10 Best Lipstick Shades for Dusky Skin

Dusky Skin

You are absolutely blessed if you have that beautiful dusky skin tone then just know that you were created with love and lots of heavenly dark chocolate; a little sweet, a little nutty and forever bold!

Talking about makeup, well your skin tone does not decide your love for it and that’s why we’re here for you ladies! Makeup has forever been a girl’s best friend and especially lipsticks (ruling over diamonds) and forever a mood changer!

Has it ever occurred to you that no matter how many swatches you check out, you’ve always ended up buying lipsticks of similar shades? It has happened to us too, so we have a fix for you!

Dusky skin is great to have and needs lipstick shades which make the pout stand out. Light shades may sometimes look too pale, almost like transparent lip balms, so deep & bold hues will work the best to bring out the best in your smile!

So let’s get all lipstick shades for dusky skin tone sorted and listed –


This range of lipsticks are Masaba’s latest launch and we cannot seem to get enough of how gorgeous the shades are and the dream-like texture. These lipsticks not just look great, but they are also awesome for your lip care as it is infused with the goodness of macademia oil, evening primrose oil, caffeine and marula oil. The coolest part is, this lipstick range absolute tops our list here because all of the 12 shades that this range offers are a perfect match for the dusky toned beauties. Go on and grab whatever you like, because these shades are just made for you!

Iba Cosmetics

Let’s start with Iba’s brand new and improved Pure Lips Maxx Matte Liquid Lipstick; if you’re looking for a deep maroon or crimson finish then Mystique Maroon and Fearless Red are your shades. Go for Cute Cocoa and Peppy Plum if muted browns and burgundy are your fix!

If you’re more into creamy mattes then Iba Pure Lips Long Stay Matte is the best matte lipstick that you can find. Again, if you’re into brown lipstick shades then Toffee Brown and Mocha Shot shall be your picks. Deep wine shades and also different shades of maroon look gorgeous so you can apply Deep Mauve or Wild Magenta.

If you want something more moisturising then, Iba’s Pure Lips Moisture Rich Lipstick could be your new favourite. The range has some deep, dark rich browns & rust colours for you – Ruby Touch, Pure Red, Maroon Burst and Caramel Creme.

Nykaa So Creme

NykaaSo Crème lipsticks are the perfect lipstick formula for dry lips that crave for a pop of color pigment. These lipsticks are absolutely lightweight and comfortable that comes with a wonderful one stroke application formula. Not to mention, these lipsticks are very long lasting that gives out a lovely creamy matte finish with high color payoff. Some lipstick shades for dusky skin tone are Bon Appetit Baby, Dressed to Kill, Like a Boss, Nailed It, Gossip Dose. These are gorgeous reds that you could try! Two more shades that you could try are TGIF and It’s A Date in beautiful plum shades.

Masaba By Nykaa

This collaboration collection by Masaba Gupta is a special curation with Nykaa that has curated lip shades specially for the Indian Skin tone. Almost all the shades from Masaba by Nykaa are suitable for dusky skin tone. Sometimes nude shades is all you wish for on some days and picking a nude shade for dusky skin tone is a challenge and hence, here are a few gorgeous nude shades specially curated for the dusky skin tone – NimbuPani, Rawr and Kale-ing Me Softly. Other shades to try out from this range are You Croc My World, Face Palm and Cool Guy.

Plum Beauty

Plum Plush Matte Lipsticks are an absolute bomb when it comes to picking the best matte lipstick. These lipsticks are not only amazing with their matte texture but these lipsticks also stay on beyond 8 hours and is extremely comfortable on the lips. Few shades to try from this range and brand are Coffee Date, Showbiz, Wine O Clock.

L’Oreal Paris

L’Oreal Paris ColorRiche Moist Matte is another selection of perfect texture that is curated with the perfect shades that you could ever imagine for a dusky beauty. These matte lipsticks have a gorgeous non-drying formula that feels extremely comfortable on the lips. These are long-stay and comes in a luxurious leather packaging. Some shades that would suit dark skin tone are Pure Rouge, Rouge Label, Bloody Mary, No Rage, Rich Merlot, Sleek Dominance and Rouge Defilie.

Faces Canada

Faces Canada Comfy Matte Pro Lip Color is what your dream liquid matte lipstick looks like. Liquid matte lipsticks tend to get uncomfortable at times, but surely not this one right here. These liquid lipsticks are extremely lightweight and transfer-proof that last up to 12 hours. With the goodness of macademia oil and olive butter, these lippies are sure keep your lips well hydrated while making them look fabulous. Few shades that are worth trying for the dusky skin tone are Magnifico Red, Rust Raisin, Call Me Chocolate, Brick Brown, Revival Maroon and Raise Your Wine.

Loreal Paris Rough Signature

This liquid lipstick range from Loreal Paris is the ultimate example of a perfect water-like lightweight formula. These lipsticks are so lightweight that it feels like you are wearing absolutely no lipstick – how cool is that? This is because of its unique oil-in-water formula. Few lipstick shades for dusky skin tone are – I Insist, I Hunt, I Convince, I Play, I Enlight.

Lipsticks bring a joy that can’t really be expressed in words! So go on and pick what makes you happy – don’t worry about which colour lipstick suits dark skin and slay it like a Queen!


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