Bold makeup colors are back this year, but nude lips are a timeless look that suit any style. Finding a suitable nude color for darker lips can be challenging. Luckily, there are lots of options out there if you know where to look.

The following YouTubers have tried them all and rounded up the perfect nude shades for women of color.


First, you need to know how to apply lip color so it looks flawless and lasts a long time. Exfoliate and moisturize your lips, then prime with foundation and line with brown lip liner before applying your nudes.

Finishing with a clear or matching gloss is optional.


In this video, Tinu reviews the new Nyx Cosmetics Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipsticks. These nudes have slight pink and purple undertones and a matte finish. Pair with a lip liner for added definition.

This video features products from Milani, MAC, NYC, NYX and Rimmel:

A few more options, including Revlon:


MAC Cosmetics has a quite a few nudes and browns that work for women of color:

This video features a few taupes and browns that work well with medium-brown skin:

For Darker Lips

Cydnee Black showcases her favorite nudes that work well on deeper pigmented lips:

Wahima illustrates that lighter shades of nude look fabulous on dark skin:


A peachy ombré look is perfect for spring:

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