As a woman with dark skin, a “nude” lipstick that may work on someone with a lighter complexion may leave me looking as though my lips are chapped and dry. Kind of like Tyrone:

Okay, maybe not as bad as Tyrone’s but close enough. That was until I realized that “nude” lipstick on women with dark skin has a whole other meaning. Nude typically involves shades of brown or, at the very least, a brown lipliner to give a more natural appearance. Check out these lovely examples for inspiration:
1. NYX Cosmetics Liquid Suede – Downtown Beauty


2. Milani Covet Lip Creme, NYX Lip Pencil in Urban Cafe

3. Melted Cosmetics: Mented 5

For How to Get Lighter Nudes on Dark Lips
4. Colourpop Ultra Matte Lipstick – Limbo

For the Best Nude Lipsticks for Dark Skin
5. MAC Taupe Lipstick

For More Nude Lipsticks for Dark Skin
6. Violet Voss “Shade” Liquid Matte Lipstick

7. Illamasqua Naked Lipstick

8. Essence pencil – Hot Chocolate; Colourpop – Limbo; Colourpop – Platform
Chloé Kitembo

9. Colour Pop DM

10. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream – Abu Dhabi

Have you tried any of these lipsticks?


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9 Comments on "10 Nude Lipsticks for Black Women with Dark Skin"

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others to try
maison by NYX matte lipstick
bond girl by Charlotte Tilsbury


The lipsticks are great. Moving forward, can we kill the “highlight bright as headlights” trend? It’s only cute on Rudolph.


Now THIS is news I can use. Thanks so much! 🙂

Christina J

Very beautiful!


I’m loving it! The lipstick shades blend in perfectly! Very nice indeed!

Queen Mennon

these women are soo beautiful. they really have not gotten the attention they deserve.


The lady with the natural hair(pic 5) looks really good. She looks fresh, easy breezy and authentic.
Second best is the lady with the faux locs, the specs really suit her and she has a gorgeous smile. Beautiful indeed 🙂


This makes me so happy!


These colors look great on these ladies, especially 1,5, and 10. I’m really loving the first one!