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best lipstick for dark skin

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The right lipstick can make all the difference in your look. Whether you're looking for a bold pop of color or something more neutral, there are plenty of options to choose from to compliment dark skintones.

SEPHORA COLLECTIONCream Lip Stain Liquid Lipstick

Size: 0.169 oz/ 5 mL·ITEM: 1959881

Color: 52 Dark Purple - matte deep purple

10.8K Reviews

$15.00

Gorgeous and made me feel fantastic! It matches a lot of different skins tones!...best liquid lipsticks! I love red desert!...I purchased the shade red desert and this looks really good on my dark tan skin tone. this color will look good on any skin color.

What it is: Bestselling creamy, weightless, liquid lip stain coats your lips in flawless color to become a transfer-proof, full-coverage, last-all-day stain.

Formulation Type:
Liquid Lipstick

Benefits: Long-wearing

What Else You Need to Know: Top-selling, ultra-pigmented lip color is infused with avocado oil to provide rich color as it glides on smoothly and easily. Transforms into a silky, lightweight stain that won't bleed, crack, or dry out your lips. Comfortable and non-sticky.

Melt CosmeticsUltra-Matte Lipstick

Size: 0.12 oz/ 3.4 g·ITEM: 2229318

Color: Dark Room - rich plum

116 Reviews

$22.00

melt is the best!!!...Some of my favourites are laced, on-the-go, old rose, mum, dark room and stepford, and I love nood for mixing with old fashioned or others to lighten or soften other shades. ...such a cool lipstick...I’d say it’s SUPER vampy and not really a blood red as much as a dark fall shade. You do need a lip liner which is a con, and it’s a little hard to apply evenly with such a dark color.

What it is: A boldly pigmented lip color in ultra-matte finish with a long-wearing, glide-on formula.

What Else You Need to Know: The lipstick that started it all is now in upgraded packaging. This creamy true-matte formula glides across your lips with ease and is formulated with intense pigmentation for full-coverage color in a wide range of neutral-to-bold hues.

SEPHORA COLLECTIONLip Last Matte Lipstick

Size: 0.06 oz/ 1.8 g·ITEM: 2296325

Color: Sienna - warm brown

64 Reviews

$15.00

This colour is extraordinary! It is very dark and goes well with my skin tone. ...the color is pretty on dark skin! I used a brown lipliner and it came out so pretty. the formula is also very soft.

What it is: A lightweight, comfortable matte lipstick that delivers rich, opaque color. Long-lasting, transfer resistant, and doesn't bleed or crack.

Ingredient Callouts:
This product is vegan.

What Else You Need to Know: Matte lipstick glides on lips with non-drying, long-lasting, full-coverage color. The slim applicator offers precise coverage and is perfect for touchups on the go.

Clinical Results: In a consumer test of 60 matte lipstick users over 5 days:
- 90% of users would wear Lip Last Matte Lipstick over their current matte lipstick
- 98% of users said this lipstick is more lightweight than other matte lipsticks
- 95% said it is more comfortable than other matte lipsticks

GucciRouge à Lèvres Satin Lipstick

Size: 0.12 oz/ 3.5 g·ITEM: 2309672

Color: 507 Ivy Dark Red - dark red burgundy satin

338 Reviews

$42.00

Constance Vermillion was a pleasant surprise because I liked some of the online swatches, but was still afraid it might be too dark for me. I knocked off one star only because I like my lipsticks to have a shimmery glittery finish and a few of the lipsticks in the former Gucci line had that (I loved the Scarlet Glow) but that's just a personal preference. ...This is my 2nd Gucci satin lipstick. Absolutely love it. The colors are not as dark as in the pictures but still love this line.

What it is: A creamy, intense-color lipstick with a formula that delivers a long-lasting satin finish, leaving lips smooth and soft with a lightweight, comfortable feel.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances. This product is also vegan and silicone-free.

What Else You Need to Know: The 36 shades sweep from nudes to reds to pinks with nuances of orange and purple and one moody black hue.

$38.00

I thought this was going to be a beautiful bright pink. I received a muddy looking dark rose color. Wow am I disappointed! ...The photo shows a pinky peach lipstick. In reality it is a dark orange coral.

What it is: An award-winning matte lipstick in deep-rose shades encased in iconic, jewel-gilded, collectible bullets.

