The Best Shades of Lip Gloss for Brown-Skinned Black Women

Rhianna's pretty pink lips look soft and sexy.

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It doesn't take much thought to putting lip gloss on, but selecting the right color can be tricky. No matter what your skin tone is, your lips won't look as good as they could if you aren't rocking the right shade. African-American ladies with brown skin look gorgeous in a variety of shades that can make their pouts super kissable.

Skin-Tone Colored Gloss

If you're going dramatic on the eyes, you'll want to go easy on the lips. One of the best ways to do this is to wear a gloss that is the same shade as your skin tone. Such a shade enhances your pout by creating a deep and rich color and also gets it looking super sheen. The skin-colored gloss won't take away from your foxy eyes and won't make it look like you've got too much color going on.

Bright-Colored Gloss

For a day look that is fun and saucy, go with a bright hue. Something like coral or peach will brighten up your face and make you look super cute. The light color against your rich skin creates a sexy contrast that is perfect for both work and play. Plus, the bright color works perfect with your warm undertones.


If you're looking to add a little drama to your appearance without going overboard, go with a berry shade. This pretty hue adds just enough pigment to your lips to make them stand out, but doesn't make you look too dramatic. Plus the gloss helps your pucker get super shiny and attract a ton of attention.


A pink-toned gloss lightens up your kisser and creates a super soft and feminine appearance. The lovely shade doesn't add so much color that you look totally made up, but it adds just enough so that they stand out. Light pinks and those that have a bit of a berry base do your lips proud.

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