15 Best Nude Lipsticks for Dusky Skin

Hi friends,

This article is a reflection of my personal research with the proper nude lipstick. Most of the nude lipsticks available in the market are suitable for fair to medium skin tones. They wash out badly on dusky beauties. Dusky women also generally have pigmented lips too. So pale, sheer lipsticks cannot cover that up and end up looking disastrous. I was looking for an ideal nude lipstick for years. A month ago, I finally found one. Here is the list for best 15 nude lipsticks for dusky skin. It includes lip pencils, lipsticks and lip stains. I have covered various brands and you can pick one (or all) as per your liking.

15 Best Nude Lipsticks for Dusky Skin

Maybelline Maple Kiss ColorSensational The Buffs Lip Color

maybelline maple kiss for dusky skin

“Maple Kiss” is a gorgeous coppery-rusty brown with hints of orange. It is a very warm shade and looks breathtakingly beautiful on our desi skin tone. I believe it is a very universally flattering shade and light-medium to dusky skin can carry off this shade with ease. This is a shade you could wear every day.

Lakme 9 to 5 Lip Color Brownie Point

This is a matte peachy-brown shade for everyday use. It gives a semi-sheer finish and you can build up the intensity according to your need. However, it may not work if you have heavily pigmented lips.

Colorbar Romance Matte Touch Lipstick

Colorbar Romance Matte Touch Lipstick

This shade is a pink-brown with mauve undertones. It is a very sophisticated shade for the office meeting days. It brightens up the face, yet stays understated.

Faces Cinnamon Ultime Pro Long Wear Matte Lipstick

The color is a rich brown with yellowish undertones. It would suit yellow undertoned beauties beautifully. It would pair beautifully with gorgeous smoky eye makeup looks. The shade is also apt for formal meetings/presentations.

L.A. Girl Snuggle Matte Flat Velvet Lipstick

la girl snuggle lipstick

This is a beautiful soft nude shade for every skin tone. It is a muted pink shade with a hint of brown. It has a warm tone that provides a very natural finish. Also, the shade is well pigmented and only two swipes are required for the true color to show up. It can easily hide lip pigmentation.

NYX Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick Beauty Mark

This is the one I bought and I felt so successful after buying this one. This is a nude brown shade and looks beautiful on the dusky skin. It won’t wash you out and will stay in place all day. Also, I have pigmented lips and it covers the pigmentation perfectly.

NYX Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick Exotic

nyx exotic lingerie

This is another one from the same range. This is a muted red shade with orange undertones. It gives great coverage and is a great choice if you want to wear a natural red lip colour daily.

Colourpop Limbo Ultra Matte Lip Color

While this is a deep brown colour for everyone, the shade is perfectly nude for the women of colour. It brightens up the skin and makes teeth look whiter. Kae is another shade from the range that looks nude on dusky skin tone.

Mac Matte Lipstick Taupe

mac taupe lipstick

This MAC lipstick is a great nude lipstick for warm undertones. It has a beautiful reddish undertone and it gives a soft polished finish to the lips.

Wet n Wild Megalast lipstick in Mochalicious

It is a beautiful brown lipstick with mauve undertones. It can be worn on days and nights and it is a perfect MLBB shade for dusky women. The colour shows up on dark lips and the opaque formula covers pigmentation well.

Kat Von D Lolita Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

kat von d lolita packaging

The shade “Lolita” is a beautiful dusty mauve/chestnut rose. This shade would look most flattering and natural on dusky deep skin tones. This color imparts a very trendy 90s/Kylie Jenner vibe.This is a unique shade, and no wonder it is a best-seller.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss Fudge

This is a beautiful brown gloss that you can wear every day to flaunt natural, shiny lips. The gloss is opaque and it spreads smoothly on the lips. If you want soft, moisturised lips daily, get this one soon.

NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Het Loo

nars het loo

I wanted to add a few lip pencils in the list and this one definitely deserves a mention. This is a milky brown pencil and suits desi skin tone well. You can pair this with other lip colours or wear it on its own. It is soft and creamy and never bleeds out of the lip line. It is a super sophisticated shade for your workplace.

Lakme Absolute Forever Silk Lip Liner Espresso

This is another one from my collection. The colour is a deep, blackish-brown shade. It is a good brown colour for everyone; for those with dark lips, it is definitely a must-have. I use it as a n*de shade often while using brown lipsticks and it pairs well with multiple shades.

MAC Chestnut Lip Pencil

mac chestnut lip pencil

This is the best nude brown lip liner for dusky skin tone. This is the perfect nude for those with chocolate brown skin tone. It can be used on its own and looks gorgeous. If you’re going for a heavy eye makeup look and do not want a very pale colour on the lips, this one will be the best choice.

The lip liners mentioned here, especially the last two, can save you from your lipstick disasters. We often end up buying lip shades that are too light for us and they wash us out badly. If you apply these liners on the outer line of the lip and then blend the lipsticks you can create a nice ombre effect. Let me know your pick from the list.

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