Nude Lipstick for Dark Skin

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Nude Lipstick for Dark Skin
From left to right: Wet n Wild Mocha-licious, NYX Voltage in Dirty Talk, and Tropez (I don't know what color the Tropez was or if it's still being made)

I'm in a Facebook group called Makeup for Black Women, and I am learning a lot about makeup. My personal mission is to learn how to contour and to find the perfect nude lipstick. Since I am not ready to fully invest in a contour set, someone gave me the tip of buying an eyeshadow set and using that. So I picked up Maybelline The Nudes Palette, and I will be practicing how to contour this weekend.

One of my biggest challenges is finding nude lipsticks for my dark skin. I have been testing different colors, and I am having fairly decent success. So far, I have about six different nude lipstick colors (two are MAC and not good for my complexion...thank you MAC makeup artist, you were no help and cost me $32). Two of the other ones are from Wet n Wild, one from NYX, and another from Tropez. I've learned that for lighter nudes, like the mocha-licious, I will need to line my lips first with a chocolate colored lip liner.

I like how all of these nudes came out. My favorite is the NYX, but I am going to keep testing with the Wet n Wild. The Tropez is pretty dark, plus too shiny for my liking, so I probably won't use it again, but if I can find a color slightly lighter to that, it would be perfect.

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