Red lipstick skin tone

Table of Contents

10 best red lipstick shades for all skin tones

Contrary to popular belief, the perfect red lipstick does exist.

Much like the process of matching your foundation, choosing the right shade of red can be instrumental in the final result of your look.

First things first, a great initial tip in finding the perfect red shade is to recognise your undertones.

Check the veins in your wrist – if they’re a blue/purple hue you are likely a cool undertone, green indicates warm undertones.

If your veins appear colourless you have neutral undertones, which means you lucky select few can wear any shade that fits. Alternatively, if you like it, wear it.

Whether you’re looking for a wearable everyday red with softer hues or a brighter statement red, for when you’re feeling bold; find the perfect red shade for you on our 10 best list below.

Best red lipstick shades

Long-wearing MAC Ruby Woo

The nations favourite go-to red lipstick. This long wearing and fade-proof colour is among one of the very few lipstick shades we can universally recommend.

Providing just enough of a pop to transform your look, whatever your skin tone. A multi occasion lipstick, don’t be afraid to wear it during the day or for an evening on the town.

Price: £17.50, MAC Cosmetics – buy now here.

2. L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche – British Red

Argan Oil enriched L’Oreal British Red

This gorgeous shade of ‘British Red’ is perfect for anyone with fairer tones, complimenting those with red hair especially well.

This range from L’Oreal has a formula enriched with Argan Oil, and Vitamin E; ensuring your lips stay hydrated and sumptuous throughout the day.

Price: £14.99, eCRATER UK – buy now here.

3. NARS – Heatwave

Classic Red NARS Heatwave

If it’s a classic, true red you’re looking for, you’ve just found it.

This orangey-red hued lipstick is ideal for brightening up deep tones, allowing melanin to pop. Think Lupita Nyongo arriving on the red carpet – it instantly looks timeless, classic and ever so elegant.

Price: £23.00, NARS Cosmetics – buy now here.

4. Charlotte Tilbury – Red Carpet Red

Show stopping Red Carpet Red

For a show-stopping lip and a staple red you can depend on for formal events this is the shade for you.

This colour works perfect with medium to deep tones as it has a slight blue tinge. Orchid extracts within the formula give you a plump and hydrated lip with a gorgeous matte finish.

Price: £24.00, Charlotte Tilbury – buy now here.

5. Tom Ford – Cherry Lush

Highly-pigmented Cherry Lush

This pink-red hued lipstick from Tom Ford provides long-lasting and highly-pigmented colour. This shade is recommended for lighter skin tones, the subtle pink hues will brighten your complexion whilst allowing blue and green eyes to really stand out.

A little pricier than others on the list, Cherry Lush is a much-loved colour you’ll want as part of your collection.

Price: £40.00, Net-A-Porter – buy now here.

6. Lime Crime – New Americana

Vegan and cruelty free New Americana

This classic red shade from Lime Crime is a stylish as it is economical. The range is vegan and cruelty free which, let’s be honest, is a nice touch.

When you can be sure that your product has been made with the world in mind, in our opinion is all the more reason to purchase.

This flame hued red is given a thumbs up for all skin tones and has a luxuriously matte finish.

Price: £18.00, Feel Unique – buy now here.

7. Chanel – Pirate

Rich red Chanel Pirate

Particularly flattering for olive skin tones, this rich red by Chanel is sure to impress whenever you choose to wear it. The colour is quite versatile in that it could easily be an everyday lip colour if you want it to be.

Part of the Intense Long-Wear range, you can ensure this isn’t a lipstick you’ll have to continually top up or wipe off of your front teeth. Win-win.

Price: £31.00, John Lewis – buy here now.

8. Maybelline – Ruby For Me

Made for all Ruby For Me

Part of the Made For All range, this lipstick will work for everyone (yes even you)!

This range focuses more on selected pigments rather than individual tones. Whatever your complexion, hair or eye colour, this red will not only compliment but enhance your features.

Price: £7.99, Superdrug – buy here now.

9. NARS Lipstick Pencil – Dragon Girl

Lip crayon Dragon Girl

For some, a drastic colour change like red can be a little daunting. If you’re one of the hesitant ones then fear not – we’ve thought of you too!

NARS has a vast range of lipstick pencils, meaning you can control the shade of your lips without too much drama. Start small with a lip crayon like this one and gradually increase the intensity of the shade as and when you want to.

