Our Pick: 10 Best Lipsticks For Dark Skin

Mar 18, 2021
09:00 A.M.
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Red lipstick is the classic product that immediately makes you feel like a diva, but it can also be a little intimidating. It is perhaps the most iconic makeup product, a must-have absolute, able to make us feel sensual and unstoppable at any time.


A color that smells of passion, courage, and the desire to always look your best. A color capable of making us feel immediately more beautiful, thanks to the charge of adrenaline that unleashes within us.

But finding the perfect red lipstick is not easy, and we often have to try a lot of them before we find the right color for us, the ideal shade for our complexion! Also, there are many different finishes on the market for every type of look: matte, satin, and gloss; choose the right red lipstick for you.

1. Chanel Beauty Rouge Allure Velvet No 57


Price: $52

This is a lipstick as soft and comfortable as velvet. An alternative to shine that dresses lips in deep colors. It feels like a natural second-skin effect. It combines lustrous color, sensational comfort, and fabulous wear.

After applying your lipstick, do not rub your lips together. To keep lipstick off your teeth, just follow our tips: put a finger in your mouth; form an O with your mouth around your finger, and gently slide your finger straight out of your mouth. Any lip color that was on your inner lips is now on your finger.

2. Milani Keep It Full Maxxx Lip Plumper


Price: $8.99

Take lips to the max with the Keep it Full Maxxx Lip Plumper – an ultra-plumping gloss with high-impact color and serious shine that helps visibly plump lips.

Milani’s Triple X Plumping technology features a unique blend of lip-loving actives – a natural plumping peptide, Mango Seed Oil for deep hydration, Hyaluronic Filling Spheres to enable moisture-retention, and Chili Pepper Resin for a next-level tingling sensation.

3. Bobbi Brown Ruby Crushed Lip


Price: $29

The look of lipstick meets the feel of a balm for our most wearable lip yet. Loaded with crushed pigments and lip-loving ingredients, it's the ultimate swipe and go formula.

It is rich in Vitamins E and C and beeswax; the balmy formula glides on comfortably with a satin matte finish that leaves lips hydrated and kissably soft. Plus, it won't feather or fade for crush-worthy color that lasts all day.

4. NYX Diamonds & Ice Please Butter Trio


Price: $20.81

Fill your stocking with glossy goodness thanks to the Diamonds & Ice Please Butter Gloss Trio. These sets feature three of NYX’s iconic butter glosses in three luscious, pigmented shades.

The butter-soft lip gloss glides onto the lips for a non-sticky, non-drying, high-shine finish. Apply NYX Professional Makeup Butter Gloss with the soft wand included in the tube. Wear alone, or glide over your favorite lipstick or lip stain to add some glossy shine

5. Milani Roleplay


Price: $8.99

Longing for lust-worthy lips? This sheer to medium coverage, ultra-moisturizing, balm-like lipstick with an eighty-five percent blend of nourishing oils glides on effortlessly, leaving lips moisturized with a lustrous pop of color.

The creamy, lustrous shine, high-comfort formula wears like lipstick but melts onto your lips like your favorite balm. Infused with nourishing vitamins A and C, this statement lipstick feels as good on the lips as it looks.

6. Bobbi Brown Rock & Red


Price: $29

Bobbi Brown Rock and Red is a slightly warm-toned, dark red, permanent lipgloss with a natural finish. The gloss has a smooth, non-sticky consistency that is plush and more gel-like that spread pretty evenly over lips with sheer to semi-sheer coverage.

This ultra-shiny, hydrating lip gloss glides on, providing a burst of color. It is formulated with a blend of botanical oils like the coffee seed, kukui nut, avocado, and jojoba oils to give lips a cushiony, comfortable feel.

7. Iman Aphrodisiac


Price: $8

Aphrodisiac lipstick covers lips with a matte burgundy shade designed to look gorgeous on skin tones of color! The rich, luxurious formula has a comfortable lip-conditioning, non-drying formula with a fierce matte finish and no-nonsense staying power.

Rotate stick no more than one-half inch above the rim, then gently stroke on lips. It can be worn alone or with lip shimmer. If used with gloss, blot with tissue first, then apply gloss. Use a lip pencil to keep color in place.

8. Chanel Beauty Rouge Allure Velvet No 257


Price: $50

This is a brighter, medium-dark red with cooler, bluer undertones and a satin finish. The lipstick applies evenly and smoothly across lips without dragging, and the product does not gather in lip lines.

The consistency was lightweight, thin but not clingy, and not too slippery but has enough glide to apply easily. It wears nicely for six hours, leaves a faint stain behind, and feels moisturizing.

9. Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Your Majesty


Price: $38

This is one of the brand’s boldest, most vibrant colors ever. This luxurious formula dramatically boosts moisture levels while intensely rejuvenating lips, keeping them comfortable and conditioned—even after it’s removed.

It is for anyone who wants the ultimate in color and treatment benefits in lipstick. It intensely rejuvenates lips, helping to visibly reduce lip lines’ appearance with lasting moisture to relieve lip flaking. Plus, just one swipe delivers maximum-coverage color.

10. Milani Salt-N-Pepa Push It


Price: $8.39

This is inspired by their iconic cover artwork looks of Salt-n-Pepa. The Push It lip kit features the perfect lip liner and lipstick pairing for achieving the ultimate red power pout. Set the stage for lasting lip perfection with a highly pigmented, velvety formula.

The richly pigmented, bold color statement matte lipstick provides eight hours of intense color and ultra-comfortable wear in a universally flattering bold red. This cruelty-free and vegan lip kit let you “pout” it real good!