Finding the perfect lip shade for dark, pigmented lips is indeed a dream come true. More often than not, you will find that many lip colours don’t show up well on dark lips. So, in this post, I have compiled a list of best lip shades that are especially suited to dark lips. Against each of these shades, you will find lipstick options from that category for you to try out.
Let’s take a look at 9 best lip shades for dark lips:
Mauve is a gorgeous lip shade that works well across a variety of skin tones. Unlike some other shades in that colour family, mauve combines just the right dose of pink, purple, grey and brown in order to show up beautifully on dark lips.
Recommendations: Faces Go Chic Lipstick Express Mauve, Revlon Colorburst Lip Colour Mauve.
2. Deep Red:
You can never go wrong with a beautiful deep-toned red. Deep reds work across a variety of skin tones and are super-pigmented, which makes them show up well on dark lips.
Recommendations: Bobbi Brown Lip Color Burnt Red, MAC Matte Lipstick Chili.
3. Cocoa or Deep Brown:
If there’s one absolutely foolproof lip shade for dark lips, it’s cocoa or deep brown. It looks lovely on dark lips and works across various makeup looks.
Recommendations: Sugar Cosmetics Matte As Hell Crayon Murphy Brown, Bobbi Brown Creamy Lip Color Cocoa.
Plum is a lovely colour that stands between pink and purple, and it works especially well on dark lips. If you find that pinks don’t show up on your lips, and purple is not quite your thing, then plum is an excellent option to explore.
Recommendations: MAC Plumful, MAC Craving.
5. Cherry Red:
If you’re looking for a bright red that is very pigmented and gives your look an instant pick up, then cherry red is your best friend.
Recommendations: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick Cherries in the Snow, Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick Fatal Red.
6. Brown Nude:
Love wearing nude or MLBB lipsticks but can’t seem to find one that shows up on your lips and doesn’t wash you out? Then, deeper brown nudes are the way to go.
Recommendations: MAC Satin Lipstick Mocha, Lakme 9 to 5 Lip Color Coffee Command.
7. Fuchsia Pink:
If you’re a fan of pink lipstick, then give fuchsia pinks a go. They’re bright, cheerful and super-pigmented, which works well for dark lips. Their blue-based formula also makes your teeth look whiter.
Recommendations: Lakme Enrich Satin Lipstick 149, MAC Retro Matte Lipstick Flat Out Fabulous.
Don’t be mistaken about maroon lip colours being out of fashion or strictly meant for bridal makeup. Maroon is actually a very versatile lip shade that works across various makeup looks and outfits, and it shows up very beautifully on dark lips.
Recommendations: MAC Matte Lipstick Diva, Colorbar Kiss Proof Lip Stain Rustic.
9. Dark Peach:
The summer season is all about sporting those peach toned and coral lip colours, but this can be a little tricky if you have dark, pigmented lips. Finding a peach lip shade that is deep and pigmented enough for your lips is the key.
Recommendations: Lakme Absolute Matte Lipstick Peach Carnation, Max Factor Lipstick Rosewood.
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