Price: £22.00, NET-A-PORTER – buy here now.

10. Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint – Uncensored

Fenty lip paint Uncensored

Last, but certainly not least is a lip paint from Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty collection. The beauty range was created with all women in mind; so whilst you can buy varying shades, this particular red is for us all.

Well priced at £19, increase the drama by adding as little or as much as you need. The lip paint has twelve hours worth of staying power, meaning you can wear it to the office and then top it up a little for after work drinks.

Price: £19.00, Harvey Nichols – buy here now.

Best lipsticks to try

A red lip is a timeless lip, whatever your skin tone we hope you’ve found this guide useful on the search for a signature red that suits you. You can also check out our round up of the best summer lipstick shadesto invest in this season too.

A ravishing red lip is a classic makeup look that’s been conquering the beauty world for ages! You too can pull off red lips if you simply pick a shade that complements your complexion.

A red lip is a classic makeup look that’s been conquering the beauty world for ages! From Cleopatra to Marilyn Monroe to Scarlett Johansson, the bold red lip is genuinely timeless.

Chances are that, when hunting for the perfect red lipstick, you’ll be greeted by about a hundred different shades. How do you know which lipstick is perfect for you? We’ve got you covered.

Determine Your Skin’s Undertone

Some red shades flatter certain skin tones only, so it’s only important for you to accurately assess your complexion first. For instance, a bright, orange-based red lipstick may be too overwhelming against a fair complexion. Although this isn’t a rule, an orange-red colour can pop too much on some pale girls, appearing almost neon orange.

To prevent such a makeup mishap, take the first step in choosing your perfect red by determining your skin’s undertone. Take a look at the veins on your wrist. What colour do you see?

  • Blue or purple veins indicate a cool (pink) undertone. If you burn easily in the sun, this is another sign that you likely have cool-toned skin.
  • Green veins indicate a warm (yellow) undertone. If you tan easily in the sun, this is another sign that you likely have warm-toned skin.

What if you can’t really distinguish the colour of your veins? If your veings appear to be a mix of blue and green, you’re one of those lucky people who has a neutral undertone. Having a neutral undertone means you can wear pretty much any type of red shade you want, as your skin tone has the ability to adapt to any colour.

Colour Guide: The Perfect Red Lipstick for Your Skin Tone

Sheer red lipsticks are universally flattering, which means you have the freedom to wear any shade of red you want regardless of your skin tone—as long as the colour has a sheer finish. If you’re new to reds, go for something sheer!

On the other hand, if you’re craving a bold and sultry red lipstick, here’s a quick guide to shades for your unique complexion.

Light Complexion (Fair Skin Tone)

Cool undertone Warm undertone

Go for raspberry reds. Explore these blue-based red shades if you have a fair, cool-toned complexion:

  • Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Hollywood
  • Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Color in Red Carpet
  • Jane Iredale PlayOn Lip Crayon in Hot

Go for muted orange-reds. Be sure there’s just a hint of orange, not a vibrant glow. Check out these orange-red shades, which will surely complement your fair, warm-toned complexion:

  • Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil for Lips in Zinfandel
  • Lancôme Rouge in Love 6H Long Wear Lipstick in 170N Sequence of Love
  • Designer Brands Long Wear Lipstick in Scarlet Red

Medium Complexion (Golden Olive Skin Tone)

Cool undertone Warm undertone

Go for wine reds. These earthy, blue-based shades have a deeper undertone than true reds. The following wine-red lipsticks will look fabulous on a medium, cool-toned complexion:

  • Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lip Colour in Temptation
  • Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Matte Sculpting Lipstick in Desirous
  • Inika Vegan Natural Lipstick in After Dark

Go for brick reds. This particular shade of red beautifully blends with a bronzed complexion. Brick red is a very warm colour, which explains why it perfectly complements warm-toned olive skin tones.

