When it comes to neutral lip colors, the right shade varies a lot based on different skin tones and I believe that very few mauve lip products are really neutral enough for Indian skin tones. This lip duo is my go to combo for achieving perfect neutral lips with a pinkish-mauve undertone. The duo comprises of the Wet n Wild ColorIcon Lip Liner in the shade 715 Plumberry and the Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in 180 Vintage Pink.
This combination works together perfectly, giving a creamy, slightly glossy, mauvish look to the lips. The liner is a smooth, pinkish brown which can easily be worn on its own as a matte neutral color.
The lipstick, on the other hand, is a slightly lighter pink with a mauvish undertone, which is a bit too light to pass off as a neutral shade for my lips on its own. The formula of the lipstick lives up to its name and is very moisturizing and comfortable to wear. The liner drastically extends the life of the lipstick to a good 6 hours although it does transfer on eating or drinking. The shade Vintage Pink has been hailed as an affordable dupe for MAC’s Velvet Teddy, but I haven’t tried the MAC shade so I can’t vouch for that personally. I also love the classic Rimmel shiny purple packaging because it adds a little something to the vanity.
The Rimmel lipstick is available at a really affordable price of INR 500 whereas the Wet n Wild liner is not available in India as far as I know, but can be ordered from international sites like amazon.com for around $5. The price of the products is very reasonable and yet they provide the final finish of a high-end lipstick. I think this shade would look very flattering on a wide range of skin tones. I wear this combo on a regular basis but I am hoping to try out some more colors from these brands soon!
Buy Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Vintage Pink here.
Buy Wet n Wild ColorIcon Lipliner in Plumberry here.