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

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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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


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.


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


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.


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.


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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