It literally felt like Christmas last week when Rihanna dropped new shades of the Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color. All four shades—3 nudes and a black—all came in universal tones that work with every and any complexion. Creating inclusivity beauty products has become a priority for RiRi and we saw that when her her Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation that came in 40 shades to match every skin tone. It really set the the bar high when it comes to foundation options for women of color. With fall among us, what better time than now to stock up on some fresh new lip colors that complement the beautiful melanin in our skin. Here are some of the best lipstick colors for brown girls to rock this fall and feel free to share some of your faves!
Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint in Unveil
When Fenty Beauty dropped their nude shades last week it had us shook. This was one of the first ones that dropped and the universally flattering chocolate brown hue looks good on all complexions from the palest to the darkest. The bronze-y hints instantly makes skin look fresh and radiant.
Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint in Unveil ($24)
MAC Matte Lipstick in Marraskesh
As part of their 90s throwback collection, MAC brought back discontinued lipsticks and eyeshadows including this retro-inspired Marraskesh shade, a classic reddish brown lipstick with terracotta undertones that looks especially great against olive, tan, caramel or deeper brown complexions. With 90s fashion fully back this season—this is a MUST have!
MAC Matte Lipstick in Marraskesh ($19)
Bobbi Brown Luxe Matte Lip Color in Crown Jewel
This stunning deep raspberry shade contains hints of blue undertones that makes it work for any skin tone really— but especially brown complexions. Just look how it pops!
Bobbi Brown Luxe Matte Lip Color in Crown Jewel ($37).
Tarte Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint in Front Row
It took me years to finally find a nude that didn’t make me look pale, flat and washed out. This deep mauve nude looks great against my caramel tan complexion and brings out my natural yellow and golden undertones. Did I mention it also stays put for hours?
Tarte Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint in Front Row ($20)
Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain Liquid Lipstick in Always Red
This long-lasting liquid lipstick comes in a variety of colors but the Always Red shade is one of my favorites because the universally flattering hue looks bomb against tan or darker complexions.
Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain Liquid Lipstick in Always Red ($14)
MAC Retro Matte Lipstick in Ruby Woo
Speaking of universally flattering reds, this shade is a cult-favorite amongst makeup artists and it’s because it’s a highly pigmented blue red color that pops against any skin tone whether it be a fairer complexion with cool undertones or a darker complexion with warmer undertones. The velvet matte finish is a perfect plus too.
MAC Retro Matte Lipstick in Ruby Woo ($19)
NARS Semi Matte Lipstick in Schiap
The cooler undertones in this vivid pink lipstick makes it work for everybody. The bold shade doesn’t just brighten up any complexion but it makes a great statement for fall.
NARS Semi Matte Lipstick in Schiap ($28)
NARS Powermate Lip Pigment in Somebody To Love
Nudes obviously do not fit all. But this rose brown makes the perfect nude for a girl with a darker brown complexion.
NARS Powermate Lip Pigment in Somebody To Love ($26)
CoverGirl Melting Pout Liquid Lipstick in Gelebrity
Folks still talk about this warm taupe shade that Issa Rae rocked at the 2017 Emmys. That’s how great it looks against beautiful brown skin tones.
CoverGirl Melting Pout Liquid Lipstick ($8)
Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Matte Long Wear Lipstick in Bend & Snap
This gorgeous fuchsia combined with deep berry includes blue undertones that looks radiant on all complexions but looks especially great against darker skin.
Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Matte Long Wear Lipstick in Bend & Snap ($21).
Bobbi Brown Luxe Matte Lip Color in Cheeky Peach
It might be called Cheeky peach, but this gorgeous shade is actually a bold coral that wakes up any complexion and looks fire on olive skin tones and darker.
Bobbi Brown Luxe Matte Lip Color in Cheeky Peach ($37)
Fenty Beauty Stunna lip Paint in Uncensored
There’s a reason why RiRi calls this shade—the first one in her Stunna Lip Paint collection—the “perfect universal red” and it’s because it literally is. Though it looks AMAZING on everyone, the shade feels as if it was designed with brown girls in mind and you can’t be mad at that.