys about the pricing and the colours ; Here’s a hand swatch of all the colours.
They might appear darker because of the lighting!
I really hope you guys enjoyed this post and I hope I was helpful to all you girls looking for the right shade for the right amount!
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Until next time. xox