“But for real, for me, I feel like with the red lipstick thing it all depends on the pair of complexion. I’m just being for real. You have to be fair skinned to get away with that. Just like if you were to wear like—f*cking for instance, what do dark skin girls have that you know fair skinned girls cant do… Purple lipstick? Naw, that looks stupid on all girls! Purple lipstick, guys! Like, what the f*ck…” - ASAP Rocky in an interview with fashion website, The Coverteur
Granted, it is usually best to pay no mind to ignorance but I think it’s time to put an end to this stigma once and for all. Let’s create the largest collection of brown/darker skinned women wearing a red lip along with the shade and brand they are rocking. There, a darker skinned girl hesitant to try it will find confidence to step out of her comfort zone. She may also find suggestions on which shade she should try that will fit her complexion.
Ignorant males will also be silenced to see so many beautiful dark complexioned women rocking their reds!
Send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
It should just be you in the photo
photo must be clear
include your first name & state
include brand & shade of your red lipstick
No Collages Please
Attention Ladies! Franchiska & I need your help. “Like ” if you’ll be participating in this colorism study :)
A psychology grad student in Los Angeles, CA is conducting a study on colorism examining African American women’s experience of colorism in the Southern States for her dissertation. How exciting! She is in need of participants. If you know of any African American women who are from the Southern regions of the United States and are willing to discuss their experience with colorism please refer them to email@example.com.
Inclusion criteria for participants is as follows:
African American or of African descent
Knowledge of colorism
From the Southern States.
#imadeface fun … Beauty comes in a variation of skin tones, shapes and sizes.
Want to proclaim to the world that you love the skin you’re in? Visit forbrowngirls.com > SHOP FBG to purchase your “I Love My Shade” Tee in black or white.
Visited fellow young entrepreneur Brandi Foster at her store , My Dear Vintage ’s new location at 2015 N. Charles Street- it’s gorgeous! She is also going to carry For Brown Girls ’ “I Love My Shade” tees!! :) Then, my best friend Chicky WuWu & I headed to Hyattsville to meet up with the beautiful and talented Bianca Williams -who is a Junior at Howard University- so she could take some photos of me to accompany an article she is writing about me and FBG! I had such a great time hanging out with her and her friends. We also had some great convo & great food at Carolina Kitchen ! ♥
Thanks so much again to both amazing ladies!!! xoxo
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Manufacturers of bleaching creams are always too cowardly to outright say “to lighten your complexion” and insists their product will “even the skin tone” so when the backlash comes, they can use that to defend their product smh
Sevyn Streeter - I Like It [Official Video]
**one of the top comments**
“I’m so proud of her,we need more dark skinned beauties like her to be an inspiration to girls of color because the industry is over runned by girls that are not of color and its really getting boring. So shout out to Sevyn Streeter,Kelly Rowland,and Brandy my top three girls. I hope Sevyn’s career ascends to new heights fareel. She is beautiful and her voice is amazing.”