10 Best Lipstick Shades For Your Dusky Skin

If you are anticipating your looks to be attractive, a nice lipstick shade can accentuate it.

Dusky skin has its resurgence, but the right shade on lips can overwhelm the beauty. The reciprocation of skin shade with lip shade is phenomenal when given the right touch!

A lipstick shade is not merely lipstick, but a gamechanger for the glance. You will be surprised to know that, since 3500B. C lipsticks are in the air. Both the men and women used to wear them at that time. It was opined that the Queens of Sumeria used to apply white lead and red rocks on her lips to give shades. She was the first one to color her lips. Later, it became a kind of trend but in Egypt, it was seen as a status symbol. And so on, the stories from history got piled up one upon another.

Lips being the foremost part of your face get noticed and need more supervision. I guess, after eyes, the sight naturally goes to lips. Hence if you are wearing the right shade of lipstick, you can surely intoxicate others!

There are thousands of shades available but, not only go with dusky skin. We need to take care of several nuances before choosing the right color as per our skin tone.

Lips define sensuality, attraction, and glam. Whatever kinds of lips you have, heart shape, round, thin, full, heavy upper lips, wide lips, heavy lower lips, bow-shaped, downward turned lips. These shades are going to make you look astounding, we promise!

So let’s find the list of best lipstick shades, whether you have dusky, wheatish, chocolate-y, or soil color skin. Just add these shades to your makeup kit, and look awesome every time you step outside.

10 Best Lipstick Shades For You

We have brought you some of the best and most trending colors, in which you can try numerous shades. These are the colors that are a must-have in your collection and on your lips. They are ideal for any party, wedding, or while traveling. They are purposely chosen for your skin type, among all-around.

1. Brown

This shade is apt for Indian skin! From matte cinnamon shade to warmer browns like coffee and tan hues, you must try this shade, for sure.

  • Faces CanadaWeightless Matte Finish Lipstick- Flamboyant Plum12
  • Maybelline New York Color Sensational Creamy MatteLipstick-Chili Nude
  • L’Oréal Color Riche-Cinnamon Toast
  • Huda Beauty Demi Matte Cream Liquid Lipstick-Revolutionnaire

Note: Some lip colors make your skin dry, take time to set or transfer a little, so always remember to test it on your hand before applying it on lips.

2. Pink

Pink, being everyone’s fav, can be applied on dusky skin too, but only the brighter shades! From rose pink to mauve to fuschia, they all will look super stunning on you. Here are the shades you can apply if choosing pink lipstick:

  • Maybelline color sensational the loaded bolds- Fierce Fuchsia
  • SUGAR vivid lipstick-02 Breaking Bare(Mauve pink)

3. Maroon

Maroon always does justice with dusky skin! You can experiment with all the deeper shades of maroon but avoid brownish maroon. You can test the following:

  • NYX Liquid Suede
  • NYX Professional Makeup Suede Matte Lipstick- Lalaland (maroon)

Note: You can try a deeper shade of maroon of any brand that suits you.

4. Red

It’s BANG on for you! The Red color makes the dusky skin look bolder and outpouring. So, why not try these splashing red shades on your lips:

  • MAC Retro Matte Lipstick-Ruby Woo
  • MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lip Color-Dance with me-Deep Cranberry Red
  • Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip color-Pink Guava
  • L’Oreal Paris Pure Reds Color Riche Collection Star lipstick- Pure Garnet(darker shade of red)

5. Purple/Violet

In the trendiest time like now, how can we refrain from applying darker shades of purple? Though it needs appropriate attire and high confidence to carry, but we can make a difference, right?

