I’ll be damned if I let a nigga with exactly four braids on his head tell me what lipstick I can and can’t wear
ASAP Rocky says that dark skinned women can’t rock a red lip. Submit a picture of you rocking your favorite red lip to firstname.lastname@example.org!
“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 email@example.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
Oh shit it’s on!
LIPSTICKS FOR WOMEN OF COLOUR
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.
- MAC’s Ruby Woo is my 1st love.
- MAC’s Russian Red
- MAC’s Chili
- MAC’s New Temptation
- MAC’s Korean Candy
- SEPHORA’s Always Red
- Wet N Wild Cherry Bomb
- Wet N Wild A Currant Affair
- ELF Red carper Matte Lipstain
- RIMMEL Jet Set Red
- LOREAL Ever Lasting Plum
- AVEDA Terra Cotta
- Kate Moss for RIMMEL 107
- OCC Lip Tar NSFW
- NYX Soft Matte in Monte Carlo
- Revlon Black Cherry
- Covergirl Divine (I love this so much)
- OCC Hoochie
- SEPHORA Endless Purple
- MAC Faithfully Yours
- MAC Goes and Goes
- MAC Hang Up
- MAC Plumful
- NARS SCHIAP
- ELF Tea ROse
- MAC Up the Amp
- MAC On Hold
- MAKEUP FOREVER Rouge Artist Intense 39
- OCC Lip Tar Anime
- REVLON Lip butter pink truffle
FEEL FREE TO ADD TO THE LIST!
FELLOW WOC I HOPE YOU FIND THIS HELPFUL
lipsticks are probably my #1 love in life.
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 :)
The Top Ten Nude Nail Polishes For Afro Beauty
I heard the birds the other day outside of my window and I thought to myself, damn spring is upon us. And with spring comes the ever essence of trendy springness and my internet addicted self on Beautylish. Well, one of the most popular trends in the beauty/nail world is definitely nude nail polishes. Nude nail polishes are fun and simple, with classic minimal colors. If they chip if won’t be much trouble to fix and obvious. While offering delicate funky designs you can do to a basic foundation of color that is close to your undertone or skin-tone!
But looking at the recent Nail collections that were and are going to be put out, POC (people of color) specifically my brown skin darlings, where were we at in these collections? I see all the beige and boring white mayonnaises but WHERE OH WHERE are my Mahogany browns, my mauve earth bronzes, golden-orange sizzling twany’s! I want to see US in these collections and somehow even with the recent uproar on the POC end of the cosmetic world. We still sufferin’ at the drugstore levels of beauty.
Well here’s a small list in the millions and millions of nail polishes. I tried to make them cohesive with skin-tones mostly but their are quite a few you can use for undertones as well! Enjoy Lovelies
HIt me up
1. China Glaze Sunset Sail
Retails at 3$-6$
Although wearer is not as light as the nail polish this is a nice peachy nude for lighter Afro beauties and has a nice warm undertone which can be sometimes hard to pinpoint in warm yellow lovelies.
2. Zoya Pandora
Retails at $8
A natural metallic pink with soft shimmer. This is gorgeous for Afro lovelies whom don’t want a skin-tone nude and have pink in the nails already. I’m in love with this color myself!!
3. Essie Milky Way
Retails at $6.99-$8
A cool toned brown. I can see many brown skinned beauties wearing this with a beautiful matte coat on top. It definitely resembles skin color ( Mannequin nails) and has a delicate feel to it!
4. Ginger + Liz Brown Sugar ( Black owned company!!! -squeals-)
Retails at $12.00
Another cool brown! If you’re in the range of Laura London, Vanessa Williams or Elle Varner I think this brown will be your friend. Plus this is a Black owned company and is vegan friendly. Without the promise for the 4 harsh chemicals, this color is gorgeous and looks very creamy.
(Image found on company website)
5. Revlon Hot for Chocolate
Literally a beautiful chocolate brown, I can almost taste the chocolate in this color. I’m aching to buy it, this is beautiful deep rich color that has plumy red undertones. Perfect for my darker skinned lovelies.
6. Butter London tramp stamp
Retails at $15.00
Another deep chocolate this one is definitely more burgundy red. This is definitely for red undertones but richness to it makes it feel creamy. Butter london’s lacquers are well made and better be for that 15 price tag.
7. HIPPXRGB F3
Retails at $16.00
Straight forward these nail polishes were created for skin-tones in fact. Although there are 4 this one is definitely for caramel/mid tone brown people. Warm looking and glides on smooth.
(Image from company website)
8. HIPPxRGB F4
Retails at $16.00
From the same line as #8 this one is for darker skin-tones and has a warm tone also. I was lucky to find a swatch online, it blends effort with her skin.
9. Zoya Dea
Retails at $8
Milk Chocolate! that’s exactly what it looks like to me, Zoya delivers with this. This is a cool toned brown color with very soft and very subtle purple undertones. Gorgeous color
10. Sally Hansen The Good Earth
Retails at $6.49-8
Dark brown with micro gold shimmer this is beautiful. It looks so smooth and the shimmer makes it glow in the sunlight.
Ooh, these are really pretty colors!!!!!
not lipstick, but helpful want that HIPPXRGB F3 so bad
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!