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!


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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.

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.

Evelyn Brown

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

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….


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.


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

Victoria Grant

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

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!


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….


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

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.

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? 🙂