For as long as I can remember, women of color have always had trouble finding makeup that works for them – myself included. However, if you are like me, it can also be difficult finding a lipstick shade that complements our deep complexion, not to mention the right nude lipstick.
Thankfully, the beauty community has become more inclusive in today’s modern society, little by little companies have released products that cover the diverse spectrum of human skin. However, we still have plenty of room to make improvements.
In the meantime, I have put together an amazing list of nude colors that go well for our darker skin, bringing out the confidence and stride the world has yet to prepare themselves for!
1. MAC Cosmetics “Derrere”
This nude lipstick is popular for its rich and creamy formula, topped with it’s all day wear mattifying finish. Reviews on various websites have informed buyers that the lipsticks very pigmented brown is darker than they anticipated, luckily this beautiful shade gives us the richness our deeper toned skin needs to pull off that stunning nude look!
2. NARS – Audacious Lipstick “Deborah”
Another popular nude for women of color is NARS’ Audacious Lipstick collection in the shade “Deborah”. This Mattifying formula is hydrating and will apply to your lips in one simple stroke, maintaining its rich, velvety chocolate brown color tone as it smooths and nourishes your lips.
3. Rouge Volupté – Shine Oil-In-Stick Lipstick “Nude Beige”
Represented in the name itself, this nude lipstick is indeed perfect for the nude look you’ve been searching for. Infused with six natural oils, this lipstick will keep your lips moisturized like lip balm while also leaving you with a slightly glossier finish. However, be aware that this particular lipstick color does consist of a muted pink undertone, and for the ladies out there who are more comfortable with keeping a neutral look, use a dark lip liner to even the pigmentation.
4. NYX – Matte Lipstick “Sable”
NYX is well known for its budget friendly products, and their lipsticks are no exception! From the store straight to your pocket, this favorable shade of nude carries a glossier texture to it than most, but will leave you with a very satisfying high fashioned matte finish. This color is also perfect for those short trips to the market or a casual breakfast with friends.
5. Tom Ford – Ultra Shine Lip Color “L’ Amant”
This beautiful nude is formulated to leave users with a mattifying yet glossy finish. For a slightly pinker option, Tom’s Ultra Shine lipstick is well pigmented with a soft, peachy nude, giving a natural rosy tint to your lips. Both lightweight and easy to apply, your lips will thank you for using this wonderfully hydrating product!
6. Fenty Beauty — Mademoiselle Lipstick “Up 2 No Good”
Fenty Beauty is well loved and appreciated by many due to its wide range of formals to blend and match all skin types. The brands popular matte lipstick, “Up 2 No Good”, is a very warm-toned, light orange with a satin finish, blending well with lip lines due to its velvety, creamy texture. So, if you ever find yourself looking for trouble, while also maintaining that natural yet sexy appearance, this lipstick is definitely the way to go!
7. The Lip Bar – Vegan Liquid Matte Lipstick “Curlfriend”
Not many are familiar with this upcoming beauty brand, but today I’m here to introduce you to one of the bestselling nude lipsticks on Amazon to date! This liquid lipstick is long lasting and great for those late-night outings, its rich and neutral toned brown color bringing out a bold yet subtle look to your lips.
8. Laura Mercier – Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick “Vibe”
While this slim lip crayon may not have the usual flat head applicator we’re used to, it’s unique twist up pen method makes applying your lipstick easier and smoother than ever before.
“Extreme color. Extreme matte. Extreme control” details have stated regarding the lipstick, and reviewers are more then ready to agree!
9. Laura Mercier – Rouge Essential Silky Crème Lipstick “Satin Finish”
Another beautiful matte lipstick that will not leave your lips dry or cakey, but will provide the ultimate color! Vibrant and long wearing, this deep silky nude will last you up to six hours of strong, intensifying color without fading, bleeding, or settling into lines. It’s the perfect go to nude whenever your applying fresh makeup for those last-minute errands.
10. Revlon – Lustrous Lipstick “Nude Attitude”
With every swipe of this buttery soft lipstick, your lips will receive lush and vibrate pigmentation, bringing back the cool and classic look we all know and love. With it’s outstanding reviews and very reasonable pricing, it almost feels like your taking advantage of this nude tone! The texture is smooth and goes on in one easy swipe, also leaving behind a glossy shine that doesn’t stick your lips together.
11. NO7 – Stay Perfect Lipstick “Cinnamon Spice”
A nude sprinkled with a hint of spicy, warm rust. This NO7 lipstick is both affordable and extremely addicting, ensuring that your pout packs a punch with every use! All you need is one coat for it to stay in place for the next eight hours of your day, leaving you to show off what you got with this flawless nude.
12. Maybelline – New York Color Sensation Inti-Matte Nudes “Beige Babe”
Thanks to the infusion of nourishing honey nectar, we don’t have to worry about the chalky, cakey residue other matte lipsticks leave behind. This sensational nude can come up a bit pinkish if you have a deeper skin tone, however, applying brown lip liner should sullen the brightness and bring out a more peach tone, giving your lips a more natural and elegant look to them.