First things first, your skin color and its undertone are two different things. A skin tone means the depth of your skin. An undertone, on the other hand, is the base of your skin.

It is the undertones that help one decide which color suits your skin tone. Generally, dark complexions are complemented by lip colors with a deep tint. Wine shades can work wonders on dark complexions and should be experimented with more. To help you in this daunting shopping quest, here is our guide to choosing the perfect wine for your undertone.

Wine at its best, this beautiful shade is your go-to for all things chic.

Merlot Glow is a deep metallic burgundy shade. It is well pigmented and one swipe is enough to get enough color onto your lips. It dries fairly quickly and is enriched with vitamin E, which helps hydrate your lips. Once dried, it gives your lips a matte finish. Make sure to exfoliate beforehand with a lip balm to prevent cracking lips.

Rich, velvety and glamorous, pair this shade with any night out.

Wine and Dine, as the name suggests is perfectly made for your weekly girl’s wine nights. It is a purplish plum shade that suits dark complexions because of its pigmented tint. It is made for eveningwear and goes beautifully with medium or even heavy makeup. It lasts for about 3-4 hours so it would require a touch-up. It is light on the lips and provides better hydration than most liquid lipsticks.

Midnight Date is bold and beautiful. This is the pigment we all can use to brighten our lives.

Midnight Date is a bold and intense sangria red shade. The formula is creamy, matte and long-lasting. Additionally, it does not dry your lips out. The best way to get the perfect color on your lips is to neutralize your lips with a little bit of foundation and swipe on the creamy pigment a couple of times. Must try!

Sophisticated brown with plum tones makes it a forget-me-not purchase. It is suitable for both day time events and night outs.

Cabernet Category is a beautiful shade with a chocolatey undertone. It is suitable for women with warm and neutral undertones. Due to its heavy pigment, one swipe is good enough for proper color. The primer in it ensures that your lips remain hydrated throughout the day. The texture is soft and glides pretty smoothly on your lips.

This shade livens up your lips and thus your mood, and it works on all undertones.

Urban Affair is a deep plum shade that would complement all dark complexions. It is a mature and sophisticated color that turns into a beautiful velvety matte once dry. It is smudge-proof, although it’s liquid creamy formula can be a little sticky post drying. It is a well-pigmented color that will uplift any look.

Muskaan Krishnaney

@muskaankrishnaney Video creator, combining the love for film and makeup in the blogosphere.

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