Seven Drugstore Lipsticks That Go Perfectly With Dark Skin Tones
If you have a dark skin tone, you’d know how hard it is to find the perfect shade of lipstick that suits you. Many shades marketed as ‘universal shades’ that fit all skin tones normally aren’t universal at all. This is especially so for nude lipsticks, that look great on fairer skin tones but don’t match the undertones of those with dark skin. However, in recent years, an increasing number of makeup brands have begun to expand their lipstick lines and have come up with a wider variety of shades. In fact, the mounting pressure on makeup brands to be more inclusive has resulted in not just high-end beauty brands, but drugstore ones, coming up with shades that flatter all types of skin tones.
One common misconception that women of darker skin have, is that they should never wear bright lipstick. This couldn’t be any further from the truth. Wearing brighter colored lipsticks accentuates the richness of dark skin tones. So, if you’ve got darker skin, don’t hold back! The trick is to find the exact shade of lipstick that best suits you. When choosing a shade of lipstick, it’s important to consider your skin’s undertone and lip color. Furthermore, if you’re looking for a nude shade, use the natural tint of your lips as a point of reference. Whatever nude shade you choose should be as close as possible to it. And, once you have determined the perfect nude lipstick, you can layer on various pinks and reds to add more color and brighten up your makeup look. What’s more, finding the perfect lippy doesn’t require you to break the bank. Sure, you can always go ahead and splurge on more upmarket makeup products. But, for those of you who prefer getting your makeup at drugstores, we’ve got you covered. In this article, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite drugstore lipsticks that go perfectly with dark skin tones. Keep reading to find out more!
1. Covergirl’s Melting Pout Matte Lipstick
If you’re a fan of drugstore beauty products then you’ve definitely heard of Cover Girl. Their Melting Pout Matte Lipstick is the perfect addition to any makeup kit as the formula of this product is not only highly pigmented but also long-lasting. The shade ‘Paradise Lost’ is a gorgeous nude color and perfectly with darker skin tones. This liquid lipstick comes in a matte finish and for those who are afraid of drying or cracking, we’ve got a tip for you! Instead of applying the lipstick immediately, layer on some lip balm or eye cream for hydration. By moisturizing your lips, you prevent the matte lipstick from drying out and make application smoother as well.
2. Moonshot Stick Extreme Pro
Another nude rose lipstick shade that complements dark skin tones is Moonshot’s Stick Extreme Pro in ‘Seine’. This lipstick has a smooth texture and velvet matte finish and its formula is extra creamy and hydrating. This lip product is also super pigmented so one swipe is enough to give you the coverage you need. If you’re looking to spice up your lip look, use a lighter shade of lipstick and apply it around the center of your lips. This creates an ombre effect which makes nude lipstick pop even more.
3. HERA Rouge Holic Cream Lipstick
The last nude lipstick we have on this list is HERA’s Rouge Holic Cream Lipstick in the shade ‘Dark Sienna’. With a creamy and soft texture, this ultra-luxurious lipstick glides onto the lips effortlessly and is good enough to rival lip products from high-end makeup brands. This lipstick is extremely hydrating and has a good color payoff. If you choose to get this lipstick, we recommend pairing it with a smoky eye look.
4. Macqueen New York Air Cotton Tint
Departing from nude lipsticks, we have our first berry shade from Macqueen New York. This shade is a beautiful, rich purple that goes perfectly with darker skin. This lip product is a cross between lip gloss and lipstick as it has a silk-like consistency when applied but becomes matte when dried. Not to mention that it contains natural ingredients like rose-hip, honey, and argan to moisturize your lips. This product is also lightweight and long-lasting so you don’t have to worry about touch-ups. This shade, in particular, goes wonderfully with glittery eyeshadow.
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With a range of matte, shimmer and pearl shadows, this palette is ideal for those who want their eyes to shine throughout the day. It even comes with a brush for on-the-go touch-ups.
5. Covergirl Queen Matte Lipstick
Another purple lipstick that we love is Covergirl’s Queen Matte Lipstick in the shade ‘Major Moment’. This semi-matte lipstick comes in a marvelous, dark wine shade that goes perfectly with neutral eye makeup looks. In fact, this lipstick is so beautiful on its own, you can even go without any eyeshadow! If you choose to get this lipstick and want to take your lip look to the next level, apply some shimmery lip gloss over it.
6. Milani Color Statement Lipstick
If you’ve been looking for a good reddish-brown lipstick, look no further! Milani’s Color Statement Lipstick in the shade ‘Tuscan Toast’ is the perfect lippy for you. This lipstick comes in a deep, gorgeous ruby-chocolate color that complements darker skin. The formula of this product is also very pigmented, hydrating, and creamy, making it easy to apply on the lips.
7. Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick
Last but not least, we have a Make Up For Ever lip product. The creamy lipstick in ‘rouge’ is a dark burgundy shade that has a matte finish. With its non-sticky and long-lasting formula, you can look forward to a night on the town without worrying about touching up your lipstick! This lip product also comes with a unique, precision-like bullet tip that makes the application of the product convenient and simple.
So there you go! Our favorite lip products that pair perfectly with darker skin tones. If you’ve been having trouble finding the perfect lipstick that suits you, we hope our article has provided you with some insight into what products to get. All the lipsticks listed in this article are wallet-friendly and we’re sure that you’ll be able to find the perfect lip product. Remember, you don’t have o break the bank to get good quality makeup products. You just need to know how to choose them and where to get them! Happy shopping!
|1||Covergirl’s Melting Pout Matte Lipstick |
This lipstick is the perfect addition to any makeup kit as the formula is not only highly pigmented but also long-lasting.
|2||Moonshot Stick Extreme Pro|
This lipstick has a smooth texture and velvet matte finish and its formula is extra creamy and hydrating.
|3||HERA Rouge Holic Cream Lipstick|
With a creamy and soft texture, this ultra-luxurious lipstick glides onto the lips effortlessly and is extremely hydrating.
|4||Macqueen New York Air Cotton Tint |
This lip product is a cross between lip gloss and lipstick as it has a silk-like consistency when applied but becomes matte when dried.
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Bring bling to your eyes with this shiny loose foil pigment glitter powder that turns any glam look up a notch.
|6||Missha Liquid Sharp Liner|
With a soft yet sharp brush, this natural black colored liner is perfect for those who want natural, deep-looking eyes.
|7||BH Cosmetics Zodiac Makeup Palette|
This 25 color eyeshadow and highlighter palette is all you need; especially with a divine spectrum of shimmers and glitter.
|8||CLIO Prism Air Eye Palette|
With a range of matte, shimmer and pearl shadows, this palette is ideal for those who want their eyes to shine throughout the day.
|9||Covergirl Queen Matte Lipstick|
This semi-matte lipstick comes in a marvelous, dark wine shade that goes perfectly with neutral eye makeup looks.
|10||Milani Color Statement Lipstick|
This creamy and smooth lipstick comes in a deep, gorgeous ruby-chocolate color that complements darker skin.
|11||Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipstick|
The creamy lipstick in ‘rouge’ is a dark burgundy shade that has a matte finish and a precision-like bullet tip.