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Author: Subject: THE BLACK WOMAN'S ENEMY [RED LIP-STICK]
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[*] posted on 3.12.2007 at 03:37 PM


Yes, red lipstick has gotten a bum rap through the years because of the stereotypes associated with it and Black women.

Back in tha' day, Black women useta rock Revlon's Cherries In The Snow." It was a sho'-nuff RED! (I was one of them!) :bg: Then, you had those ghetto-fabulous women who would use BLACK eyeliner as LIP-LINER and then fill-in their lips with some bright red lipstick. (I was NOT one of them!) Sadly, some of us sistahs can't seem to let that go! :sarcastic:

Moreover, let's not forget the Blue eyeshadow and the Theon's #5 nail polish! Those make-up components also stereotyped the Black woman for a while!

However, I, too, agree that there is a "shade" for everyone. FINDING that correct shade is the ticket! :sarcastic:

I will wear reds from time-to-time, but I lean more toward plums and bronzes.




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[*] posted on 4.3.2007 at 06:50 PM


I think it's about finding the right undertone for your complexion, I red article about black women finding their shade of red; I haven't found it so I stick to browns!



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[*] posted on 4.4.2007 at 07:34 AM


For our probate show (coming out show) for Delta we all had to wear red lipstick, red eyeshadow and red nail polish. I hated it on me- red lipstick just doesn't look great on dark skinned people. But for our girls this year we found this red lipstick with gold tones in it and it looked much better on the darker skinned girls



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[*] posted on 4.5.2007 at 06:40 PM


Maybe the problem some women have with red lipstick is because back in the day it was associated with being a Jezebel or a Hussey.

I remember that I was not allowed to wear red anything as a girl coming up.




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[*] posted on 4.5.2007 at 10:10 PM


I think red lipstick looks better on people with blue undertones. That's why pale white people and blue black people can carry it off really well.

I have yellow undertones, so I have to stick to brownish reds like maroon or dark pinks like mauve/magenta.

Luckily, in this day and age, we have so many color options. When my mother was a teenager, she said that many Black women were limited to wine color.




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[*] posted on 4.18.2007 at 05:19 PM


I love the sheers and the browns but once in a while I pick up the sheer red.



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[*] posted on 4.26.2007 at 02:55 PM


I don't know why I had always been afraid of red lipstick. Wasn't until I had started working for MAC, that I felt fine about it.

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[*] posted on 4.26.2007 at 03:35 PM


I dont really like the way red lipstick looks on anyone-I think a little lip gloss is the only enhancement a woman needs on their lips-especially on black women who usually have plumper lips then most.



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[*] posted on 7.4.2007 at 08:34 PM


It's all about skin tone, not some sterotype about red lipstick. Brown skinned women look gorgeous in red lipstick, & of course red lipsticks come in various shades. Dark skinned women look gorgeous in wines, plums, & burgandy's, all which are part of the red family. Light skinned women can wear red but should use it for night time events, as red can come across too bold on them.
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[*] posted on 7.28.2007 at 10:20 PM


I've always been the girlie girl type. I love make-up and it loves me lol. However, I'm not the one to judge but bright red on dark skin is a big no no! bright red on light light skin is terrible as well. so, yes it does depend on the skin tone.



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[*] posted on 7.28.2007 at 11:17 PM


I love the red. Its dramatic and sexy. But yes, it does depend on the skin tone...and what your wearing for that matter. If I am wearing black and white, then there is a 99% chance I am wearing red lipstick or some red accessory.



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[*] posted on 7.28.2007 at 11:21 PM


^^^ that sounds cute to me. I'm simple just like that I dont like wearing only two different colors. Like if i have on pink and brown....i wont match them with each other. there has to be something gold or white involved.



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[*] posted on 7.28.2007 at 11:26 PM


Me too girl ^^^
Matter of fact, here is a pic. I absolutely love the red. If it looks bad, feel free to let a sista know! :lol:

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The pic was taken at night so its kind of dark...




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[*] posted on 7.28.2007 at 11:30 PM


Actually you have nice lips for red lipstick. Not too big. Sorry if any ladies on here have lucious lips lol. but women like Beyonce and her mother makes red lip a bad option.



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[*] posted on 7.30.2007 at 03:59 PM


I usually wear a really natural tone lipstick with a hint of red. I used to wear red exclusively, but more in my "going out" days. Probably time to return to red. I line with a shade just a tad darker than whatever lipstick I use but just on the hump in the middle on my top lip and the corners of my lower for defintion.

I think as Black women, we can make red look good. It just has to be the right shade for the beauty and right for the occasion.




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