Who Says That Dark Skinned Black Women Cannot Wear Exotic Shades of Lipstick

Dark Skinned Black Women Look Positively Fierce in Nontraditional Shades of Lipstick

Dark-skinned Black women oftentimes had a difficult time finding the "correct" lipstick shade for their complexion. They were advised to avoid pale and/or bright lipstick shades and to stick with darker, more subdued lipstick shades. In the past, dark-skinned Black women often had lipsticks custom made for them as cosmetic companies made lipstick suited for light complexions only. Until the present time, cosmetic companies had very few lipstick shades for dark-skinned Black women to wear.

Dark complected Black skin, in shades ranging from dark umber to blue black tones, is the perfect canvass for wearing pale and bright lipstick shades. Nothing looks more edgy and has more of a kicky pow value as a dark skinned Black woman wearing a light and/or bright lipstick shade. The old rules which assert that dark complected Black women should not wear light and/or bright shades of lipstick is totally passe. For example, a pale beige lipgloss looks very sensuous on cool umber to ebony complexions. A light taupe lipgloss also looks understatedly chic on cool umber to ebony complexions.

Hot pink lipstick look shockingly sensational on dark complected Black women. There is nothing more avant garde or cutting edge than a dark completed Black woman wearing a shocking pink shade of lipstick. Furthermore, pink shades of lipsticks and lipglosses ranging from a pale pink to a deep pink taupe add color and pizazz to dark complected Black women, especially those with cool chocolate brown skintones.

Bright vermillion red, tomato red, and carrot red lipsticks and lipglosses add a dash of 1940s glamour to dark mahogany brown complexions. Dark skinned Black women can wear pale and/or bright lipstick shades with aplomb. Wearing lipstick is supposed to be a fun and creative fashion statement. Throw out that old rule book! Rules are not etched in stone and are made to be cast aside.

© 2010 Grace Marguerite Williams

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Orange Lipstick 6 years ago

Great hub gmwilliams. Personally I think black girls look great in orange lipstick and would recommend it for all of them. It looks funky and fresh and emphasizes their difference and temperament.


Myeshia 6 years ago

Great Article :)


Ebony 4 years ago

ASU football game and the stingette dancers were so freakin pretty in there hot pink glosses and lipsticks they are majority chocolate beauties and they looked like those pretty black barbies I wear hot pink and fushcia pink all the time its amazing and glam next to this chocolate


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