Top Lipstick Brands in India

Women have been using makeup and cosmetics for quite long to highlight their features which makes them look elegant. This is so true in the case of lipsticks. Women love their lipstick. A girl’s vanity is incomplete unless they include a lipstick that they like the most. We often end up buying all those bold reds and bright corals or grab those pinks from the drugstore as we dash out to shop, we never stop buying more. We want it all, especially when it’s about lipsticks, their color, staying power, shine, matte, gloss, plumpness, and affordable price!

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1. Elle 18

Elle 18 is the brand whose nail polish collection drove us crazy and now they are here with its cut-price lipstick collection. It has launched a bunch of peppy and pop colors for their audience. It is super affordable yet has an amazing finish. Elle 18 is one of the best lipstick brands in India. It has over 18 different lipstick colors. But the four most popular tones are Rosy, Cranberry, Pink, and Rusty. The best part of Elle 18 lipsticks is that they are very cheap. With a vibrant choice of 40 shades, these babies from one of the top lipstick brands offer a super creamy texture and also moisturizes your lips. The best part- you get them in only 100 bucks. Elle 18 lipstick prices can start from Rs. 225 and go up to Rs. 700. Preferred shades of Elle 18 are Elle 18 Pomegranate Pie 08, Elle 18 Wildberry Wet 24, Elle 18 Baked Peach 09.

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Maybelline New York takes makeup trends directly from the runway to empower women. It’s been puffed around the world for its high-quality products and innovation. Maybelline brings you scientifically advanced formulations, revolutionary textures, and trendsetting makeup at affordable prices. Below are some amazing kinds of lipsticks of the brand.

Matte Lipstick: Enriched with an ultra-care hydrating formula, these 12 gorgeous shades don’t fade in heat and humidity. They stay true to your lips without drying them out. Get a burst of vibrant, bold color in a single swipe.

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Sensational Lip Gradation: This one goes all out to the bold and adventurous women. From bold to softly smudged, create your own look with this double-sided lipstick, featuring a blurring cushion blender. Now build a gradation effect with a pop of color!

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Creamy Matte Lipstick: Achieve gorgeous looking lips with a burst of creamy texture. The color sensational creamy matte lipsticks are charged with moisture for a comfortable feel. Available in 15 statement-making hues are rich in precious oils which leaves a sensuous finish.

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Lakme is a very well-known lipstick brand that needs no lengthy introduction. It has grown enormously with their ‘9 to 5’ lipstick range, for their affordability and quality. It offers a wide and unique range of lipstick formulas which are definitely a must-try. It is the top lipstick brand in India. Lakme lipsticks suit the skin tone of every Indian lady. Thus, lipstick prices are quite reasonable. There are multiple lipsticks to choose from – Lakme matte lipsticks, Lakme liquid lipsticks, Lakme liquid lipsticks, and many more. A daily wear lipstick consisting of a whopping 40 lipstick shades, covering every tinge of red, pink, and brown. A lipstick brand shades for Indian skin! Preferred shades of lipsticks are: Lakme 9 to 5 Scarlet Drill Lipstick, Lakme Absolute Creme Lipstick, Lakme Enrich Satin

Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip and Cheek Color: This is a versatile product that can be used as both, lipstick and cheek color. It’s perfect for office wear, adding charm to your corporate look. These are 10 powdery-matte, weightless shades, perfect for long-wear.

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Lakme 9 to 5 Crease-Less Creme Lipstick: This crease-less creme lipstick is an everyday office essential, ladies. It’s an ultra-creamy formula enriched with Vitamin E, jojoba oil which glides smoothly onto your lips and nourishes them.

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Lakme 9 to 5 Primer Matte Lip Color: Lakme re-invented it's 9 to 5 lipsticks range for a precision pro-matte finish. It works as a flawless base and gives you a rich color that stays for a long 12Hrs straight. You can choose from 30 different shades, all in a beautiful matte finish.

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Ever since Nykaa launched in 2012, it has constantly worked to become one of the most affordable and pocket-friendly Indian beauty brands with hands in beauty, cosmetics, and hair care. Its products are deeply inspired by India and crafted in Italy. It has proved themselves with their high-tech products and has become a preferred online makeup-shopping destination for women. It has come up with some cutting edge lipstick formula which has us glued!

Nykaa Matte to last! Liquid Lipstick: This is a life-proof formula that doesn’t budge unless you remove it with a makeup remover. It gives you the ultimate power pout with an intense shot of matte pigment in one easy glide. So, hop on to this ultra-lightweight and non-drying formula for a kiss-proof, transfer-proof, and feather-proof wear.

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Nykaa So Matte Lipstick Collection: This will be your next favorite matte lipstick! It’s plush, the pigment-rich formula gives a creamy, long-lasting texture for pout worthy lips in one stroke. With an intense color pay-off, it effortlessly glides on your lips to give you a bewitching soft matte finish.

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Nykaa MATTE-Licious Crayon Lipstick: Fall mattely in love with this range by Nykaa. This lip crayon formula gives an intense and extreme matte color which effortlessly glides on your lips to give you a matte-licious finish

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5. MAC

We, women, are obsessed with creating a perfectly defined pair of lips, and MAC lipsticks are always our go-to products. MAC has originally been a part of the Estee-Lauder Companies, offering lipsticks with a sizeable color diversity with different finishes. Not to forget, it is one of the first and most socially conscious brands with their hands in Cruelty-Free Beauty products, Recycling old products, and much more. Let’s dig in some cult-favorite lipsticks!

MAC Retro Matte: This is the iconic product that made MAC famous for its lipsticks. It’s formulated to define, shade, and showcase the lips with hundreds of hues and high fashion textures. Their creamy rich formula gives a high color pay-off and a no-shine matte finish.

