Wearable Pinks for Dark Skin Women + My Favourite Combo at Moment

If you follow me on Twitter: JENNMUA. You know that I speak a lot about wearable soft pinks for dark skin women. Apparently it's hard to find *insert the eye roll emoji*. A true unicorn. Let me start off by saying, it shouldn’t be. Some of us just want a nice pink which is NOT a porn star pink. You know exactly what I’m talking about!!! I'll spare you the imagery.

I know I’m a couple days late for #nationallipstickday but I thought it be great to speak about this combo that I came up with! I love it but I totally wish I could find this all in one bottle/tube. Either way it will due for now.

I’m using Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon Pastille - (a dusty mauve).

I got it as a 100 point perk at Sephora.


It was actually WOC employee who suggested it to me.... so getting it was a no-brainer.

My favourite pinks are always blue based- Just an FYI. To get a pink to work for you (one that might be slightly off- get a darker lip liner). Preferably one that is your skin tone or a tad bit darker (plums work nice too). I know I shouldn't really admit to this but sometimes I use waterproof pencil eyeliner instead of a lip liner because I feel like I get more of a longer-lasting look. But yeah.. I wouldn't really suggest that…. But if you know a good long lasting lip liner which you use on a daily basis let me know. I feather my lip liner- taking small strokes inwards. If you don’t know feathering it ensures that if you eat drink/eat you won’t be left with a line around your lips. 

Let me know if you need a tutorial on this.

Lastly, if I’m not in a matte mood- I follow up with a lipglass from Colourpop: Finders Keepers.
 Let me know what your favourite combo is below.


  1. As a melanin rich girl myself, I struggle with finding the right pink for my lips. I know exactly what you're talking about. Great tips! I'll have to try out that lip liner and lipstick that you used. Thanks!

  2. Love Pastille! I've had my eye on it for a while! These mauvy shades, always get me!


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