Lipstick Shades for Dark Complexion : Ask IMBB

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M Priya Asks

I have my BIL’s wedding coming up in 2 months. I would like to buy a long lasting and transfer resistant lipstick, preferably with matte finish. I googled a lot and now baffled with so many reviews. Can u suggest a brand?

I use only lip balm for daily use and hence I’m searching for small packs of lipsticks. Are they available in Indian market? (ie)., testers or sample packs for purchase? I can spend around Rs.300/- and if they are really worth the buy (long lasting and transfer proof), then I can spend upto 500/-. I’m looking forward to buy 2 shades (one for wedding eve and other for the wedding function). As I’m the first DIL, I would stand in front to do all the ceremonies and wish to look subtly elegant.

And also I’m totally clueless as to what shade would suit me as I’m dark by complexion. I’ve tried many shades in Lakme (not satisfied with this brand of course) and I feel itz difficult to choose a shade for my complexion. Even testers at stores look different on me when used at home (dont know why ?) At last I’ve ended up wasting so many bucks. Can you mention any sample pack to be purchased so that I can test them at home again and again to my satisfaction?


10 thoughts on “Lipstick Shades for Dark Complexion : Ask IMBB

  1. Hey Priya… If u r looking for transfer resistant, matte and long lasting lipsticks then only one brand comes to mind and that is COLORBAR’s VELVET MATTE LIPSTICK… I have one in Addictive Magenta and it is all u want.. plus it stays on for more than 8 hours irrespective of how much you eat or talk 🙂
    U can check out the shades on the colorbar site…

    and they are for Rs.225/- only 🙂

  2. I personally love Maybelline’s Colorsensational lipsticks. I’m about an NC50 skintone and I have the shades “Mauve-ulous” and “golden brown” and they both look good. although golden brown is a shimmery nude on me so might not be what you’re looking for but they had plenty of beautiful shades you should check out.

    1. sara…pls. aslo tell the price of Maybelline’s Colorsensational lipsticks…and is it good for summer also…….pls. reply

    2. @sara pls. advise the price of Maybelline’s Colorsensational lipsticks and also advise is it good for summer……..

  3. I’ll suggest Colorbar Velvet mattes too!!!! Same pinch Suma..

    Try these shades: naked Pink, Irish Rose

    Try “For Keeps” from their Diva Collection too.

    Also, ‘All that rust” and “Brown Shimmer” from the Soft touch range.

    I am NC 44 and i wear and love all these shades.
    And I don’t think any co. other than Oriflame sells sample lippies.

  4. hey
    maybelline colorsensational totally toffee and my mahogany might suit dark skin.
    chambor has a collection of rich matte lipsticks, their performance is true to their name. with this you cant go wrong
    and lakme’s new love lipstick ( not 100% sure of the name but they come in red color packs) :yes: :yes: :yes:

  5. Hey! Thanx all for such quick response. Actually, I was having a second thought over Chambor flowing lipsticks b’coz of semi matt finish. Now I hope to try out colorbar velvet matte lippies.
    @ Mrunmayee- Where can I buy oriflame sample lippies?
    TIA frenz!

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