  • Bobbi Brown Lip Color in 09 Burnt Red
  • Kryolan Lipstick Matt in Aphrodite
  • Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Matte Sculpting Lipstick in Decisive Poppy

Dark Complexion (Deep Skin Tone)

Cool undertone Warm undertone

Go for vampy, brown-red lipsticks that are a darker variation on wine red. Check out some of these dark red lipsticks if you have a deep complexion:

  • Clarins Joli Rouge Lipstick in Royal Plum
  • Youngblood Lipstick in Kranberry
  • Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Matte Sculpting Lipstick in Irrepressible

Go for bright, orange-based reds. These types of red lipsticks have a radiant boost of orange, such as is found in a bold scarlet. This colour may look shocking in the lipstick bullet, but it will pop out beautifully if you have a warm, deep complexion. Here are some lipsticks you should try out:

  • Youngblood Lipstick in Vixen
  • Clarins Rouge Éclat Satin Finish Age-Defying Lipstick in 22 Red Paprika
  • Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Lipstick in 134 Idole

In case you haven’t heard, it’s National Lipstick Day. Since Huda Kattan proclaimed July 29 the “holiday” in 2016, it’s taken on a life of its own as brands clamor to get us to buy lipstick in honor of the occasion. The sales this year are excellent, the options are plenty, and narrowing down which to get could be a job for 10 people. And we do mean that literally—since that’s exactly what we did in order to find the best red lipstick worth buying today.

Why red lipstick? Well, of all the questions we’re frequently asked, “What’s the best red lipstick?” tops the list. It’s no surprise why. Red lipstick has that elusive quality that makes you look “done” in three seconds. There are some so famous they’re instantly recognizable by look or name alone: MAC Ruby Woo, Dior 999, Giorgio Armani in 400 (also known as “Armani Red”), to name a few. But there are also thousands of other reds on the market, many of which are underrated diamonds in the rough.

While the right red can be an instant look-maker, the wrong red can be a disaster. Add personal preference on finish and texture into the mix, and you’d be hard-pressed to find a red lipstick that truly everyone likes. So we decided to put the impossible to the test: We swiped, swatched, and snacked our way through 100 shades to see whether one rose above the rest. Spoiler: We actually landed on a few.

The process

Some people do brackets for sports; we do brackets for lipstick. First we called in a mix of new and classic shades from a range of drugstore to high-end brands. Then 10 Glamour staffers with different skin tones and hair colors (including pink) were given a random assortment of 10 lipsticks a piece. Each of us was tasked with testing our options, then narrowing down the group to the single best red lipstick. We were mainly focused on color, but texture and application were also taken into consideration.

Just a selection of the lipsticks we tried

Bella Cacciatore

After everyone selected a favorite, we had the whole group try the top 10 shades. If even one person didn’t like a color, it was out of the running. From there, we whittled it down to three truly universally flattering red lipsticks and put the number one to a vote.

The results

A bunch of the names in the top 10 probably won’t surprise you, but there were a few standout newcomers. Maybelline came through with three shades in the running: Maybelline Super Stay Ink in Pioneer (which one of our testers confirmed you can, indeed, sleep in it and it won’t budge), along with Ruby for Me and Red for Me, which isn’t too shocking given that the brand actually tested both shades on 50 women across various skin tones to ensure they look great on everyone.

You probably also have these MAC shades committed to memory: Russian Red (an intense matte blue-red our producer Khaliha was obsessed with) and the famous true red-blue, Ruby Woo, which someone on staff generally has a tube of at their desk in case of emergencies.

The Red Lipstick That Truly Flatters Every Skin Tone

If you have a red lipstick graveyard—a bathroom drawer overflowing with tubes that didn’t look right but you couldn’t bear throwing away—then you’re in luck. We asked makeup artist Katie Jane Hughes, who has been doing makeup for 12 years, to help us find the one red lipstick that truly flatters all skin tones. She didn’t hesitate when we asked her for the perfect pick: Nars Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil in Dragon Girl ($26, narscosmetics.com). We wanted to put Katie’s pick to the test, so we gathered six staffers spanning skin tones and had Katie apply the lipstick on them. Then we handed each woman a mirror to reveal how the lipstick looked on their skin tone. Watch their reactions above. Turns out, Katie’s red lip pick really delivered. So much so, most of our testers asked if they could keep the lipstick. Bonus: the chubby crayon makes application easy. Simply line the outside of your lips, then fill in. The saturated color wears for hours without fading or bleeding outside the lines and though it has a semi-matte finish, it didn’t suck the life out of lips. Because once you finally nail down the perfect shade, you of course want to make sure it actually lasts through your latte and doesn’t feel like drying plastic wrap on your lips (yuck).

