In The Red: Pronounced Red Pout Shades for Brown Girls

August 14, 2012 ‐ By Tamiya King

Red lips can be alluring, timelessly hot and fashion forward, but the right shade can also add some pep and sex appeal to your work wardrobe. These five shades of red are absolutely riveting for black women, and a few simple makeup tips will help your lipstick stay intact all day.

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MAC’s Russian Red is a bold lipstick that brings out the warm undertones in medium brown skin. The shade even has some tan in it, which makes for a more golden shade and brings attention to a pearly white smile. Russian Red is about $15 at the MAC store or Macy’s. To keep the lipstick in place, dab a little cream concealer on your lips before applying Russian Red to keep it from smearing. Here’s an idea of what the lipstick looks like on:

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  • Bella

    Always wanted to know what kind of red shade I as a chocolate-coloured woman could wear, as I fear looking strange with the wrong shade. I think I’ll do more research into it, but thanks for this.

  • Raychl

    I love my MAC Russian Red and Viva Glam I