We Found the Best Dark Lipstick for Your Skin Tone

November 04, 2019
Jessica Harrington
By: Jessica Harrington | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
We Found the Best Dark Lipstick for Your Skin Tone

We all have that one lip color that we wear over and over again without fail for a good three-fourths of the year; for me it’s a natural pinky-nude. But when fall rolls around. it seems like a missed opportunity not to switch things up and rock a bolder, more vampy lipstick for a change. Whether you do a dark lip in the form of a purple hue or a crisp, deep red, you can transform your look with a single product switch. To help you find your signature shade for the fall and winter months, we set out to find the best dark lipstick for your skin tone, ahead.

Skin Tone: Porcelain

Shade: Urban Decay Vice in Disturbed

Don’t be fooled — porcelain skin tones can benefit from vampy dark lipsticks like Urban Decay Vice in Disturbed. Lipstick shades with berry or purple tones go well with the cool undertones in porcelain skin. 


Skin Tone: Fair

Shade: Maybelline New York Color Sensational in Coffee Addiction

If you have fair skin with warm to neutral undertones, a dark lipstick with brown or purple hues will complement your skin well. While a darker shade than your normal peach or pink lipsticks may seem like a risk, it will certainly spice up your look for fall. 


Skin Tone: Beige

Shade: Giorgio Armani Matte Nature in 207 Acajou

Dark lipsticks that fall under the brown, rustic red or brick category suit beige skin tones best. Especially if you have neutral undertones, the possibilities for a dark. vampy lip are endless. 


Skin Tone: Olive

Shade: Maybelline New York SuperStay Matte Liquid Lipstick in Escapist

True olive or medium skin tones can wear anything from a deep berry shade to a burgundy-black hue (depending on how daring and bold you want to go). 


Skin Tone: Medium-Tan

Shade: NYX Professional Makeup Soft Matte Lip Cream in Madrid

Skin tones that fall between medium and tan work well with brick reds and deep cranberry colors. When looking for the best dark lipstick shade, these two will complement your warm complexion.


Skin Tone: Deep

Shade: L’Oréal Paris Rouge Signature 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. 



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