Choosing a lipstick that works with a dark skin tone can feel like such a challenge that it becomes easier to stick to one’s mundane berry shades one already knows will look fantastic.However, famed makeup artist Mona Umutoni says lipstick options are limitless whether one’s skin is tan, Au lait, mocha, chocolate, or any other beautiful shade.
‘’Makeup and lipstick especially should be fun and more about what makes you feel gorgeous than sticking to a set of rules’’. We couldn’t agree more.
Aided by Mona Umutoni’s tips, we compiled an amazing list of lipstick looks that are bold, vibrant, and on-trend for a dark complexion:
Take Red to the next level
For your next night out, try a deep rich red. It’s as sultry as it is sophisticated. We especially love the burgundy shade with saturated pigments and matte finish to give the impression of beautifully sculpted lips.
Orange is the new red
This hue has moved from an almost gaudy trend to having a permanent place in our lipstick rotation for a good reason: it looks great especially on a dark tone!. We love this shade at Kaymu.co.ug
The Lady is a Vamp
Mysterious, sultry, high fashion-this pretty much sums up a goth, vampy lip done right. It should be borderline black with a bit of red or purple. Adding a creamy or stain finish will help pull the look together . Anything that’s too matte or glossy will enlarge your lips.
Who Says Neutral Is Boring?
One can achieve a toned-down polished look with nude lipstick. Nude lipstick is super versatile and can be the perfect partner to a sexy smoky eye or bold colour eyeliner. Be careful not to wear nude lipstick that is lighter than your skin tone as it gives the impression of a strange floaty effect on your lips.
The Power Lip
Opt for a classic fiery crimson red lip as it is bold, bright and screams confidence. It pops against darker skin and complements a variety of skin tones thanks to the blend of warm and cool pigments.
Don’t Be Afraid of Bright Colors
As long as the hue is not paler than your skin tone, there are few colours that are completely out of the question; so there’s no reason not to take that stunning violet lipstick you’ve been eyeing out for a spin!