Shop My Favorite Lip Colors:
What’s the one item that always makes me feel ten times more pulled together? A fabulous, flattering lipstick.
I’m not going to lie though: finding the perfect lip shade for my skin tone hasn’t always come naturally. I grew up doing dance recitals and competition, and I’ve had to wear lipstick on stage ever since I was a 4-year-old. When I was doing competitions, our dance instructors told every girl in class to wear the same shade. It is rare that one shade of lipstick would look good on all different skin tones, and often times, the shade selected didn’t work very well for me.
I mostly avoided lipsticks in college but fell in love with them post-grad. I’ve tried dozens upon dozens of different lipstick shades over the years, and here are my top five lipstick picks for darker-skinned folks!