Sunday, July 11, 2010
Brown Girls Wear RED
Why is it that my Beautiful Brown Girls feel that they cannot wear red lipstick, when in essence, it is the fabulous shades of Caramel & Mocha that work it Best! It is important that we as Fabulous ladies take risks and try new looks that we ordinarily wouldn't go for simply because we believe that we can't "pull them off". The trick to successfully wearing red lipstick is selecting the appropriate shade for your complexion, and properly applying it. For brown skin, any lipstick with a berry to cranberry undertone works best. Also, try colors with shine and/or shimmer to pop on your skin tone. It is important to wear lip liner with a red lip to eliminate the potential bleeding of the color and to perfect the shape of the lip. Select a lip liner color that is identical to the shade of the lipstick or slightly richer. Also, apply the lipstick with a lip brush. This technique allows you to control the amount of color that is applied as you add layers to achieve the perfect amount and look. My personal favorites for brown girls are (in no particular order):
MAC Cosmetics -
New York Apple.
Iman Lip Stain in Fire Opal
Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Red Lipstick
Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick in Crimson
Remember, red lipstick instantly makes the teeth appear pearly white. Be BOLD and get your red on!