8 Vegan + Cruelty-free Nude lipsticks for Darker Ladies

Nude lipsticks are essential! Whether you are going to work, to the mall, or a fancy dinner party, a flattering nude lip can make all the difference. While the “nude” is seen on many lipsticks, that can be misleading, especially for women with darker complexions. 

Buzzfeed did an amazing job explaining why the word ‘nude’ can lead bronzy women down the wrong path of color selecting.

We found that colors that are actually marketed as nude are usually more fitting for white women than they are for women with brown skin tones. But, when we tried colors with brown names, like “java” and “coffee,” we had significantly better results.
Source: Buzzfeed

As you can see, the lipstick labeled as “nude” did not bring out the beauty in these women. Most nude lipsticks are designed for women with lighter skintones but that doesn’t mean there aren’t nude lip shades for us. Below are just some of the best lippies in the vegan and cruelty-free world for you to enjoy whenever! 

*= VEGAN-FRIENDLY

Nudes for Brown Beauties

  1. Red Apple Lipstick in Ooh La La $23.50 * 
  2. Dose in Chocolate Wasted $18.00 *
  3. Aromi in Caramel Nude $17.00 *
  4. Inika in After Dark $39.00 *
  5. Beautie Brownie in S’mores D’oeuvres $20.00 * (POC-OWNED)
  6. Zuzu Luxe in Chocolate Cherry $19.10 *
  7. Fairy Girl in Melrose $25.00 *
  8. Too Face in Naughty by Nature $21.00

 

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National Novel Writing Month Day 14: Undereye Concealers

My grandma has them. My mom has them. And sadly, I am beginning to get them. However, I am obsessed with treating my dark circles with an eye cream and using healthier options to conceal them. My eyes are my favorite body part so I really want to keep the area looking young and beautiful.

Below are just 5 of the many different dark circle concealers floating about online. Personally, I have used TARTE’s concealer and found it to be one of my favorites. It is both moisturizing and highly-pigmented to hide any flaw.

Undereye Concealers

National Novel Writing Month Day 9: Best Peach/Coral Lip Color for Your Skin Tone

Peach, coral, and oranges are in the same color family. But while some individuals can wear a peachy color, some look better with a pure orange shade.

Personally, most corals are wore in the summer time for a fresh look but why regret fun colors for the winter time!

Peach-Coral-Orange Lipstick for Skintone

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

  • and has a warm undertones like Solange, select corals with yellow undertones to them. The goal is to find corals with warm undertones to match your warm complexion. Zuzu Luxe Lipstick in Siren ($19.10) is a medium shade coral with gold flecks to make you sparkle.
  • and has a cool undertone similar to Jennifer Hudson, you can rock cool corals with a rosy pink undertone to them. E.L.F Mineral Lipstick in Cool Coral ($5.00) is the perfect blend of coral, orange, and pink.

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