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10 Red Lipsticks Under Rs 800 For Indian Skin Tones

Make a bold red statement with these red lippies without messing with your monthly budget.

Dhara Vora Sabhnani

The perfect red lip can do as much for you like an outfit on point. Lipstick lovers agree that a good red lipstick can make you feel powerful and even pick you up when feeling low. And if you are someone who just likes to wear bold red lips and pair it with winged eyeliner for special occasions, here are the best red lippies under Rs 800 for you to try this Diwali.

1. NYX Professional Makeup Powder Puff Lippie Cream - Group Love

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When it comes to lip creams, NYX has a cult following for its lightweight formula and great shade range with a different undertone. This Powder Puff formula is creamy, easy to apply and stays put once you let it dry for a few minutes.

2. L'Oreal Paris Rouge Signature Matte Liquid Lipstick - 134 Empowered

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It’s liquid but dries matte like magic. This lip colour range has a few yummy reds with different undertones to offer and its light as a lip stain but gives a pigmented matte coverage. Its nourishing formula stops your lips from going dry, which is crucial when it comes to liquid lipsticks.

3. Flower Beauty Miracle Matte Liquid Lip - Crimson Touch

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Actor Drew Barrymore’s makeup brand has managed to gain many followers in a short time since its launch and this matte liquid lip colour is one of the bestselling products. Now it might be prone to smudging, but if you set it right, it has one of the most nourishing formulas that feels like second skin. Their Petal Pout lipstick range also has reds in a bullet form.

4. Nykaa Ultra Matte Lipstick - Madhu 16

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The undertone for this matte red works for, both, fair and deeper skin tones. It does veer towards a brown-red category more than a bold red, but if that’s the mix you are looking for, this shade is your best bet for a long-stay formula with this price tag. The shade Frida in this range is a brighter red. 


5. PAC Sweet Sensation Lip Cream – 08

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This is one of our favourite affordable brands which offers a variety of products that deliver. Their lip creams have a wide shade range, from pinks and purples to red and nudes. The reds are quite the star from this range which is silken to apply and stays long too.

6. Maybelline New York Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick – Dauntless

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This range is known for its easy applicator and a formula that can last you through the day. It offers red with different undertones such as reds with a pink base and brown reds too, making it workable for a wide range of skin tones. 

7. Disguise Cosmetics Feather-Light Matte Liquid Lip Cream - 35 Inspired Red

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This vegan liquid lip cream is made with organic marula and avocado oil and has almond, argan and jojoba oils to give you a light but nourishing formula that is also richly pigmented. They also have a formula in bullet format.

8. Lakme Enrich Lip Crayon - Berry Red

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If liquid lipsticks are cumbersome for you, try this lip crayon with a mineral formula to offer good pigmentation in one swipe. It also has olive oil and jojoba oil to soften your lips.


9. SUGAR Nothing Else Matter Longwear Lipstick - 18 Scarlet Letter (Pure Red)

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This paraben-free formula is another Internet favourite for its reds. It promises to give great colour in just one swipe and will last you for many hours without feathering.

10. Milani Color Statement Moisture Matte Lipstick - 68 Matte Iconic

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This lipstick just about falls in our under-800 category with discounts on some websites. The pigmentation of this range is one of the best in the category, even competing with some cult reds from luxury brands. Plus, it’s vegan and free from talc, parabens and preservatives. It has Vitamin A and C to heal and nourish your lips.

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