Top 8 lipstick colors for dark skin tones

by Richa Sharma

For the ideal Indian dark skin tones, Zuri has handpicked 8 latest lipstick colors that are bound to glam up the everyday look!

We all love to pout with our girlies to make for a picture perfect frame. But we often end up choosing the wrong shade for our lips. Indian skin with a dark (brown) undertone can carry certain lip colors with such elan that it can bring fair skinned women to shame. And there are certain shades that are slightly difficult to pull off with our skin tone and must be avoided at all costs. As a general rule, shades with warmer undertones are a safe bet for dark skinned women. So take your cue from the likes of Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Deepika Padukone as we bring to you top 8 lipstick colors most suitable for dark skin tones.lipstick colors for dark skin tones 01

1. Marsala

Marsala has been crowned the color of the year and rightly so. Go for this wine inspired maroon which is oh so reminiscent of the good old 90’s. In fact the color is such a rage that it is an absolute must not only for your lips, but also your nails, outfits etc. And the best part is that it works brilliantly for dark skinned women as well.

Zuri recommends: LorealColor Riche Lipcolor Divine Wine

2. Orange red

The classic red is one color that goes with almost every skin tone. But we recommend you go for a tangerine red with undertones of orange. It’s bright, vivid and vibrant and almost instantly glams up your look.

Zuri recommends: Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick Obsessed Orangelipstick colors for dark skin tones 02

3. Plum

If there’s one universally flattering shade that suits almost everybody, then it would be plum. Go for this bold hue with undertones of purple to give yourself a more dramatic, vamp-ish look.

Zuri recommends: LorealColor Riche lipstick Plum Passionlipstick colors for dark skin tones 03

4. Copper

Copper is another highly pigmented red with tones of brown and goes very well with darker skin tones. Opt for a glossy, glittery one for that extra bit of oomph.

Zuri recommends: Maybelline Color Sensational Lip color 117-775 Copper Brownlipstick colors for dark skin tones 04

5. Deep brown

Another lip color that’s slowly picking up is the deep brown. The likes of Deepika Padukone have often been spotted sporting this hue. Wear the deep brown for night outs and social events and be a head turner.

Zuri recommends: Colorbar Velvet Matte lipstick Twiglipstick colors for dark skin tones 05

6. Burgundy

Now this one is a personal favorite. Go for this bold, highly saturated, deeply pigmented shade for that super gorgeous look. In fact this is one color that you can try without taking your skin tone into account as it flatters almost every skin tone.

Zuri recommends: MAC DIVA Matte lipsticklipstick colors for dark skin tones 06

7. Caramel brown

For those of you who shy away from bold lip colors and prefer understated, neutral hues, try the caramel brown. It’s more natural looking and a safe bet to be worn during day time. It also has a warm undertone making it apt for your dark skin.

Zuri recommends: Maybelline Moisture Extreme Lipstick Creme Caramel -758lipstick colors for dark skin tones 07

8. Beige

So this is another nude shade that’s perfect for women with darker skin tones. Besides, it works brilliantly with a dramatic eye makeup where the rest of your face needs to be minimal. We recommend you opt for a beige with pink undertones for a  fresh and soft look.

Zuri recommends: NARS Cruising Sheer lipsticklipstick colors for dark skin tones 08





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