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red lipstick for dark skin

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

Red lipstick is a classic look that can be worn by all for everyday makeup looks and glam looks alike. Finding a shade of red that compliments your deep complexion doesn't have to be difficult! Here are our top picks for best red lipstick for dark skin available at Sephora.

Freck BeautyMAKEOUT CLUB Soft Blur Lipstick

Size: 0.03 oz / 1 gITEM: 2590172

Color: Baddie - a dark brown

229 Reviews


I have the shade Baddie which is a dark Plum shade, I thought it would be too much for me as I normally do not like dark lipstick shades. ...This is such a beautiful nude brown for dark skin women. This is definitely my new go to on days where I want the no makeup-makeup look.

What it is: A soft-blur lipstick delivering depth and color with a buildable matte finish.

Formulation Type:

Benefits: Hydrating, Long-wearing

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Royal Orchid Extract: Protects lips.
- Magnolia Bark Extract: Adds antioxidant and soothing benefits.
- Vegan Lanolin Substitute: Provides seamless adhesion and moisture.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This buildable, medium-to-full coverage lipstick has a soft-matte, transfer-proof, feather-free finish. The nurturing formula features royal orchid extract to fortify and hydrate, magnolia bark extract rich in antioxidants, and a vegan lano

Melt CosmeticsUltra-Matte Lipstick

Size: 0.12 oz/ 3.4 gITEM: 2229318

Color: Dark Room - rich plum

122 Reviews


Great lipstick, bad color...I love everything about this lipstick. The formula and packaging is absolutely perfect. ...such a cool lipstick...I鈥檇 say it鈥檚 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鈥檚 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.

TOM FORDBitter Peach Lip Color Matte Lipstick

Size: 0.1 oz/ 2.96 mLITEM: 2554046

Color: Ch茅rie - rosey nude

22 Reviews


The best orange red shade out there for dark skin tones鉂わ笍 compliments the skin beautifully!...Matte Lipstick That Won鈥檛 Dry Out Your Lips...Honestly, I don鈥檛 usually like matte lipsticks - the lips are already dry and matte lipsticks just make them worse.

What it is: A classic, velvet-matte lipstick in Bitter Peach packaging.

Formulation Type:

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Chamomilla Flower Oil
- Vitamin C
- Tocopherol

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, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

tartemaracuja juicy lip cr猫me

Size: 0.07 Oz / 2gITEM: 2641231

Color: Mulberry - mulberry

19 Reviews


I don鈥檛 like the feel of most lipsticks but wanted something more than a balm, and this is the ticket! ...Wear time is average with this for a matte bullet lipstick so it's not going to slide right off but it also won't have the longevity of a liquid lipstick.

What it is: A tri-brid lip balm, lipstick, and lip treatment to drench lips in juicy, transfer-proof color and up to 12 hours of hydration.

Formulation Type:
Lipstick/Lip Balm & Treatment

Benefits: Hydrating

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Maracuja: Smooths.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Hydrates.
- Vitamin E: Emollient and antioxidant.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, mineral oil, oxybenzone, coal tar, triclocarban, and triclosan. It is also vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This tri-brid lipstick, balm, and treatment kisses lips in ultra-creamy, buildable color. It is transfer-proof, super buttery, and lightweight with a blurred satin finish. The f

Too FacedLip Injection Power Plumping Cream Liquid Lipstick

Size: 0.10 oz/ 3 mLITEM: 2478832

Color: Filler Up - muted mauve pink

34 Reviews


I was looking for the perfect red to go with an accessory and this was definitely the right choice. ...Doesn鈥檛 plump the lips like the gloss but not sure any staying lipstick does

What it is: A liquid lipstick that gives you maximum coverage in a demi-matte cream formula.

Formulation Type:
Liquid Lipstick, Lip Plumper

Benefits: Long-wearing, Plumping

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Rosehip Oil and Pomegranate Flower: Provide nourishing moisture.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens. It is also cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This liquid lipstick gives lips a volumized look and drenches them in super-saturated, long-wearing color. It contains a lip-conditioning blend of rose hip oil and pomegranate flower for nourishing moisture and ultra-comfortable, all-day wear. The formula is also non-feathering/-bleeding and non-drying.

GUERLAINKissKiss Shine Bloom Lipstick Balm

Size: 11 oz/ 3.2 gITEM: 2436491

Color: 775 Poppy Kiss - blazing poppy red

16 Reviews


The color looked a little dark at first but it鈥檚 not hyper pigmented. The scent is amazing like classic Guerlain. ...i bought mine from nordstrom but i returned it. it smells like strong rose perfume (like loreal lipsticks). i was expecting a glossy sheer lipstick but it doesnt really have much shine. the color was pretty but a little light for me. the smell was too unbearable. i prefer the chanel ones better. not worth the $40

What it is: A high-shine, lightweight, full-coverage lipstick made with hyaluronic acid, shea butter and 95% naturally-derived ingredients for more hydrated, plumped and smoother looking lips.

