I have always hated hearing that dark skin girls can’t or shouldn’t wear red lipstick.
Like seriously, who came up with that?
While it can still be quite a trial to find the perfect red lipsticks for myself, here are a few of my favorite brands that I want to share with you. Because let’s face it, if someone else has already done the leg work, then why should you?
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna, Stunna Lip Paint: This is by far one of my absolute favorite brands at the moment. RiRi has 100% changed the makeup game, and has created a universal lip paint that looks amazing on women on all colors.
Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips, Carina’s Love: I have recently started using Charlotte Tilbury and when I discovered this one, I was instantly in love. This beautiful red matte lipstick is a must have for all of my brown beauties.
Mac Ruby Woo: If you are a brown girl, more than likely, this was your first red lipstick. Mac has always provided great products for dark skinned beauties and this was no exception.
Pat McGrath MatteTrance Obsessed: If you’ve never heard of Pat, you need to get with the program. The over the top packaging alone let’s you know that this lipstick is fire. It’s pretty pricey at nearly $40, but I promise you it is worth EVERY.SINGLE.PENNY!
Charlotte Tilbury Kiss n Tell: Finding the perfect red lip liner is just as hard as finding the perfect red lip stick. But Charlotte’s got you covered (again). It goes on smooth and is just absolutely perfect.
What’s your favorite red lipstick? Let me know in the comments below!
Love of impromptu dance parties, 80’s cartoons, and horizontal life pauses (aka naps); Natasha Brown is a stay at home mom of 4 kids, and wife to one lucky guy! In her spare time, she is co-editor of Grits & Grace, as well as editor for The Mother Hustler Blog and Creative Director for the Mother Hustler podcast.