Last year, rapper A$AP Rocky said dark-skinned women shouldn’t wear red lipstick. Well, I say dark-skinned women look AMAZING in red lipstick. For dark-skinned women picking the right red lipstick is about picking the right shades. I’ve short-listed some gorgeous red lipsticks that are great for girls with darker skin tones.

  1. Cherry Red


Some call this red pomegranate but its cherry red, this shade looks the bomb on dark-skinned ladies. It’s a great balance between warm and cool and makes your lips look luscious.

  1. Brown Red


This shade is sometimes called ‘chunkiest chilli’; this deep brown red gives dark women’s lips an amazing pop of colour.

  1. Bright Red


This shade of lipstick is perfect for dark skin and is really suitable especially if you want to make a statement

  1. Burgundy Red


This colour is flawless against dark skin and works really well, you can never go wrong with it.

  1. Orange Red


Olive and dark skin tones can really pull off orange red. This is a definite must-have.

  1. Wine Red


I love this Lorde-like shade because it has purple undertones, which look just lovely on darker skin tones. Ladies add this to your collection

From this I hope ladies that you can see that all the myths about dark skinned women being unable to wear red lipstick are untrue, but, you have to find the right shade for you!


If you really feel as if you cant pull of these shades without a little bit of help, how about trying to use a dark lip liner to outline your lips to create a gradient which soften out the transition to red, like this:


P.S. My favourite brand is revolution it’s affordable and can be found in Superdrug and Boots stores!

Peace and love, Tosin x

(all photos from google images)


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