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When you’re a woman of color, the struggle to find the perfect lip hue can be so real. Certain nudes can wash you out, pops of color can fall flat, and bright shades that slay on the ‘gram, don’t always do the trick in real life. That can get even trickier when you’re dark skinned.

Luckily, there are several Black-owned beauty brands that get it, offering up shades that bring on the black girl magic with with bold splashes of lip color that compliment dark skin tones.

Now that summer is unofficially here, we went on the hunt to find the lip colors that pop, demand attention, and most importantly give dark skinned beauties the answer to their summer lip swatch woes.

Take a peek at the five lip stains we’re stanning over this season for women with dark skin. After all, there’s more to life than Mac’s staple Ruby Woo.

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