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

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!