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10 Best Matte Red Lipsticks for Indian Skin Available in India

Top 10: Best Matte Red Lipsticks for Indian Skin Available in India with Reviews and Price List

Red lipsticks are something which are a staple in every woman’s bag and on her vanity. Red is something which we will require at some pint of our life. Be it for parties, weddings or just for regular wear like Taylor Swift. One specific red lipstick doesn’t suit all. There are several shades of red lipsticks available in India to suit the specific skin tones of us women. There is something very alluring about a flat matte lip. So here are the top 10 matte red lipsticks available in the market to suit Indian skin tones. I have added both high end and drugstore options so you choose according to your budget. Whether you are fair, medium or dark you will find a match here.

Some red lipsticks have warm undertones in them such as oranges or brown while others have cool undertones such as blues and pinks to compliment our skin tones to the fullest. There are several types of red lipsticks out there, mattes, liquids, gloss, tints, creamy and many more. But nothing can beat a matte red lip which looks very classy. Don’t forget to see this red lipstick tutorial for matte lips.

List of Top Ten Matte Red Lipsticks for Indian Skin Tones

1. LAKME 9 TO 5 LIPSTICK RED COAT: Dupe of Ruby Woo

This is a bright red shade without shimmer. This shade is true red with no strong warm or cool undertones in it. It is a very matte shade and it is advisable to use a lip pencil before hand to avoid the colour bleeding. This shade is perfect to brighten up your face without requiring several products. After means and drinks, it fades off and leaves a very pretty tint on the lips. It can be drying since it is very matter, so hydrating and moisturizing your lips before applying this lipstick is advisable. It is also a close dupe of popular MAC Ruby Woo. Price in India: Rs.400


This is also a very rich and cool shade of red which is bright and very lovely. It is a matte lipstick which can be a little drying so using a lip balm is advisable. Also exfoliating and priming the lips will help the colour sit and be intensified a lot. The shade does have a little blue undertone in it but it is not too obvious. Just one sweep of this loreal red lipstick is perfect to achieve a bright matte red lip. It also a close dupe of what Aishwarya Rai wore to Cannes. Price in India: Rs.950

3. MAC RUSSIAN RED LIPSTICK: best warm red lipstick

This shade Russian Red is a very intense warm toned red colour from MAC which provides a matte finish. It is a very deep warm red colour which will look great on medium to dark Indian skin tones with warm undertones. If you think Ruby Woo is too drying and too blue for you, try this next best alternative from MAC. Price in India: Rs.1600


This shade is a light carrot pink red colour. If you are shy of bold reds, try this subtle day wear red shade from MAC called Relentlessly Red. It is a very pigmented shade which doesn’t need more than 2 coats of colour to get the perfect shade of day time red. This shade has very pink undertones in it. Can be a little drying on lips so do moisturise your lips beforehand. Price in India: Rs.1600

6. MAC LIPSTICK RUBY WOO: best matte red lipstick

Just one swipe of this lipstick is enough to achieve the perfect colour. This doesn’t necessarily have to be for the fair skinned ladies as this colour will suit medium to dusky Indian skin tones as well. This has to be the best red lipstick ever. Even if you have loads of red lipsticks in your kitty, you still need this to see why girls go gaga over it. Its a blue based red but still magically suits both warm and cool skin tones. The finish is very retro matte so you are set for the day without the colour budging. Ruby Woo is the best matte red lipstick for Indian skin tones hands down. In the picture you also see the closest dupe of it in lip pencil form called Bourjois Lip Pencil #20. Price in India: Rs.1600


This shade of red has a lot of cool or neutral undertone in it. It is more of a tomato red and is matte. The lips however do not feel dry at all and the lipstick glides on beautifully. Even though it is matte, the lips still look very classy and kissable. It stays put for good 5-6 hours. Price in India: Rs.550


All of Maybelline’s 14hr lipsticks are very pigmented and only one swipe is enough to get the intense shade of colour. It is a semi-matte lipstick which lasts for a really long time. The colour gets embedded and doesn’t get transferred to any cups or glasses. Price in India: Rs.400


This shade of colour has warm and orange undertones in it which will look very nice on dusky skin tones. It is a chubby stick or lip crayon which can be drying which is why lips should be hydrated and moisturized. A few layers are needed to get the perfect colour. The packaging is very chic always looks fabulous on our vanity or in our purse. Price in India: Rs.800

9. NARS SEMI MATTE LIPSTICK HEAT WAVE: best red lipstick in world

This is a satin matte finish and is very smooth. After Ruby Woo, this is considered the next best matte red lipstick. The shade is very bright and intense. It is an orange based red colour which is perfect for medium to dark Indian skim tones and it is not that harsh for day time. It also is very long lasting and being from Nars, you can expect the quality to be brilliant. Price in India: Rs.3500


It comes in the lovely color riche lipstick packaging. The lipstick is very creamy and pigmented but the end result is a delicious layer of matte colour which is very long lasting and super rich. It is a rich shade of red with warm undertones in it. It has brilliant colour pay off and is very hydrating on the lips. L’Oreal has got 7 shades of red in its Star Red Lipstick Collection and Anshita here is wearing Pure Rouge which is a close dupe of Ruby Woo. Price in India: Rs.950

Most of these matte lipsticks have detailed reviews and swatches on VNA so follow the links if you need more information.

By Contributor: Ananya

Which is your favourite matte red lipstick in India? Share your reviews with us.

View Comments

  • beautiful compilation.Loreal has some great red shades, MAC ruby woo is still my favorite :D

  • Nice compilation! I have lakme red coat and Loreal lincoln rose :) Love both <3

  • I don't wear reds often but still they ar close to my heart and speaks out louder than anything :)

  • You ought to check out Colorbar's matte touch lipstick in the shade Sweetheart. It is a beautiful red with a matte finish.

  • My absolute favorite is Ruby woo. Like relentlessly red too and Lincoln rose too.. Hav ordered red coat... Is it really a dupe of Ruby woo... Would lov to try nars heat wave

  • I swear by Mac ruby woo and recommend it to everyone. It's so universally flattering. I just love it :)

  • Can u tell me the site from where to buy the Mac Ruby woo in this Rs1600 range? Or any shop?

  • Love ruby woo would recommend for a darker skin tone Indian too👍👍👍👍👍


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