We live in a country where obsession with fairness products and skin care that promise to lighten your skin shades by ten times are everywhere in the market. It not only dampens a person’s confidence but also somewhere creates an internal conflict of what you want to wear, what will suit your dusky or wheatish skin.
A lot of people give unsolicited advice and tell you not to wear dark shades on your lips or nails if you are not of a fairer skin tone and many such redundant suggestions.
May i interrupt – and tell you that there are shades that are so cool that you would totally wear them on dusky to wheatish skin? I could even show you a few!
NOTE – For all my lip shades, I generally mix more than one colour for the perfect degree of shade I want !
LIP SHADES THAT SCREAM
Buy the above shade of Nicka K True Matte lip shade in Aubergine here.
I am wearing Stila All Day Liquid Lipstick in creamy matte finish. Since I checked and this is not in stock anymore, you can buy an alternative in Maybelline . It has the same texture, colour and finish. Buy it here.
For the above lip shade, I have mixed two shades of colour!
MY FAVOURITE NAIL SHADES
For the shade I am wearing in the above photo, its from Faces Canada in shade Hocus that you can buy here.
I love variant of colours for my nails, my personal choices range from pastel shades to ombre and dark tones in matte. For matte shades in a range of light to dark tones, you can buy it here.
For matte shades from Nykaa which are my actual favourites and what i use, along with the cookie crumble shades – you can buy them here.
Holographic nail shades are the latest trend now and although I am yet to get them for myself, you can find various brands offering them online. You can buy the above shade and its various ranges here.
Now that I have given you a list down of the various shades you should indulge in a bit of retail therapy and get splurging! These are easy on your budget and totally worth it.
The ideologies that bind us to such stereotypes are always based on theories propagated by mindsets that evidently were backward! Even today I hear a lot of people from your and my generation – the so-called millennials who still sign up to such nonsense theories of dark colours on lips and nails and why the need for it.
Well the need is simple – we want to look good in wearing whatever we feel we can pull off without your unsolicited advice, thank you!
We are all struggling, trying to get comfortable inn beauty standards we are setting for ourselves everyday. So if you have a darker skin tone and you want to wear a darker shade – nothing stops you other than you!
Yes, you can flush all those well wishers and their advice and wear every shade of cool.