15 Gorgeous Photos That Prove Bright Lipstick Looks Stunning on Dark Skin Tones

Updated 01/31/18

Consider this a message to brown-skinned beauties everywhere: Bright lipsticks can be a truly stunning choice. Despite the false perceptions of beauty that society has perpetuated in regard to Eurocentric beauty standards, vibrant lipstick shades look amazing against dark skin tones. Women of color, I encourage you to not shy away from rainbow-colored hues, which do in fact pop perfectly when paired with your skin tones. If you need a little push, let these stunning women wearing bold, vivid lip shades on their dark skin serve as all the inspiration you need.

@mominatu

This is treading the line between a soft pink and light lilac hue. Have you ever seen this shade look more breathtaking?

@Duckieofficial

If you needed any more proof that fiery red lipstick looks incredible on chocolate skin tones, here you go. Model Duckie Thot always represents for the brown girls across the globe.

@akellopatricia

We can't stop staring. This gorgeous blend of red, pink, and orange tones on model Tricia Akello is saved in our archives of inspiration shots.

@iammariaborges

Maria Borges showcased a glossy cherry red lipstick in the most stunning way. Try L'Oréal Color Riche Shine Lipstick in 357 ($10) to re-create this look.

@Gracebol

This is what you call next-level lipstick. Worn here on model Grace Bol, it's arguably the chicest-looking purple shade we've ever seen.

@akellopatricia

We couldn't help but include another stunning variation of purple lips that stole our attention. Model Tricia Akello snapped a perfect lip-and-nail combo.

@justineskye

Justine Skye has never been afraid of color. Dubbed the "Purple Unicorn" because of her insanely gorgeous violet hair, the singer also has fun with lipstick colors like this elegant orange shade.

@lupitanyongo

Lupita Nyong'o looks like an actual goddess donning this fuchsia lipstick. Try Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Candy Venom ($18) to re-create this electric pink shade.

@zwanderlust

Just goes to show you how incredibly stunning a dusty pink ombré lip looks against a dark skin tone.

@mominatu

Is orange lipstick the new red? Judging from this stunning photo of beauty influencer Mominato, the answer is yes.

@elisajohnson

A play on traditional bold red lipsticks, this pared-down approach, worn effortlessly by influencer Elisa Johnson, is a statement shade in the best way.

@thepatriciabright

Let beauty vlogger Patricia Bright be the reason you swipe on a vibrant pink lipstick today.

@kellyrowland

Kelly Rowland has too many iconic beauty looks to count, but anytime she dons a bold red lipstick, we can't help but take notice.

@khadijashari

The way model Khadija's gold highlighter plays off of her metallic purple lip is to die for. Go ahead and screenshot this one, too.

@jamieandniks

Metallic gold lips look incredible on dark skin tones, in the most grown-up way. YouTuber Nikki Perkins looks radiant in this eye-catching shade.

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