Ladies and lipsticks are pretty inseparable. Right from ancient times, when women used to stain their lips with beetroot or strawberry juices, to now where you have a plethora of products available, lipsticks are an integral (and sometimes the only) part of a woman’s make-up. A dash of lipstick adds zing to your entire outfit. Indeed, it is the most powerful and beautiful tool in your make-up kit.
When you select a lipstick, you must look for the three main factors: finish, colour and brand. The finish is how you would like the texture of your lipstick to be – matte, glossy or creamy. The colour must not only be your favourite, but also must complement your skin tone. Finally, the brand. The brand name itself tells you how the lipstick is going to be in terms of quality and performance.
Now that you are hooked (!), let us straight away get to the best brands of lipsticks in India
Lakme, owned by Hindustan Unilever, is the top brand in India. Lakme products spell quality and great performance. They are super affordable too. Available in a wide range of colours and textures, Lakme lipsticks are sure to make you smile. Their “Absolute” collection and “9 to 5” collection are hugely popular because of their long staying capability and affordability.
Elle 18 has been around since I was a kid, and that is quite a long time. It offers limited colour shades, but the quality is incomparable. Usually, Elle 18 comes with an in-built moisturizing stick that moisturizes your lips and gives a creamy and rich texture. They are very cheap, costing around ₹100 only. They are not very long lasting, either. It transfers to your glasses and spoons, (or cheeks and lips) pretty quickly. You need to carry it around to retouch after every 3-4 hours. Even with these minor negatives, we say that this is one of the best and you will not regret buying one. All shades of red and pink are covered in this range, but Elle 18 Pomegranate Pie 08, Elle 18 Wildberry Wet are some of the most popular ones.
Oriflame products are relatively new, but rapidly gained popularity due to their great marketing strategy and good products. They have a limited range if lipsticks, comprising of only 10 shades, but each one is great in its own way. The Natural range consists of all natural colours, which suit your skin tone and add a streak of colour. The most popular ones are the Oriflame Giordani Gold Jewel Lipstick and the Oriflame More by Demi Moore Lipstick, which comes in hot red. Oriflame lipsticks are quite pocket friendly, ranging from ₹250 to ₹400.
MAC is a brand that has made quite a name for itself. Earlier, MAC products would be used only by models, actors and make-up professionals. But now it has grown into a global brand and has made its way into the common woman’s home too. MAC lipsticks need no introduction; indeed, they are the reason MAC came into prominence in the first place. Though costly (the cheapest ones cost around ₹1000), they give your lips intense colour and are long lasting as well. You look simple to sexy in a few seconds. They have a huge variety of colours and textures that you will be spoilt for choice. Go on, try them. You won’t regret it.
Maybelline lipsticks are one of the safest among all lipsticks. They are also gluten free. Maybelline itself is a 105 year old company that has been recognized worldwide for its innovative and quality products. What more reason do you need to try these lipsticks? The Maybelline New York Color Show Matte Lipstick, Maybelline New York Color Sensational Lip Gradation and Maybelline New York Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick are the ones you should look out for. They give your lips a super rich colour and can be used daily. Available in a number of shares, these lipsticks are a huge hit among the fashion conscious ladies.
So there you are. These are the most popular brands of lipsticks in India. All are easily available and make you look super hot. We know that a lipstick is not going to make your problems go away, but at least it will make you smile and feel like a sexy goddess and give you that perfect pout for your selfie.
Do you already have a favourite lipstick? Which is it? Please let us know in the comments. And if you haven’t got one yet, try any one of these. You won’t regret it, we promise!