National Novel Writing Month Day 10: Best Pink Lip Color for Your Skin Tone

The last article discussing lip colors for your skintone and undertone! Today, we are looking for the perfect pink lipstick.

Pinks are flirty and fun, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have an edgy side. You can wear pinks with any style and any occasion just like the reds. In my lipstick pile, I have about 4 different shades of pink!

So join the club by using the chart below to determine which pink is right for you!

Pink lip color for Skin Tone

If your skintone is within the range of medium to tan:

  • and has a warm undertones like Kelly Rowland, select warm pinky-corals. Colourpop’s Lippie Stick in Rocket ($5.00) is a soft pink-coral that has a satin finish to make the color stand out against your skin.
  • and has a cool undertone similar to Rosario Dawson, use the rule for the warm undertones, choose colors that are a mix of coral and pink but with cooler shade to them. Lime Crime’s Lipstick in Geradium ($18.00) is a neon coral-pink.

Now onto the dark to deep skin tones (like myself!):

  • If your skintone is similar to Lupita Nyong’o with warm undertones, you want bright colors. You can totally rock them, since lighter colors might make you look ashy or dull. Stick to yellow or other warm undertones similiar to Ka’Oir’s lipstick in Mistress ($15.99); a deep hot pink.
  • If your skintone is closer to Venus William’s and has a cooler undertone, cooler tones are better (duh!). Wet N Wild Mega Last Lipstick in Don’t Blink Pink ($1.99) is the cooler cousin of Ka’oir’s Mistress. Great thing about this lipstick–it is BUDGET-FRIENDLY!

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National Novel Writing Month Day 8: Best Nude Lipstick for Your Skintone

Next to the red lip; the nude or neutral lip is the next best thing. You can wear it day or night; dressed up or casually. But the problem many women of color face is finding the right nude–especially women with deep to bronze skin. Nudes are seen as too light when applied or too matchy. This can cause you to look either sickly or clownish.

To combat this issue, you have to find nudes that complement your skin tone and undertone–not match it! You want your lips to stand out, not blend in!

Below is a chart to help you find the perfect nude all your skin tone and undertone!

Nude Lip for Skintone

If your skintone is within the range of medium to tan:

  • and has a warm undertones like Halle Berry, find a nude that has warm beige, caramel, or peach colors. Medium skin can fall into the matchy-matchy nude zone. We want your lips to make a statement; not blend into your skin. Milani’s Color Statement Lipstick  in Bahama Beige($5.99) is a creamy, warm beige brown.
  • and has a cool undertone similar to Rosario Dawson, choose colors that have a rosy pink shade to them. Similar to the warm undertones, don’t be tempted to choose a nude that completely matches your skin. Paula’s Choice Sheer Cream Lipstick In the Nude ($11.00) is a nude rose that glides on sheer for a everyday-to-night look.

Now onto the dark to deep skin tones (like myself!):

Happy (and Ethical) Halloween!

Hands down, Halloween is my FAVORITE holiday! And yes, it beats gift-giving Christmas. I enjoy the whole idea of mixing the scary with the happy moments with candy. But what I love most about Halloween is the chance to transform yourself into anything you want.

Here are some awesome companies that have a large array of colors and shades to pull together your costume! Happy HALLOWEEN!

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  • Blush: Silk Naturals Blush $4.50-$6.50
    • With options for vegans, Silk Naturals offer both powder and cream blushes for all skintones and skin types–a total of 65 different colors!

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  • Lipsticks: KA’OIR Cosmetics $16.99-$18.99
    • These lipsticks are B-O-L-D. From bright sky blue to mellow yellow, Ka’oir cosmetics are definitely going to make you stand out.  Her lipsticks ARE NOT vegan, however.
NOT MY COLLECTION! I wish...but credit to Vampy Varnish
NOT MY COLLECTION! I wish…but credit to Vampy Varnish
  • Nail Polish: ZOYA $9-$10
    • With about 400 colors to choice from, I bet you will find the perfect shade and texture to match your costume.