These Lip Products Will Be My Heirlooms
I usually have the worst time finding lipsticks even though I'm such an addict (I should probably see someone for this problem). The colours are either too light, too dark,or make my upper lip a dark ashy gray and my lower lip a bright fuchsia. I also have a horrible problem of colours just blending into my natural lip colours, yes it's plural since I have two-toned lips, and looking like every other colour I try. So I present you my favourite picks that I absolutely love.
Bobbi Brown Chocolate
This is a warm brown shade which is infused with red so that it doesn't look like you've smeared mud on your lips. Let me warn you, this colour is very deep and adds a lot of drama. I have fairly dark skin and this offsets my warm/olive undertones and provides a soft satin sheen. You can add a coat of gloss over it if you want more shine, but for me this is a staple I don't have to worry about after I put it on. On my dark skin it looks very dramatic and is my favourite "black tie" colour. The lipstick did not exaggerate my two toned lips and is opaque and pigmented enough to create a fairly even look.
A very sweet make-up artists suggested this to me, but I think she was very mistaken about the fact that it suited me. She kept telling me it was "so natural" while I kept wondering if the store provided her any benefits for her to have her eyesight checked. On me, it's a very peachy pink that is too light when applied directly. However, it looked great when patted on with a finger. The colour is diluted and fuses with my lip colour to form a lovely peachy pink, matte lip colour. If this lipstick is so much trouble, why am I recommending it you ask? On my dark skin, it was less than perfect but I tried this lipstick out on a desi friend who is quite fair and it looked fabulous on her. If you have olive or warm undertones and are on the fairer side, I definitely recommend this gorgeous matte shade of peachy pink to you. It adds a splash of colour that looks very natural and compliments lighter skinned desi ladies.
This lipstick is a warm medium brown with a bit of brick red mixed that, on me, looked like a neutral shade that I could pair with dramatic or nude eyes. It looks very brown and slightly orange in the tube but it looked stunning against my dark skin and didn't show up as orange at all. The formula itself is very matte and slightly drying so I recommend using a lip balm with this. However, the colour is lighter than the Bobbi Brown Chocolate lipstick I raved about but it is definitely darker than my skin tone and so didn't make me look washed out. I highly recommend trying this lipstick as a basic colour for the darker desi ladies.
Sally Hansen Diamond Lip Treatment
So this is technically not lipstick, but I cannot tell you how much I adore this range of glosses. They are tacky enough without making my lips stick together but it is not too watery feeling for a gloss. I love the delicious coconut scent and the range of colours is perfect for a nude look. The glosses are a lot sheerer than they seem in the tube but contain enough colour that they can be worn alone. This lip gloss is one of my favourite glosses and I always stock up on them.
Revlon Raisin Rage
This is a gorgeous rum-raisin colour that is also very moisturizing. I think this would suit the darker desi ladies very well as it is a fairly deep colour. I am a huge fan of raisin and wine coloured lipstick and this drenched my lips is a shiny, pigmented colour that became a staple for a long time.
Milani Rose Fetish
This is a pinky-mauve that did not suit me too well and was too light for my complexion. Exactly why am I shoving this down your throat you ask? Well, on my friends whose skin tones ranged from very fair to a medium olive brown, this colour looked fabulous. It is a gorgeous natural colour with a bit of oomph so it adds subtle drama without being over the top.
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These Lip Products Will Be My Heirlooms