Top 10 Best Matte Red Lipsticks For Fair, Indian & Olive Skin Tones: Drugstore Brands!
The very famous matte red lipstick is a staple in every girl’s makeup vanity. It is believed that Egyptians used crushed rubies and berries to achieve the red pigment on their lips. Whether it is Marilyn Monroe’s iconic red lipstick, or Scarlett Johansson’s plump orange-red lips or even singer Taylor Swift’s signature red pout with a cool undertone, everyone must have a perfect red lipstick in their wardrobe. However, finding the best matte red lipstick in India without burning a hole in the pocket can be very difficult. The best part about working with a team that loves makeup is that you get the best advice on products and we sure love our red lips. Here are the top 10 matte red lipsticks for fair, Indian and olive skintones for every budget to help you with your dilemna.
Best Matte Red Lipsticks for Indian, Fair & Olive Skintone: Top 10 Indian Drugstore Brands
1) Revlon Super Lustrous Matte Lipstick- Retro Red 004 Price: Rs. 599
The Revlon Super Lustrous range comes in many finishes, one of them being matte. Revlon Retro Red is a warm toned red created to suit Indian and olive skin tones. It has a wear time of about 4 hours before it starts to fade. The texture is very creamy and full pigmentation can be achieved in a single swipe. Struggling to find anything bad for the Retro Red lipstick, it is definitely one of our favourite drugstore red lipstick in a matte finish available in India.
2) Lakme 9 to 5 Matte lipstick Red Coat Price: Rs.450
We cannot stop raving about the rose gold packaging of these Lakme 9 to 5 lipsticks. The color Red Coat is the perfect red for people who want to try their first red. It’s not very bright but at the same time it is the perfect subtle red. It is one of the most comfortable matte red lipsticks in our top 10 red lipsticks for olive skintone list. It glides on the lips like butter and doesn’t dry them out much. The color stays on for 3-4 hours and then you will have to reapply. It doesn’t go on patchy and full pigmentation can be achieved in 1-2 swipes.
3) Lakme Enrich Matte Lipstick RM13 Price: Rs.299
The Lakme Enrich Matte lipsticks have such a great formula and price that it had to make to our list of best affordable red matte lipsticks in India. The lipstick is a deep red in colour and will flatter medium to dark skin tones beautifully. It stays put for about 3-4 hours and leaves a strong lip stain. The red lipstick is very comfortable on the lips but tends to feel a bit dry after 3 hours. The lipstick itself has a characteristic cosmetic-y smell which persists for some time but isn’t over-powering. Easy to remove, this crimson red color is great for evenings and night outs.
4) Loreal Color Riche Moist Matte Black Cherry Price: Rs.899
Every time we talk about the Moist Matte range from L’oreal Paris, we can’t talk stop raving about their reds. The Black Cherry shadeis a rich deep red with berry hues that will compliment medium to dark skintone well. There is not one person who wouldn’t look great with this lipstick on. This deep red matte lipstick has a very creamy formula and settles into a matte finish after 5-10 minutes. It is transferable,but leaves a red stain on the lips. The lipstick stays put for a solid 5 hours including meals and drinks.
5) Chambor Extreme Wear Liquid Lipstick- 433 Price: Rs. 845
The new Chambor liquid lipsticks are all the rage these days. The there are 5 reds in this range, but 433 shade is one of a kind. It is very bright in your face red yet it suits every skin tone. The doe-foot applicator is designed for perfect application. Most matte liquid lipsticks are made in such a formula that they do end up drying the lips. This one too shows all lip lines and creases after 4-5 hours . It is highly pigmented and full color can be achieved in one stroke. The Chambor Red Liquid Lipstick has no transfer until you eat something oily and is a must have red matte liquid lipstick in India.
Top 10 Affordable Red Matte Lipsticks In India: Review & Swatches
6) Faces Ultime Pro Matte Lip Crayon- Midnight Rose Price: Rs. 799
The Faces Matte Lip Crayon in Midnight Rose is a total game changer. Perfect for fall and winter, this deep red matte lipstick is all you need. Its rich and creamy texture stays on the lips for a good 5 hours before the need to reapply. It has very little transfer and full pigmentation can be achieved in just 1 stroke. We have nothing bad to say for this dark red matte lipstick available for Indian skintone, other than the fact that it needs to be sharpened.
7) MAC Retro Matte Ruby Woo Price: Rs. 1650
This is hands down the best red lipstick ever. What makes it the best is that it suits every skin tone. From very fair, to medium to darker and olive skin, it is the perfect red for everyone with neutral undertones. Being a Retro Matte formula, it gives the perfect flat matte finish and stays on the lips all day long. The lipstick has a yummy vanilla scent which makes you want to gobble a scone right away. Apart from being pricey, it feels very drying on the lips and clings to dry patches but nothing that a little lip balm cannot handle. Also, it is very long wearing and stays put for over 8 hours even while eating and drinking. Every decent red lipstick lover, must have this in their kitty!
8) Colorbar Hearts And Tarts Price: Rs. 325
Heart and tarts is a hidden gem, when it comes to matte red lipsticks. At such an affordable price, this lipstick gives matte finish and full pigmentation in just one stroke. The color is pure blood red with warm undertones and will suit Indian and olive skin tones. The lipstick, being velvety matte never feels dry on the lips. The color stays on the lips for a good 4 hours before the need of re-application. This inexpensive and pure red lipstick easily made it to our list of top 10 affordable matte red lipsticks available in India.
9) Loreal Pure Reds- Freida’s Pure Rouge Price: Rs. 1025
Packed in an all black packaging, this ruby red lipstick is perfect for olive skin tones, just like that of Freida Pinto. All the lipsticks from the Pure reds range are stunning. However, this matte red lipstick is a total must have. Its creamy matte texture doesn’t feel drying and stays on the lips for about 5-6 hours. The lipstick has slight chemical-ly scent, which fades away upon application. Apart from the higher price point, we have nothing bad to say about this gorgeous crimson matte lipstick!
10) Maybelline Super Stay 14 hour Lipstick- Continuous Cranberry Price: Rs.575
This Maybelline Super Stay 14 Hour lipstick imparts a beautiful mid-tone red color on the lips with warm undertones. It looks great on all Indian skin tones. The lipstick sure does claim to stay on the lips for 14 hours but the formula remains intact for about a good 7 hours. It is drying, just like the Mac Retro Matte lipsticks, but the unique shade makes up for it. To achieve full pigmentation, you will have to apply it 2-3 times. The lipstick has a custom fragrance of candies which does not persist long after application. Its unique shade and long lasting formula surely made it our best red matte drugstore lipstick.
These were the top lipsticks which we feel are the best red matte lipsticks available in India that will flatter fair, medium & olive skintones. Do let us know your favorites below.