Dark Girl: Nude Lipgloss for Pink Toned Lips

Nude lipstick, for me, has always been weird. Mostly because I have a pink bottom lip and when I want to wear nude lip gloss or lipsticks, I don’t want the pink in my lip to show. Normally, I’d have to color correct my bottom lip with concealer if I wanted to that true nude lip look. While I was a beauty editor at EBONY.com, I realized a lot of darker women had the same issue. This is why I decided to scope out some good gloss options for us.

What I wore:

I tried the Woosh Spin-On Lip Gloss in Rich Toast. The best part about this gloss is the patented spinning applicator. It helps apply a smooth, rich layer of gloss in one swipe.

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How I pulled it off:

I water lined my bottom lid and drew on a cat eye with the Smashbox Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner. I also added dramatic lashes, but really, that was just for the camera! While I have on a full face of makeup (foundation and concealer), you can pull off nude lip glosses with bare faces, minimally made-up faces or a full face of makeup. But of course, you know this.

I finished my look with MAC’s Powder Blush in Ambering Rose.

Great nude glosses for pink toned lips:

NanaCoco Lip Gloss in Choco Latte ($3.80, Amazon)

L’Oreal Infallible Pro Last Lip 2-Step in Lasting Ginger ($9.99, Target)

Woosh Spin-On Lip Gloss in Rich Toast ($23.95, HSN.com)

Black Up Lip Lacquer in Café Au Lait ($23, Sephora)

Buxom Full-Bodied Lip Gloss in Dolly ($19, Sephora)