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best lipstick for dark skin

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for best lipstick for dark skin.

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.

HourglassConfession™ Ultra Slim High Intensity Lipstick Refill

Size: 0.03 oz/ .9 g·ITEM: 1964303

Color: I Hide My - Deep Plum

52 Reviews

$24.00

Finally Found a Red Lipstick for ME!...I have lost count of how many red lipsticks I've tried for my skintone. I have light skin, golden drity blonish hair with pink undertones and I thought the majority of lipsticks made me look like a clown. ...As a Sephora employee, I've tried every lipstick out there, and this is by far the best lipstick I've tried in a while.

What it is:
An ultra slim lipstick refill for the Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Refillable Lipstick that delivers long-wearing color with a satin finish.

What it does:
This refill delivers creamy, saturated, longwearing color with a satin finish without smudging or feathering.

What else you need to know:
Hourglass products are 100 percent cruelty-free.

$22.00

Clinique has the best lipsticks!...Raspberry glace is a beautiful color lipstick. It feels moist going on and has a nice shimmer to it....This is a very nice lipstick. It feels really nice in and the colour is not too dark.

What it is: A rich, hydrating lip color, infused with skincare benefits for lips.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and phthalates.

What Else You Need to Know: Dramatically Different Lipstick delivers more than just color. Its 3D Pearl center core helps sculpt and contour, creating the appearance of smoother lips. Over time, lips appear more defined. Dramatically Different Lipstick is available in a remarkable range of shades. This product is 100-percent fragrance-free.

SEPHORA COLLECTIONLip Last Matte Lipstick

Size: 0.06 oz/ 1.8 g·ITEM: 2296457

Color: Orchid - purple

66 Reviews

$15.00

This colour is extraordinary! It is very dark and goes well with my skin tone. You don't need to keep re-applying either. ...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

$38.00

I received a muddy looking dark rose color. Wow am I disappointed! I paid a lot of money for this....The photo shows a pinky peach lipstick. In reality it is a dark orange coral. I had to use a balm as a base, and then tap on the color, and then blot it, just to prevent it from being too cakey looking and dark.

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

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! Perfect Fall/Winter/Night-Out red....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. Although matte, my lips feel moisturized. ...Great lipstick...As always CT lipsticks are amazing. Love the color.

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.

Fashion FairIconic Lipstick

Size: 0.12 oz/ 3.4 g·ITEM: 2476455

Color: Olé Orange - bright orange

53 Reviews

$26.00

Long lasting creamy stunning lipstick!...Amazing quality stunning lipstick! I LOVE these FashionFair lipsticks! I have long purchased FF lipsticks and am glad that the brand has rebooted! ...I have olive undertones and I'm super pale. Most nude lipsticks are too yellow/white or wayyyy too dark.

What it is: A lipstick with richly pigmented hues—from vibrant nudes to fierce reds and berries—that pop on darker skin tones, enveloping lips in decadent, head-turning color.

Formulation Type:
Lipstick

Benefits: Hydrating

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Sunflower Seed Oil: Helps to replenish, strengthen, and soothe dry lips.
- Rosemary Leaf Extract: Nourishing antioxidant that is known for to soothe irritation.

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 vegan and cruelty-Free

KVD BeautyEpic Kiss Nourishing Vegan Butter Lipstick

Size: 0.03 oz/ 1.05 g·ITEM: 2477503

Color: Lolita - Iconic chestnut rose

23 Reviews

$22.00

Not to mention, THERE WAS NO MIRRORS THE ENTIRE NIGHT, so when I felt like I needed to touch up my lips, I literally did so in the dark with the dim glow of my phone. But the lipstick was incredibly forgiving, so quickly reapplying in the dark went very well, which I cannot imagine doing with a liquid lipstick. ...it's such a pretty easy to wear lipstick, and so comfortable on the lips. the shade lolita is my favorite, it is one of my everyday lipsticks. it makes me look pulled together even when only wear it without any face makeup.

What it is: A rule-breaking lipstick with high-pigment color and hydrating care in 15 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 finish f

Charlotte TilburyMatte Revolution Lipstick - Super Nudes Collection

Size: 0.12 oz·ITEM: 2486363

Color: Cover Star - nude muted apricot

51 Reviews

$34.00

30s, dark brown hair, pale skin. This lipstick has excellent pigment and is so smooth going on. ...I have fair cool-toned skin, and I find a lot of brown lipsticks are too warm or if they're cool toned- end up looking greyish.

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 gluten-free and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This 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.

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