Remember that? I come from the generation when the rule was good girls don’t wear red lipsticks. But when I went to Maybelline’s gifting suite at Lincoln Center during Mercedes Benz Fashion week they gave me this beautiful red lipstick, “Very Cherry”
Me at an Event Recently In Maybelline's Very Cherry
Which made me conscious of the fact that although I love the color I normally go for Nudes or my all time favorite shade, Pink Patina which they don’t make anymore; To say I’m upset about it, is an understatement.
Sade looks Stunning in Matte Red Lipstick
I guess the other reason’s that I don’t wear red lipstick is because of My 8th grade science teacher Ms Green. Ms. Green who was My “pleasantly plump” was a woman of a dark complexion, who would daily wear bright red – orange lipstick on a daily basis.
Coupled with her blonde wigs..needless to say she distracted the hell out of me, and traumatized me from even thinking of wearing such colors. But the Freebie of NYFW had me thinking differently about wearing red lipstick. As a black woman I had reservations about wearing a bright red lip color.
Ashanti Look's Glam In Muted Berry
But there are many lip color options for women of color. If you like me need Help Choosing The Perfect Red, here are a few tips.
If you are a women of color with a lighter complex You might wanna go for a red that is more of a darker shade. If you are a seriously fair skinned woman corals, pumpkin colors are also beautiful on you as well.
Model in Make Up Forever's "Satin Bright Orange"
Sephora Lush Flush Lips Cheeks & Stain In Red Wine: Couple with a Clear Gloss for High shine & lasting wear
If you are Have a medium complexion like myself. There are more color options that fit you. But stay to the red reds, or Deep Berries and not too far on the orange end of the spectrum.
Mac's Red Lipstick
The Darker the skin…the darker the Berry..If you have darker skin I would suggest that you focus on a red lip color that has a darker base Berry, wine deep, Burgundy colors and HIGH SHINE…
What is your favorite red lipstick colors? Did this article help you find the best red lipstick for your complexion? Have you shyed away from red lipstick in the past if so, why? Would you like to try red lipstick?
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