Formulation Type: Lip Balm & Treatment, Lipstick

Benefits: Hydrating, Long-wearing, Plumping

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Hyaluronic Acid: Hydrates the lips.
- Winter Rose Extract: Softens the appearance of lips.
- Shea Butter: Provides long-lasting comfort.

MAKE UP FOR EVERRouge Artist Shine On Lipstick

Size: 0.1 oz/ 3.2 gITEM: 2475556

Color: 132 Cheerful Beige - warm beige

22 Reviews


Favorite lipsticks...They complement my skin tone so well (medium-lightish olive Italian skin). ...This isn't my favorite lipstick for a couple of reasons: - Price: it's expensive for what you get, you can get a similar finish with other cheaper lipsticks.

What it is: A 12-hour satin-shine, high-pigment lipstick infused with red cranberries and hyaluronic acid to smooth and plump the appearance of lips.

Formulation Type:

Benefits: Long-wearing

- Hyaluronic Acid: Hydrates and plumps the appearance of lips
- Red Cranberries: Rich in vitamin C and antioxidants to help lips appear smoother

What Else You Need to Know: A 12-hour satin-shine, high-pigment lipstick infused with red cranberries and hyaluronic acid to smooth and plump the appearance of lips. The rich color and lightweight texture will feel comfortable all day, giving you the best of a gloss and a lipstick.

Yves Saint LaurentYSL x Zo毛 Kravitz Rouge Pur Couture Satin Lipstick

Size: 0.13 oz/ 3.8gITEM: 2427359

Color: 149 Midnight LA - deep crimson

49 Reviews


I鈥檓 not usually into red toned lipsticks but really like the nude aspect to 鈥渟horeditch drive鈥. ...I received this lipstick complimentary from Yves Saint Laurent USA Beauty in beautiful shade 145 Lost In Marais - chili red and was not disappointed.

What it is: A limited-edition collection of creamy satin lip shades that deliver long-lasting hydration and color—brought to you by Zoë Kravitz and Yves Saint Laurent.

Formulation Type:

Benefits: Hydrating, Long-wearing

What Else You Need to Know: Inspired by four cities that influenced and shaped Zoë Kravitz, this collection offers creamy, full-coverage color for soft, smooth, moisturized lips. The iconic Rouge Pur Couture Satin Lipstick聽is dressed in a feminine yet edgy silver-on-silver glitter bullet.

MAKEUP BY MARIOUltra Suede鈩笍 Cozy Lip Creme

Size: .1 oz/ 3.2 mLITEM: 2548519

Color: Almost Bare - light warm brown nude

92 Reviews


My perfect nude. I don鈥檛 love matte lipsticks, this is a great in between of a gloss with a lipstick. ...I bought the shades Nude Suede, and Pinky Brown as soon as I saw them available in my Sephora. So many nude lipsticks have a tendency to turn a little orange on me, and so many liquid lipsticks look super dark on me, even in the lightest shades.

What it is: A satin matte lip cream that cushions lips comfortably in one-swipe color while blurring and smoothing.

Formulation Type:
Lipstick, Liquid Lipstick

Benefits: Hydrating, Long-wearing

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Passionfruit Seed Oil: Cold-pressed emollient oil that leaves lips feeling soft and nourished.
- Lip Plasticity (Blend of Cushiony Esters): Second-skin application with great emollience and cushiony effect.
- Your Lips But Better (High Content of Silicon Elastomer): Blurring lip color makes lips appear smoother and more toned.

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

Charlotte TilburySuperstar Lips Lipstick

ITEM: 2248227

Color: Sexy Lips - nude peach

52 Reviews


The only issue is that the color 鈥淧illow Talk鈥 is not dark enough for my medium olive skin tone. For me it is great as a everyday color but not colorful enough for a nighttime or going out color....Similar to Clinique's Cider Berry Lipstick....One of my favorite lipsticks so far. I've been looking for a lipstick similar to Clinique's Cider berry and this happens to be it.

What it is: A sheer lipstick topper that has a diamond-like, glittering finish that pops, for glamourous, bejeweled lips.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Layer it over Pillow Talk Matte Revolution (sold separately) to give your favorite shade a shimmering, diamond-like top coat. Apply it with Pillow Talk Lip Cheat for a color-rich finish or wear alone for a shimmering veil of sparkle.

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