Lip Colors Which Do NOT Suit Dark Skin

by Layasa on February 21, 2011 · 59 comments

If you are a south Indian like me (I am from Hyderabad), this article may be for you. I have a mixed complexion, my whole body is wheatish in some areas and brownish in some…including my face.. my forehead nose cheeks are wheatish and whole jaw area, chin, around mouth and neck is 2 shades darker….and my upper lip is pigmented naturally. I have recently discovered makeup suitable to my complexion after a lot of searching and after so many bad experiences…make up is expensive so I want to help people like me to get some ideas from my experiences and enjoy their makeup shopping.

lip colors dark skin

lip colors dark skin
[in order shown above]

1. Maybelline watershine- f21 (Price Rs 230)  {it is not pigemented… very sheer.., the color is too bright if you have darkness around mouth…the texture is too creamy and it reflects light and makes your dark jaw area more dark}
2. Lakme 9 to 5- 41 garnet spray (Price rs 295) {this color is too dark and gives your face a dullness instantly….it has a matte finish….it shows your lips thin. But it will also age you… means you will look older}
3. Colorbar 010 gold shimmer (Price rs 350) (this is too yellowish gold color…this color will…pop out a lot and make your dark skin more darker…..dull gold is a better option)
4. Colorbar – 32 wow violet (Price rs  350) {this color has too much shimmer..its a frosty lipstick..these type of textures age you also gives you a silvery whitish look which again puts attention to the darkness around your lips}

lip colors dark skin

lip colors dark skin

Request! please never believe what the salesgirl at the counter recommends you or insists you to buy claiming this products looks good on you blah blah!!! Always observe the shades deeply for a long time…take apicture if you can of your hand with flash, without flash, in daylight and under normal lighting in shop…notice does the colors suits your complexion and flattering or are they making your skin more dark.

Also Read:

How to Choose Lipstick Color
Makeup Tips for Dark Skin
How to Wear Dark Lipsticks and Lipglosses
How to Get Rid of Dark Circles Under the Eyes
Stretch Marks and Dark Under Arms Cure
Lakme Aquashine Lip Colour
Maxfactor Lipfinity Lip Color & Gloss
Lakme Nine To Five Day Perfect Lip Color
Lotus Herbals Lip Colour
Maybelline Forever Metallics Metal Shine Lip Color Pencil
REVLON Street Wear: Shine Divine Lip Color

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Jinal February 21, 2011 at 12:44 pm

I agree Layasa….sales girl can lure you and be pushy do to sale their products…. :spank:
I insist on taking a friend along to give true suggestion if I am confused. And I always carry a lip brush and tissue. If I like some shade I wipe the tester with tissue and use my lip brush and actually try the shade on my lips….I know its irritating but I don’t mind if I am spending 400-600 bucks on a lipstick…. My hands are fairer compared to face so I do try out the shade on lips to see actually how it looks. :))

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layasa February 23, 2011 at 11:20 am

i love your idea…..

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Nids February 21, 2011 at 12:45 pm

gr8 review layasa :waytogo: :waytogo: .. nice name :)) :)).. wht does it mean???
i think dark skin toned pple shud wear either nudes or dark matte shades of lipsticks (browns,plums), anything frosty,shimmery shud b a no no.. :haanji: :haanji:

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Swati February 21, 2011 at 3:29 pm

1 mOre Teacher Didi :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: ,,, after Rati Di,,, :rose: :rose:

hahahaha… :thanks: :thanks: :thanks:

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Nids February 21, 2011 at 8:11 pm

u didi swati… :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo:

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layasa February 22, 2011 at 8:26 pm

layasa means “dance”

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flygirl February 21, 2011 at 12:49 pm

i am the exact same complexion.wheatish nd pigmntd upper lips nd great post swty
layasa ur name reminds me kajols daughter nyasa.he he
preety name!
nd helpful post!plz write more
:plane:

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layasa February 23, 2011 at 11:22 am

thanks all of you……

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Sonam February 21, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Thanks for the article Layasa.. :thanks: :thanks: actually I hav wheatish skin but used to be confused about what lip colors to try…

N the beauty spot is very cute :-*

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bhavna February 21, 2011 at 12:51 pm

hi layasa

nice review,thanx a lot.

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Rentu February 21, 2011 at 12:52 pm

nice post, i think nudes work great for pigmented lips…i agree with nids on that…maybelline my mahagony, and autumn rush are good

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Ritika February 21, 2011 at 12:58 pm

:thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks:
It will really help me a lot :)

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flygirl February 21, 2011 at 1:00 pm

and i forgot to say u have beautiful lips!perfect

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layasa February 22, 2011 at 8:24 pm

oh my god!!!!!!!!! thank you so much

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Shyna February 21, 2011 at 1:07 pm

Very nice tips!!!

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jomol February 21, 2011 at 1:24 pm

What an article….. :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: I am always confused about what lip colours to choose/avoid……..I buy some colours merely without thinking how they would look on me and end up giving it to others……a very thoughtful article Layasa :handshake:

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anks February 21, 2011 at 1:34 pm

jomoooooooooooo i left an article link for you on rati’s last post…. BB cabo coral waala…. chk it out!

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anks February 21, 2011 at 1:33 pm

very good piece…. and so true about the SA’s…. they are there to meet their targets, not to make you look good!

