Pucker up! These are the best lipstick shades for darker skin tones

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  • Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Pucker up! These are the best lipstick shades for darker skin tones
Pucker up! These are the best lipstick shades for darker skin tones

Whether you’re a follower of beauty bloggers or a regular reader of fashion mags, the topic of choice is often focused on helping you find the best foundation for dark skin tones. We all know how important choosing the right foundation can be. But what about when it comes to turning up the volume on our best feature – our lips?

We thought it was time to focus on the best lipstick shades for dark skin tones for a change. Pucker up, ladies. Here we go!


Very few women with lighter skin tones can pull off a vibrant orange – it’s a fact that dark-skinned ladies rock this look the best! The colour helps to emphasise the rich beauty of a darker skin tone and is enough to turn heads all on its own. No need to spend hours perfecting your look when you have this colour lippie in your makeup bag. We recommend the super creamy Urban Decay Vice Cream Lipstick in Bang.


When it comes to wearing violet shades, the darker your skin tone, the better. Match your lippie to your outfit to really play up this look. Our top choice is the waterproof NYX Professional Makeup Full Throttle Lipstick in Trickster.


Red is one of those dramatic yet versatile lipstick colours for skin tones in every colour of the rainbow. Black, brown, white, yellow… if you choose the right hue, you can rock a red lip like the best of them! The honey nectar-infused Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Red Revival is a favourite for dark-skinned beauties.


Peach is a subtler version of orange – perfect if you’re going for something understated or if you want to do more with your eye makeup. We can’t get enough of the nourishing lip gloss/lip oil that is Lancôme Juicy Shaker in Freedom of Peach.


Shine like the star you are with the help of a daring gold lippie. You’ll feel like a celebrity instantly, especially if you give the glittery Yves Saint Laurent Gloss Volupté in Number 01 a try!

Isn’t it amazing how the right lip colour can help to bring out your inner goddess? What are you waiting for? It’s time to get out there and show her off. Ready, set, smooch!

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