Top 10 Lipstick Shades For Women With Dusky Skin

Browns, reds, and nudes - lip shades that complement your caramel skin beautifully.

Reviewed by Favour AkinjiyanFavour Akinjiyan, Makeup Artist
By Jyotsana RaoJyotsana Rao  • 

Discussing various lipstick colors for women with dark skin is a conversation that we can go on for hours. Dusky beauties are blessed with a sexy, glorious, and beautiful skin color. But it can be somewhat tricky to accentuate it with makeup. You have to pay a lot of attention to the shades of makeup you use on your skin. And lipsticks can be the biggest challenge of all. That is why we have compiled a list of lipstick hues that beautifully complement dark skin tones. Swipe up to check them out.

Best Lipstick Colors for Women with Dark Skin

Remember, earthy colors are your best friend! However, many other colors too can work with dark skin. Try these lip colors and be ready to rock the show!

1. Copper Brown:

Copper brown looks highly appealing and sultry on dark women. Different shades of copper brown naturally blend with this complexion. This shade works with all kinds of dresses and events.

2. Red:

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Red is a universal favorite. It looks equally enticing, hot and seductive on darker women. Line your lips with a matching lip liner and fill the red shade inside. Add a little glitter on top and you are ready to set some hearts on fire! Red adds a lot of drama to the already striking features of dark skin. Ignore your uncles and aunts and enjoy the mystery of red on your lips.

3. Rose Pink:

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Yes, vivid shades of rose are shades exclusive to your skin. Charm the world with slightly lighter and creamier shades of coral pink/rose pink. You will find a range to explore between the different shades of rose. Customize your street look and become the girl next door with an array of rose pink lip shades.

4. Taupe:

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Taupe will highly complement your skin if your complexion is a little deeper. This shade is perfect for dark skinned beauties. Adding glitter to taupe sets up the party stage for dark skinned women. Make sure to use lip liner for smooth application of pink and taupe lip shades.

5. Magenta:

Don’t get confused between rose pink and magenta. While rose pink addresses the lighter and calmer shades of rose, magenta is its louder counterpart. This shade goes hand in hand with Asian dark, African dark as well as African-American dark skin tones.

Quick Tip

Pick highly pigmented lipsticks for dark skin as they stand out better against this skin tone as compared to lipsticks that are chalky or pastel-colored.

6. Fuchsia:

Are you still worried about pink lips and fair skin? Put your worries aside and try this amazing shade of lipstick. You can explore all the shades of this color ranging from lightest to darkest. This lip color adds mystery to the dark skin. Surprise the world being a mysterious dark princess with the spectacular shades of fuchsia.

7. Chocolate Brown:

Chocolate brown is different from copper brown. While copper brown is lighter, chocolate brown is deep and dark. It matches the dark skin tone and looks natural. If you want to stick to a simpler look someday, try the chocolate brown shade on your lips. It looks trendy and sophisticated.

Quick Tip
Dark nudes also work well for dark skin tones. Always apply lip liner in a darker shade than the lipstick (and closer to your skin color) to smoothen the transition between your skin and lips.

8. Peach:

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Just like natural pink has always been considered an exclusive color for fair skinned women, there is one color that is generally used by dark skinned women. It is the royal peach color. Peach complements every variation of dark. Undoubtedly, it is one of the best lipstick shades for dusky skinned ladies!

9. Bronze:

This metallic shade is the lifeline of women with dark skin tone. It looks elegant and is not loud. It looks enticing and doesn’t look unnatural or overdone. You can wear bronze during the day and can also use it as an evening shade. However, it is still fun to stick to red, the party color, for nights.

10. Nude: 

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Do you like to keep it soft, simple, and formal? Do you still want a diva look sans the loud makeup? Then nude is the shade for you! You can add a lot of drama, depth, and desire to your looks by making a fusion of bronze and nude. Line your lips with bronze and fill the rest with nude.

Infographic: 5 Best Lipstick Shades To Complement Your Dusky Skin Tone

Choosing a perfect lipstick shade, one that matches the skin tone and outfit, is a difficult task for women. But here’s the good news – you can now determine which shades are suitable for your dusky or dark skin tone in multiple ways. We have curated the five best lipstick shades that complement your dusky skin tone. Check the following infographic.

5 best lipstick shades to complement your dusky skin tone (infographic)

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How amazing are all these shades! We are sure you cannot wait to try them on. While you can be that mysterious lady with fuchsia, the bronze shade will invite uncountable compliments! So, without any further ado, give your lips the love and shine they deserve, and get ready to be a showstopper with this amazing range of lipstick colors for women with dark skin. Just make sure to cleanse your lips before you apply any lipstick. Also, make sure your lips are smooth. Scrub them gently before applying lipstick if required.

Which is your favorite lip color? Share your choice with us.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which Lakme lipstick is best for dark skin?

There are many we love. Shades like Scarlet Surge, Maroon Mix, Burgundy Break, and Ruby Result are great options for darker skin tones.

Does royal blue lipstick suit dark skin?

Yes. Royal blue is an experimental lip color and suits people of all complexions and undertones. Just rock it with confidence!

Does orange lipstick suit dark skin?

Yes. You can go for bright and deep orange lipstick as most shades look great on dark skin tones.

Key Takeaways

  • Highly pigmented and dark lipsticks look enticing on women with dusky skin as compared to lighter, pastel, and chalky hues.
  • The universal favorite red can add drama and oomph to dusky-skinned features.
  • You can experiment with peach, chocolate brown, bronze, and nude shades if you want a soft, simple, and formal look.
  • Shades of copper brown can blend beautifully with dusky complexions and gel with almost all outfits and occasions.
  • Rose pink and magenta are stunning pink shades that can complement your skin if you’re on the duskier side.
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