Lip Colors For Dark Skin: Lipsticks, Lipglosses for the Brown Girl

by mehak on July 7, 2011

in Lip Products, lipgloss, Lipsticks

Person X wants to gift Brown Person Y some presents, and Brown Person Y has very pigmented lips and hates lipsticks- only goes for glosses. Person X wants suggestions! I am talking in code language  because you know…what if Person Y reads my blog then she will know Person X wants to gift her something and those kind of gifts are never fun!!!!  Plus i am hung over from watching too much secret service stuff on ’24’ so bear with me. So Person X here are my suggestions:

  • If the thought of lipsticks makes someone go ewwww then ease into it by trying out ‘lip creams’ or liquid lipsticks- these feel like a liquid gloss but give coverage of a lipstick..Infact i think you should trick Person Y by gifting a liquid lipstick and saying ‘Look-its such a pretty gloss’.
  • If the above doesn’t work then make sure you get the pigmented glosses and not the sheer ones…

My Suggestions…Please feel free to add yours in the comments below

Liquid Lipsticks/Lip Creams
  • Bourjois Delicate Lip Cream in Rose Veloute- Looks like a gloss, is pigmented like a lipstick and the color is a peachy brown. VERY flattering on darker skintones.
  • Chambor Flowing Lipstick in Plum Rose- test this one out first
  • Try the Revlon Liquid Lipsticks as well
  • Maybelline Color Sensational in ‘My Mahogany’– Great everyday ‘My lips but better’ shade. its one of those cult shades amongst Indian girls
  • Maybelline Color sensational in Bronze Orange: Perfect peachy shade for darker colors. very deep peach, apricot type color
  • Maxfactor Rose Wood: Great Pinky Brown
  • MAC Creme in your coffee-‘Another one of those MLBB shades-Pinky Brown’
  • Nyx Frappucino– Darker Girls rock this nude  shade. It looks like just a lighter color of their lips. Dont be mistaken on how it looks in the tube. Its lovely on the lips as a nude…not as an everyday color but as a nude
  • MAC Cosmo– its a universally flattering kind of pink that anyone can carry off
  • Maybelline Color Sensational in ‘Blushing Brunette’- Another nice pink one.
  • Mac Amorous Lipstick- A perfect lipstick to just dress you up a little bit. Amorous is a deep ruby/ plum kind of a shade 
  • Colorbar Velvet Matte Irish Pink- I really like the finish of Colorbar lipsticks and Irish Pink is one i think will suit a lot of people
  • Maybelline Color Sensational Hooked on Pink Lipstick– A deeper pink that is universally flattering
Lip Glosses
  • Chambor Glitzy Gloss 610- Purply Pink gloss which is really pigmented and is carried off really well by darker skintones. My sister is a shade darker than me and she looks absolutely stunning in this color. I would recommend you check out 611 and others as well. These are very pigmented glosses
  • Maybelline Hooked on Pink Color Sensational Gloss- A color that is universally flattering so really it looks good on anyone
  • Maybelline Plumtastic Color Sensational Gloss- Pinky Plum color for a wearable way to wear plum and be slightly dressed up
  • Maybelline Mocha Glaze Color Sensational Gloss
  • Lakme Sheer Satin Gloss in 11, 23
  • Nyx Lip Gloss in Natural- Quintessential everyday lipgloss
  • Nyx Lip Gloss in Tea Rose – A pretty wearable pink for darker skin
  •  MAC Nymphette Lipgloss- This is slightly sheer though, so pigmented lips should avoid
  • Mac Love Nectar Lipgloss
  • Inglot AMC Lip Paint #62 : Indian Beauty Central in the comments below vouches that its the perfect pigmented lip color for dusky divas!
  • Revlon Super Lustrous Gloss in “Cherries in the Glow’ (Thanks Tanveer- i forgot all about Revlon Superlustrous)
In general- Plum colors, colors with brown undertones, deep corals , dusty pinks look good on darker skin IMO.
Also..when you are buying something for a darker skintone- don’t get scared if you swatch it on your hand and it looks too dark. Chances are- it will look MUCH lighter and wearable on darker skin and pigmented lips. If u go too light, then you run the risk of it getting washed out …

What are your suggestions for darker skin???? I hope this helps you Person X ;)

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Shalini April 15, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Such an informative post !!!


Nidhi April 30, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Hi Mahek!
needed your suggestion for Maxfactor Faces Lakme absolute n Revlon? me a brown toned girl wid pigmented lips and also a lil bit of hair above my upper lip area but m scared to get those removed by waxing

I tried Amber(233) lipstick from MF yesterday
and Bronze orange from Maybelline
n liked them… still wntd ur expert opinion.


mehak April 30, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Hey!!! I like both those shades..i also like rosewood from maxfactor for you!


Nidhi April 30, 2012 at 6:08 pm

:) thankyou!! Shall get it :)


Nidhi April 30, 2012 at 6:15 pm

Actually wanted to ask you another question…its about blushes..this perhaps is not the right post to ask…but if i dont ask I wud forget..
Should one use one blush in one colour that suits your skin tone or you should own 2-3 blushes..which match ur skin tone…
I use Chambor’s Rust colour blush.. (alongwith C’s wet n dry foundation) Should I go in for a blushon which is pink or similar in colour to change my look.. or only 1 blush shud be used?


mehak April 30, 2012 at 10:14 pm

No i always have atleast 3-4 blushes wuth me- one peach, one pink, one earthy one…you def need atleast one of each of these type..match yr blish to yr lipstici!


sunyana October 3, 2012 at 2:24 pm

i m dark in colour so plz suggest me good lipstick colour name


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