A ton of lipsticks in your kikay kit and nothing to use? Or are you looking for a signature lip color that can be your trademark shade? From bright pops of color to the nudest of the nudes, keep scrolling to discover some of the most skin-flattering lipstick hues for morenas.
When You Want the Perfect Red
Whether you plan on using this power color for an important presentation or on a sexy date, here’s a variety of red shades that can help you look stronger, confident, and incredibly alluring.
STILA Stay All Day in Fiery, P1250, Rustan’s The Beauty Source
This hot red shade boasts of intense pigment and can last for up to 12 hours. If you’re looking a red that’s a tad brighter, check it out in the shade Beso, too.
MAC Retro Matte Lipstick in Ruby Woo, P1100, SM Megamall
NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment in Don’t Stop, P1500, Rustan’s The Beauty Source
Models of all skin tones wore this shade over their lips and lids at Rodarte’s F/W 2019 show for the “red look.” Glitter fully optional.
TOM FORD Lip Color Matte in Scarlet Rouge, P3500, Greenbelt 5
This medium red has a satin sheen and starts of opaque, so you may have to swipe on a few more creamy layers until you get the coverage you want.
DIOR Rouge Dior Ultra Rouge 999, P1950, SM Makati
It’s semi-matte, buildable, and it’s non-drying. This iconic shade is totally luxe with its powdery, velvety feel and you can tell your gals over cocktails that it’s the exact same shade that Natalie Portman wore in all the ads.
When You Need Something for Daily Wear
Normy workdays, conservative events, a quick errand run…these mixes of nudes and light colors will help you look fresh and put-together.
DETAIL MAKE OVER Bold Nude Mousse Lipstick in Caramel, P299, beautymnl.com
Finding the perfect nude can get tricky, but pros suggest that going for a shade that’s slightly darker than your skintone could be the secret to pulling it off.
MAX FACTOR Lipfinity Designer Palette, P995, Zalora
Want to play artist? This fab mix of warm corals, peach, nudes is a great way to blend your way to the perfect shade. We love that it comes with a primer and matte and glossy topcoats, so you’re not limited to one finish.
MAYBELLINE Super Stay Matte Ink Un-Nude Liquid Lipstick in Poet, P299, department stores
You can’t go wrong with a nude that has soft hints of pink—especially if it comes with a formula that can last for up to 16 hours. Just make sure you wait for it to dry before blotting to avoid any caking.
HAPPY SKIN Kissproof Tint in Honeymoon Glow, P399, Beauty Bar
We love a good tint and this is one of them! The high-coverage color dries into a stain (just pat it on with your fingers) and you can use it on your cheeks, too.
FENTY BEAUTY Stunna Lip Paint Longwear Fluid Lip Color in Unbutton, P1200, Sephora.ph
This peachy nude can give you a natural MLBB vibe (we love how brighter it looks on your pout when you’re much tan, too). Opt for this formula if you hate retouching, since it really won’t budge no matter how many lattes you have.
When You Want Something More Eye-Catching
Playful colors pop and look especially vivid on morena skintones, so take advantage of that with these TDF lippies.
KAT VON D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in A-Go-Go, P1194, Sephora.ph
Make sure to pair this with your fave maillot, because this bright and sunny orange shade would look great for selfies at the beach!
TOO FACED Melted Matte in Bend & Snap, P1272, Sephora.ph
Fuchsia lip colors are a must and very wearable, too. Wear it when you want to look extra chic or channel model off-duty vibes.
SEPHORA COLLECTION Cream Lip Stain in Dark Forest, P779, Sephora.ph
Whip this out when you have a cool party to attend or if you just want to stand out. Tip: If you want a more army-esque green like Kylie wore, mix it with a nude lipstick or a little concealer.
MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick #503, P1370, SM Megamall
One gorgeous swipe is all it takes since this purple lippie is saturated with color and doesn’t feel heavy on your lips. The applicator wand is also pretty good, so you get well-defined lines.
OFRA Lip Affair Collection, P2150, Zalora
Can’t decide which color you want? This trio has a nice mix of colors that’s guaranteed to add more fun to your nights out with the girls.
When You Want To Be More Vampy
Darker chocolate and berry tones can make you look edgier, angsty, and oh-so artsy. Try these top picks when you’re feeling that mood.
PAT MCGRATH Luxetrance Lipstick in Unnatural Natural, P2490, Sephora.ph
This brown mahogany will enrich your tones and the packaging is absolutely IG-worthy, too.
SMASHBOX Be Legendary Cream Lipstick in Cognac, P1150, Beauty Bar
Think of this dark wine as a more sophisticated take on the classic red. The color is buildable, rich, and would look totally sexy if you top it off with a little gloss.
CIATE London Glitter Storm Lipstick in Apollo, P1300, Sephora.ph
Glitter makeup looks are slowly becoming popular (again), so here’s a cool and easy way you can wear it. P.S. We love the way the gold flecks give this berry lip a three-dimensional and sparkly finish.
MARC JACOBS BEAUTY Enamored Hydrating Lip Gloss Stick in Black Cherry Baby, P1618, Sephora.ph
This darker, sheer gloss is in a stick form (yes, stick!) melts on your lips and gives you a high-shine finish that’s like wearing “30 coats of lacquer.”
HUDA BEAUTY Power Bullet Matte Lipstick in Masquerade, P1440, Sephora.ph
Do you have cool undertones? Then get this powerful and potent aubergine shade will definitely be a fabulous match.