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5 Best Lipstick Shades for Indian Brides

Updated on October 9, 2014

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All eyes on the bride! Yes, on your wedding day, you’re going to feel like a diva because the spotlight’s going to be on you. Not just at the wedding, but at almost every party before and even for a few months after the wedding, you’re going to be the centre of attention. Hence, it is extremely important that you look perfect and picture-ready at all times. For this, apart from perfecting your pre-bridal, bridal and post-bridal ensembles, you also have to pay close attention to your bridal makeup. Your makeup should highlight your pretty features, hide your flaws and also complement and enhance the beauty of your outfit.

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Now, let’s talk about the facial feature that receives the most attention on D-day: Your lips! Every time you smile or laugh (and this you will be doing a lot) the focus will fall on your lips. Hence, it is crucial to select a good shade of lipstick, one that highlights your pout and complements your skin tone. Here is a list of lipstick colours that look really great on Indian brides.

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Image courtesy: theblahqueen

Passionate Pink

A colour much loved by Indian brides, pink lipsticks exude a delicate, feminine appeal that is very becoming of a bride. Whether it’s a hot pink shade, a pretty pastel hue or something in between, you’re sure to find something that will suit not just your outfit, but also your personality. The best part about this colour is that it looks great even for pre-bridal events like cocktail parties or the sangeet ceremony. Hence, it makes sense to keep at least one pink lipstick shade in your bridal vanity kit.

L’Oreal Paris presents the Color Riche Moist Mat range of lipsticks that offers attractive shades that are perfect for bridal wear. These lipsticks contain Jojoba oil and offer hydration for up to 4 hours.

Fiery Red

A striking, bold colour, red lipstick is befitting for a bride. The symbolic colour of love, it hints at intense passion and ardour. It is also a colour that goes well with traditional wear. So, whether you’re wearing a red lehenga or a green sari, this colour is sure to go well with your bridal outfit. However, when selecting a shade in this colour, it’s important that you choose one that suits your skin tone. Also, since this is quite an eye-catching colour, tone down the rest of your makeup.

Mature Maroon

Maroon is one shade that complements almost every skin tone. It also goes well with a range of colour schemes and combinations. Hence, this colour is a safe bet for a bride. Also, maroon is a very pleasing shade and bespeaks a sophisticated, tasteful sense in fashion. It is very becoming of the traditional Indian bride. When it comes to shades in maroon, there is a long list to choose from. Berry, plum, burgundy hues or ones with brick undertones look extremely classy.

Zesty Orange

This is quite an unconventional shade because most brides stick to tried and tested colours like pink and red. However, as the bridal makeup scene gets more experimental, Indian brides too are willing to try out offbeat shades and orange is surely one of them. You needn’t choose a very bright orange, but lighter, pastel shades in this colour will go wonderfully well with traditional Indian wear. If you do decide to opt for a vibrant orange, keep the rest of your makeup subtle so that only your lips are the only facial feature that is highlighted.

Natural Nude

Some people might think that this colour isn’t grand enough for a bride. However, don’t underestimate the elegance and subtle charm this shade imparts to your lips. With a range of nude shades to choose from, like beige, ivory, honey and sheer, you’re sure to find one that complements your skin tone. You can also choose from among matte, glossy and shimmery finishes. If you do choose to zero in on this shade, however, make sure you play up your eyes. So, opt for a dramatic eye makeup look, like the Smokey eye look to offset the paleness of this lipstick.

Well, now that you have these suggestions to guide you in your purchases, stock up on those shades that you think will complement your outfit. However, see to it that the shade you choose is a versatile one, one that will go well with more than one outfit.


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      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Nice options and I do use some lipstick.


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