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jomol February 21, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Anks….just saw that one………………….anks….can I bribe you to take sides with me :violinbash: :violinbash: :violinbash: :violinbash: :violinbash:

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anks February 21, 2011 at 1:37 pm

depends what you offer…

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calicoaster February 21, 2011 at 2:24 pm

she is offering her gold jhumkas anks!! :D

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anks February 21, 2011 at 3:04 pm

droool….. accepted!

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jomol February 21, 2011 at 1:37 pm

Hey Anks…..have you seen my link to the worst medeival tortures in

Oriflame Discover Scandinavia Fresh Seascape Shower Gel Review

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anks February 21, 2011 at 1:38 pm

naaa……… will do… why dont you tweet abt it girl? i follow u

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jomol February 21, 2011 at 1:41 pm

Anks you are really mean………….I will send that maybelline SA to make you over once again :violinbash: :violinbash: :violinbash: :violinbash: :violinbash: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:

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calicoaster February 21, 2011 at 1:41 pm

:giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle:

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Ritika February 21, 2011 at 1:49 pm

:jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho:

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Nids February 21, 2011 at 1:47 pm

:toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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anks February 21, 2011 at 3:06 pm

what did i do??? ?:) ?:) ?:) ?:) ?:) ?:) ?:)

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Priya February 21, 2011 at 2:10 pm

i always always try it on my lips before buying lipsticks….my hands are lips colors are like purab paschim….agree on all your points layasa…. :victory: :victory: :victory: :victory: :victory:

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Giasaysthat February 21, 2011 at 2:13 pm

This is a very nice article :victory: :victory: :victory: :victory: :victory:

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rupa b February 21, 2011 at 2:17 pm

nice review…I have 10-12 lipsticks which I don’t use (all credits to SAs)….next time I’ll recall this post while buying a new one…thnks sweety…BTW Layasa is a nice name…n u have beautiful lips … :yelo: :yelo: :yelo:

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layasa February 23, 2011 at 11:25 am

thank you so much……………

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Giasaysthat February 21, 2011 at 2:19 pm

Oh oh even i am a south indian -like sort of south indian
:toothygrin: :toothygrin: HI5
dusky people look hot :victory: :victory: :victory:

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Jaish February 21, 2011 at 2:32 pm

Even I think dusky is hot Gia :cheers:

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Swati February 21, 2011 at 3:33 pm

i tOo like Dusky Gurls Gia & jaish ;-) ..,, eVen my Besshtest fRiend is DuskY,, :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

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Jaish February 21, 2011 at 2:31 pm

Nice article Layasa :jaiho: .. I think nude shades look best on wheatish complexion. What are your favorite shades.. Maybe it will help people like me who have dusky skin :)

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ramya February 21, 2011 at 3:12 pm

very useful article layasa :thanks:

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Swati February 21, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Nice ArticLe..,, :victory: :victory:

a :rose: fOr aLL Dusky gUrLs..,, :happydance: :happydance:

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bulbul February 21, 2011 at 3:51 pm

very useful article. :yes: i hav some lipsticks which i don’t use as they dont suit me. what a waste. :headbang:

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Rati February 21, 2011 at 5:15 pm

Outstanding article layasa and you have got such pretty lips. :)

Welcome to IMBB> :-*

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layasa February 23, 2011 at 11:26 am

thank you so much yaar!!!!!!!! im so flattered……….

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bhumika February 21, 2011 at 5:17 pm

nice 1 lavasya… :waytogo:

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Veda February 21, 2011 at 6:07 pm

Nice article Layasa… :))

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sugisoni February 21, 2011 at 9:29 pm

nice article yaar.. me too made a disaster in ma brother’s wedding listening to one of sales girl…
:pissedoff: :pissedoff: :pissedoff:
with all ma cute lehanga and jewleri , i wore nude lipstic of lakme which was looking not at all good. i realised it aftr getting the photographs of the wedding…
:smug: :smug: :smug:
i thing nw m highly qualified in gettin the degree of disasterous..
:reallypissed: :reallypissed: :reallypissed:

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Charishma February 21, 2011 at 10:58 pm

Hey Layasa!
Love you gal!!! :kissing: me too dusky south indian clueless about colours :starving: Do put up more posts about wat colours of eyeshadow/blush/liners/nailpaints etc can be used on such skin tone plzzz plzzzzzz plzzzzzz :thanks: :rose: :jaiho: :inlove: :heart: :clap: :aajanachle:

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aarati February 21, 2011 at 11:31 pm

wen i read ur post, it was as though u described me!! luvd ur article..:) my suggestion:
d maybelline and the colorbar violet lippy u can still use if u dab it on ur lips n apply a lip balm n it’l luk gr8.. it’l mute d pigmented lip n brighten up ur face..u can also use d maybelline lippy as a cream blush..it works out gr8.. n d colorbar gold wil work as a gud highlighter 4 skintones lik us..

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layasa February 23, 2011 at 11:38 am

actually the maybelline lipstick is so light textured and creamy that when you put your gloss on top you will see the color gets wiped off from the lip by the lip gloss wand… second the colorbar frosty dark pink lipstick’s texture is so thick that even if you put dark brown lip gloss on top the silvery shine will not go….. in pictures with or without flash your lips look complete silver with a small hint of maroon…and the shade of the gold lipstick is yellowish..too pigmented and has a thick texture.its not sheer….. you cant blend it well……brownish gold will complement darker skin tones…..and the pink maybelline lipstick can not be used as a blush because if your half face is dark then you should not higlight your cheeks with light pink….you should use bronzer matte or shiny to highlight…i hope this helps…….

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Irina August 5, 2012 at 5:03 pm

u r right…and the gold one would really look funny on dark skin.

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