When I first started wearing lipstick, there was this unspoken rule that dark skin girls shouldn’t wear red. From what I understood, red lips would look garish against our skin tone. For years I wore “safe” lip colors that “complimented” my dark skin (I have a TON of berry colored lipsticks!) I longed to wear red but was afraid to do it because of that stupid unspoken rule. A few years ago I ditched that fear and embarked on a search for the best red lipstick for me. After a few trials and errors, I found a few red lipsticks that I love. When I confidently wear my red lips, I’m thumbing my nose at that unspoken rule for dark skin women. I look forward to the day when “rules” no longer dictate how women live their lives.
Below are my favorite red lipsticks that I wear all the time. I use Make Up Forever’s Aqua lip Waterproof Lip Liner in 8C Red to line my lips and MACs Prep + Prime lip primer to moisturize and keep my lips smooth. I have dry lips and the primer keeps my pout from flaking and cracking. I’m looking for a good lip exfoliant so if you have any suggestions, please let a sista know!
Have a wonderful weekend!
MAC RiRi Woo (no longer available); love MAC Ruby Woo too