There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to choosing lipsticks. You wear what makes you feel comfortable. However, sometimes, one’s skin tone especially if you are Indian, can make it a little more difficult.

Here are some must-have shades for those with a darker skin tone should opt for.


Plum:  This shade is well-suited for evening wear.

Red: There’s a misnomer that only fair people can pull off a sexy red lipstick. But dark-skinned women can pull it off with aplomb.

Bronze: This is quite a bold colour, and makes for a glam night out.  And this compliments the Indian skin.

bronze lipstick

Coral:  This shade is a good option, but do note that it might look brighter than it actually is.

Nude: This is another great option that works well for the Indian skin tone