Best Lipstick Color For Dark Skin

Lipstick is the ultimate finishing touch for any impeccable makeup look, but finding the best lipstick color for dark skin can be challenging. Want to know which colour lipstick suits dark lips? Check out this list!


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1. Nude

Contrary to a popular opinion, nude lipstick color for brown skin can be very flattering and trendy, as long as you get the shade right. You can go both a shade or two lighter or darker than your skin to create a natural look. Try NYX Matte Lipstick Maison for a beautiful nude colour!

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To pick the perfect darker nude lipstick, go for caramel tones that highlight the chocolate undertones of your skin. As for lighter shades, it’s best to go for shimmery colours – for example, bronze is one of the best lipstick colors for dark skin if you want to go for the nude look.

2. Red

Red lipstick is a timeless classic and a go-to choice of lipstick for dark skin for many makeup lovers. Red is also one of the easiest colours to match to dark skin. Beauty addicts swear by MAC Russian Red as the best mac lipstick color for dark skin.

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As a dark-skinned beauty, you have endless options for choosing your ideal red lipstick. You can go for the cool-toned rose red lipsticks or a warm-toned orange red colour – both options will likely flatter your gorgeous skin tone. If you’re in a mood for some orange red lipstick for dark skin, try MAC Lipstick Chili!

3. Pink

Pink lipstick is the ultimate girly choice of lipstick colour, but, depending on the shade you go for, you can wear anything from a lovely powder pink colour to dramatic magenta and fuchsia shades. Try a pink-tinted lip balm like Dior Lip Glow for a natural pink colour and lasting finish.

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Magenta and fuchsia lipstick colours are perfect for creating a red carpet makeup look, so if you have a special occasion soon, definitely invest in a bright shade of pink lipstick to make sure you’re sporting the most head-turning look of the event!

4. Purple

Purple lipstick is a popular choice among supermodels, singers, and other celebrities who always need to make a lasting impression, and your skin tone is also perfect for combining it with gorgeous purple lipstick like MAC Lipstick Smoked Purple.

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While pink and black-tinted purple lipsticks are most commonly used by dark-skinned beauties, you can also try something new and exciting by choosing a blue-tinted purple shade, which looks good both in a creamy and matte lipstick finish.

5. Brown

When it comes to brown lipstick shades, you have a fantastic freedom of choice – not just between shades, but also between finishes. Brown matte lipstick for dark skin looks as good as creamy, satin, shimmery, or glossy finish, depending on the situation.

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Perhaps, the most dramatic choice of brown lipstick is various taupe shades, from skin-toned to grey-brown ones. Check out a shade of four flattering brown shades from Huda Beauty – you’ll definitely find your new favourite brown lipstick there!


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My name is Inna. I am a content writer with an English and literature background. As a mother of a 2-year old son, I love learning about children’s health and development, as well as finding new interesting toys and activities for my little one. I am also in love with all things tech and always keep my finger on the pulse of new smartphone and gadget releases. Another big passion of mine is beauty and makeup – every day I read about new trends in skin care and makeup and always look forward to trying them. Plus, I love pop culture, travelling, crafts, and anything that can make our daily life more thrilling!