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Top 8 Lipstick Shades for Black Skin

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Gone are the days when black women walked into a makeup store and struggled to get a lipstick shade that suited their skin tone. The beauty industry has evolved so much, and today, there are a lot of lipstick colors for dark tones. Any black woman will attest that finding the perfect shade changed her life. 

If you’re still struggling, here are some lipstick shades for black skin to buy.

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1. Line & Load All in One Lippie

Line & Load All in One Lippie is one of the best lipstick shades for black skin. It’s a liquid lipstick which doubles up as a lip liner. This means that you’ll not need a separate liner to define your lips. You have up to eight shades to choose from from hot pink to nude. You can get it on Amazon for $13.50.  

2. The Nonstop Liquid Matte by The Lip Bar

Have you been looking for a lipstick shade that can last the whole day? This nonstop liquid matter by The Lip Bar promises just that. It’s weightless and has shades that will make anyone with dark tone pop. Some of its ingredients include jojoba oils and Vitamin E. It has up to 21 different shades. Get this lipstick shade on Amazon for $9.99.  

3. Nars Air Matte Lip Color in Joy Ride

The JoyRide is a lipstick shade designed for black skin. It has warm tones like taupe nude. Warm cinnamon, vivid siren red, deep red and brick red shades. Nars promises that this lipline sits comfortably on your lips, produces a soft finish and gives you a creamy feel. It sells on Amazon for $34. 

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4. Dose of Colors Liquid Matte Lipstick

Dose of Colors has given black women one of the best lipstick shades in the market. The liquid matte lipstick is a deep burgundy shade that gives your lip a pop that compliments dark tones beautifully. 

It has a creamy finish and you can wear it for long. You can comfortably go about your business as it has a weightless feel. It retails at $20 on Amazon.

5. Stunna Lip Paint by Fenty Beauty

Fenty Beauty is at the forefront of making sure black women are represented in the beauty industry. This lipstick is the perfect red any black woman wants and has seven other shades to choose from. It’s long-lasting, doesn’t dry and is weightless. Buy it on Amazon.

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6. Strong Flesh by Flesh-Beauty 

Don’t they say that purple is the color of royalty? You can become royal with this lipstick shade by Flash Beauty. It will give you just the right pop. If purple intimidates you, you have eight other shades to choose from, including a bright coral. 

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7. Glossier Generation G

If you want to make heads turn, grab Generation G’s Glossier lipstick. It has different shades from Leo to Cake, jam, zip and Crush. Spice up things with moist-looking and kissable lips for the perfect day. Yes! It does last that long so give it a try.

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8. Dior Lipstick 

A red lip is always daring and if that’s not what you’re going for, this Dior lip was made for you. It’s important to know your comfort level. That said, you might want to catch the eye once in a while and this red lip will contrast perfectly well with a darker tone. 

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Agnes Amondi
Agnes Amondi
Agnes Amondi is a sports enthusiast who enjoys sharing sports knowledge. Over the years, she has also written on different niches, and she now brings that experience at Spotcovery. She writes sports content and also, Arts & Culture, Recipe, Beauty and more.


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