10 Nude Lipsticks for Black Women with Dark Skin

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

Source: https://www.instagram.com/beautybybemii

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


3. Melted Cosmetics: Mented 5

Source: https://www.instagram.com/sudanidoll

For How to Get Lighter Nudes on Dark Lips

4. Colourpop Ultra Matte Lipstick – Limbo

Source: https://www.instagram.com/kiitana

For the Best Nude Lipsticks for Dark Skin

5. MAC Taupe Lipstick

Source: https://www.instagram.com/lizlizlive

For More Nude Lipsticks for Dark Skin

6. Violet Voss “Shade” Liquid Matte Lipstick

Source: https://www.instagram.com/jackieaina

7. Illamasqua Naked Lipstick

Source: https://www.instagram.com/pearlpaulao/

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

9. Colour Pop DM


10. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream – Abu Dhabi


Have you tried any of these lipsticks?



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9 thoughts on “10 Nude Lipsticks for Black Women with Dark Skin

  1. 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 :)

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

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