Skip navigation! Story from Beauty. The first time I tried on a pair of "flesh toned" stockings from my local drugstore before church, I was sorely disappointed. Instead of matching my dark brown legs, I looked down to see my limbs covered in a wildly unflattering beige material. That's my experience with "nudes" in a nutshell. For years, whenever I saw a new line of nude lipsticks or glosses from my favorite brands, I'd keep browsing, not wanting to relive my nylon nightmare. Of course, I'm not alone. Thankfully, things are rapidly changing: Fashion and beauty brands are realizing that nudes aren't a one-size-fits-all concept, offering more options for more complexions.
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How to find the right shade
Some will say that summer is the time of bold lip colors that are striking and make people turn heads. Thankfully, the growing number of makeup brands that create nude lip colors for women of color is growing. Founded by two dope Black women, Amanda E. The undertones are carefully formulated for a multitude of women of color. Anita, you never disappoint.
How to prep your lip base
Whenever I picture the perfect nude lip, I think back to the 60s mod era. A time where statement eye make-up was never complete without a subdued salmon-pink or biscuit-beige pout. The catch? Lip products that are branded in this way are often far from a one-size-fits-all solution, especially when you've got a darker skin tone. So searching for shades that fit and flatter our diverse melanin levels can sometimes feel like mission impossible. First you've got to get familiar with the natural colouring of your lips. Black and Asian women tend to be more prone to pigmentation, which has an impact on the texture and tone of your skin.
I distinctly remember being a preteen and perusing the drugstore beauty aisle with my mom. My love for makeup started beyond my preteen years with products like royal-blue mascara and jet-black eyeliner. But at one point in my youth, I got lovestruck by lipstick and felt the urge to own one in every shade. However, a quick glance at the limited shades available at my local drugstore made me realize that the quest to find a lipstick that'd look good on my dark skin tone would not be easy. It's a deep wine-colored red with brown undertones. I walked out of the store praying it'd look good on me since all the other shades didn't look suitable for my skin tone in the slightest.