Product Pick: Cover Girl Helps This Black Chick Look Pretty in Pink

There’s nothing like a woman in pink. Dark, smokey eye, long lashes and bedroom eyes, pink blush, and pink, shimmery lips are oh-so-sexy and oh-so-feminine. But like reds, pinks can be tricky depending on your skin tone. While light-skinned sisters can wear paler pinks, mocha ladies should go for darker pinks lest their lips might end up looking like they’ve just kissed a jelly doughnut.

That’s usually the case for me, with one exception — COVERGIRL Blast Flipstick #800. I became intrigued with the Flipstick when I saw Sofia Vergara singing it’s praises with that thick, Latin accent I love.

One side of the Flipstick is a solid color, and the other side gives a shimmery overlay for extra “ooomph.” I like the shimmer top because it adds depth and dimension to an otherwise flat lip color. I’ve since bought three shades total … first the brown/bronze, violet/violet shimmer, and now the pink/pink shimmer.

But I’ll be honest, if BlogHer hadn’t asked me to review the pink I think I would have passed. It looked really light in the package, and I was afraid my lips would look chalky. I was pleasantly impressed.

Here’s why I think it works: the pigments have warm undertones that jibe well with my dark skin with yellow undertones. The formula is also sheer so both colors don’t come on too thick and overpower my face. The sheerness of the formula has a downside, though. It doesn’t last very long. You’ll end up have to reapply the lipstick about three times a day, or after every meal for sure. But for just $10.79, most of you won’t be crying about that.

I also like that you can use either the matte side or the shimmer side separately, for you ladies who want to keep it simple at work and then jazz it up a happy hour, this is a great choice. If you don’t want to apply and reapply the shade ever couple hours or so, you might want to try to incorporate a lip liner. For a softer look, use a brown lip pencil, or purple if you want a little pop.

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