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The 10 Best Nude Lipsticks for Dark Skin Tones

Because nude is relative
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For so long when it came time to shop for a nude lipstick shade, makeup lovers with dark skin found it difficult finding one suitable for themselves. Across makeup aisles, the nude options that were available were only fit for people with light skin.

But as the beauty industry continues making strides to be inclusive of all consumers, an increasing number of brands are recognizing that beige isn't the only nude that exists and creating nude products that cover the diverse spectrum of human skin. After all, nude is supposed to be flesh-toned, so it's nonsensical to have beige serve as the de facto nude color in cosmetics when beauty lovers with darker complexions exist.

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From the velvety, high performance matte formula to the sleek gold bullet, every swipe of this luxe nude from Chanel is sure to make you feel like the fancy woman you are.

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Love the long-lasting power and richness of matte lipsticks, but hate the crackly look and feel they give your lips? Pat McGrath created a happy medium with her lipstick range, which includes some gorgeous shades, like this warm, red-toned nude.

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Mented Cosmetics Matte Lipstick in Dope Taupe, $12.38
Mented Cosmetics was created by two black women who know the struggle of finding nude lipsticks and wanted to remedy it. There's a plethora of options to choose from, but Dope Taupe, a brown with slight pink undertones, is especially stunning.

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E.L.F. Sheer Matte Liquid Lipstick in Praline Petal, $5
Looking to try out the blotted lip look that's all the rage these days? This new sheer pinky nude matte liquid lipstick from E.L.F. will help you achieve it easily without drying out your lips as it's infused with hydrating jojoba oil.

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