Dark Skinned women have the unique advan­tage of arguably being able to pull off just about any and every shade of lip­stick. There’s just some­thing about bright lip­stick play­ing against deep, smooth skin, that is imme­di­ate­ly eye-catch­ing. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, there are far too many peo­ple who sub­scribe to the out-dat­ed belief that dark skinned women shouldn’t wear reds, pinks, pur­ples, or any oth­er oth­er bright lip col­or. Thank­ful­ly we’ve dis­cov­ered an impres­sive list beau­ty blog­gers and make­up enthu­si­asts who laugh in the face of this notion, and rock brights shades fiere­ly and proud­ly.  Take a look:

Lisaalam­ode in Blue.


Rin­ny Riot in grey

nyx suede lip cream stone fox

Fab­Co­coaBer­ry in red.

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Kluer­moi in Pink.

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Jack­ie Aina in Magen­ta.

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Melanie Yvette in Orange.


por­shas_beau­tyjour­nal in pur­ple.

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@dosblog in red.

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99brush­es in soft pink.

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@ingridmbutler in green.

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Her Glo­ry Inc. in red.


The Glam­orous Gleam in Pink


Jay Thomas Beau­ty in Blue.


Maisha Har­ris in red.


Vic­to­ria James in Pink.


Danielle Gray in Pink

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Shana Moore in Tiffany Blue.

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Faces by Sta­cy in Pink.

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Lip Dra­ma in Pur­ple.


Kay’s Ways in Red.

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Nail­mat­tic in Pink.

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Orange on JenEE­vaL­ove

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Ker­ri Estel­la in berry

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Amy­Lozy in Red

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Pur­ple on Trin­i­ty Jae

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Red on Sev­en Smith

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Blue on Maria Antoinette

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suni­tav_ in Blue.

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watch_me_­paint in orange.

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Chioma Brown in pink.


We have to hit this one with the YAS QUEEN!


Share your dark skin/bright lip pho­tos below.

I’m a Lip­stick-obsessed Jour­nal­ist and Fash­ion Blog­ger. You can find me over on my blog or youtube chan­nel swatch­ing lip­pies and strut­ting around in 5-inch heels. I’m a also a brand coach, spe­cial­iz­ing in video mar­ket­ing and dig­i­tal brand devel­op­ment. Find me @lisaalamode.

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Some I rec­og­nize and/or pos­si­ble dupes:
Pur­ples: MAC Rec­ol­lec­tion from the Retro Mattes

MAC Vio­let­ta, Flat Out Fab­u­lous, Hero­ine

For Laven­dar try NYX in Laven­dar or their liq­uid suede one in Sway

MAC Mat­te Roy­al (dark blue)

Jef­free Star in Break­fast at Tiffany’s (Light blue)

Try Kat Von D or Jef­free Star for the dark green

Five11 Cos­met­ics has some grey & blue ones

Orange can be eas­i­er to find, try MAC in Ampli­fied


Some­one asked about the lip col­ors in this post. Here are some I rec­og­nize or close dupes:
Pur­ples: MAC Rec­ol­lec­tion from the Retro Mattes

MAC Vio­let­ta, Flat Out Fab­u­lous, Hero­ine

For Laven­dar try NYX in Laven­dar or their liq­uid suede one in Sway

MAC Mat­te Roy­al (dark blue)

Jef­free Star in Break­fast at Tiffany’s (Light blue)

Try Kat Von D or Jef­free Star for the dark green

Five11 Cos­met­ics has some grey & blue ones

Orange can be eas­i­er to find, try MAC in Ampli­fied

Vis­it http://www.cabotmakeup.com


[…] The ques­tion then is, why are black women not afford­ed the same free­dom with wear­ing make­up as our white coun­ter­parts? Why is our use of make­up tied to us want­i­ng to appear more white, or try­ing to land a man? Futher­more, why does there exist a stig­ma against dark-skinned women wear­ing bright­ly col­ored lip­sticks? […]


As a fel­low Dark skin sista THANKS for this. It’s so impor­tant for you to find the right hue of col­or in any col­or. The issues i have is in this day & age of IG fil­ters it’s real­ly heard to see how the TRUE col­or looks on the sis­ter. These fil­ters some­time give false hope. Even on this thread I notice how the col­ors work when the pic­ture looks unfil­tered.

Chocolate drop

Love it. Why can’t I have fuller lips lol


You look stun­ning with blue lips!

Sabrina black

They are stun­ning! This must be shared because more peo­ple need to see this.

Evelyn Brown

love this! i fol­low a lot of these girls! love a bold lip, heres some looks i’ve done pre­vi­ous­ly!