The only catch? The lipsticks, first debuted backstage at New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2019, won’t be available until January. ELLE.com got an exclusive sneak peek at the launch, however, and got to test out just how these universal lipsticks really perform on different skin tones. See our reviews and how each of the shades look on a real person, ahead.

Maybelline Made for All lipstick swatches top to bottom: Mauve for Me, Ruby for Me, Spice for Me, Fuchsia for Me, Plum for Me, Pink for Me, Red for Me ELLE

Kristina, ELLE.com Senior Beauty Editor

Kristina in Pink for Me. ELLE

I wear lipstick every day and rotate between two shades: red and “nude.” Far too often, I’m disappointed in the shades I get—reds usually end up too orange, while nudes end up too light peach. Looking at digitally rendered colors online or guessing a shade in the drugstore beauty aisle based on its packaging isn’t exactly the most effective way to find your match. When I heard that Maybelline planned to launch a lipstick collection meant to flatter all skin tones, I was intrigued but skeptical. It sounded like another marketing gimmick. Isn’t all lipstick technically “universal?” But, as I tried each of the shades on myself and witnessed my colleagues Nerisha and Holly—at opposite ends of the skin tone spectrum—both call the same lipstick their perfect “nude,” I was convinced. Each of the shades looked different and damn good on all of us. Pink for All was by far my favorite for its flattering, rosy tone just a notch above my usual “nude.”

As far as the formula goes, I love how velvety it feels on the lips and how strong the color payoff is from the get go. I wore Ruby for All out during New York Fashion Week when my night included four events going up until midnight and I didn’t reapply. I was munching on all the party hors d’oeuvres, too, so I’d say that is a pretty impressive test run.

Nerisha, ELLE.com Assistant Editor

Nerisha in Spice for Me ELLE

Usually, women with deeper skin tones have to use a lot of different techniques and products to make a lipstick work for our skin tone because that “one size fits all” mentality doesn’t really work when it comes to lipstick—not every nude or red is made to cater to dark skin. I always found it slightly annoying that you couldn’t try on lipsticks in drugstores, so often times I ended up with the wrong shade—too bright, too drying, too ashy—which resulted in a makeup box full of unused lipsticks that would never see the light of day. I think it’s amazing that Maybelline did all the leg work by creating a collection of universal shades, because nothing’s more magical that scoring that perfect nude. I usually stay far away from red lipstick. I guess after hearing for so long that dark skin girls can’t wear bold, loud lip shades, I actually started to believe it. But, whoever started that lie clearly hasn’t seen dark skinned beauties like Lupita Nyong’o, Issa Rae, or Solange (I can go on) completely rock bright pouts. Now, add me to that list.

I fell in love with Spice for Me right off the bat. I usually prep my lips with chapstick before applying lipstick, but for this Maybelline lipstick, I didn’t need to. It glided on my lips so smoothly and felt super moisturizing. As a lipstick that claims to suit every skin tone, I was surprised to see how good this nude shade looked on my dark skin, because not all nudes are created equal. It would look even better with a dark brown pencil.

Holly in Mauve for Me ELLE

Holly, ELLE.com Fellow

I honestly loved the way all of these shades felt on my lips. The formula is super velvety without transferring too easily, and designing the shades to be flattering for all skin tones is seriously a game-changer for drugstore beauty junkies who have to guesstimate. Mauve for Me is my dream nude shade—my natural lip color, but better!—and Ruby for Me is definitely the most flattering classic red I’ve worn, as far as drugstore lipsticks go.

See how all of the Maybelline Made for All lipstick shades look, below.

Spice for Me

ELLE

Ruby for Me

ELLE

Mauve for Me

ELLE

Plum for Me

ELLE

Red for Me

ELLE

Pink for Me

ELLE

Fuchsia for Me

ELLE Kristina Rodulfo Beauty Director Kristina Rodulfo is the Beauty Director of Women’s Health—she oversees beauty coverage across print and digital and is an expert in product testing, identifying trends, and exploring the intersections of beauty, wellness, and culture.

Best red lipsticks for dark skin tones

Red lipstick is a forever-iconic beauty staple that no woman should be without.

Much like a pair of killer heels, it has the power to dramatically transform your appearance for evenings and is undeniably sexy. But it’s important to choose the right red hue for your complexion, or else your whole look will be off.

When choosing the perfect shade of red for dark skin, you should look for intense colours, such as brick red and berry tones, or reds with blue undertones.

We’ve listed our top choices below to ensure your red pout is on point.

Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint

RiRi sent the beauty world into full-on hysteria when she announced a “universally flattering” red lipstick, Stunna Lip Paint. This vivid red hue is guaranteed to standout on every skin tone – just check the #stunnalippaint hashtag feed on Instagram for proof – and is outstandingly long wearing. It dries to a soft matte finish and, thanks to the precision sponge applicator, is a breeze to apply.

£19 | Harvey Nichols | Buy it now

NARS Audacious Lipstick in Bette

Red’s sassier sister plum-red will look beautiful against dark skin. The hydrating formula of this NARS lipstick ensures a buttery smooth application in a single swipe. With a long-lasting matte finish, it is the ideal choice for those who don’t have time for regular touch-ups.

£25 | Net a Porter | Buy it now

MAC Retro Matte Lipstick in Ruby Woo

The blue undertones in MAC’s Ruby Woo are just the ticket for medium, olive and dark complexions. This cult lipstick is also the perfect size for carrying in your evening clutch bag. It boasts a long-wearing formula and provides a completely matte finish.

£17.50 | MAC Cosmetics | Buy it now

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in Red Carpet Red

Another universally flattering option, Red Carpet Red is a slightly dark hue with blue undertones that become enhanced when applied to deep skin tones. We particularly love that this lipstick is made in the shape of a lip brush for a mess-free finish. Its matte-finish formula also has luminosity to give your lips a lovely 3D effect.

£24 | Charlotte Tilbury | Buy it now

Chloe Lewis Beauty Reeva Red

This luxurious but inexpensive lipstick comes from TOWIE star Chloe Lewis’s fairly-new makeup range, Chloe Lewis Beauty. Reeva Red not only offers the ultimate scarlet hue for pale, warm and dark skin, but also conditions the lips with vitamin and sunscreen. The silky satin-finish feels light and fresh on the lips and is easy to wear in every situation.

£12.99 | Chloe Lewis Beauty | Buy it now

Urban Decay Cream Vice Lipstick in EZ

Because of the richness of striking orange-red colours, they will stand out well on deep tones and give a flattering contrast. Urban Decay’s Cream Vice lipsticks are addictively creamy and provide full pigmentation in just one swipe. If you really want your pout to pop, then the EZ hue is ideal.

£16.50 | Urban Decay | Buy it now

Too Faced Melted Matte in Lady Balls

The Melted Matte formula from Too Faced is a lipstick lover’s dream come true. It applies like a gloss but dries to an ultra-matte finish, providing a super easy way to achieve opaque lips. Not for the faint hearted, Lady Balls is a vibrant true red that really pops against warm and deep skin tones and is easy to pull off.

£17 | Debenhams | Buy it now

Verdict:

Incredibly bold, long-wearing and flattering against dark skin, Fenty Beauty’s Stunna Lip Paint is no doubt the winner here. If you prefer classic cream formulas, then MAC’s Ruby Woo is also definitely worth a try.

Sephora loves Fenty Beauty Launch by Rihanna – In pictures

13 show all Rihanna and her niece Majesty attend Sephora loves Fenty Beauty by Rihanna launch event Splash News

2/13

Rihanna and her niece Majesty attend Sephora loves Fenty Beauty by Rihanna launch event Splash News

3/13

Rihanna and her niece Majesty attend Sephora loves Fenty Beauty by Rihanna launch event Splash News

4/13

Rihanna and her niece Majesty attend Sephora loves Fenty Beauty by Rihanna launch event Splash News

5/13

Rihanna attends the Sephora loves Fenty Beauty by Rihanna launch event Splash News

6/13

Rihanna and her niece Majesty attend Sephora loves Fenty Beauty by Rihanna launch event Splash News

7/13

Rihanna and her niece Majesty attend Sephora loves Fenty Beauty by Rihanna launch event Splash News

8/13

Rihanna attends the Sephora loves Fenty Beauty by Rihanna launch event cats / Splash News

9/13

Rihanna attends the Sephora loves Fenty Beauty by Rihanna launch event cats / Splash News

10/13

Rihanna attends the Sephora loves Fenty Beauty by Rihanna launch event cats / Splash News

11/13

Rihanna attends the Sephora loves Fenty Beauty by Rihanna launch event Splash News

12/13

Rihanna and her niece Majesty attend Sephora loves Fenty Beauty by Rihanna launch event Splash News

