Best Lipsticks for Dark Skinned Woman

Best Lipsticks for Dark Skinned Woman

Hello Beauties,

No matter what ages or skin tones we are into, we all love to put on some lipsticks to conquer the world. For me, lipstick is that only makeup that I never mind wearing any day.

Being a sister of a gorgeous dark lady, I can realize the struggle of finding the right lipstick color for a woman with Melanin-rich skin. My sister literally found it a task when it comes to buy a lipstick for herself.

So, today in this post I’m going to help all the dark skin beauties to find the perfect lip shade to compliment their skin tones.

Yes, I have jotted down a list of lipsticks that will look striking on any dusky beauties out there.

I will be sharing a list of 10 lipstick shades in 5 categories such as Nude, Pink, Red, Purple, and Wine (2 lipsticks in each category). So, let’s get started!


Nykaa  matte to last liquid lipstick in the shade Chai 18:  

Best Lipsticks for Dark Skinned Woman                                                 

Lightweight, matte and uber gorgeous shade Chai 18 from Nykaa Matte to Last liquid lipstick range is one of those striking nude shade for dusky beauties. Packed with pigment these liquid lipsticks go opaque in just a single swipe. They have ultra-thin consistency which glides on the lips without tugging or pulling. The formula dries down to the non-stretchy striking matte finish. Long stay, the transfer-proof formula is the usp of Nykaa Matte to liquid lipsticks.

Now, coming down to the shade Chai 18, it is a true brown shade with neutral undertone. I feel it would be the best Nude lipstick color for melanin-rich ladies.

Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Lip color in the shade MB11 Expresso Shot:

Best Lipsticks for Dark Skinned Woman                                                              

As the name suggests, Lakme 9- 5 Primer + Matte Lip color in the shade Expresso Shot is a deep coffee brown shade with a cool undertone, hence it is the perfect browny nude for the people with dark skin tone. The formula has both benefits of primer and color which is why it glides on the lips smoothly and goes opaque in 2-3 swipes. It gives a soft matte finish that stays comfortable on the lips for more than hours without touch-ups. The formula neither dries out lips nor sit down into lines.

So ladies, try out these nude lipstick shades for dark skin and flaunt them


Maybelline New York color sensational creamy matte lipstick – Mesmerizing Magenta:

Best Lipsticks for Dark Skinned Woman                                         

One of the bestselling ranges of all time, Maybelline New York color sensational creamy matte lipsticks are never failed to impress with a wide range of shades and non-drying formula. It comes in cute packaging. The soft smooth texture glides like a dream. The hydrating formula keeps your lips moisturized for long and the color stays for more than 4 hours without fading away. The shade Mesmerizing Magenta is a deep pink with purple undertone which would perfectly suit the deeper skin tones.

Sugar Matte As Hell Crayon Lipstick in shade 12 Baby Houseman:

                                                    Best Lipsticks for Dark Skinned Woman

This is a bright deep pink shade that looks flattering on most of the dusky skin beauties. The lipstick comes in crayon form with its own sharper. The light-weight, silicon-based formula glides on the lips in one go which feels velvety to tough. Rich in pigment, this lip crayon gives full color pay off and settle down to a striking powdery matte finish.


MAC Retro Matte Lipstick in shade Ruby Woo:

                                         Best Lipsticks for Dark Skinned Woman

This lipstick doesn’t need any introduction. Whether you have fair or medium or dusky skin if you want to have just one lipstick, MAC Retro Matte Lipstick is the one you should go for. It is one of the classy red shade that one can never go wrong with. With velvety matte formula, this lipstick stays up to 10 hours without dry out the lips. I feel that it is the most suited Red color for all skin tones.

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lip color in the shade Dance with me:

Unlink the other liquid lipsticks, MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lip color range delivers soft creamy texture with a powdery matte finish. The shade Dance with me is a gorgeous deeper Red shade that looks stunning on every skin tones. It comes in a tube packaging this lipstick is easy to apply and carry around. This bold vivid shade looks drop-dead gorgeous on darker skin tones.


Milani Amore Matte Lip crème in the shade 18 Obsession:


If you’re a dusky beauty and want to pull on the Purple lip color without looking over the top, then I would suggest to Milani Amore Matte lip crème Obsession. It is a vivid deep purple shade with pink undertone with makes it looks more popped up on dusky skin tones. The lipstick features soft velvety texture which gives full coverage and settles down to comfortable, non-sticky matte finish.

Loreal Paris Color Riche Moist Matte Lipstick in Shade 241 Purple Calltime:

Best Lipsticks for Dark Skinned WomanDifferent from traditional lip color the shade Purple Calltime is a vivid Purple shade that looks equally mind-blogging on deeper skin tones. The lipstick comes in a classy matte black tube packaging. The highly pigmented formula gives full coverage in one stroke of the bullet. Unlike the other matte formula, it leaves velvety finish which stays up to 8hours.


Bobbi Brown Luxe Liquid Lip Velvet Matte in the shade Your Majesty:                                                 

Best Lipsticks for Dark Skinned WomanYour majesty is a sultry deep wine color that is meant for winter and night out. As the name suggest the super-luxe liquid lip formula goes fully opaque in one swipe. Uber light-weight formula delivers lush, comfortable vivid matte finish for up to 12 hours.

Lakme Absolute Matte Melt liquid lip color in the shade Wine n Dine:

Best Lipsticks for Dark Skinned Woman If you are a fan of the mousse-y formula, then this range is just for you. The shade wine n dine is a rich wine color that looks striking on all the skin tones. The lightweight creamy texture glides on the lips smoothly and sits down to a comfortable matte finish which stays pretty long without fading off.

That was the list of some lipstick shade which I believe suits every dusky melanin-rich beauties and you can find all of them on Nykaa. Hope you find this helpful. If you have your own favorite too, let me know in the comment below.

That’s all for today’s post. Until next time


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  1. I love the consistency of Nykaa Matte To Last lipsticks. And the range has great shades for every skin tone. Great article

  2. My skin tone is medium to dark and I find it really hard to choose lipsticks! This is an amazing guide! Thank you for sharing!

  3. Wow I have all these colours. Just mentioned somewhere in some other blog about my dark lips. Though I’m quite fair, my lips are pretty dark and certain shades don’t look really nice on them

  4. These are some really gorgeous shades of lip color. I personally like Lakme 9 to 5 range and nudes work well with every skin tone for sure.

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