*Welcome to 'For Brown Chicks' - we collaborated with beauty app, Cocoa Swatches, in our inaugural beauty series, where we swatch some of the most popular lip colors on skin tones that are often left out of the beauty conversation. **Today, we're diving into red lipsticks that look great on darker skin tones. *
Finding your go-to red lipstick is like finding your favorite pair of jeans or that little black dress: once you find it, hold on for dear life until it falls apart (then buy it again). It'll take some digging, but once you find the red shade of your dreams, you'll have a secret weapon ready to give you a boost of bold confidence whenever you need it.
If you have brown skin, finding a red lipstick that works can be daunting. You can watch all the YouTube beauty gurus do endless tutorials and Sephora makeup hauls, and still not really know what shade will work for your skin tone.
With a little help from the founder of Cocoa Swatches, the beauty app that helps women of color see real swatches of different makeup products on black women before purchasing, we've curated the best red lipsticks for darker skin tones. These colors look good on everybody, and as an added bonus, will help bring out your inner fierceness. Get ready to turn heads!
Red In Rome, $18, Liquid Courage. Blue-based red with liquid consistency and semi-matte finish. Get 20% off with promo code: couragemayvenn!
Fiery Red, $24, Stila. Orange-based red with liquid consistency and matte finish.
*Cherry Bomb, *$3, Wet N' Wild. Deep cranberry red with velvet consistency and semi-matte creme finish.