Instead of talking about fashion I wanted to do something different for a change and give a quick post about beauty. So one fun fact about me is that I love lipstick! For the past few months I've gotten really into make up and consider it as an art actually. Honestly I'm pretty sure my friends think I'm crazy because of my current lipstick collection and obsession (I'm getting better guys!). The reason that I felt the need to do this post in the first place isn't to not only show you a few lipsticks in my collection but to actually let some of my readers that happen to be women of color know that they shouldn't be afraid to explore the realm of bold lipstick.
|Left to Right: Talk that Talk, Flat out Fabulous, Velvet Teddy, Heroine, Fixed on Drama, RiRi Woo|
Personally in the beginning I thought wearing certain colors would make me look crazy; such as purples and oranges. But with the right attitude and lip pencil almost any color can work. For this post I am going to start by showing you my top MAC lipsticks I'm always reaching for and next will be my top fave drugstore brands as well as colors. I'm a sucker for MAC lippies and while they are pricey for some, in my opinion they are worth the extra bucks. Here are swatches of the lipsticks on my arm:
I believe these lipsticks are suitable for all skin tones. Stop by your local MAC counter or store and try these babies out! I'll also drop some details below about each lipstick & how I would rock them. Which can you not wait to grab?
2. Flat out Fabulous is described as a "cool-toned fuchsia-plum with a flat matte finish." I personally love wearing this lipstick with a crisp white and black outfit so the lipstick could pop.
3. Velvet Teddy is a go to nude for women of color. I pair this up with Expresso lipliner by NYX so the color could blend seamlessly with the lips and not come off too harsh.
4. Heroine is a bright purple lipstick that also goes well with dark skin tones (trust me it isn't that bright). I wear this lippie without any lipliner and it glides smoothly across the lips even though it is a matte finish. Every time I wear this color I get at least one compliment!
5.Fixed on Drama is a close dupe to Talk that Talk but is more burgundy then plum. This is my go to dark lipstick and I also can't wait to rock it this fall.
6. RiRi Woo is described as a "matte cool red". I don't know what I would do without this red lipstick! For those of you who think a matte red lip is too much trust me give it a try. Not only does it make your teeth look 10 times more white, it looks fabulous for a night out on the town.