Lipsticks: It’s fun sporting them, and for most of us, a day can’t pass without them.
However, it can be pretty daunting trying to figure out the perfect shade with so many colors on the market. The right lip color complements your beauty, while the wrong shade can have you looking like a crazed clown.
For women of color, finding the right and, may, we even say, flattering shade of lipstick has always been a struggle. Fortunately, brands like Fenty, Pat McGrath Labs, and Juvia’s Place are playing around with the pigments on the color gamut to find the perfect shades for brown skin.
Below are some must-have lipstick shades for dark skin tones that are bound to bring out your inner goddess!
If there’s a lipstick shade you need to own is the good old dusty red lipstick. It’s a universal color and screams bold and sexy.
Whether it’s siren red, cherry red, deep red, or plum red, a red lip will boost your confidence, leaving you feeling powerful and fierce!
Remember to be keen on your undertones while picking the ideal red shade for you. You want a shade that complements your dark skin perfectly.
Bonus tip: Lipstick shades like this Make Up For Ever 24HR Longwear Liquid Lipstick in Constantly On Fire ($25) give your teeth that bright white look.
If you like to keep it simple, natural, and formal, this should be your go-to look. Some nude shades can make you look like a powdered doughnut, but more brands are introducing a variety of simple yet sophisticated nude lipsticks.
All you have to do is line your lips with a dark brown lip liner and fill in the rest with the perfect nude lip shade. You can even add some drama and desire by creating a fusion of copper-brown and nude.
You can also make it more cohesive yet edgy by applying the Maybelline Lifter Gloss With Hyaluronic Acid in Crystal ($10) on top of your favorite nude lippie option. Ours is definitely Juvia’s Place Nubian Earth Lipstick in Nile ($15).
You might be apprehensive about trying a bold green lip but fear not – deep green lipstick shades work flawlessly on dark skin tones. It’s one of those shades you rock on a Friday night when you’re ready to paint the town ready or break a few hearts.
This pick from Gucci ($45) is long-lasting, lightweight, and a fierce choice for anyone looking to live a carefree life!
Brown lipstick looks sultry and sexy on dark women. It naturally blends with your gorgeous dark skin. Copper brown gives you that trendy and sophisticated look, while chocolate brown works best for those simple workdays.
You can also try a metallic shade, bronze, that’s subtle yet authoritative, much like a queen from a mighty empire. This Fenty Beauty Icon Velvet Liquid Lipstick in Bread Winn’R ($29) is a perfect place to start.
If you have always wanted to have the perfect ‘Disney princess pink lips”, this is your chance. It might seem a bit bold, but fuchsia adds a little mystery to your dark skin.
So, put your worries aside and charm the world with some fuchsia magic!
Behold: The perfect spring lipstick shade for any woman of color who wants to get in on the bold lippie trend but doesn’t want to commit to reds or pink hues. And with a perfect lipstick pick like this KVD Beauty Everlasting Hyperlight Vegan Transfer-Proof Lipstick in Torch Ginger ($23), you can expect to have a sleek, opulent, and selfie-game-upping finish!
This vampy lip shade is a definite must-have. It’s one of those lipstick shades that were specifically designed to flatter women of color. It oozes sassiness and fun, so bring it out when heading to a girl’s night out for that sultry and sexy look.
If you don’t have one, this NYX Professional Makeup Suede Matte Lipstick in Violet Smoke ($8) is incredible and gives any dark-skinned Queen a sense of luxury and power, but with a hint of mystery!
Like pink, most of us assume peach is exclusive for fair-skinned girls. However, if you like to stand out, this is the perfect shade for you. Try the Mented Cosmetics Semi-Matte Lipstick in Peach Please ($17). It features incredible pigments that complement all shades of dark.
Undeniably, peach is one of the best lipstick shades for women of color.
This subtle shade is the lifeline of dark complexions. It’s elegant and not loud, striking yet calm. You can wear mauve during the day and also try it as an evening shade.
It’s also a perfect color if you want to get that incredible red-carpet look. And the Uoma Beauty Black Magic Hypnotic Impact Lipstick in Allure ($24) is just the perfect pick for you!
Get your revenge game on and rock a black lip. It’s bold, bodacious, and bomb AF. And if you pair it with a cool smokey eye – or better yet, this Hollywood-approved coat and revenge dress – you’ve got yourself one hell of a !ook!
The best black lippie for dark skin tones? The Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick in Thrill Seeker ($11). It’s nothing short of badass!
Now that you’re equipped with the perfect lipstick shades, go forth and conquer! Want more makeup tips, click here.