Plum lipstick enhances dark lips. The reddish shade is sophisticated and hides the lips' dark brown hue. Brown lipstick is also ideal, since it matches the skin tone while keeping lips from looking too dark.
Cocoa-colored lipstick is also a good choice. The shade stands out but isn't too overwhelming, and it works well for women with dark complexions. Mauve is another appealing color. The deep pink shade evens the lips' color but isn't quite as bold as a deep red lipstick. Vibrant shades like coral and dark red also work well, but be sure to apply the lipstick carefully for best results.