The Famous LipStick

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 Good morning Ladies,

A woman might forget to apply mascara or eye liner, but you will rarely see a woman stepping out of the house without a swipe of her favorite lipstick. There is something about a lipstick that makes it so appealing to women, both old and young. A good lipstick is all that is needed to transform your face and make you look instantly seductive and sexy. There are so many different brands of lipstick available with myriad shades and formulations. It is important to find a lipstick color or shade that suits your skin tone and which looks perfect on you. Many dark-skinned women wrongly think that their options for lipstick shades are limited. There are so many lipstick shades which are suitable for dark-skinned women, that can make them look more attractive.

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Talking about lipstick, I usually go for 2 combinations: 
  1.  Rose Exclusif  transparent lip gloss from Bourjois (soft pink when applied) and black lip liner
  2. MAC’s lip liner in NightMoth and lipstick in Cyber
 And I am currently trying the following lip colors:
  1.  MAC’s lip liner in Currant and lipstick in Morange
  2. MAC’s lip liner in Currant and lipstick in Girl About Town

Now, while choosing a lipstick, you have to select shades that would look good against a dark skin tone. There are two type of skin tones - warm skin tone and cool skin tone. Most of us (women of color) have a warm skin tone. I said most, not all. Some of us do have a cool skin tone. If you are a woman with warm skin tone, then you need to choose lipstick colors that echo your skin tone and blend beautifully with your cocoa complexion. You should purchase lipstick colors with a warm undertone like coral, berry, fuchsia and salmon pinks. These colors look excellent with your skin tone and help to bring out the color of your eyes. If you have a cool skin tone then you need to choose a lipstick that has a blue undertone like cherry red, brick red and deep berry shades (I have a cool skin tone. So now  you know why I usually go for brick red, the dark berry and why I always have a dark lip liner on).

That being said, here's a list of lipstick shades, I believe, flatter our coca complexion:

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On the Bright side:
  1. Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Pure Colour Satiny Radiance Lipstick SPF 15 in 01
  2. Dolce & Gabbana The Lipstick in Devil
  3. Smashbox Photo Finish Lipstick With Sila-Silk Technology in Legendary
  4. Nars Lipstick in Jungle Red
  5. Lancôme Color Design Sensational Effects Lipcolor in Retro Rouge
  6. Chanel Rouge Coco Hydrating Crème Lip Colour in Gabrielle
On the Pink Side:
  1. Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense #36
  2. Clinique Different Lipstick in Raspberry Glace
  3. DiorAddict Lipcolor in Hollywood Rose
  4. M.A.C. Lipstick in Rebel
  5. Giorgio Armani Rouge d'Armani in 518
  6. Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick in Fuchsia
On the Nude Side:
  1. Estée Lauder Pure Color Lipstick in Beige
  2. Le Métier de Beauté Colour Core Moisture Stain Lipstick in Miami
  3. Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in Peach Parfait
  4. Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshine in Biarritz
  5. Estée Lauder Pure Color Lipstick in Café Chic
  6. Maybelline New York Color Sensational lipstick in So Pearly
While I am more on the dark & nude side, I sometimes try some bright (dark shade of red and now the morange :-)) or pink (fushia/berry) colors. Now tell me, what is your favorite lip color?

Thank you for reading. Until next time,


  1. Sangria , Cyber; Chilly, Rubby whoo from MAC; Sephora : love test, Mister love; Eshee Lauder : Cherry Passion, IMAN : red scandalous, Scorpion, Givenchy lipstick, Milani Lipstick, Revlon lisptick specaillay the fushia.

    1. yes, I do love Cyber from MAC. They also have a lighter shade in it "play time". Thanks for reading.


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