Whether you’re just starting your makeup kit or you’re someone addicted to makeup, lipsticks are easily at the top of your list! Lipsticks are a guilty pleasure since they're the easiest to shop for, but for people with beautifully tanned skin, some shades tend to look unflattering on the lips.
Often, morena girls have warm undertones, so warmer shades are better suited to them. If you’re not quite certain what your undertone is, here’s a little trick—check the color of the veins on your wrist. If they're blue, you’re cool toned, and if they're green then you’re warm toned. If you’re either blue or green, then you get the best of both!
Now that that’s settled, it’ll be easier to choose a shade that suits the skin, whether that be nude, pink, or red. Below, 15 morena-lovin' lipstick shades with different formulas for that perfect pout!
1. Pat McGrath Matterance Lipstick in Elson
Evoke that screen siren old Hollywood vibe with this creamy matte deep red shade from Pat McGrath. Lightweight but richly pigmented, it has the most consistently smooth, velvety and opaque formula with every stroke.
PAT MCGRATH Mattrance Lipstick in Elson, P2490, Sephora.ph
2. Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in Bond Girl
One of the most comfortable matte formulas, this sultry berry red matte shade contains antioxidants and 3D pigments that create the illusion of fuller, wider lips. Oh, and did we mention their insta-worthy rose gold packaging too?
CHARLOTTE TILBURY Matte Revolution in Bond Girl, P2200, Calyxta
3. Maybelline Creamy Mattes in Nude Nuance
Here's a buttery soft creamy matte lipstick that glides on and gives off a total MLBB look. It's the ultimate everyday lip that can go from day to night!
MAYBELLINE Creamy Mattes in Nude Nuance, P299, SM Beauty
4. BLK Soft Matte Mousse in Hibiscus
Part of the newly launched K-beauty line from Blk, this velvet mousse formula melts on your lips and applies like a dream. Hibiscus is a coral pink shade that’s perfect for summer! It can also be used as an eyeshadow and as a creamy blush, too. and comes in three other colors that you’ll love.
5. MAC Powder Kiss Lipstick in Mull it Over
Mull It Over boasts a muted, medium rosy coral and comes in a velvety matte formula that dries down powdery matte sans settling into lines or drying the lips. It's so absolutely weightless that you’ll forget you're wearing it!
6. L’Oreal Color Riche Lipstick in Maple Mocha
The '90s have made a comeback and this flattering brown MLBB with a peachy sheen is the epitome of that era. The whole line offers 40 shades in total, so it’s impossible not to find a shade you’ll like!
7. Happy Skin x Love Marie in Skinny Dipping
A collaboration with Heart Evangelista and the local brand Happy Skin, this is one of the nude shades she created for the line. Initially the shade was released as a lip liner but due to popular demand, it was then later launched in the moisturising matte lip crayon for the brand is known for! It's a great peachy nude that’s long wearing and hydrating.
8. MAC Lipstick in Plumful
Who says purple shades can’t be wearable? This reddish plum shade proves otherwise!
9. Dior Addict Lip Tattoo in Natural Berry
If you like light yet pigmented lip tints, this is for you! This weightless, long wearing mauve hue feels comfortable on the lips, doesn't transfer, and lasts up to 10-12 hours. A first from Dior and easily one of their bestsellers.
10. 3CE Velvet Lip Tint in #Taupe
A bestseller from the brand, this sherbet-like formula comes in a wide variety of vivid colors and leaves you with a soft matte natural finish. #Taupe has a brick red brown hue that’s ideal for either a bold lip or if you’d like to pull off that Korean ombré inspired look.
11. MAC Lipstick in Diva
Nothing could be more iconic than this. Channel your inner Diva with this deep burgundy red shade that adds instant glamour and drama to any look.
If you’re into multi function products that can work as a lip, eye and cheek tint then these are up your alley!
12. Colourette Colourtint in Zola
An emerging local brand that has a following of its own, these locally made and affordable tints are pigmented and buildable, offering morena friendly shades in a unique formula that works well on top of makeup.
13. Nudestix Nudies Matte All Over Face Color Blush & Bronze in Sunkissed
This melts seamlessly on the skin and blends like a dream, with a balm-like creamy consistency that dries down to a semi matte finish. A great on the go product that comes with a densely bristled brush on the other end, it's available in multiple shades and each product is enclosed in a tin canister with a tiny mirror for that midday touch up. It’s impossible to resist getting more than one shade!
14. 3CE Multipot in Cabbage Rose
Coming in a dainty gold mirror compact, this product is creamy to apply and dries down to a powder finish. It's extremely pigmented and lasts all day, so you might want to apply this with a light hand! As for using it on the lips, make sure you’ve exfoliated and moisturized your pout as it dries down quite matte.
15. Benefit Benetint Cheek and Lip Tint
The original rose colored lip and cheek tint, Benetint is considered a holy grail product by most makeup junkies. Almost every kikay kit has this classic liquid gel formula that provides a smudge-proof sheer tint and buildable texture.