Just for Us Brown Girls–Reds that Work!

I’ve only recently fully embraced red in both my wardrobe and in my cosmetic choices. I remember my mom once told me that dark women like me shouldn’t wear red. Only light-skinned women looked good in red–it was some old country thing. I’ve been moved on from that silliness, and I think that brown girls of all hues can look gorgeous in red. You just have to find that right shade for your complexion. But there’s some shades that (I think) might look good on everybody:

ELLIS FAAS: Color L101

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I just love this formulation because the applicator is amazing and puts the product on precisely, but it finishes in a sort of smooth, perfect matte. It’s surpremely classy. It also lasts a long time and totally worth the $35.00 I didn’t pay for it.

The other color, Infernelle, by Kevyn Aucoin is creamier, more burgandy, and glossy. It seriously feels like butter on the lips.

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Here’s the problem…I can’t find this particular product anywhere online. Kevyn Aucoin is sold in places like Barney’s, Nordstrom, Saks, and Macys. Find a store that carries it and ask if they carry this color, or while you there, try on a few more shades. The brand is stellar, in my never-to-be-humble opinion. Here’s the store locator.

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