Pucker up! Find the perfect lippie for dark skin tones

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Choosing the perfect lipstick for your skin tone can be tricky, particularly for darker skin. There’s nothing like buying a colour that you loved on the shelf or on someone else, only to get home and find it looks completely different on you.

We enlisted the help of Kindra Mann, who does makeup for ethnic beauties like Vanessa Hudgens and Rosario Dawson, for some expert advice.

Jessica AlbaOlive skin tones

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“Most nude, pink, orange and red shades are going to look good on you,” says Kindra. It’s also important to take into account what colour clothing you will be wearing to avoid clashing.

Related: How to wear orange lipstick

Boity Thulo lipstickMedium skin tones

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Red, medium to deep pink, bronze, magenta and medium to deep brown work for you. Steer clear of shades of grey, “These often make the skin look sickly or unhealthy and are universally unflattering,” explains Kindra.

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Viola Davis lipstickDark skin tones

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According to Kindra, deeper shades are naturally flattering for dark skins. “Deep plums, berries and reds look fantastic.” But if you think you look great in your bright orange lipstick, we’re right behind you girl!