New Delhi, Sep 19 IANS | 12 months ago

Neha Khanna, celebrity makeup artist, says that it's time for Indian women to leave behind brown shade lipstic and experiment with colours like red, orange, plum and more during different seasons and occasions.


Khanna of Avon India says that most Indian women have warm skin tone, but they prefer dark lip shades.

"Indian women prefer a lot of brown shades that are really dark like cappuccino that makes skin look dull. However, soft browns look nice when paired with heavy eye makeup," Khanna told IANS.

She suggests women should change shades on the basis of day and night.

"Light shade lipsticks like neutral, beige, pinks and peach look great in daytime whereas darker shades like red and burgundy look good at night," she said.

Winter is one season when women should try bright colours.

"Lipstick shades in deep purple, plum, cinnamon or wine are winter shades and preferred by women all across. Whereas women with cool or light skin tone can carry deep pink very well," she said.

"Caramel colour lipsticks also look great on fair skin or light skin women," she added.

Khanna says that red, said to be mostly worn by confident and powerful women, is one colour that has always been in trend and is a classic one.

"Red shades are mostly preferred for formal events. A muted red shade suits Indian skin very well; a bright red doesn't compliment warm skin tones," she said.

Those who love experimenting can flaunt orange too.

"Orange is a very chic and trendy colour. It mostly symbolises a sexy and experimental personality. Burnt orange shade in lipsticks is preferred by Indian women and suits the skin tone well," she said.

(Posted on 19-09-2013)