Sunday, 20 January 2013

Mezmadeup Top 5 Lipsticks For WOC/Darker Skin

Hi ladies

I should start off by introducing myself - I'm Mez and I blog over at All Made Up. I blog about all things beauty and when Selina kindly invited me to guest post here; I jumped at the chance as I've been following her on YouTube for a long time (in a non stalkerish way of course). I thought it would be nice to do something for us medium to darker skinned women during my short stay here and decided to share my Top 5 Lipsticks. Although there are no steadfast rules I find some shades suit certain skin tones more than others and here are the 5 I'd recommend.


As you can see I have a variety of brands here and as you'll soon discover it ranges from natural shades to full on red.

MAC - Russian Red (£14)



This is my go-to red lipstick. Despite being a Matte formula, provided I have a bit of balm underneath I'm good to go. If I'm not feeling brave enough, I sometimes dot it on my lips to give more of a subtle stain.

Benefit - No Competition (£14)



This was a great discovery last year. It's a very deep plummy shade that you can apply sheerly for a sophisticated bit of colour or build it up for the vampy look that tends to be quite on trend in Winter (not that I'm one to follow these trends). The Full Finish lipsticks are creamy and pigmented.

MAC - Plumful (£14)



This lipstick has been neglected in recent times but it was the first ever lipstick I fell in love with. It is a plum (as the name suggests) and due to the Lustre formula it is sheer and not drying at all. It seems to be in the spotlight recently after EssieButton raved about it and to be honest after years of recommending it, I couldn't be happier.

Clinique - Blushing Nude



I think this colour epitomises what I'd describe as the perfect nude for medium to darker skinned women. It is that dusky rose I'm always on the lookout for. It has hints of brown undertone and gives me that 'my lips but better' result. The formula is creamy and pigmented.

MyFace Cosmetics - Gigabyte Get Ready



Lastly, we have a fairly recent discovery. I picked it up when a local Boots store was discontinuing this brand and everything was reduced by 75%. MyFace divides it's products by skintone which is perfect if you want a nudge in the right direction. Not only do they have a Fair, Medium and Dark collection, they further split these into 01, 02 & 03. Instead of a brown undertone, I found this veers almost towards an orange undertone but don't be alarmed by that, it is very natural.

Top to Bottom:
MyFace, Clinique, Plumful, Benefit & Russian Red

I hope you enjoyed this round up of my favourite lipsticks and I've given you something to pop onto the wishlist. Thank you to Selina for inviting me over. If you liked what you saw, then please be sure to swing by my little blog over at All Made Up and say hi.

Till then...Toodles! :)

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Thank you Mez for a great post!! I hope you all enjoyed it!

 

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18 comments:

  1. Plumful seems so perfect. Thanks for this post x

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    1. I like Plumful too! Might have to check it out when i am next in MAC! x

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    2. You're welcome :) It is a beautiful colour x

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  2. I have always loved MAC Russian Red. Great post!

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    1. Ohhh i do love MAC Russian Red! Thank you for stopping by! x

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  3. Plum looks like a colour that i would want to buy! Thank you for the post x

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    1. It's gorgeous isn't it? I think it's one of those colours that suits a lot of skin tones xx

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    2. Buy it! Buy it! ;) You're welcome x

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  4. Beautiful choices. Plumful is gorgeous:)
    Sara x

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    1. Ahhhh it's the choices of Mez!! She's got good taste in lip colours! x

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    2. Haha thanks Sara (and selina lol). Plumful seems to be the favourite here x

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  5. A great post, being bengali I find it quite hard to match lipsticks to my nc42 skin tone i find my mouth area looks grey with some colours! I have plumful its a beautiful colour for warmer skin tones!

    Shana x

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    1. I think sometimes with darker skin tones, it is hard to find the right shade to compliment your skin. I do think plumful is a gorgeous colour! x

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    2. I agree it definitely is harder! Hope this helped :)

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  6. I'm picking up plumful! It's just perfect

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  7. Russian red looks absolutely amazing on every women!! Its amazing"! :D

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