10 Must Have Lipsticks for NC 40 /C4 Skintone


Hi All ,

Yes I am still alive.. but I have taken a little sabbatical from makeup as my skin has been behaving very badly. However,I can always do these compilation posts for you all. I am an NC 40 in Mac studio fix or C4 in Mac face and body.Here is my top 10 lipsticks for this skin tone: I have tried to cover a mix of neutrals and brights .Since its me,most shades will be from MAC. you all know what a MAC addict I am.

 MAC Mehr Lipstick:

This is THE pink for all Indian skintones.

The colour is a beautiful soft and delicate pink which gives a nice look to the lips.The colour is such that it looks good with heavy eye makeup and even on it own without anything else.

MAC Mehr lipstick on my lips +mehr lipstick lip swatches

MAC Fast Play Lipstick:

It’s a natural brown pinky shade which by the way is a close dupe of MAC Twig lipstick although twig is little towards the plum side…Shade you can see from the swatch is quite moisturising and doesn’t settle into fine lines.

MAC Fast Play Amplified Creme Lipstick lipswatch

MAC Twig Lipstick:-

Twig is described on the MAC website as a soft muted brownish pink. And I do agree! It’s thankfully not an out n out brown and has the right bit of pink in it which saves it from looking dull and washed out.

mac twig lipstick review+ mac review

MAC Matte Lipstick Taupe:

The perfect workwear shade.

In my opinion- Mac Taupe looks perfect for NC 40 and over as a MLBB shade. Do give it a try at the store though. On me ,The colour is a nude shade which doesnt wash me out at all!

MAC Taupe Lipstick swatches and dupe+MAC lipstick taupe

MAC Crosswires Lipstick:-

MAC describes Crosswires as “clean pinky orange”.  The colour is a pretty coral shade which leans more towards orange. If I am not wrong its the opaque version of see sheer. It is an out and out summer shade and I see it working wonderfully with bright summery clothes.

MAC Crosswires lipstick Review hand swatch+lip stick

MAC Retro Matte Ruby Woo Lipstick:

MAC ‘Ruby Woo’ Lipstick: Mac defines it as a blue based perfect red in ‘Matte Finish’. Falls -Retro Matte Collection!

This Colour what I feel is for every skin tone.

MAC Retro Matte Ruby Woo Lipstick Review Lip Swatch+matte lipstick

Colorbar Creme Touch Lipstick Burnt Orange:-

Review here

Burnt Orange is a beautiful orange colour with hints of red.It is not a stark orange and neither it is a stark red but a mix of both.The colour instantly brightens up my face and all is need is eyeliner on my upper lash line and some coral blush and I am good to go. In fact I wore this combo to a MAC store and all the MUA’s complimented me on the lipstick .Imagine their faces when I told them its Colorbar and not MAC.

Colorbar Creme Touch Lipstick Burnt Orange Review lip Swatche+lip stick

Colorbar Creme Touch Pink Hotmail:-

The colour is a bright pink ,but not in your face bright. The best part is it is more of a neutral toned lipstick so it wont wash away our yellow Indian skintones.I see it working very well with kohl rimmed eyes ,a light dusting of blush and Pink Hotmail. Perfect Summer work /day look. For the night of course ,you can glam it up with loads of kohl and mascara.

Colorbar Creme Touch Pink Hotmail Review Lip swatch+make up products

Colorbar Creme Touch Lipstick Wicked Orange:-

Wicked Orange is a little less pigmented than Burnt Orange and and is an orange shade with hints of red. The colorbar SA was insistent I pick this one up as she felt it will suit my skin tone a lot. This instantly brighten up the complexion and adds ooomph to the overall look. I see this shade working well for day or night as its not as dark or bright as Burnt Orange. The texture is fab and glides on like a dream !

Colorbar Creme Touch Lipstick Wicked Orange Review Lip Swatch+color lipsticks

MAC Impassioned Lipstick:

MAC describes it as a full -throttle Fuchsia shade but S.A  in the MAC store showed to me as a coral pink shade and it looks quite coral  in the tube  as well albeit I didn’t swatched it and asked S.A to pack it up for me .I won’t say it was an impulse purchase because I have heard lot about it  and how so many girls love wearing  it during summer.

MAC impassioned MY LIPS BUT BUTTER+mac impassioned on my lips

Do you have more to add in the list of must have lipsticks for NC 40/C4 skin tone?

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