27 Lipstick Colors That Look Amazing on Dark Skinned Women ...

By Sabrina

27 Lipstick Colors That Look Amazing on Dark Skinned Women ...

Confession: I have a somewhat unhealthy obsession with lipstick! Pink, purple, red, nude, and anything in between and beyond I LOVE! Unfortunately, though, most cosmetic brands cater to a primarily caucasian market. But don't worry, I've found several lipsticks that look amazing on dark skinned women!

1 Gorgeous Nudes

Source: Beauty: Nude Lipsticks For Light
Nude lips are a recent trend that's been gaining popularity. But, unlike nude clothing that often only comes in shades up to olive (eye roll), nude lips are a possibility for women of any skin color!

2 MAC Kinda Sexy

Source: 12 Nude Lipsticks That Are
MAC has one of the widest ranges of lipsticks to cater to women of any skin color! You'll love this nude if you have taupe-colored lips!

3 MAC Fresh Brew

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If you have lighter lips that contrast your gorgeous dark skin, this MAC shade may be the right one for you!

4 Bobbi Brown Lip Color in Chocolate

Source: The Best Nude Lipstick for
For much darker lips, nude lips are still an option with shades like this one!

5 Queen Spicy Seduction

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For someone whose lips fall in between dark and light, this Cover Girl Queen shade might just be your new BFF!

6 See It in Action: Kerry Washington

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Kerry Washington sporting Dior 12 and looking fabulous! Why would anyone say black women can't rock nude lips?

7 Think Pink!

Malibu Barbie isn't the only one who can pull off pink lipstick! You can too if you try these shades that are especially flattering for dark skinned women.

8 NYX Matte Lipstick in Shocking Pink

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If you want something that really pops, you need to try this NYX matte lipstick!


Source: True Colour Lipstick in Baby
Something a little subtler that you can wear on casual occasions is this True Color Lipstick in Baby Doll. Black women of all shades love it! Added bonus: it's only $7.49!

10 See It in Action: Rihanna

Rihanna's lips look kissable with a bright pink lipstick!

11 Ruby Red

Source: Amazing Lipstick Looks for Dark
Nothing quite beats a classic red, does it? It took me ages to find the red lipstick that was just right for me. If you're having a similar issue, here are some ideas of where to start your search for your red lip soulmate.

12 MAC Matte Lipstick in Chili

Source: M.A.C. Matte Lipstick in Chili
Deep reds like this one will complement your deep, rich skin tone!

13 NARS Afghan Red

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If you want something a little less intense, try this gentle Afghan Red that will give your pucker just the right amount of color!

14 Nars Pure Matte Mascate

This brown-based, brick-like red is subtle yet seductive.

15 See It in Action: Eva Marcille

Eva Marcille looks classic and cool with her ruby red smile!

16 Popping Purple

Source: Black Girls Killing It
I think everyone would agree that black women look like absolute goddesses with purple lipstick! What's stopping you from trying it?

17 MAC Heroine

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A light and refreshing purple, this lipstick will brighten up your smile and turn heads!

18 MAC Cyber

This lipstick is much more intense and looks stunning on women with very dark skin.

19 Melt Cosmetics Dark Room

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I'm in love with this velvety purple shade from Melt Cosmetics!

20 MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Hang-up

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This berry-esque purple is a must have for dark skinned women!

21 See It in Action: Joan Smalls

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Joan Smalls may be pretty light-skinned, but she still works purple lipstick and looks incredibly elegant!

22 OMG Orange

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Orange lipstick is a great color to experiment with, especially during the summertime!

23 Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in Tutti Frutti

This mild orange is a great way to introduce yourself to the world of orange lipsticks. Plus, as a drugstore brand, it's not too much of a financial investment—just in case you decide orange is too bold for your style.

24 NARS Cosmetics Timanfaya Pencil

I adore NARS pencils in every color—make sure you try it in orange!

25 See It in Action: Lupita Nyong'o

Source: Lupita Nyong'o Shines in Spring
Lupita can do no wrong in my eyes! She's so effortlessly beautiful, so her orange lipstick only enhances her natural beauty!


Rich, dark skin combined with high confidence is all it takes to rock this shade of blue lipstick! Try it just for fun and see for yourself!

27 Black

Black lipstick is so edgy yet enticing! People will give you a double take when they see you strutting down the street.

Society might try to tell you that you're abnormal by not catering to your cosmetic needs. But if you look in the right places, there are so many shades of lipstick that provide dark skinned women with the confidence and beauty boost that they crave! Which of these would you like to try?

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