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Question: What is the best lipstick for darker skin tones?

Answer: How many times have you felt as though the only thing more tedious than painting your nails with the hand you don’t write with, is finding the perfect lip color for darker skin? If you answered yes, you’ll be glad to find out there are actually tons of fabulous makeup options for brown skin.

Neutral colors

What’s better than nude lips to go with your favorite pair of nude pumps? It can sometimes seem tricky to find that perfect nude lipstick for darker skin. One of the best brands of lipstick for the nude look is Yves Saint Laurent. The perfect color is called which is a brown mixed with a subtle shade of pink. The pink undertone helps the lip appear natural, while complimenting the skin at the same time. Another awesome color is called Rose Infinite. 


Another lovely product is called Touch by MAC. This has more of a satin finish, which is totally fab. This warm mocha color brings out the golden undertones in darker skin, leaving you with a sun kissed glow. Its classy, its chic, and of course, effortless.

Vibrant colors


How could we resist using bold lip colors to make fashion statements? Let’s just start off by admitting that every girl needs the classic red lip. Ruby Woo lipstick helps achieve a sexy, matte look that always turns heads. If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary, shades of purple are totally a trend. Not only will it give spice to your outfits, but purple is a complimentary color of yellow, which will also bring out the golden undertones in darker skin. For more of a flirty lilac to match your smoky eyes, go with a deep purple for an electrifying addition to a night out with the girls.

Tips & tricks

Sometimes you may feel as though a particular lipstick is too bright for your skin tone. A solution to this problem is to use a lip liner or a second lipstick of a darker color. The trick is to outline your lips with the darker color before putting on the brighter lipstick. It tones the brightness down and also creates a trendy ombré effect on the lips. Play with colors, have fun with it, and remember there’s always a way!