Monday, June 9, 2014

Red Lipsticks for Women of Color

Hey kurlies,

If you don't know by now, I love a good red lip! Don't you? For the longest, I felt like I could not wear lipstick. For whatever reason, I thought I would look silly! My whole outlook changed when I found the perfect red lipstick. Truthfully, every woman should have their own staple red lipstick. Therefore, I thought I would share some of my favorite red lip colors for women of color. These lips colors range in price so there should be a lip color for every budget.

The Collection

This is Retro Red by NYC Cosmetics. This lipstick is uber moisturizing and has great color pay off. Although it's name indicates it is a red, it gives off a slight orange-ish red color. For 99 cents, you can't go wrong with this color! It's a definite score.

This is Rich Red Matte Lip Color by Elf Cosmetics. This lip pencil provides a deeper red lip color that I reach for when I want a darker red lip. At $3, it provides the lips with a stain. An added bonus is that this pencil self sharpens.

This is Perfect Red by NYX Cosmetics. It is a matte lip color that hydrates your lips. At $6, this is one of my favorite red lip colors for everyday use. This lip color obviously has great color pay off, and it feels good on my lips.

This color is Ruby Woo by MAC Cosmetics. It is a matte red lip color that comes highly recommended for women of color. The only down side is that the matte finish of the lipstick can be very drying on my lips. This lip color retails for $16. 

Well, Kurlies, I hope you enjoyed this post! There is a red lip color for every skin tone and for every budget; you just have to keep exploring until you find the right one. Your homework, if you have not done so already, is to ....

Until next time...

Be faith-filled, fearless, and fabulous,
Kurly Ken


  1. Yesss I own 2 out of the 3!!..I absolutely adore the elf matte lip color and for the price you can't go wrong....also another fave of mine is Revlon I think it is called really red and its a matte and its soooo pretty and really compliments my complexion!!..I can go on about red lips but let me stop lol :) Awesome post friend

  2. I"ll check out that Revlon color my friend!


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