Dear Queens, the idiosyncrasy that women of darker skin tones should not indulge colors of brighter hues has been in existence for a while now. This is because it was believed that the dark pigment of the skin would contrast with the hues of the colors and generally look tacky, especially in makeup, with lipstick as an example. This perspective about dark skinned women has since been extinct as queens are embracing all shades of their melanin and rocking all the colors they were told not to. Pink, which is one of these colors symbolizes softness, elegance and a fun aura. It is undoubtedly a beautiful color and comes in diverse shades with different undertones. As dark skinned women, we need to explore and figure out the shades we’re most comfortable in. However, if you’re craving to try out the splendor embedded in a single pink lipstick, come aboard as we’ll share tips on how you can make pink lipsticks work for your dark skin. Here are some tips on rocking pink lipsticks for dark skin.
Find your undertone
Pink lipsticks have either a purple or reddish undertone. Both types of pink lipsticks look different on darker women, however, it has been proved that women of darker skin tones look better with pink lipsticks of purple undertones. Reddish undertones have a way of making a darker woman look somewhat pale or generally washed up. Hence, the undertone and shade matter a whole lot.
Conceal and apply
If you want a more pronounced lip look, then you should consider concealing your lips first. This will not only make your lips look fuller, but it will blot out your natural lip color and really accentuate the lipstick you apply. You could use a brush or your finger to basically prime your lips with a concealer before application.
Matte pink lipsticks have a way of being bold and yet still soft enough to make you look flirty and approachable. These lipsticks really take the edge off certain personas. There are a ton of pink matte lipsticks out there which are doing the job of being best friends to women of darker skin tones. However, to get the best results, you’ll need to line your lips with a lip liner before applying a pink matte lipstick.
Lip gloss is a girl’s best companion. It prevents your lips from drying out and keeps it looking attractive and sultry all day long. It looks amazing on darker women. Hence a pink lip gloss will definitely serve two purposes, won’t it? There are so many in the market today, so you’ll need to find the shade that looks best on you. However, you can also achieve a pink glossy look for your lips by acquiring your regular lipstick and a clear gloss. Mix and match till you find the right proportion on your lips.
Ombre looks amazing on darker women. It’s about using two or more shades of lipstick to get you a blended but still distinct look. Usually, with pink lipsticks, women tend to line their lips with a darker shade, maybe a reddish or purple shade, and next use the pink lipstick on the inner lips and then blend. This combination is just amazing and a comfortable way of rocking the pink lipstick.
With these tips, pink lipstick will definitely be your makeup must have.