What Lip Color Scares You? #BuryMeMondays

Today’s question isn’t about what works and what doesn’t. Today’s question is about what you won’t even attempt to test out.

Once upon a time I stuck to dark lipsticks because I thought that’s what a dark skin black woman was supposed to do. Later, I had to push past all the shoulds and oughts when it came to my ideas about what lip colors were okay for me to wear. ┬áSo I understand being apprehensive about trying something new.

So what’s a lip color you are scared to try? Reach out to me on Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat(shantafabulous). And if you’re looking for inspiration there are lots women wearing different shades in the #nobarelips30 hashtag across social media.

What Lip Color Scares You-#BuryMeMondays
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4 thoughts on “What Lip Color Scares You? #BuryMeMondays

  1. Orange lipsticks! I feel like I look so crazy so they have to teeter on red/orange. And red lipsticks scare me too because I feel like they age me!

    1. OMD! Me too. I like some red lipsticks though, I find the deeper ones and lippies with a bit of blue base look alright on me. It’s those bright, bright reds that make me nervous.

  2. I’m scared by pale pink. I want something that looks cute and gives a bubble gum vibe, but doesn’t look ashy and ridiculous against brown skin. I’m also nervous about yellow, green, blue, gray/silver, and purple for walking around in. I’d look cute on IG, but I like everyday wearable colors.

    1. You know what could work as far as pale pink? Maybelline Color Elixir in Captivating Carnation. It’s a gloss rather than an opaque lipstick. You could try that and wade into pale pink.

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