This story was updated in January 2019.
DARK is beautiful!
Lighten up, ladies! It’s completely okay to have dark lips. In a healthy person, skin colour, including the colour of the lips, is determined primarily by genetics and sun exposure. Though, you can further enhance your beauty by wearing a lip shade that complements your skin. Don’t forget, looking beautiful is about being comfortable in your own skin and choosing products or clothes that are the best suitable match for you. So here, we bring to you Top 10 Lipstick for dark lips.
Pro Tip: Hey, hey! Before you go on to buy these beauties, remember to avoid sheer lipsticks and lip tints. Look for intense colour lipsticks with high-pigmentation. And use a dab of compact powder or foundation on your lips before applying the lipstick to make your lip colour pop!
Happy shopping, ladies :)
10 Best Lipsticks For Dark Lips
1. Smashbox Always On Matte Lipstick – Out Loud
Terracotta shades are hard to find. Luckily, Smashbox has created a beautiful matte burnt orange lipstick shade which covers darker lips flawlessly. Opt for this lipstick on a lazy Sunday lunch with your girls, they'll all be asking you about this one!
Price: Rs 1900. Buy it here.
2. M.A.C Retro Matte Lipstick – Ruby Woo
There's just something undeniably special about Ruby Woo. It’s formulated to shape, define and showcase your lips with its high-fashion matte texture. The blue-based red lipper, indeed, looks absolutely stunning on dark lips. Trust us, this one won’t let you down!
Price: Rs 1500. Buy it here.
3. Maybelline New York Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick - Founder
Maybelline New York Superstay Matte Ink Lipstick in shade Founder gives you a fresh, weightless, no drying, comfortable feeling with its most-improved long-lasting formula for up to 14 hours. It beautifully sits on dark lips and gives you a luscious feel.
Price: Rs 650. Buy it here.
4. Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick - Demure
For some excellent colour payoff, try the velvet matte range from Colorbar. These lipsticks are perfect for Indian complexion and give amazing colour in just one swipe. The undertone of brown in this one makes it perfect for darker lips.
Price: Rs 325. Buy it here.
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5. Maybelline Color Sensational Velvet Matte Lipstick
All the 7 shades in this range are perfect for darker lips because they’re so deep and vibrant. It’s also a lightweight product that can be worn all day long, making it a win-win for all!
Price: Rs 475. Buy it here.
6. Lakme 9 to 5 Matte Lipstick - Maroon Match
A nourishing lipstick that provides amazing coverage too! What else could a girl ask for? Try this one in the signature maroon shade to get gorgeous lips in a jiffy.
Price: Rs 499. Buy it here.
7. NYX Butter Lipstick - Afternoon Heat
A hot red shade for full coverage! This lipstick is perfect for you if you have dark lips. The gorgeous red will stand out and give you that enviable pout you’ve been lusting after!
Price: Rs 850. Buy it here.
8. L.A. Girl Matte Flat Velvet Lipstick - Bite Me
The international brand to hit India recently is L.A. Girl and their products look absolutely amazing. This intense red is perfect for all complexions, and especially good for dark lips since it provides really good coverage.
Price: Rs 550. Buy it here.
9. SUGAR It's A-Pout Time! Vivid Lipstick - The Big Bang Berry
This highly pigmented wine shade is a great option for dusky beauties. It provides great coverage and gives your lips the perfect matte look. We say you definitely go give this baby in the market a try.
Price: Rs 599. Buy it here.
10. Natio Rich Lip Colour - Cranberry
An opaque and intense shade with a velvety finish, this Natio lip colour in Cranberry is perfect for you if you want full coverage and high pigmentation.
It’s more of a pinky tint, as pink lipsticks for dark lips is a perfect pick!
Price: Rs 775. Buy it here.
So, what are you waiting for ladies?! Get shopping!
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