Thursday, January 23, 2014

talesofthestarshipregeneration:

aliceinnappyland:

We already talked about red, so lets talk about it’s cousin orange. Which is really only intimidating because it’s…well it’s orange. It’s a bold and bright color! And even though red is certainly a bold, power color, it’s considered a “classic” and therefore is “safer” than it’s punchy cousin. 

Love it or leave it?

love it

Sunday, January 12, 2014
first submission wooo! you look great :)

first submission wooo! you look great :)

Friday, November 22, 2013

frbr318:

Dai Burger Talks Lipstick

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

here are my reds!

Monday, April 8, 2013

ASAP Rocky says that dark skinned women can’t rock a red lip. Submit a picture of you rocking your favorite red lip to forbrowngirls@yahoo.com!

queennubian:

forbrowngirls:

“But for real, for me, I feel like with the red lipstick thing it all depends on the pair of complexion. I’m just being for real. You have to be fair skinned to get away with that. Just like if you were to wear like—f*cking for instance, what do dark skin girls have that you know fair skinned girls cant do… Purple lipstick? Naw, that looks stupid on all girls! Purple lipstick, guys! Like, what the f*ck…” - ASAP Rocky in an interview with fashion website, The Coverteur

Granted, it is usually best to pay no mind to ignorance but I think it’s time to put an end to this stigma once and for all. Lets create the largest collection of brown/darker skinned women wearing a red lip along with the shade and brand they are rocking. There, a darker skinned girl hesitant to try it will find confidence to step out of her comfort zone. She may also find suggestions on with shade she should try that will fit her complexion.

Ignorant males will also be silenced to see so many beautiful dark complexioned women rocking their reds! 

Send your photos to forbrowngirls@yahoo.com 

  • It should just be you in the photo
  • photo must be clear
  • include your first name and age
  • include brand & shade of your red lipstick

LET’S GO!

Oh shit it’s on!

LIPSTICKS FOR WOMEN OF COLOUR

admiral-yousmator:

ladybrun:

The first day I found a lipstick that matched my skintone was the most wonderful makeup day of my life so I will share some resources for my lovely woc mermaid queens. Don’t Let A$AP get you down you can rock all kinds of red and kill it better than Marilyn Monroe.

For REDS:

  1. MAC’s Ruby Woo is my 1st love. 
  2. MAC’s Russian Red
  3. MAC’s Chili
  4. MAC’s New Temptation
  5. MAC’s Korean Candy
  6. SEPHORA’s Always Red
  7. Wet N Wild Cherry Bomb
  8. Wet N Wild A Currant Affair
  9. ELF Red carper Matte Lipstain
  10. RIMMEL Jet Set Red
  11. LOREAL Ever Lasting Plum
  12. AVEDA Terra Cotta
  13. Kate Moss for RIMMEL 107
  14. OCC Lip Tar NSFW
  15. NYX Soft Matte in Monte Carlo
  16. Revlon Black Cherry

PURPLES:

  1. Covergirl Divine (I love this so much)
  2. OCC Hoochie
  3. SEPHORA Endless Purple
  4. MAC Faithfully Yours
  5. MAC Goes and Goes
  6. MAC Hang Up
  7. MAC Plumful

PINKS/CORALS:

  1. NARS SCHIAP
  2. ELF Tea ROse
  3. MAC Up the Amp
  4. MAC On Hold
  5. MAKEUP FOREVER Rouge Artist Intense 39
  6. OCC Lip Tar Anime
  7. REVLON Lip butter pink truffle

FEEL FREE TO ADD TO THE LIST!

(RE: A$AP Says dark skin women shouldn’t wear red lipstick)

FELLOW WOC I HOPE YOU FIND THIS HELPFUL

lipsticks are probably my #1 love in life.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

gonna change around the submission guidelines. basically if you want to submit a picture of you wearing lipstick, do! no need for the natural lip picture and all. just mention what the brand and shade is and i’ll add it to the index :)

Saturday, April 6, 2013

rimmel - lasting finish by kate #04

no foundation

sidenote : i know dark purple lipsticks are usually really fussy but this is SO smooth and not streaky! it has a strong scent but it’s kinda worth it for how smooth this is :) this picture is two layers with no lipliner.

it does tend to gather around the outline of my lips through the day so it does need reapplying, but still better than other dark purple lips i’ve used.

it’s also much, much darker in person (two to three shades darker), tried to adjust to show that but it didn’t work :/

Monday, March 25, 2013
i love lipstick. i want to write an essay about the politics of lipstick. i like lipstick that’s deep, deep red. i like lipstick that’s purple, lipstick that’s black and dark for when i want to dress up my melancholy. i like sharing lipstick with sisters. and i laugh at boys that think i wear lipstick for them to notice, i laugh, lipstick is an art you can’t ever understand. from picking out a color, testing it on the inside of my wrist, pursing my lips during the application of it. i like when i kiss a baby and leave lipstick on their cheek, when you hug someone and leave lipstick on their shirt, when it gets on your teeth and you use your tongue to get it off, when you sleep in lipstick and wake up with it on your pillow case. in 1997 mama left for ethiopia to see her mama for the first time in 12 years. i was six and i cried the entire way home from the airport. and when we came home there on the kitchen table was the teacup mama had been drinking out of. at the bottom a sip of tea and black cardamom seeds. and there on the rim of the cup the lipstick imprint of my mama’s kiss. nomad manifesto:    (via rosadefuego)
Tuesday, March 5, 2013

admiral-yousmator asked: Omg your blog is so amazing eeeh thank you for making this! You are awesome! :D

aw thank you! and sorry followers for being inactive, it’s been a hectic time for me. i will do some more swatches soon. submit and spread the word in the meantime!