The BEST Nude lipsticks for Dark Skinned Beauties

One of my biggest pet peeves growing up was not being able to find makeup that matched my skin tone. Whether that be foundation, blushers, eyeshadows, or lipsticks. I had no reference points because all of the makeup looks in fashion magazines catered to the fair-skinned. Even the darkest olive complexions featured were much lighter than my own skin. As a result, I was forced to play with makeup shades until I figured out for myself just what worked. It’s a good thing I love makeup- or maybe that’s just why I love it so much… hmmm…I’m not sure!
Nowadays magazines have smartened up to include looks for models of different ethnicities and skin colors, and I am always excited to get tips and to-do’s that actually work for me!
One of my favorite makeup looks is a classic dark eye and natural lip – not an extreme smoky eye with zombie-like lips, but more of a soft natural rather than bare feel to it. Sort of like the look Indian model Lakshmi is rocking in the picture.

 My picks for top three nude lipsticks for dark skin are as follows, in this order:
#1. Rimmel Lasting Finish Intense Wear Lipstick – 050 Paradise   

This has a pinkish hue with just the slightest hint of shimmer that I think is so beautiful. Plus my lipstick always tends to feather, and this is so moisturizing and long lasting, I don’t ever have to worry about it. It’s also the cheapest out of the three, which goes to show the most expensive cosmetics aren’t necessarily the best.

#2. Mac Lustre – Midimauve

This lipstick is just perfect as a neutral/slightly nude lipstick. For darker lips, it is always important not to go too light with your nude tone lipstick, or it will look frosty.
#3. Bobbi Brown Lipcolor – Brownie Pink

Bobbi created an empire with this color lipstick, and I think I know why! This color is so flattering on so many different skin tones, it almost always just ‘works’.

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Last week we took a quick trip to escape the snow for some sunshine in Key Largo, Florida☀️ We spent every moment possible outside, Tom and Adam got their Scuba Diver PADI certification (yay!) while Sophia and I spent our days either swimming or drawing marine life and landscapes. This was my first trip after my sister passed last November, and even though I look so happy here, there were so many moments I felt the grief and sadness, as if it happened just yesterday. I am still figuring out how I want to show up in this space, as I have changed so much as a person since the loss. I just don’t feel called to post some of the things I shared before. Maybe that will change someday, or maybe it will just naturally evolve into something new. I think I will take this year to just process it all. (Even the idea of taking an entire year to think through something is a huge shift for my usually hyperactive type A personality) My focus at the moment is just living in the moment with my family and friends, spending time doing things that make me happy and healthy. I hope to share some of that journey here with you ~ thanks for following along ❤️
I had planned to shoot this outfit in collaboration with @lenacoutureofficial right before my dear sister passed away. Saba, the designer, was more than understanding if I didn’t want to anymore - but after thinking on it for a while I decided I wanted to - in my sister’s honor 💗 She was always my biggest hype woman. When i would feel like I’m not good enough or that I should quit (which was often) she would tell me I was unique and great and to keep it up. When I think of my sister, beauty and love is all that she embodied in her being. She expressed that on the outside also - as she loved to wear everything glam, bright & colorful, and full of bling. Hair done, nails done, everything did - that was Nusrat. For this shoot I took the time to get glam after a long hiatus - and makeup and hair took so long because I think I forgot how to do it, but afterwards I was surprised how I felt transformed. When I wore this gorgeous outfit that I know was designed with such love and incredible attention to detail by @lenacoutureofficial, I felt all of that beauty - like a walking piece of art, and very much at peace. Thank you so much to @divmophoto for capturing the feeling so well 💕
Ski weekend with my favorites ❄️❄️ So proud of Sophia for skiing on her own for the first time!
There are some trees with seeds that only grow after a fire. Their seeds are completely sealed with a resin that have to be physically melted off by a great fire in order to propagate. So to do we as humans, gain wisdom only after great pain and suffering.*
A month ago (and one day) I lost my sister and best friend to cancer. I am still completely gutted and broken. But, I’m also so so grateful to have had felt the love that now brings me so much heartbreak. ❤️ I am so inspired by her - and I will forever live my life to honor her memory. Miss you sis ❤️
Classic outfit combo: oversized blazer + denim 🖤fendi mules @shoeslutz
Just a mom who loves mums 🌸 🪴
Cozy for a coffee date ☕️
French. Toast. Egg. Bake. Save this recipe for a weekend or holiday brunch - it’s SO good and fool-proof! I’m not even a sweet person and I love it. The pecans are a non-negotiable IMO - I get honey bourbon vanilla pecans for this and it is just heavenly. Enjoy!