We Found the Best Dark Lipstick for Your Skin ToneJanuary 19, 2021
For Light Skin Tones
L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lipcolour in Doesn’t Matte-R
Fair and light skin tones pop with a deep vampy color like this bold burgundy from L’Oréal Paris. Doesn’t Matte-R has a cool, purple undertone that appears almost black when you apply it.
Maybelline New York SuperStay Matte Ink Crayon Spiced in Rise to the Top
This deep orange-brown looks stunning on fair complexions and gives us cozy vibes — perfect for winter.
YSL Beauty Rouge Pur Couture the Slim Glow Matte Lipstick in Private Carmine
If a bold red is more your thing, try Private Carmine. This matte red lipstick has brown and purple undertones and will leave you with a saturated, radiant finish.
For Medium Skin Tones
Maybelline New York SuperStay Matte Liquid Lipstick in Escapist
Olive or medium skin tones can wear anything from a deep berry shade to a rich burgundy hue (depending on how daring and bold you want to go). Escapist is the ultimate brown-toned burgundy that will have you feeling moody from the moment you swipe it on.
Live Tinted HUESTICK in Found
This crowd-favorite lippie from Live Tinted is the ultimate brick red shade that beautifully complements medium and olive skin. Apply one coat for a wash of color or two coats for a more pigmented look.
For Deep Skin Tones
L’Oréal Paris Rouge Signature Liquid Lipstick in I Enjoy
Darker skin tones can rock an ultra-rich, deep plum or brown lipstick shade like no other. The statement lippie flatters both warm and cool undertones, while adding a nice pop of color to your lips.
NYX Professional Makeup Shout Loud Satin Lipstick in So Dramatic
This gorgeous brown won’t ever skip or smudge and with mango and shea butters, it will keep your lips hydrated and smooth.
Kosas Weightless Lipstick in Darkroom
Darkroom is a beautiful wine-berry shade that will warm up deep skin no matter your undertone. The just-bitten finish will have you reaching for it whenever you want to up the ante of any winter makeup look.