I have to admit that I’m often reluctant to buy drugstore products. Thankfully a lot has changed since middle school and the advent of the online beauty community now allows me to make very important makeup buying decisions that I don’t regret shortly afterwards. Wet ‘n’ Wild Comfort Zone Palette is one such recommendation that I picked up from Tati @glamlifeguru whose drugstore recs are always on point.
I also had a gift card because so I figured why not? The palette was $4.67 before taxes and the prices are about the same in Canada vs. the US which makes it feel all the sweeter.
I recently posted some lip swatches of a few NARS Audacious lipsticks I tried on. For those who don’t have the ability to go to a store I (arm) swatched all the colours I think will be flattering on dark skin. That’s not to say you shouldn’t buy any other colour not listed here of course!
Some are bright and some are more neutral. But even the bright ones (I’ve recommended) won’t make us look like Mrs. Potato Head. The formula is really just that great.
Now this was a super early Christmas present from my boyfriend, which was supposed to sit under the tree, but I just couldn’t wait to stick my fingers in it. It isn’t out yet in Canada but I heard it would be available by mid-late October, so hopefully we’ll see it in stores soon.
The great thing about this brown lipstick trend is that it allows us darker-skinned folk to get MLBB/nudes that don’t have white undertones. But I’m still on the hunt for darker browns that will properly channel the 90s look we’re going for!
Here are five options that I’ve found thus far. The first two are quite light but I included them for those who are fairer than me (plus they also make great nudes!).
Since my boyfriend is heading home to Boston for the weekend I decided to ask him to bring me back a new lippie, as they’re significantly more expensive up here. I was particularly looking to add a new and interesting colour to my collection. So nothing in a family of colours/tones I already have.
NARS Audacious Lipsticks retail for $32USD and $37CAD. The exclusive shades are found at Barney’s stateside and at Holt Renfrews up north.
I apologize in advance for poor picture quality and lighting. These are just photos I took to send to friends for a quick opinion. But I noticed there weren’t many pictures of darker women wearing these yet so I thought I’d put them up in case anyone’s interested.