Lipsticks are back! So I decided to pull together a list of my favourite purple lipsticks that are great for the fall/winter. As a matter of fact, they are great all year round! I have a preference for matte lipsticks so they feature prominently in this list. They are at different price points, so there is something for everyone. And these all look amazing on women of colour – from dark skin to light – I even added a bright or too.
So check out my list below, and definitely look at my video, where I have tried them on!
I love shimmers and glitter polishes, but I appreciate a really vibrant, pigmented cream. Holding on to every bit of summer that I can, I have been loving these brights from Zoya’s Tickled Collection for summer 2014, especially as pedicure colours!
Tickled collection by Zoya
In general, I used two coats of polish for each shade. These are all very bright. I would even call them fluorescent or neon. I think they would look good on all skins tones, especially those with a deep tan or darker skin. They will really pop! The formula contains no shimmer, and it is a little thick but it’s not difficult to use. I also got good coverage on the nail for most of them. All Zoya polishes are Big 5 Free, and available for purchase at US$9 each.
Kitridge – a bright bubble gum pink. A light neon pink. It also was a little thicker than the others and applied a little streaky. I think one has to apply slightly thinner coats. It looks great against my skin tone but I am not a super fan of it. I think my issue is that there is pretty much a bubble gum pink in the last 3 Zoya summer collections. One may be a little brighter that the other, but pretty much the same colour. It’s nice, but eh…..
So New York is in the throws of New York Fashion Week – Autumn/Winter’12. There are models, designers, makeup artists, bloggers, photographers running all over the city!
So last Thursday, Mattie from Mattielogie hosted a mixer for fashion bloggers of colour. I loved the idea of meeting other bloggers of colour especially in an industry like fashion. Since fashion and beauty go hand in hand, I found myself at Pranna. Pranna is a SouthEast Asian restaurant that is beautiful and huge! I definitely need to return for full dinner.
So I had the opportunity to purchase a few items from Sephora at the end of last year and decided to step out of my zone and start building my Make Up For Ever collection. I also was doing kinda poorly on my red lips beauty resolution and wanted to check out the recently released Rouge Artist Intense lipsticks.
First of all, these are amazing lipsticks! Believe the hype! There are 50 colours, and 3 finishes – matte, satin and pearl. Really wide array of colours to choose from. These lipsticks are highly pigmented, long-wearing, and could provide full coverage in one swipe.
I made a beeline to the reds in the collection and tried a few of them and settled for #43 Moulin Rouge. It’s a limited edition colour that is described by Sephora as “a vibrant red’. It has a satin finish which is not matte but not high gloss either. Yes this is a bright, bold red but not too blue-toned or orange-toned, pretty neutral. This is surprisingly, actually a really great red! A red for women of colour! I think that this would work on a wide variety of skin tones, from pale, light, tan, olive to dark. Black, Latina, Middle Eastern, Indian and any other combination!