Naturally, us brown-skinned girls have a harder time choosing the right makeup. Be it the right shade of foundation and concealer OR the right tone of bronzer and face powder – literally everything is a struggle. And boy, are we delighted when we find the perfect shade, because when I tell you we’ve searched the world for that makeup product, we’ve literally combed through every aisle for that ONE shade or tone.
Likewise, finding the right lipstick shade is never an easy task. There’s a bazillion shades decked on lipstick aisles, yet we can never find the ideal tone that makes our brown skin pop.
But you shan’t worry no more, gurls, as I’ve heard your pleas. Today, I bring you the best shades of lip colour for brown/dark skinned-beauties.
1. Good Old Red
A good old red lipstick can’t hurt anyone. Whatever the tone of your skin, you can never go wrong with a bright or bold red lipstick. Especially for brown-skinned beauties, red lipstick will totes suit your slightly-darker skin tone and even make your brown skin pop.
2. Bold Shades
Bolder shades like deep, dark purples and browns are totes a perfect match for brown-skinned girls. When brown beauties wear bolder shades, not only do these lip colours make their skin pop, but vice versa!
Bolder shades of lip colour are naturally more vibrant on darker lip tones.
3. Nude Shades With Darker Lip Liner
Now, I am well aware that nude shades might not be a brown-skinned girl’s best lipstick shade – but – there are ways we can rock a good shade of nude lipstick to match our slightly darker skin tones. All you need is a good brown lip liner. Besides that, when shopping for a nude shade, be sure to pick up a nude shade that has warm undertones, like hints of peach, brown and caramel.
When applying a nude lipstick, first line your lips with a brown lip liner and then go in with your favourite nude lipstick. Gently pat the whole lip till the brown lip liner and nude shade subtly mix together – and now you have a beautiful nude shade on your lips. Nude shades are the best choice for an everyday makeup look for brown skinned girls, as they enhance the tone of your skin, as well as bring out a beautiful luscious nude on your lips.
4. Mauve & Berry Shades
A rich, deep shade of mauve with a speck of brown is totes stunning on brown skin tones. Similarly, darker berry shades will also look flattering on brown skinned girls. So, if you’re ever shopping for a good shade of lipstick, make sure to grab yourself a good creamy mauve lipstick and a velvety berry lip colour.
Not only is it a perfect match for your darker skin tone, it also makes for great lip wear for literally every occasion. Mauve really never grows old.
5. Bright Pink
Yup, contrary to the belief that pink shades are never a good match for brown skinned girls, it actually is quite the match – and once again, we can always work our way around a lip colour we like by using a darker lip liner.
So, if you have that one bright pink lipstick that you can never seem to rock, all you need is a slightly darker toned lip liner (a brown lip liner would do).
Line your lips with a darker lip liner, preferably of the same shade or even a plain old brown lip liner will be a good combo for that pink lipstick. Now glide the lipstick on the insides of your lips, being careful not to touch the outline of your lips. Gently pat or rub your lips together till you get the perfect blend of pink for your lips.
6. Teal Shades
We’ve seen Riri, Meghan Thee Stallion and even Cardi B rock a good teal lipstick countless times. So, yes, a teal lipstick is totes a gorgeous and striking lip colour for darker skinned girls.
Teal purple, blue or even green are just absolutely stunning, as they offer contrast to your beautiful, dark skin. So, if you have that annual company dinner and you would totes like to outshine that bish of a colleague you have, a beautiful evening gown with a bright teal lipstick will totes get the job done.
7. Glittery Shades
Classic shimmery, glittery lip colours are absolutely eye-catching on a brown skinned beauty. There’s nothing more juicy than a brown skinned woman rocking a glossy lip.
In fact, if you ever get too lazy to dress up, even when you know you have to, a simple makeup look topped off with a glossy lip will totes make you look snatched in minutes.
8. Burgundy Shades
Last, but not least, a beautiful deep burgundy shade is totes a must-have shade in every brown skinned girl’s makeup bag. Whether you wanna head out for a quick lunch, or you wanna do a lil makeup switcharoo for dinner – having a velvety burgundy lipstick shade is totes going to uplift your makeup look and even add sparkle to your outfit.
On top of that, if you feel like layering up, you can even add a clear gloss on your matte burgundy lipstick shade to add some shine and fun to your lips.
And there ya go, girls – 8 lipstick shades every brown skinned girl should totes get her hands on. Ya never know – sometimes, wearing the right shade of lipstick can earn you a juicy kiss or two. Just saying!
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