Thank you everyone for your response to the post where I listed my 10 Best MAC Red Lipsticks for the Indian Skin Tone. I’m back again as promised with another Top 10 list and this time, it is my 10 Best MAC Neutral Lip Colors for the Indian Skin Tone. I mention lip colors and not lipsticks because I’ve also added a gloss and two of my favorite n*de shades of lip liners in the list.
We all know what a pain it can be to find that perfect n*de specially if you have a medium to dark skin tone like I do. After a lot of trial and testing, I now know what kind of n*des suit me. I always go for shades that have either pink, peach or brown undertones. These colors make me look fresh and not washed out. MAC has a wide range of n*ude lipsticks, glosses and lip liners that cater to every skin tone. Here’s my list of the 10 Best MAC Neutral Lip Colors for the Indian Skin Tone.
MAC Taupe – a matte finish lipstick and MAC describes it as a muted reddish taupe brown. This color might be too brown on fair skin tones but on medium to dark skin tones, this is perfection.
MAC Pander Me – this color was launched last year as part of the new Matte Lip Collection. MAC describes it as a “soft peachy mocha” and again, it is a great every day wear lipstick. The color is very similar to Taupe and another popular MAC shade, Mocha.
MAC Midimauve – Midimauve is in a Lustre finish so the coverage and staying power is not as good as the mattes but it is a beautiful shade on the Indian skin tone. MAC describes it as a “rosy mauve with pearl” and this color looks particularly good when paired with smokey eyes.
MAC Spirit – a satin finish lipstick described as a “muted pinky beige brown”. I love the MAC satin finish because it’s not as drying as the mattes but provide equal coverage and lasts for a long time. The color is slightly light on me but since it has pink undertones, does not wash me out. On skin tones darker than NC43, Spirit might wash you out if worn on it’s own so do pair it with a lip liner or lip gloss.
MAC Fast Play – This one is my favorite of the lot. Described as a “neutral pink lipstick”, it is in an amplified finish. Fast Play is a color that is universally flattering on any skin tone. You just can’t go wrong with it!
MAC Persistence – This color is almost always out of stock because it is that popular! If you are looking for that perfect 90’s style warm matte brown that is so trendy right now, go for Persistence. It came out in the new Matte Lip Collection and has been made permanent. Beautiful color!
MAC Whirl – With last year’s Matte lip collection, MAC came out with the lipstick version of their famous Whirl lip liner. The color is described as a “dirty rose” and has a hint of brown. Beautiful everyday n*de shade.
MAC Whirl Lip Liner – The famous Kylie Jenner lip? It is said that Whirl played a very important role in it in the pre Kylie Lip Kit era.
MAC Soar Lip Liner – This is hands down my favorite lip liner from MAC. The problem is that Soar is very hard to find because this shade is almost always out of stock. Soar has more pink in it than Whirl and the texture is absolutely beautiful. This lip liner is so creamy that you can wear it as a lipstick as well.
MAC Hyper Fabulous Vamplify Lip Gloss – Hyper Fabulous is a limited edition but there is a reason why I added it to this list. MAC is coming out with new shades in the Vamplify lip gloss range and there is a shade Fab Tested which is 95% close to Hyper Fabulous. The collection will probably come out next month so if you love this one, you can check out Fab Tested. I love the Vamplify glosses because they have such a beautiful formula. Excellent pigmentation, moisturises the lips and stays longer than normal glosses.
That was my list of the 10 Best MAC Neutral Lip Colors for the Indian Skin Tone. There is another shade that I wanted to add to the list but I just could not find it in my stock anywhere:(. The shade is Creme In Your Coffee, another pinkish brown shade which looks really pretty. There are many more shades like Mocha, Twig, Retro etc that will work beautifully on Indian skin tones but the ones that I listed above are my favorites. BTW, prices of all MAC products have increased by 15% and the permanent lipsticks now cost Rs 1500 🙁
What are your Best MAC Neutral Lip Colors? Do share your thoughts in the comments below.