Finding the perfect lip color is a struggle within itself, but having darker skin makes it even more of a challenge. When it comes to finding the right shade to complement our skin tone, it’s a constant trial-and-error to find the a winning lipstick to bring out our undertones. However, I’m here to tell you to that there are myriad color options that look beautiful on deeper skin tones—and I have proof. Below, I rounded up the most flawless lip colors I could find from College Fashionista community members, and the shades you need to recreate these stunning looks for yourself.
Pair Matte Skin With a Bright Red Hue
Need a look that’ll last all day? Go for a liquid lipstick, like Stila Cosmetics Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in True Red ($22), and pair it with a matte foundation to keep any shine at bay.
Go Bold With a Pop of Pink
Hot pink is the way to go when trying to make a statement. Swipe on Manic Panic Lethal Lipstick in Hot Hot Hot ($15), and add a swipe of highlighter on the high points of your face to complete the eye-catching look.
Complement Fuschia Eyeshadow With a Berry Lip
If you’re aiming for a dressed-up look, you can’t go wrong with Urban Decay Cosmetics Vice Lipstick Comfort Matte in Love Drunk ($18). Add a bright eyeshadow like Mac Dazzleshadow in Last Dance ($18), makes for a pretty and colorful combination.
Use an Almost-Nude For a Sophisticated Effect
Finding the perfect nude can be slightly challenging, but using a deep purple-brown lipstick can work the same magic. Apply this Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Matte Lipstick in Wine Not ($21) for a neutral shade with beautiful undertones.
Give Off Summer Vibes With A Bright Orange Shade
Vibrant colors are your best friend, so try Urban Decay Cosmetics Vice Lipstick Limited in Red-Orange Cream ($18) to highlight that beautiful skin tone. Mixing in a fun eyeshadow, like E.L.F Long-Lasting Eyeshadow in Confetti ($3), will provide a playful contrast to your bright lips.
Upgrade a Natural Look With Matte Brown
Brown shades are the perfect addition to minimal makeup. If you’re in a rush, swipe on Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in Burkin Brown ($34) for a pretty neutral look that’s great on-the-go.
What’s your favorite lip color? Let us know in the comments below, or show us your beauty looks on Instagram by tagging @cfashionista!
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