Last year, rapper A$AP Rocky basically said that dark-skinned women shouldn’t wear red lipstick. Um, what? Dark-skinned women look AMAZING in red lipstick. Our very own Ashley rocks a fierce red lip nearly everyday and looks absolutely incredible in it. Anyone can pull off a red lip, so don’t let someone tell you otherwise. Like I’ve told you in my posts before, pulling off a red lip is all about picking the right shade.
This time, I’ve rounded up some awesome red lipsticks that are perfect for girls with darker skin tones. If you have darker skin, you’re lucky because you can pretty much wear any shade you want. In my personal opinion, I think brighter is better in all cases so that applies here as well. Check out 8 of the best shades of red lipstick for dark skin tones and prove A$AP Rocky wrong:
This is confusing since Bite calls this shade "Pomegranate," but it's a cherry red. I don't know what that's about. I do know that this shade would look bomb on dark-skinned ladies. Cherry reds are a great balance between warm and cool, which will make your lips look like perfection.
Clinique Chubby Sticks are awesome, but this shade called "Chunkiest Chili" is a deep brown red that will give you an amazing pop of color.
Pinkish raspberry reds like this one from L'Oréal. The cool pinkish red will work great against your skin tone.
This true bright red from Maybelline called "On Fire Red" is amazing for all skin tones, but it's perfect for girls with dark skin. Pick this shade if you're really looking to make a statement.
Deep hued reds look ***Flawless against dark skin. This is my favorite shade to see on darker girls because it just works SO well.
True reds are kind of hard to find, but this one from Revlon called Rich Girl Red is a true, true red that really stands out on darker skin tones.
Olive and dark skin tones can pull off orange reds like it's nobody's business. This deep orange red is a definite must-have.
I love this Lorde-like shade because it has purple undertones, which look just lovely on darker skin tones. Do yourself a favor and add this one to your list.
What do you think about these shades? What other shades of red lipstick do you love? Tell us in the comments!