Happy National Lipstick Day! Great Lipsticks For Brown Girls

July 29, 2016  |  
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Happy National Lipstick Day! For this makeup lovers holiday we’ve put together a list of some of the best shades on the market for brown girls. Whether your skin is licorice, cocoa or cafe au lait, there are so many bright and fierce options on the market that you could be your perfect fit. Like bold showstopping colors? On the lookout for shades that you can wear to work? We’ve got you covered.

This year, matte and liquid shades have been big on beauty blogs and on the red carpet. You will find the season’s best — cherry-picked for African-American skin — right here. So skip the drugstore trial and error. No matter your budget or hue, we’ve got just the thing for you.


Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lip Color in Seduction ($28)

Actress Priyanka Chopra introduced us to this smooth and classic color on the red carpet. You can look just as fabulous with it on at your office.

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Wet ‘n Wild MegaLast Lip Color in Don’t Blink Pink ($2.29)

Looking for the perfect shade of pink? Don’t sleep on this unbeatable bargain buy.

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Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick in True Red ($11.99)

Want a vivid shade of red that won’t break the bank? Revlon’s True Red is the perfect fire engine color for a casual look that’s all about the lip.

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MAC Lip Color in Ruby Woo ($17)

For a classic look that complements your skin tone, you can’t go wrong with MAC’s Ruby Woo.


Stila Nude Interlude Lip Color Balm Lipstick in Ali ($22)

This berry shade comes infused with peppermint oil and creamy conditioner to keep your lips smooth and supple. Plus, it has a mirror in the cap for quick touch-ups!

Fuschia YSL

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Lip Color in Le Fuchsia ($37)

Kerry Washington made us fall in love with this beautiful fuchsia shade that’s perfect for a pair of full lips.

Maybelline New York Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color in Berry Bossy, ($7.49)

Smudged lips are one of summer’s biggest beauty trends, and Maybelline’s Loaded Bolds line has the saturation you need for an overdose of color.

Bite Beauty

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Black Truffle ($26)

When it’s hot outside, this cool black color is the perfect look sure to turn heads and snag compliments.

Colour Pop

ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip Color in Rooch ($6)

This deep russet wine color goes on smoothly without highlighting the lines in your lips. It is the perfect deep brown for a night on the town.

Blue Lip

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Metallic Admiral Blue ($20)

Need bold color? For a midnight blue look like Lupita Nyongo’s, we love this long-lasting liquid lipstick.


CoverGirl Colorlicious Lipstick in Coffee Crave ($5.94)

For a warm nude that won’t wash out brown skin, we love this Colorlicious (and inexpensive) shade.

Neon Orange

MAC Lip Color in Neon Orange ($17)

Want a bolder look? MAC’s Neon Orange electrifies ebony skin tones.


NARS Semi Matte Lipstick in VIP Red ($28)

Dark colors are in this summer, and NARS’ bold matte shades keep your lips moist with fade-resistant colors no matter how long those summer days get.


Lorac Pro Matte Lip Color in Rose Brown ($18)

Chrissy Teigen introduced us to this beautiful nude shade at the 2016 Oscars and we’ve been in love ever since!

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