Do we have the prod­uct brand and names of the lip­sticks these ladies used??? That would real­ly be great.

Monica Johnson

What would have been nice and com­plet­ed the arti­cle was the brand and name of the lip­stick each woman was wear­ing. Maybe you can update us with that infor­ma­tion. Thanks.

Xia L

Me with black lip­stick and blue lip­stick. Brown girls can wear any shade they want. You just have to make it work for you


Love­ly! I feel like I’m play­ing dress up when I wear lip­stick but these ladies pull it off so well…the col­ors you nev­er real­ly see where very cool too…

Nikki Miller

Myself (@maebfilms) in r ed and my dear friend Seli­na (@vaingloriousbrides) on the right


I wish so many black women blog­gers or blog­gers would stop this “obvi­ous contour/highlight” trend. It looks bad in pics so I can imag­ine just how bad it looks in per­son.

Evelyn Brown

I think judg­ing oth­ers on how they choose to apply their make­up should stop first…

Elle P.

I was won­der­ing what was the pur­pose of con­tour­ing. I tried it and I looked look an extra from “Thriller”!

Kim Patterson

I know right lol. I like con­tour­ing but I don’t like the obvi­ous type. It should be sub­tle and play up your fea­tures. For exam­ple, I have high cheek­bones but a lit­tle baby fat left over (i’m in my ear­ly 20s). My make­up rou­tine is mad sim­ple. Tee­ny bit of bb cream. some bronz­er to match my skin tone and then a bit of dark­er fin­ish­ing pow­er right under them cheek­bones to bring them out. You can see the effect but it’s not like OMG HI HELLO I“M CONTOURED lol.

But every­one is free to do what they like.

Ms. Vee

LOVE it!!! I’m not too fond of bright blue and pur­ple. Oth­er than that fan­tas­tic dis­play.


Thank you so much for the fea­ture! ;)

Jay | Relaxed Thairapy

Look­ing good ladies!

Lori Testy

Black women have such beau­ti­ful com­plex­ions!! Just so smooth and glow­ing!


I grew up in the 90’s read­ing fashion/beauty mag­a­zines, and back then it was said fre­quent­ly that dark­er skin tones were the ONLY women who could pull off bold col­ors. It’s always impor­tant to remem­ber that a LOT of things said about black women are said out of jeal­ousy. Who else can wear green lip­stick and not look sick?


Bold col­or lip­sticks look gor­geous on melanin-rich girls.


BGLH, what do you con­sid­er dark-skinned? because I see 4 I DON’T CONSIDER DARK-SKINNED.…all pull off col­or won­der­ful­ly.…

Jasmine Gentry

Wow are you real­ly that pet­ty?! Last time I checked “YOU” are not the offi­cial col­or inspec­tor. Black women come in all shades of brown and last time I checked, brown is still “dark­er” than white!

Moon Gazer

I think what alex is try­ing to say is that the OP should have just said “black women” instead of dark skin since “dark skin” is actu­al­ly an adjec­tive to describe the colour and shade of a spe­cif­ic skin colour not race and there are a few light skinned women in there who can­not be con­sid­ered dark skinned. Do you under­stand now? :)


brown is dark­er than white.…BUT the title is DARK SKINNED and has noth­ing to do with the white community.…also pet­ty has noth­ing to do with my state­ment.…

Jasmine Gentry

How do you know that the women who sub­mit­ted pic­tures of THEMSELVES don’t con­sid­er them­selves “dark-skinned”? Last time I checked it is very pet­ty to draw arti­fi­cial lines in the sand about who is light­skinned vs darskinned when the peo­ple them­selves can make those dis­tinc­tions, not you. You clear­ly put in all caps in your post “I DON’T CONSIDER DARK-SKINNED” as if your opin­ion mat­tered. And if we want­ed to be real­ly tech­ni­cal, yes all black/brown women com­pared to oth­er races have “dark­er skin, so by def­i­n­i­tion we are all dark skinned.


So are you imply­ing that we should have labeled the arti­cle “Bold Lips on Brown Skin”? All black women are brown. I’m con­fused.


We reached out to beau­ty blog­gers and vlog­gers and let them know what the post would be about (bold lips/dark skin). So if they sup­plied us pho­tos, then they con­sid­er them­selves dark skinned.

Victoria Grant

And if they con­sid­er them­selves dark skinned, then that is all that mat­ters. YES to all this beau­ty giv­ing me LIFE!


Ummm, you reached out to whom YOU THINK IS DARK SKINNED bglh cor­rect? either way they are love­ly