Best Matte Lipsticks for Desi’s

It feels like the obsession with matte lips is never going to end.  Matte lips just look soooo good!  Especially for Desi’s who like colors that show even if it’s a nude lip.  Matte lips are also great for those of us who have dark lips, the matte texture covers and evens it out with minimal effort.  Matte lips also stand the heat, so dancing at a wedding or if you live in a hot country matte lips last.  There’s a 101 reasons to love Matte lips, and you know what…the trend is here to stay!  I try out lots and lots of products.  Here are my list of the best Matte lipsticks out there with some color recommendations for Desis.


1.  MAC Matte Lipsticks

Mac has a great range of matte lipsticks that are extremely pigmented and in a variety of beautiful colors us desi’s love (that’s why we love MAC so much).  Some of my favorite MAC Matte lip shades are: Mehr, Russian Red, Kinda Sexy, Please me and Velvet Teddy.  Read my list of the Top 10 MAC Lipsticks for Desi’s for photo’s and swatches.

2.  Makeup Forever Intense Rouge Matte 01

Makeup Forever’s Rouge Artist Intense lipsticks are awesome, very matte and they particularly have a good range of nude matte shades.  Some favorites 01, 02 and 05.  You’ll find a matte nude you love in this range for sure.


3.  Revlon Matte

Revlon Matte lipsticks are classic. These lipsticks aren’t matte matte they are more of a creamy matte. Revlon’s 003 Mauve it Over is one of my ALL time favorite nude colors for Desi skin tones.  It’s not a beige nude its actually a mauve but on Desi skin looks like a natural lip color.  I have like 3 of them, I get worried what if they discontinue it?! Seriously you will love it, its a great color.

4. Lime Crime

If you haven’t tried Lime Crime you don’t know what your missing in your life.  These lipsticks are INTENSE in color and extremely pigmented.  Wicked is a gorgeous deep vampy shade for Desi skin tones and Pink Velvtine is a stunning bright pink for the spring/summer.  There is nothing like these out there.  100% matte pure color.  You can’t buy these in stores only online at

Matte Lipsticks for Desi's



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Nilo Haq
Tagged as one of the five women to have shaped the beauty industry in the Middle East, Nilo is a pro makeup artist with stints at MAC Cosmetics, Toni&Guy, & Alexander Zouari Paris. Nilo Haq is the founder of iGlow Studios, Snobby Face lashes and creator of the first ever Online Makeup Course made for South Asian women. Nilo is now based in Toronto and is a sought-after bridal makeup artist who runs makeup workshops across three continents.

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