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I have over 100 lipsticks in my makeup collection so when it comes to writing about the best nude lipsticks that suits medium to dark skin tones, I’m not trying to sound cocky but I KNOW what I’m talking about.
with so many brands out there competing for your coins, here’s a quick breakdown of some of the best nude lipstick from black-owned brands
UOMA Beauty Aretha Badass Icon Concentrated Matte Lipstick
BUY NOW: £21.50, LookFantastic
Uoma Beauty is a recent addition to the UK and is all about championing beauty of all shades. The brands’ founder Sharon Chuter is the brainchild behind the #PullUporShutUp campaign which raised awareness of the lack of Black Employees employed in senior and head office managerial positions within beauty and fashion brands.
The Uoma Aretha is a warm taupe-brown lipstick that is extremely pigmented and creamy. This lipstick does have a matte finish but it’s so different from the matte lipsticks you are used to as it contains a wild mango butter infusion that will bring so much hydration to your lips.
ByJessD Rum Cake Liquid Velvet Lipstick
BUY NOW: £12.00, ByJessD
We can’t do a post about black owned lipsticks and not mention the UK’s very own ByJessD Cosmetics. Created by Jess Debrah in 2019, the ByJessD Rum Cake liquid lipstick is a purse friendly, mocha brown lipstick that is lightweight on the lips and doesn’t completely dry it out.
Beauty Bakerie I Like to Chai Chai Lip Whip
BUY NOW: £19.00, Boots
The Beauty Bakerie liquid lipsticks are famous for not coming off and I Like Chai Chai is no exception to this rule. Founder Cashmere Nicole wanted to build a clean brand that she and her daughter could actually feel represented by so went about building a baking themed black owned brand that is even on Beyonce’s radar.
The Beauty Bakerie I Like to Chai Chai Lip Whip is the fuss-free lipstick you put on when you know you are going to be wearing a face-mask and want the peace of mind that your lipstick won’t end up having an in-depth conversation with your chin when you remove the face mask.
Emolyne Tanzania Velvet Semi-Matte Lipstick
BUY NOW: £21.00, Emolyne
If I could have a lipstick brand crush for 2020, then it would definitely be Emolyne Cosmetics. Founded by Ugandan-born, Denmark-raised and London-based Emolyne Ramlo, this brand takes matching your lipsticks and nails to another level. Each shade in this range has a co-ordinating lip-pencil and nailpolish to help you look like the classiest, most co-ordinated version of yourself.
Personally I am ALL over the rich, taupe-brown tones in the Emolyne Tanzania Velvet Semi-Matte Lipstick and can’t til payday so I can purchase the entire Emolyne Tanzania Kit.
Fenty Beauty Unbutton Stunna Lip Paint
BUY NOW: £20.00, Boots
What can we say? There’s actually not much that Fenty Beauty can do wrong. This brand makes statements without even trying and then all the other brands scramble to replicate it.
When it comes to lipstick products that complement medium to dark skin tones, there are way too many shades and textures to choose from with the Fenty Beauty range but we have decided to go for the Fenty Unbutton lipstick as it is a peach toned, brown shade than can be layered, buffed and blended to look good on any skin tone plus it’s lip-defining precision wand just makes applying this black owned nude lipstick THAT much easier.