13/13

Rihanna attends the Sephora loves Fenty Beauty by Rihanna launch event Splash News

1/13

Rihanna and her niece Majesty attend Sephora loves Fenty Beauty by Rihanna launch event Splash News Rihanna and her niece Majesty attend Sephora loves Fenty Beauty by Rihanna launch event Splash News Rihanna and her niece Majesty attend Sephora loves Fenty Beauty by Rihanna launch event Splash News Rihanna and her niece Majesty attend Sephora loves Fenty Beauty by Rihanna launch event Splash News Rihanna attends the Sephora loves Fenty Beauty by Rihanna launch event Splash News Rihanna and her niece Majesty attend Sephora loves Fenty Beauty by Rihanna launch event Splash News Rihanna and her niece Majesty attend Sephora loves Fenty Beauty by Rihanna launch event Splash News Rihanna attends the Sephora loves Fenty Beauty by Rihanna launch event cats / Splash News Rihanna attends the Sephora loves Fenty Beauty by Rihanna launch event cats / Splash News Rihanna attends the Sephora loves Fenty Beauty by Rihanna launch event cats / Splash News Rihanna attends the Sephora loves Fenty Beauty by Rihanna launch event Splash News Rihanna and her niece Majesty attend Sephora loves Fenty Beauty by Rihanna launch event Splash News Rihanna attends the Sephora loves Fenty Beauty by Rihanna launch event Splash News

ESBest product reviews are unbiased, independent advice you can trust. On some occasions, we earn revenue if you click the links and buy the products, but we never allow this to bias our coverage. The reviews are compiled through a mix of expert opinion and real-world testing.

Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter

10 Best Lipstick Colors For Women With A Brown Skin Complexion 2020

Here at That Sister we’re supported by you, our sisters. If you buy via a link on this site, we may earn an affiliate commission. This doesn’t cost you anything & it doesn’t influence the products we talk about.

If you’re a woman with dark or light brown skin complexion, you may find it hard to get a lipstick that’s right for your skin tone. However, you don’t have to worry anymore.

There are many colors to choose from, some of the best we’ve listed before, but from there it often comes down to what color you personally like.

Today we’ll show you some of our favorite colors and brands, so you can get a better idea of the right lipstick for you! We’ve also thrown in a few lip balms and lip shimmers for good measure. 😉

1. Want To Go Bold? Then Get Purple Mac, Possibly The Best Lipstick Color For Dark Skin

Mac Smoked Purple Lipstick is one of the best colors for a bold look. It looks great on women with a brown skin complexion.

You can also try a smoked purple lipstick. For me this is THE absolute best color lipstick for dark skin, light brown skin shared, and all in between.

You can get more information on how to rock smoked purple lipstick here.

2. Good Old Trusty Red Lipstick, Works Well On All Shades Of Brown

Red lipsticks look fantastic on dark skin. Whether it is berry red, siren red, bright red, deep red, plum red or any other shade of red, it will definitely look good on you.

We personally like MAC red lipstick, but there are plenty of brands to choose from.

3. Brown Lipstick (Yes, It Really Works)

Brown lipstick always looks fantastic on women with brown skin color. It greatly complements the skin and is a safe color to go with for a neutral look.

You can see a great example of that in the video below:

4. Magenta Lipstick To Glam Up Dark Skin Tones

Magenta makes the lips pop. It is a color worth trying when you want to get that amazing red-carpet look.

Buy yourself one of these Smashbox magenta lipsticks from Amazon. Another top lipstick for dark skin, but works well on lighter brown.

That said, with the right outfit it could work.

5. Bronze – An Alternative To Brown Lipstick

This is a super pretty color for African American women. It has a subtle yet commanding look, much like a princess from a powerful empire.

Here is a great bronze lipstick on Amazon by L’Oreal Paris.

6. Peach Lip-Stick Looks Great On Darker Skinned Women

Once you get the perfect peach colored lipstick for you, you will never look back. You can start with the darker shades if you have cool undertones.

For those with warm undertones, lighter shades of peach are perfect. Revlon has a great peach lipstick (see previous link), so be sure to check it out.

7. Light Pink Lip Balm

Light pink always looks amazing on brown lips. It makes the lips pop and gives them a pouter look. Give it a try girl. 🙂

You can also try other shades of pink and see which one suits you.