Since the dawn of makeup, dusky skin toned women have been kept on the sidelines when it comes to finding a shade to match their skin tone. Luckily, makeup companies realized this need in the market and now no longer do women of colour have to use foundations or lipstick shades suited only for Caucasian skin. It’s almost 2020 and beauty brands have discovered the colour palette and are producing products to match every skin tone out there. But now that we are spoilt for choice, the question of 'which lipstick colour would suit me' comes into play and this problem is all too real for those who have dusky skin.
But you needn't worry! Actress Mindy Kaling heard your pleas and is here to help every dusky beauty out there find a shade of lipstick that will suit her skin tone. She recently posted a video on her insta where she revealed her favourite shades and why she loves them. These shades are Mindy approved so don’t be scared of experimenting with these lipstick colours and embrace your gorgeous dusky skin tone.
Mindy Kaling’s Recommendations:
Lipstick Shade #1: Rose-Nude
Dusky women don’t necessarily have naturally pink lips. They have different shades of pink on their lips which is common. In order to achieve the no-makeup look, a rose- nude lipstick is perfect to help even out your lip colour. Best of all, this shade is ideal for the no-makeup look.
Lipstick Shade #2 Deep Red
Many dusky women are afraid of trying red lipstick in fear of it not suiting their skin tone. But you no longer need to fear the red! Deep red shades are perfect if you really want your lips to do all the talking and it's also date-night approved.
Lipstick Shade #3 Terracotta
If you’re tired of the pinky-nude lipsticks, then Mindy suggests going for a warmer shade. Terracotta to be exact. Terracotta is an earthy tone that is a great alternative to nude lipsticks and it's perfect for just about anyone, especially dusky skin toned women. So the next time you want to glam up your day look, this is the shade to use.
Lipstick Shade #4 Orange-Red
Another red lipstick shade that's totally going to make heads turn is a red shade with orange undertones. While Mindy confessed that she mostly uses reds with a blue undertone, she’s loving the orangy-red as well.
Lipstick Shade #5 The Classic Red
Whoever told you a bold red lipstick shade isn’t for dusky skin tone women clearly didn't know what they were talking about. If you want to paint the town red and really get people’s attention we say go for that red shade you’ve been eyeing for so long.
Lipstick Shade #6 Magenta
For those who love to make a statement and want their bold, unapologetic personality to shine, this is the colour for you. So the next time you want all eyes on you the moment you walk in the room, this magenta shade is the colour you need.
Lipstick Shade #7 Deep Berry
You probably already own this shade since it’s every dusky skin tone girl’s go-to product. This lipstick shade is perfect for the boardroom and the dance room.