As more women of African descent embrace their skin colour, there is a growing demand for makeup items that best suit dark-skinned women.


Lipsticks are no exception. Darker-skinned women usually have cool or warm undertones, which affects the way lipsticks shade plays against their colouring.

If you are dark skinned, picking the right lipstick should not be a difficult task, here are 5 top lipsticks that can complement your unique skin tone.

Red lipstick

Red exudes confidence and adds a beautiful pop to your dark skin colour. It looks dramatic and even makes your teeth look whiter than usual. Opt for red lipsticks when you want to strike a remarkable and bold look.


Nude shades are perfect to keep your face looking soft, simple yet classy. Keep your unique skin undertone in mind while selecting the right nude. To avoid a pale contrast with your skin, you can blend in your preferred nude lipstick with a liner or add shine to it with a lip gloss.

Burgundy (Pic: Beauty blogger, Omoshalewa)

An alternative to the bold red colour, burgundy lipstick dark wine shade is a universal lipstick that complements with dark or warm skin tones, for almost every occasion. You may decide to go glamorous with your burgundy with a touch glitters topping.


This is the right amount of sexiness without much ado. Magenta will complement your skin if you have cool undertones because of its loud colour. You can explore a whole range of magenta lipstick shades add a tinge of a surprise to your dark skin.


The alluring purple lipstick shade is handy if you’re looking to make a statement or get heads turning your direction. Depending on your skin tone, a dark or light shade of purple lipstick contrast with dark skin tones which usually produce a unique glam appeal.




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