Lipstick Shades That Every Dusky Skinned Beauty Should Invest In

lipsticks for dusky skin tones

A lipstick, be it for a simple or bold look, is an indispensable part of your makeup kit. Like a great foundation, a lipstick shade that is chosen well accentuates your face and gives you a flattering look. Not all shades are made equal, as different lip colours go with different skin tones. If you are dusky skinned beauty, here are 5 shades that you can experiment with.

Red lips look classic and great any day. Red lips with a matte finish look great for formal events, while those in shimmery or glossy finishes are great companions for parties and weddings. Of the myriad shades of red available, opt for those that are deep and dark. Cherry red, brick red, cranberry red, and maroon are some colours that go well with your skin tone. Avoid bright shades like tomato reds, as they tend to give you a duller appearance.
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Brown lip colours look fabulous on women with dusky or dark skin tones. These blend in well with the colour of your skin and exude a seductive appeal. Metallic hues like copper brown and bronze work wonders on dusky skin, especially when worn during the daytime. So do chocolate brown and cinnamon, which impart a trendy look.
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Every dusky skinned woman should own at least one, if not more, nude lip colour. This shade lends an ‘au naturel’ look, works great for daily wear, and keeps your style simple and formal. Of the many nude lip colours available, choose shades with tints of brown or caramel, as these blend in well with your skin tone. Taupe is yet another shade that you could pick for your skin colour.
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Pink is a lip colour that is not for the faint-hearted. The shade is usually a staple for women with fairer skin tones but can look equally fabulous on dusky skin, when chosen right. Pick rose pink, fuschia, or magenta if you want to perk up your style game. Experiment with this lip colour when you are headed to a party or a gathering in the late evening or night.
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Peach is to dusky skinned women, what pink is to fair skinned ladies. This hue is just perfect for deep skin tones, and brings out an effortless beauty on your lips. Not just lipsticks and lip glosses, you can even opt for tinted lip balms in the peachy shade if you have dusky skin.
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