4 Must-Have Lip Colors for Brown Girls

This year bright lip colors are on the rise — but that doesn’t mean they work for everyone! We’ve picked out for lip colors that work well for brown girls of all shades. For our deep-colored sisters, deep reds, purples and magentas give you a sense of seductiveness that is both sexy yet cool. For the medium-toned, opt for nudes, medium-reds, and plum colors. Bronze also works well. Don’t overdo eye makeup with bright colors — allow your lips to be the only thing to stand out. For light-skinned sisters, keep colors bright and work with pastels. If you’re thinking of going dark, try medium-toned purples — deep plums verge on a Count Dracula look which is not super appealing.

Finding it hard to cover dark lips? Get brighter colored lipsticks to stick by patting your lips with powdered foundation before applying lip color. Check our recommendations below!


Alek Wek rocks red lips boldly. Our choice: Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Color in Red Carpet, $24

Eva Pigford looks hipster chic with a plum lip. Our choice: Burt’s Bee’s Lip Shimmer in Plum, $5

Model Chanel Iman looks fierce in nude. Our choice: MAC Lipstick in Creme D’ Nude, $15

Meagan Good looks adorably sweet in pink. Our choice: It Girl by Fashion Fair, $15

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