If you thought only the pale fair Indian maiden (blame it on the stereotypical Indian media) could carry hot pink lipstick shades and woo the world, think again. From Priyanka Chopra to Bipasha Basu, Mukta Godse to Lara Dutta and more, our Bollywood divas with dusky to dark skin tones have shown us PYTs with ebony touches, how to wear pink lipstick shades and walk the talk too! Here’s to the gorgeous skin tones across the palette and wearing pink is but a birthright for every hue and shade! Take that so-called-fashionistas who create the difference for no reason at all, when it comes to wearing pink lipstick shades.
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A Mini Guide To Pink Lipstick Shades For Indian Skin
Just as the shades of red would be, the shades of pink too speak of a sensual touch to those luscious lips; only when chosen right and applied well. Having said that, before you rush to pick up one of the hot pinks doing the trends this season, here’s a caution to pay heed too- ALL PINKS DON’T SUIT THE INDIAN DIVA WITH DUSKY SKIN! Take a look at pink lipstick shades for Indian skin.
For the woman with not wheatish dark complexion, wearing pale pinks would make her face paler. Hence wearing pale roses, mauve pinks or beige and nude pinks would be okay
For the woman with fair to light wheatish tones, wearing peachy pinks to bluish red pinks or violetish pinks would be great, magenta too.
For the woman with medium olive dusky skin tones, wearing deep pinks to wine pinks, brown-pinkish tones to magenta and berry pinks are a great choice.
For the woman with dark olive skin complexion, wearing any of the pinks other than the pinkish red warm tones IS advised.
For the woman with very dark skin tones, wearing pinks with a purple base works well, and staying away from light pinks or nudes would be the best thing to do!
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For very dark skin, we would recommend the use of soft pinks, which help flatter the skin tone. From bright pinks (not light) to Barbie pinks, you can opt for tones on these lines to paint your lips with.
What About Pink Matte For Dark Skin?
When talking about pink lipstick shades for Indian skin , if it is in pink tones or in beige, and should you have very dark to dusky skin tones, wear pink matte by all means- never use lip gloss or it would turn very light and bright, and the more the sheen the worse it looks on your lips!
What About Nude Pinks?
For nude pink lipsticks, there are plenty of shades on those lines in the market that can help make those lips a luscious lot. What you need to do is to use at least three layers of the nude touches to your lips, which would bring about a very bold appearance. In doing so, the lips would be contoured well and the perfect pink pout would come about.
So What Do I Do?
Speak to a reputed MUA or your closest friends who sport dark to dusky skin tones. Watch how they experiment with the various shades of pink on them, and try emulating them at home. The key is to follow the rule of complimenting shades on warmer skin tones- light for bright and darker for the duskier tones, with regard to pink lipstick shades for dusky skin.
For example, you wouldn’t want to try wearing very light pinks on a very dark skin tone for a cocktail event, not unless you want people talking only about your lips. And we say this with no offense, because the darker the skin tone, the more the shine and sheen. This is why, we need to compliment the skin tone with the shade of pink lipsticks we choose to wear.
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We now hope you know how to carry those shades of pink on your lips, using our mini guide on pink shades to wear. Now go and search for the best pink lipstick shades in India, to pick, wear and flaunt!