Nude lipsticks are one the most popular types of shades in the beauty world due to their versatility and how easy they are to wear. However, many brands make nude lipsticks that are only “nude” for lighter skin tones or don’t consider warmer undertones. This makes them often come off as chalky or pale on black women. Although we can often use a lip liner to make the shade work, why not focus on nudes that are for our skin tone in the first place? Well these brands did just that, and are also owned by black women. Check them out!
B’ellegant Cosmetics Melted Chocolate Collection (matte and satin): The Melted Chocolate Collection from B’ellegant Cosmetics is one of my absolute favorites because there is a nude for everyone. Even better, the collection comes in either matte or satin formulas, so you can pick your preference. I personally love the collection so much that I have both. The lipsticks smell like chocolate and are beautifully pigmented.
Pat McGrath Skin Show Trio from Lust: Matte Trance: Pat McGrath, who has been called the most influential makeup artist in the world by Vogue Magazine, recently blessed us with a new lipstick collection, Matte Trance. The nudes in the collection, Omi, 1995, and Flesh 3, work on various skin tones and are absolutely gorgeous! These were available for presale last week, and will come back on July 29th. Pat’s collections are almost always limited edition, so I wouldn’t hesitate if you want to pick up any of these beautiful shades.
Mented Cosmetics: Mented owners KJ Miller and Amanda E. Johnson specifically started their line with the intention of making nude lipstick shades for women of color. The shade range includes pinks, browns, taupes, and more. I love that they show each lipstick shade on various skin tones on their site. Their formula is smooth and creamy, making it a go-to for me.
Nolaskinsentials x Tiairraa Send Nudes Lipgloss Collection: If you’re more of a gloss lover, don’t worry, we have choices for you as well! Nolaskinsentials teamed up with beauty blogger Tiairraa to create a nude lipgloss collection for light to dark complexions. I picked up Tiairraa’s signature shade and absolutely love it — the gloss is incredibly moisturizing and the scent reminds of me of strawberries.
Have you tried any of these collections? What is your go-to nude shade?
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