What Else You Need to Know: This is the lipsticks of legends: MatteTrance™ cloaks lips with rich pigment, supreme hydration, and sensual creaminess, blurring the appearance of imperfections. Two rose shades—Amour and Divine Romance—ascend in magnificent holiday-exclusive, collectible packaging.

$39.00

to my lips. It’s not drying like liquid lipsticks and doesn’t slide around like traditional bullets....Everything about this lipstick is so lovely. I bought it the day it came out because I’m obsessed with red lipsticks and hate carmine, so I was extremely excited.

What it is: Hourglass introduces Red 0, a 100% vegan special edition shade featuring its namesake ingredient.

Formulation Type:
Lipstick

Benefits: Long-wearing

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Red 0: A patent-pending vegan replacement for carmine.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, sulfates SLS & SLES, and triclosan. It is also vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Hourglass is proud to introduce Red 0, a patent-pending vegan replacement for carmine (the beauty industry’s go-to red pigment produced from crushed female insects). Red 0 gives this lipstick its brilliant red hue.

Charlotte TilburyMatte Revolution Lipstick - Scarlet Spell

Size: 0.12 oz 3.5 g·ITEM: 2390417

Color: Scarlet Spell - winter berry

21 Reviews

$34.00

Scarlet Red is the best red!...Light skin tone, dark hair, dark eyes- bam! ...Beautiful package and color. I was afraid it will look too dark on my fair skin, but now I think this color compliments everyone.

What it is: A limited-edition winter berry matte lipstick with a long-lasting, buildable, and hydrating formula.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Lipstick Tree and Orchid Extracts: Protect, soften, and hydrate lips.
- 3-D Glowing Pigments: Make lips appear fuller and wider.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances. This product is also vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

$37.00

The best lipstick I’ve ever had!...This is the best lipstick I have ever tried to date. ...The description of each colour is correct but mrs kisses is like a dark golden peach on me (fair fair skin). wedding belles is a perfect cool/neutral nude pink for me and turns out I love it.

What it is: A matte lipstick that features a long-lasting, buildable, and hydrating formula.

Formulation Type:
Lipstick

Benefits: Long-wearing

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance. It is also cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: The lipstick features 3D glow pigments that help lips appear wider and fuller. The matte formula is enriched with Charlotte Tilbury’s secret ingredient and orchid extract to protect and soothe lips for a cashmere finish.

GucciRouge de Beauté Brillant Glow & Care Shine Lipstick

Size: 0.06 oz/ 1.8 mL·ITEM: 2448876

Color: 308 Lucy Dark Orange - dark orange

410 Reviews

$42.00

Looks like a gloss. Has a slight ‘lipstick taste’ but isn’t too bad. Color is perfection, not too dark and in your face but not too light and not like a nude. ...Amazing lipstick...Only drawback is the strong lipstick scent, but overall it’s still one of my favorite lipsticks ever.

What it is: A lipstick that provides up to 24 hours of long-lasting hydration and shine.

Formulation Type:
Lipstick

Benefits: Hydrating, Long Wearing, Plumping

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Flower Oils (Black Rose Oil, Peony Oil, and Jojoba Seed Oil): Help to nourish the lips while delivering high-shine color.
- Fruit Butters: Moisturize.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Provides long-lasting hydration with a subtle yet visible lip-plumping and smoothing effect.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, sulfates SLS & SLES, and triclosan. It is also vegan.

What Else You Need to Know: This hybrid lipstick envelops the lips with hydration while delivering a veil of vibrant, glowing color.

KVD BeautyMini Epic Kiss Nourishing Vegan Butter Lipstick

Size: 0.02 oz/ 0.57g·ITEM: 2477669

Color: Womankind - Soft neutral beige

13 Reviews

$12.00

The color Lolita in this lipstick is so beautiful!❤...However, it’s available in mini size which is the best thing for trail. I like the buttery texture of this lipstick.

What it is: A mini role-breaking lipstick with high-pigment color and hydrating care in bold-yet-wearable shades, complete with unexpected hues.

Formulation Type:
Lipstick

Benefits: Hydrating

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Vegan Cupuaçu Butter: Nourishes lips.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance. It is also vegan and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Packed with pigment for instant, one-swipe color, Epic Kiss Nourishing Vegan Butter Lipstick has a comfortable, shiny fin

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