  • LA Girl-Love Triangle
  • Maybelline New York Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick-Escapist DarkPurple
  • SUGAR Cosmetics-08 Berry Picking(Berry)
  • MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lip Color-Recollection-Intense Bright Violet.
  • SUGAR Cosmetics Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick-48Violet Bullet
  • Stay Quirky Liquid Lipstick Purple Millennial Slang19

6. Orange

Orange is furious for fair but fast for dusky. These shades of orange can make you marvelous in reckon. So, don’t hesitate to experiment with this color:

  • MAC Amplified Lipstick-Neon Orange
  • Maybelline NewYork Super stay Matte ink liquid lipstick-Globe Trotter(135)
  • Smashbox Always on Liquid Lipstick- Out loud

7. Burgundy

This color is jaw-dropping for dusky skin! No matter, whether you like it or not, but surely give it a shot! I am sure, you will turn heads with your look. Here are some burgundy shades especially featured for your beautiful dusky skin tone:

  • Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick cream finish-Witchy Deep Burgundy
  • SUGAR Smudge me not Divine Praline Liquid Lipstick18-Dusty Burgundy
  • Swiss Beauty Stain Matte Lipstick-Burgundy

8. Magenta

Magenta is the color that demeanor your outer beauty precisely. The features of the lips and face can be highlighted with this color. Here are some lipsticks you must try:

  • Maybelline NewYork Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick-Mesmerizing Magenta
  • Maybelline New York Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick-Artist 120
  • SUGAR Cosmetics Nothing Else Matter Long-Wear Lipstick-07-Hidden Magenta

9. Nude

Undoubtedly, this shade is for you! It matches with your dusky skin and has countless variations. You can pick and try any from the following listed below:

  • MAC Mocha(this known as the Iconic shade, which makes the MAC famous)
  • Nykaa- Nude spice
  • Nykaa-Matte to last liquid lipstick shade-Kashi
  • Wet N Wild Megalast lip color-Mocha Licious
  • Lakme-9to5primer+matte lip color-cherry chic
  • NYX professional makeup soft matte lip cream- Dubai
  • Maybelline New York Color Sensational creamy matte lipstick-Nude Nuance

10. Chocolate

The appearance of this lusty and hot shade is perfect for Indian skin. Time brings the huge transformation from light to dark colors and chocolate is the one, you must fall for.

  • Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick-Chocolicious
  • Huda Beauty Power Bullet Matte Lipstick-Masquerade
  • SUGAR Cosmetics Matte Attack Transferproof Lipstick-05 Tan Halen(Chocolate)
  • Nykaa So Matte Lipstick in Hot Cocoa

Things to keep in mind while picking the right lipstick

We ensure that your charm will elevate if you keep in mind these simple tips.

1. Kindly avoid neutral and light lipstick shades, as they will show the lines on your lips.

2. Always choose berry, brownish, darker, or the same skin colors for your lips.

3. If you will keep yourself hydrated or moisten, your lips will never show cracks or lines.

4. Prefer to shop branded lipsticks.

5. Always check the review, in case you want to try any new shade which you are not confident about.

6. You make sure that the ingredients are moisture-rich and natural. It will be amazing if they have oils like argan, almond, and avocado.

7. Pick the long-lasting shades only so that you don’t have to put the coating over and over again.

8. Do check the manufacturing and expiry dates of the lipstick.

9. If you can’t afford expensive shades, then go for a mini version of the shades. Nowadays, all brands are launching cost-effective mini versions or testers.

Benefits of choosing the right lipstick shade

Our motto is to add more glam to your looks, so sharing some of the extremely useful points with you.

1. All these shades are tried and tested.

2. They all are easily available and pocket-friendly.

3. These shades will not waste your time picking and trying.

4. You will look more confident and more beautiful.

6. They are going to match with all kinds of outfits.

7. They all are classy and sassy.

8. It will Fill your cart with a variety of lipstick shades.

9. They all are of the matte finish, which suits the dusky skin the most.

10. They highly complement the dusky skin tone.


There’s a very famous quote that says,’’ You can’t change men, so you settle for changing your lipstick’’. Hence, start applying these shades happily and give your lips a glam and a perfect pout.

Featured Image: Zohaib Ali Photography

By Radhika Sharma

Professor by profession. Blogger, painter, and spiritual by choice!
Loves nature, colors, and instrumental music.
A passionate learner and a bit stubborn by birth!

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