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This is the ultimate guide to the best red lipsticks for brown girls

Red lipstick = super sexy on brown girls everywhere. Swipe some on, stat.

A fierce red lipstick is a classic trend that will never go out of style. It’s a color that can make you feel bold and confident but as much as we all love rocking shades of red, it can be hard to find one that compliments brown skin perfectly.

Because most shades tend to be catered towards lighter skin, us brown girls have to put in twice the work to find the perfect shade for our skin tone. I love wearing red lipstick with a casual outfit to dress it up a notch or even with evening wear to look and feel more fierce.

All of these look amazing and deliver the real fierceness while complementing your skin tone.

1. NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in “Cruella”

This NARS lip liner is one of my all-time favorites because of its amazing formula and shade. This is the perfect red lip liner and is super comfortable to wear. The scarlet red shade compliments brown skin beautifully and the formula glides on easily. It can be work as a lip liner under a lipstick or on its own.

It’s a bold, yet deep red with a matte finish that you will love.

Get it from Amazon for $13.20.

2. NYX Soft Matte Lip Creme in “Madrid”

This lip cream is a deep cranberry red, perfect for a vampy makeup look. The velvety smooth texture leaves a perfect matte finish without drying out your lips completely. It stands out on brown skin and is a flattering darker shade, ideal for anyone who wants to go with a bold lip.

It’s definitely one of my drugstore favorites.

Get it from Amazon for $13.20.

3. MAC Matte Lipstick in “Ruby Woo”

MAC’s extremely well shade is universally great for all skin tones. It appears more vibrant and bold on brown skin than it does on lighter skin and I love that about this product. It also doesn’t clash with your skin tone and is great for an evening look. The formula is creamy and applies easily to your lips.

Opt for a red lip liner underneath for a more long-lasting look.

Get it from Amazon for $13.20.

4. Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in “Unzipped”

This red lipstick looks amazing on brown skin because it does appear slightly darker and is a shade that will go with everything. The formula is matte but it does have a bit of a glossy finish so that your lips look smooth and don’t appear too dry.

It’s a great deep red with amazing color pay off that lasts all night long.

Get it from Amazon for $13.20.

5. Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in “Outlaw”

The only brick red you need is this lippie. It’s a cool-medium red with neutral undertones and it compliments brown skin very well. The brightness of the shade slightly changes depending on your exact skin tone, but overall, it’s a very flattering shade and looks great on medium to dark complexions.

The liquid lipstick formula is very comfortable and long lasting as well, which is why this is one of my holy grail lipsticks.

Get it from Amazon for $13.20.

6. Colourpop Lippie Stix in “Trust Me”

Colourpop offers affordable yet high-quality beauty products and they have a great variety of shades for all skin tones. This is a vivid true red that glides onto your lips smoothly and offers high-intensity color.

It’s a cool red that’s suitable for brown skin and easy to apply.

Get it from Amazon for $13.20.

7. Huda Beauty Lip Contour Matte Pencil in “Cheerleader”

Another favorite of mine! This is a warm brick red that can be used under several red lipsticks or on its own. Huda tackled the trend of girls wanting bigger lips perfectly with this product, as it can be used to enhance the size of your lips – without going to extreme measures. It’s also very pigmented and glides on smoothly.

If you’re looking for a more pigmented finish, try using her liquid lipstick in the same shade.

Get it from Amazon for $13.20.

8. Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Matte Lipstick in “Lady Balls”

If you’re looking for a true red, this is the one for you. Just like its name, this shade is a bold and vibrant red that looks great on brown skin. It’s highly pigmented so you don’t need to use a lot of product and the liquid lipstick has a very creamy formula too.

It’s the perfect daytime red that can look great with anything and is easy to pull off.

Get it from Amazon for $13.20.

9. Lancôme Rouge In Love Lipcolor in “Sequence of Love”

This lipstick is the brightest of the bunch and one with an orange tone as well. This orange-red lipstick pops out on brown skin and gives a flattering contrast. This lipstick has a very light texture and provides a glossy finish which is great for a refreshing change from the go-to matte lipstick.

I would recommend wearing this over lipliner so that it stays in place and lasts even longer.

Get it from Amazon for $13.20.

10. ANASTASIA Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in “Sarafine”

This lippie is a deep blue red that looks beautiful on brown skin! ANASTASIA Beverly Hills has uncovered one of the best formulas for liquid lipsticks so that it provides a velvety texture that’s lightweight and color that has a lot of pigment. The shade of the lipstick is a bit brighter than how it appears in pictures but I think that complements the brown skin tone even better. This lipstick is a must-have!

Get it from Amazon for $13.20.

There’re shades from brick reds to orange reds to everything in-between, so that your ability to rock a red lipstick isn’t limited just because you have brown skin.

Let the shopping begin!