Who says women with dark skin can't wear red lipstick? Red lipstick looks bomb on dark-skinned women. No lipstick collection is complete without a red lip color, so nearly every beauty brand has at least one. Unfortunately, not all of them complement our skin tones. Here's a list of our top picks.
4 BEST RED LIPSTICKS FOR DARK SKIN
1. SMASHBOX ALWAYS ON MATTE LIQUID RED LIPSTICK IN BAWSE
This matte red lip is very lightweight and glides on smoothly. In fact, it's so lightweight, you'll probably forget you're even wearing it. If you have darker skin, this shade will pop against your dark skin.
2. MAC COSMETICS LIPSTICK IN RUBY WOO
MAC always comes through with quality lipsticks. MAC Cosmetics' Ruby Woo is a bright red that steals the spotlight. Like Smash Box's Bawse, Ruby Woo is a lightweight matte lipstick that's comfortable and isn't too tacky or drying on the lips. With this super-saturated color, you won't have to worry about fading, which allows you to truly enjoy its long-lasting wear.
3. REVLON SUPER LUSTROUS LIPSTICK IN LOVE THAT RED
Revlon's Love That Red really is lustrous with its creamy, rich texture that makes it feel moist and soft on the lips. Plus, this lipstick doesn't bleed, which means you can use a simple brush to apply it to your lips. It's also enriched with avocado oil and vitamin E that will help prevent your lips from becoming dry and rough.
4. NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP MATTE LIPSTICK IN PERFECT RED
This is a perfect red shade for any occasion. Whether you're going to an office meeting or dressing up for a cocktail party, NYX's Perfect Red is a highly-pigmented lipstick that doesn't leave your lips feeling chapped or dry. It's so smooth and offers a silky matte finish that looks just right against dark skin tones. While this lipstick isn't completely smudge-free–especially if you're eating or drinking–it's a great deal if you're looking for a bargain.
Finding the right red lip that complements dark skin doesn't have to be hard. Hopefully, our top picks have given you some ideas for the best red lipsticks for dark skin.