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MAC Retro Matte Liquid: This matte lipstick reigns supreme with its intensely saturated shades and long-wearing hours. No matter which shade you chose, be sure of their liquid-suede finish which is hard to forget.

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MAC Amplified Lipstick: This one is another cult favorite that is used by women worldwide. It’s an ultra-creamy formula with a bold color payoff, full coverage, and semi-lustrous finish. It comes in 21 iconic shades that glide smoothly on your lips to give you a high fashion finish!

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The Powder Kiss Lipstick: This is MAC’s latest launch which is matte yet feels like a lip balm, and we are so on board with it. It comes in fifteen shades from pale blush tones to deeper burgundies and nudes, delivering a romantic blur of soft color.

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As you know Chanel is one of the most famous fashion brands in the world. Chanel as a lipstick brand is quite expensive. They offer 15 different shades. Some of them are Le Baiser, Amant, Orage, Gabrielle, Lune Rousse, etc. The most expensive lipstick from Chanel is Chanel Rouge Coco Shine that can cost around Rs. 3400. However, you can buy its variant for a lower price at Rs. 1750.

Best Lipstick of Chanel: Chanel Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Color, Chanel Rouge Double Intensite.Chanel is exorbitantly priced lipstick, but it is value for money as it provides one of the best quality lipsticks which has good longevity.

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7. L’Oreal

L’Oreal is considered to be one of the top lipstick brands in India. It’s a French cosmetics company that combines the latest in technology with its ultimate hand in luxury beauty at mass. When it comes to lips, L’Oreal treats your lips to a myriad of colors and shake up your look with their extensive and lustrous pannier of lip colors. They offer high-quality, rich color and long-lasting lipsticks. Let’s hear it for their top lipsticks!

L’Oreal Paris Pure Reds Color Riche Collection Star Lipstick: Now paint the town red with these 4 custom shades in hot reds that are created to suit all skin types. Empowered with a matte effect, this range will give your lips a sultry and enchanting look. These lipsticks are tailor-made for every skin tone and are rich in jojoba oil, pure pigments, and velvety spheres to keep your lips hydrated at all times.

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L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Moist Matte Lipstick Sabyasachi Collection: This is a rich, luxurious and indulgent range of lipsticks which is designed and curated by the most celebrated designer himself. Featuring 10 shades, these color-rich mattes are highly pigmented and comes in muted nudes to classic reds to bold plums. You get a shade for every festive look!

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L’Oreal Paris Rouge Magique Lipstick: This range is magique, in a stroke! They give the most unapologetically intense color in the most comfortable matte finish. It is enriched with nourishing oils, matte pigments, and hydrating properties to give you intense finish in every stroke.

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L'Oreal Paris Tint Caresse: Pick this one to achieve one shade flushed ombre look. It’s a new line of lip gradation cushions which is infused with hues of the most refined blend of flowers. Use its expert applicator to nail the ombre look by applying it to the inner core of your lips and blending it outwards.

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A US-based brand, Sugar Cosmetics believes in bringing your sassy self everywhere. It offers some high-performance, statement-making products that ensure that you ace your style game every time you step out of the door. Their lipsticks are vegan and 100% cruelty-free.

Sugar Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick: This is a ‘one-coat wonder’ product which gives you a full-fledged burst of pigment in a single swipe. They claim to stay the day and right until the night, without any feathering, smudging, or fading. What’s more? They are coffee, wine, and date-proof! Yay!

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Sugar Matte as Hell Lip Crayon Lipstick: Available in 18 gorgeous shades, it offers excellent coverage, is super-pigmented and lasts long. So, you don’t have to worry about constant touch-ups. It's a wax-based formula that’s mineral oil, paraffin, parabens free!

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Sugar It’s-A-Pout-Time! Vivid Lipstick: This matte lipstick is incredibly creamy and moisturizing. Enriched with silica micro-beads and micronized pigment, it settles gorgeously on your lips to give you a classic matte finish.


The premium brand launched in 2005 is one of the fastest-growing beauty brands in India besides the company establishing its footprint in the Middle East. Their lipstick formulations are wonderful, and this is one Indian brand that’s always innovating, so there is something for everyone. Let’s have a look at the best lipsticks from Colorbar.

Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick: This lipstick gives you velvety, matte lips that last for 8 hours without feathering, smudging or bleeding. It instantly makes your lips look fuller and lush. Because it’s highly-pigmented, just one stroke will give you intense color and do the trick.

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Colorbar Kiss Proof Lip Stain: The revolutionary no-transfer lip stain formula glides on flawlessly and delivers long-lasting color that will stay put all day long. It leaves a beautiful matte finish and is enriched with vitamin E and antioxidants.

Colorbar Take Me as I Am Lipstick: This jumbo crayon is multi-functional. It colors like a lipstick and nourishes like a lip balm. Enriched with the goodness of castor oil, vitamin E, and shea butter, the super-creamy lipstick also gives a great color payoff.

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Oriflamme lipsticks can come in 10 different shades. The price of the Oriflamme lipsticks is quite low compared to Loreal and Revlon. The price can start at Rs. 250 and can go up to Rs. 500/-. The quality of the lipstick is also quite good. Oriflamme Giordani Gold Jewel Lipstick, Oriflamme More by Demi Moore Lipstick in Hot Red, Oriflamme Wonder Color Lipstick. Oriflamme lipsticks provide all the natural shades of lipsticks which gives a natural touch to your lips. This is to all those lipstick conscious ladies!

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Just like our skin, our lips need that ‘extra care’ too. Lipsticks nourish the lips well and keep them tinted to enhance our personality. Everyone has a different requirement when they are on a quest to find the right match for their lips, in terms of cosmetics though.

So, find your favorite brand and dress your lips classy. <3

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