Everyone wants that barely-there lipstick shade that has the ability to complement any and every makeup look. The only trouble is, when people think of a “nude lipstick” they gravitate towards a hue that leans either beige or tan. Anyone with more melanin in their skin knows that this labeling of “nude” isn’t always dark-skin friendly and can make finding a truly nude lipstick a challenge. These beige-ish lipstick colors can often appear too ashy or pasty against your skin, which is why we decided to help. Keep scrolling for our list of nude lipsticks that will actually look good on a range of darker skin tones.
Maybelline New York Superstay Matte Ink Un-nude Liquid Lipstick in Amazonian
For the gal who can’t resist a good liquid lippie, the Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Un-Nude Lipstick in Amazonian is a gorgeous hue that has some serious staying power. It delivers 16 hours of matte goodness, has a slight pink undertone and will look great on a range of dark skin tones.
L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Ultra Matte Highly Pigmented Nude Lipstick in Sienna Supreme
Experience the beauty that is this line of lipsticks from L'Oréal Paris. It comes in 16 different shades of nude to complement a range of different complexions and offers rich pigmentation with hydrating benefits. Sienna Supreme is a gorgeous hue if you have a darker skin tone with warm undertones.
NYX Professional Makeup Matte Lipstick in Maison
For only $6 a pop, this milk chocolate brown lipstick color is a no-brainer and will look beautiful on deeper skin that has slightly cooler undertones. It’s a smooth, matte formula that doesn’t feel dry upon application.
Huda Beauty Power Bullet Matte Lipstick in Game Night
Trust us when we say that after you try these Huda Beauty Power Bullet Matte Lipsticks, it will be love at first swipe. Think of your favorite matte liquid lipstick, put it in a sleek lipstick bullet and you have these gorgeous shades that last and are comfortable to wear. Reach for Game Night for a hot brown shade that will look gorgeous against deep skin tones.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Ashton
These long-lasting liquid lipsticks are no joke. One swipe is all you need to see the full pigmentation, and after a couple of seconds, it dries down to a seemingly weightless matte finish that doesn’t budge. If you have a deeper complexion with yellow undertones, reach for the shade Ashton, which is a mid-tone yellow-brown hue that will give you that barely-there finish you’re looking for.
IT Cosmetics Pillow Lips in Serene
If you have a very deep skin tone, the new IT Cosmetics Pillow Talk in Serene will look very pretty against your complexion. It’s a dark brown shade that offers a range of benefits like rich pigmentation, hydration and comfort.
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