I am going to show you the best red lipsticks for women of color that are also budget-friendly. As a dark skin woman myself, I LOVE wearing red lipstick. I think that it looks so good against any skin tone but as a woman of color, it can really make your lip color pop.
BUT the key is finding the right shade because as a woman of color if you choose something that is too light or not really the right shade then your red lip color is going to be an epic fail and you can look like a clown. Therefore, here are some of my best red lipsticks suggestions no matter what your budget is. Unless your budget is free, I do not have picks for the free budget sorry. Let’s get into it, shall we? 6 Of the best red lipsticks for women of color. (post contains affiliate links)
1. Best Red Lipsticks ~ Pixi Beauty Berry Boost (Click to buy)
The first lip color is Pixi beauty in berry boost. Red can come in all different types of shades and this color is a darker red with I personally think is the PERFECT red color for women of color. I think the darker and richer the shade of red will better on you look on you, and can be used for a day and night time look. As an extra tidbit if you like my makeup in the above picture it is a very beginner friendly smokey eye tutorial that I did. You can watch the video below in order to get this look.
The products that were used in the above makeup look are the following:
- Highlight Wet and Wild Blossom Glow
- Lip color Pixi Berry boost
- Eyeshadows The City Mini Palette Chill Brunch Neutrals and Shayla
- Aesthetica Contour Kit
- NYX blush
I have become a big fan of Kylie Cosmetics because it is really a good quality brand. And literally when you put this lip color on it will last ALL DAY LONG. You can drink, you can eat, and you can go about your day and the lipstick will not fade at all. Even though this lip color seems a little bit more pricey, it does come with both the lip color and the lip liner so you are getting two products. And having a lip liner when you are a woman of color can make a red lip shade blend better with your lips. And due to the great quality, it is really worth it. If you want the entire look that I have in the picture (makeup and outfit) just click here to get it.
Nyx is one of my favorite makeup brands because they are very affordable, a good quality brand, and they have so many makeup products to choose from. This lip color goes on very smooth, and it is called their suede lip color. It is a lighter color red but still looks good on women of color. If you like my hair in the above picture then view the video below to find out how you can recreate the look.
This is another Pixi Beauty lip color and I love this red. It can come off as being a little bright but all you have to do is just line your lips with a brown or darker color and it will look just fine. I really love this brand of lip color because it is matte and it too stays on ALL DAY long. It is not coming off, which is a plus because you don’t have to keep applying your lip color throughout the day. I also did a full everyday makeup look using this lip color. Watch the video below to check it out. And it is also very beginner friendly.
Products that were used in this look:
- LA Girl Foundation
- True Match Loreal Foundation
- Bh Cosmetics Brow Trio
- Its Cosmetics Undereye
- Aesthetica Contour Kit
- VIOLET VOSS Fun Sized Mini Eyeshadow Palette Berry Burst
- Pixi Eye Reflections Shadow Palette
- Black Eyeliner
- BellaPierre Mascara
- Wet and Wild Blossom Glow
- Pixi Real Red
This is a softer red lip color in case you don’t like the darker red. Often times a softer lip color can be perfect for more of a day time look. It is a lighter shade red, but it is not so light that it would look awkward on darker skin, it really looks soft and feminine. If you are feeling my hair in this picture, this is actually some very affordable human hair and you can click here to see the full review. Watch the video below to see how I did the quick weave. And don’t forget to follow me on Instagram where I share more hair and makeup looks. Click here.
Maybelline is an affordable brand and this lip color cost $6.99. I really have fallen in love with Maybelline’s products and I love this vivid lip color for a few reasons. First, because it is matte and I love the way matte looks on darker skin and the lip color also last longer. And last, the vibrancy of this lip color is amazing which is a great contrast for darker skin tones.
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