Sometimes you can’t help but admire women who can really rock a red lip, or any bright bold lipstick, what are the do’s and don’ts of rocking a bold lippie?
I totally agree with you. A bold red lip is very sexy, it’s complimenting to the face and definitely enhances ones beauty. As for the problems that I’ve been witnessing with the bold lip, what works for one does not work for all. Makeup is not universal, makeup must be chosen according to ones facial features and complexion.
A lot of people feel that they can’t pull off a red lip or that a red lip simply isn’t for them because of their skin tone. That is completely wrong. There is a shade of red lipstick for everyone, you just need to know which one is right for you. Some ladies would need to use a cooler shade of red, while others may need a warmer shade of red.
Unfortunately, through the power of social networking and the media I’ve noticed that certain lipstick colors become a hit and everyone has to have that one specific color and what ends up happening is 80% of the people wearing it look insane.
For instance Nicki Minaj put the light pink lipstick on the map and it was everywhere and the next thing you know we have millions of “barbies” who are all beautifully different wearing baby pink lipstick and looking certifiable.
You want to definitely do your research, go to a professional makeup artist and have them find you that perfect shade of red or that nice shade of pink. Just make sure it is chosen for you, your features, your skin tone and most importantly your lifestyle.
We love to hear the male perspective on women embracing their natural hair; frankly some guys are still flat out unsupportive. How do you feel about the natural hair movement? And what advice would you give to a woman dealing with a guy who is unsupportive of her new look.
I am a huge fan of natural hair and I am so happy to see so many women all around the world embracing their natural hair texture and giving them the freedom to wear their hair however they desire. I am a huge fan of “whatever makes you happy”I am just as supportive of woman who like their hair relaxed and prefer to have their hair chemically processed.
My personal movement is to empower women to do as they please with their hair. Hair does not make you who you are, hair is a form of expression and if you want to shave it bald, that’s fine. If you want to bleach your hair blonde and have a weave, that’s fine too. As long as you’re taking care of your hair, you’re educated on maintaining the integrity of your hair and you’re happy then I‘m happy.
As for men who are not supportive of your natural hair? Honestly, if a man isn’t supportive of your hair then that’s totally up to you weather you want to meet him half way and adjust your look to somewhere where he is happy. Personally, I’m not a fan of a woman having to alter her image to please any man, but that’s just my opinion.
In your Bio you have described your education in detail and women with natural hair have found it very difficult to find stylists who actually ‘know’ how to manage their hair without a flat iron* or a texturizer, how have the beauty schools evolved, if at all, to embrace women of color with hair that is curly or kinky*?
I’m going to be completely honest. I went to cosmetology school about ten years ago and we received zero education in regards to working with curly or kinky* hair. I was in a class of about 15 students and I think I was the only one who was able to style and blow out kinkier textured hair.
It is unfortunate that cosmetology schools don’t focus on a wider spectrum of hair textures, because realistically speaking not every single client that walks into a salon is going to have silky bone straight hair. Students need to gain a strong enough foundation to the point where they feel confidant tackling any hair texture or scenario.
As far as beauty schools evolving I would have to say that it seems like they have evolved a lot more. I do see a lot more students venturing out into different extensions* methods, wig* making, and a lot of students are making it their business to receive the proper training to be multicultural stylists.