The deeper hues and the electric neons are fun colors to play with on a handful of occasions. For the other 360 days, you’re going to want a neutral, if not natural, lipstick shade that enhances the natural color of your lips or matches it closely. Here’s what a brown woman should pack in her beauty box:
The Everyday Nude
The 20th century has been all about the perfect nude lipstick shade. Brands have released an endless range of nude lipsticks, ranging from light, dark, and peachy to pink. And rightly so, because nude lipsticks are the easiest to work with, regardless of the makeup look or outfit you’re flaunting. It’s nearly impossible to go wrong with nude lipstick because it’s as good as your natural lips.
At Khuraira Cosmetics, we believe that our dark-skinned sisters shouldn’t have to struggle with finding their go-to nude lipstick shade. Hence we’ve formulated lipsticks that are pigmented as per colored skin tones. Start by determining your skin undertone. This should give you an edge for finding a flattering nude shade. Your undertone may be cool or warm, i.e., either with red, blue, and pink tones or with yellow, orange, and peachy tones. The warmer your undertone and the darker your skin tone, the bronzer and darker your nude lipstick may be.
Brown, Not Nude
Contrary to popular belief, brown lipsticks are deeper than nudes, making them fairly popular among women of color. The richer you need your look to be, the warmer the brown you need to flaunt. However, we suggest getting on with cooler browns for a moodier, edgier look.
A Pale Purple
Mauve is as good as a nude, but one that’s pumped with purple through and through, making it a cooler cousin. If you have a pink, red, or blue undertone, the mauve lipstick could do wonders for you. The darker your skin tone, the deeper mauve you can pull off.
Being Legendary with Reds
There’s nothing wrong with considering reds for everyday lipsticks, especially when you pair them with a touch of mascara, well-defined brows, and a hint of foundation. A red with yellow undertone should do the trick if your skin tone lies between warm to olive. However, those with cooler undertones can pick out a true red or those closer to pinks and purples.
Khuraira Cosmetics believes in diversity and serves women of all colors and skin tones. Buy celebrity lipstick online and pair it with the longest-lasting lip liner for amazing results! Apart from lips, you can also shop for cosmetics for the face and eyes and high-quality makeup tools.
We’ve also launched the Khuraira Affiliate Program for exclusive makeup wardrobing services. Our makeup experts can visit you at home, or you can book your appointment at our flagship location in Tenafly to help you de-clutter your makeup stash and educate you about your skin so that you only buy the right makeup products.
Khuraira Musa has been a celebrity makeup artist and expert for well over 20 years. In 2008, she founded the eponymous Khuraira Cosmetics, a boutique and flagship store for locally-made makeup products based in New Jersey.