5 Summer Drugstore Lipsticks That Suit South-Asian Skin Tone.

13 July Ayesha Farhad 20 Comments

Being a South-Asian means that you have very few nude lip colours that will suit your skin tone. There are very few bold and bright shades that don't make you look like a rodeo clown. Over the years, brands have come up with lots of new lipstick shades that suit every skin tone. But many times we misjudge the shade and buy the wrong one that doesn't look good at all. And there are very few drugstore brands that don't over indulge in mauve and dark colours.

So here are my 5 top drugstore lipstick picks that suit any South-Asian skin tone.

1. Make up Revolution Fortify.


Fortify is a lovely shade of coral that has a hint of pink. This shade will instantly brighten up any outfit or any kind of makeup look. The shade is perfect for vacation get aways that doesn't make you look like that you have made a huge effort with your makeup while stepping the game up a bit.

The formula applies really nicely and sits well on the lips. It doesn't make the lips stiffen or crumble after a few hours.


2. Makeup Revolution Cliché.

Cliche is the perfect and exact dupe for Mac's heroin. Although at first glance when you see the Mac lipstick, you might feel its a bit deeper, but both apply the same and literally look exactly the same. Some people would think of cliche has an autumn/fall shade but with rising pastel colours in clothing, this shade will go perfectly with the entire summer vibe and it doesn't make you look like a middle aged South-Asian aunty wearing a dark purple colour ready to pull your cheeks out. Again, like Fortify, it applies really well on the lips.

3. Tanya Burr Sunday Walk.


This was a shade that was really hard to find and get right. There are VERY VERY few nude pink colours that will suit a South-Asian skin tone without making your face look washed out. Sunday Walk applies very very sheer but has a buildable consistency and look really great while you're on your day out about town.

4. Nip and Fab Cinnamon.

Nip and Fab have recently launched their make up line and since I am a huge fan of their skin care range, I decided to venture into their makeup range as well. They have some fab nude shades but unfortunately very few suit South-Asian skin tone. When you apply Cinnamon directly, you might feel like its a tad bit light for you. But the trick with liquid lipsticks is that you need to use a lip liner to make the colour pop. I used Mac's spice lip liner(Dupe: Barry M russet 5) on my lips first and then used Cinnamon and it made the PERFECT nude shade that I have always wanted! The formula is a bit drying on the lips. Something like Colourpop's but nothing that a bit of lip balm can't fix!


5. Nip and Fab Biscuit.

When you apply Biscuit on your lips, you will be like WOAH! Did I just apply concealer on my lips? But again, I used the same trick as Cinnamon and applied Mac's spice all over my lips and then used the shade. Its not exactly the same shade as Cinnamon but very very similar. So, if you have either of the shades, you are in for a perfect nude lip ride. Lol. Again, the formula is drying on the lips but I used a lip balm before applying so it didn't really bother me.

What are your favourite summer lipsticks? Let me know in the comments!

20 comments:

  1. I love that purple shade on you! The Makeup Revolution Cliche? Gorgeous! I like a good dark pink or red lip in the summer, makes me feel more fabulous haha

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  2. I love the shades of the Nip and Fab -Cinnamon and Biscuit. I'll be checking their make up line.

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  3. I love the second purple shade on you best as it makes my eyes pop. The first brown nude is pretty as well x

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  4. These all look amazing on you, but I have to say my favourite is the purple one! x

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  5. What an amazing selection of colours, you rock them all so well! xxx

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  6. I think my favourite is the Tanya Burr Sunday Walk one. But I have to say that the Makeup Revolution Cliché lipstick looks so nice on you!

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  7. I love that coral shade!! I know what you mean about finding shades to suit skin tones, I find it really hard!

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  8. These are such beautiful shades - I really love the look of the Tanya Burr one

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  9. I like the Fab biscuit and cinnamon ones they are my kind of colours.

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  10. I really love the Makeup Revolution Cliché lipstick. I have recently bought 2 purple high street branded lipsticks but I don't feel they cover too well or that they stay on the lips for a long time without smudging off.

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  11. The nip and fab lipsticks are one's I've been meaning to try for ages, the shades look beautiful x

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  12. Really like the Tanya Burr Sunday Walk, would like to try it for myself... maybe next time I'm walking around the shops on a Sunday :D

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  13. Such pretty colours and they all really suit you x

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  14. Every shade looks gorgeous on you! I have olive coloured skin and have recently been doing a lot of research about colouring, I wonder how these would look on me. Will definitely have to check them out. x

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  15. I really love the purple colour, but I have really pale skin so I am not sure if it would suit me.

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  16. These look like perfect summer lipsticks! I want to try the ones from makeup revolution

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  17. Oh my gosh Cinnamon looks perfect on you! The nip fab lipsticks look way too much like concealer on my (usually) super pale skin, but mixed with Spice it looks great on you. I'm also loving the look of Tanya's, I love her but strangely have never tried her makeup-going hunting for this one! x

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  18. At first I thought the coral looked amazing, until I saw the nudes! They suit you so much, you look gorgeous!!

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  19. They all look fantastic on you! I really want to try the makeup range by Nip + Fab!

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  20. You've picked up some great lipsticks and they look gorgeous on you!

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