Best Eyeshadows, Lipglosses/Lipsticks, Blushes for Dark Skin

Best Makeup for Dark Skin

This part of the Guide seeks to help our dark-skinned beauties find new favorite shades to love. Whether you’re dark-skinned yourself and can offer what you’ve found to work the best or you’re an experienced makeup artist or you have a dark-skinned friend who you know loves such and such product… we want your help and expertise, so please share it with us and everyone else!

To leave a suggestion, simply leave a comment and be sure to let us know what your skintone is like (you can give your foundation shade if that makes it easier!), whether it’s warm or cool, and then rattle off your suggestions! Suggestions can be from any brand you want!

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Best Eyeshadows for Dark Skin (Cool)

  • MAC: Aquadisiac, Amber Lights, Contrast, Espresso, Freshwater, Humid,Mulch, Nocturnelle, Paradisco, Shimmermoss, Stars ‘n Rockets
  • NARS: April Fool’s, Brazil, Kalahari, Misfit, Portobello, South Pacific, Surabaya
  • Urban Decay: Asphyxia, Flipside, Hotpants, Roach, Stray Dog, Toasted, Twice Baked, Vert

Best Lipsticks/Glosses for Dark Skin (Cool)

  • MAC Lipglosses: Chai, Nymphette, Viva Glam VI
  • MAC Lipsticks: Creme Cup, Girl About Town, Rebel, Ruby Woo, Spirit, Strength
  • NARS Lipglosses: Bad Education, Boogie Nights, Revolt, Stolen Kisses, Talitha
  • NARS Lipsticks: Barbarella, Catfight, Funny Face, Scarlett Empress
  • Urban Decay Lipsticks: Confession, Gravity, Jilted, Rush, Trainwreck

Best Blushes for Dark Skin (Cool)

  • MAC: Breezy, Dollymix,
  • NARS: Desire, Dolce Vita, Mata Hari, Outlaw

Best Eyeshadows for Dark Skin (Warm)

  • MAC: Antiqued, Arena, Bronze, Coppering, Deep Truth, Juxt, Mystery, Star Violet, Swimming
  • NARS: Alhambra, Earth Angel, Isolde, Mediteranee, Persepolis, Star Sailor, Wicked
  • Urban Decay: Flash, Flipside, Half Baked, Jones, Rush, Shattered, Vert

Best Lipsticks/Glosses for Dark Skin (Warm)

  • MAC Lipglosses: Beaux (Lustreglass), C-Thru, Instant Gold (Lustreglass), Love Nectar
  • MAC Lipsticks: High Tea, Kinda Sexy, Media, New York Apple, Siss
  • NARS Lipglosses: Babe, Belize, Misbehave, Stella, Sunset Strip
  • NARS Lipsticks: Beautiful Liar, Christina, Flamenco, Viridiana
  • Urban Decay Lipsticks: Gash, Indecent, Pistol, Vinyl, Voodoo

Best Blushes for Dark Skin (Warm)

  • MAC: Ambering Rose, Breezy, Raizin, Sunbasque, Sweet as Cocoa
  • NARS: Deep Throat, Dolce Vita, Exhibit A, Taj Mahal, Taos

My Recommendation Guide is a compilation of Temptalia’s and readers’ recommendations for the best of the best for different skintones. If you’ve ever wondered, “What are the best eyeshadows for my fair skin?” — this guide is intended to give you a good answer, or at least, a good place to start! Help us help others by contributing your own favorites. You can access the entire series, as it stands to date, here.