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8 Stunning Lip Shades Every Girl Should Own

By Trishi Dhingra

Updated - May 9, 20245 min read

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Somewhere between colouring our books with crayons and colouring our hands with lipsticks, we all grew up. At least back then, we all knew what our favourite colour was. 


Finding the right lip shade can be tricky. And after years of searching, we finally get our hands on the perfect lip shade only to realise there's one better. Ah, the horror! So, if I were you, I'd update my lipstick collection every once in a while. 


On a related note, here's a list of the 8 best lip shades that you need in your makeup boxes this season. 


1. Lakme Absolute Matte Ultimate Lip Color - PETAL PINK

Perfect for every occasion, this matte lip shade offers a nude finish with a hint of petal pink that goes with formal, casual and ethnic wear.


Buy from Lakme India @INR 450


Reasons to Buy this Lip Shade:

  • Soft velvety matte texture
  • Contains argan oil for nourishment
  • Made from a lightweight formula
  • Offers bold and intense colour payoff

Image Courtesy: Lakme India




2. FacesCanada Weightless Matte Finish Lipstick - PRETTY SEPIA

Say yes to a versatile lip shade that can raise your style quotient in seconds. 


Buy from FacesCanada @INR 299


Reasons to Buy this Lip Shade:

  • Enriched with almond oil, jojoba oil and vitamin E for nourishment
  • Offers powdered matte and smooth texture
  • Intense colour in one stroke
  • Lightweight
  • High pigmentation

Image Courtesy: FacesCanada



3. Mettle Liquid Lipstick from SUGAR - LYRA

Turn on the heat with a lustrous lip shade by SUGAR. And if you admire pastel colours, this liquid lipstick is right up your alley.


Buy from SUGAR Cosmetics @INR 1,199


Reasons to Buy this Lip Shade:

  • Long-lasting
  • Packed with avocado oil, vitamins A, C and E
  • Lustrous
  • Offers luxe creamy texture
  • Lightweight
  • Non-sticky and non-drying
  • High pigmentation

Image Courtesy: SUGAR Cosmetics



4. Satin Matte Lipstick from Disguise Cosmetics - Orange Editor

With red undertones, this orange lip shade from Disguise Cosmetics is as pretty as it gets. Wear it on brunch dates, girls' nights out and movies, and see for yourself. 


Buy from Disguise Cosmetics @INR 500


Reasons to Buy this Lip Shade:

  • Packed with plant oils
  • 100% waterproof
  • 100% vegan
  • Super-light and comfortable
  • Ultra-smooth
  • Intense colour payoff

Image Courtesy: Disguise Cosmetics



5. Lakme Absolute 3D Lipstick - PINK PASSION

Add a whole new dimension to your lipstick game now. Here's a 3D lip shade from Lakme ready to complete your desk-to-date look with a single glide. 


Buy from Lakme India @INR 640


Reasons to Buy this Lip Shade:

  • Offers shine along with matte finish
  • Long-lasting
  • Comfortable to wear
  • Rich colour payoff

Image Courtesy: Lakme India


Side note: Brighter lip shades usually work better on lighter to medium skin. 



6. Plush Crush Creme Crayon from SUGAR - MAUVE MAMA

Going for a party, wedding or fancy dinner date, this retractable creme lipstick will stand by you for as long as you want. 


Buy from SUGAR Cosmetics @INR 419


Reasons to Buy this Lip Shade:

  • Comes with the goodness of vitamin E, collagen, hyaluronic acid and pomegranate fruit extracts for nourishment and hydration
  • Water-resistant
  • Long-lasting
  • High pigmentation

Image Courtesy: SUGAR Cosmetics



7. Manish Malhotra Hi-Shine Lipstick - VINTAGE WINE

One of my absolute favourites, this lip shade will change your opinion about darker tones on brown skin. It's a smooth, creamy-textured lipper you will not regret buying. 


Buy from Myglamm @INR 950


Reasons to Buy this Lip Shade:

  • Creamy smooth matte finish
  • Lightweight
  • Longwear
  • High coverage
  • Glossy shine
  • Offers UVB protection

Image Courtesy: Myglamm



8. Manish Malhotra Metallic Lipstick - SENSUAL

Look unapologetically hot and glamorous with this limited-edition lipstick from Myglamm. 


Buy from Myglamm @INR 1,050


Reasons to Buy this Lip Shade:

  • Rich metallic texture
  • Lightweight
  • Extremely nourishing
  • Enriched with cottonseed oil for smoother, softer lips
  • Enhanced with anti-wrinkle and anti-oxidant properties
  • Intense pigmentation
  • Infused with pearls

Image Courtesy: Myglamm



Every lip shade tells a story and this is your chance to pick the one you love!