Most dark-skinned ladies shy away from trying different lipstick shades. Choosing a lipstick that works is challenging so they opt to stick to at most two color shades.

We compiled 5 lipsticks rocked by our own melanin queen Lupita Nyon’go who is the epitome of beauty and class. Anything that looks good on Lupita will look good on you because she knows what works best for the dark skin like the back of her hand.

 Copper brown

This is the ultimate lipstick color for our gorgeous dark-skinned beauties. Copper brown looks very appealing to every shade of dark women.  You could rock this lip shade to all kinds of events and it goes with a diverse range of attires.

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If you look in the right places, you will find there are so many lipstick shades for the bold African woman. One such type is the Nude lipsticks which are super versatile, but you need to really be creative with the application. You could use a brown or black lip liner followed by the lippie for a more refined look. You could also opt to choose a nude lipstick with red or orange tones in it so it doesn’t look too light.  It should just be able to pop a little. Nude lipsticks can be tricky especially when picking the right shade –  but once you get the hang of it ,It will be a good everyday go-to shade.  If you decide to go nude then choose very bold eye makeup.

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This shade is suitable for almost all skin types. It harmonizes perfectly with dark skin tones. You could wear it day and night for any event for a creative and mysterious look.The trick with purple is choosing the right shade of purple. Find one that illuminates your complexion completely. In the picture below, Lupita rocks a purple gloss.

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This lipstick can really be scary cause it looks so hard to pull off. This is not the case as it really looks good on our complexion. Understanding your undertone is key in finding the right shade of lip color. If you don’t want it to look too bold, you could add lip gloss to tone it a notch

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Red is the most commonly used lipstick among dark-skinned ladies, and every time Lupita whips out red lipstick, it is a look that takes no prisoners.

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It’s amazing how different lip colors can make us look and feel different. The compilation list above would work for anyone but should not limit you whatsoever. Have fun with a bunch of other lip colors and tell us how that turns out.

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