I’m a lipstick fanatic and everyone (Including my wallet) knows so. But I’m also a girl on a budget so my love for all things lip related has to also relate to my budget. Of course living in the Caribbean has its disadvantages (overpriced products being a huge one) so I generally look for products which are affordable but still look great. Here are my top five picks so far.
First up is my all time ride or die. If you know me personally you know that Matrix by Nicka K is my go to lippy since discovering it last year. I’ve heard this ridiculous notion that dark-skinned women cannot find a perfect nude color and Matrix quite frankly disputes this. I would rank as one of the best nudes for women of color which also has bonus perks of a matte finish and long wear span. You can get this at Beauty wise (in Roseau) for under $13 dollars.
Up next is another color which is relatively new to my stash but quickly becoming a go too as well. I purchased this lovely nude shade at Diamond Girls (also in Roseau) called Turkish rose for under $15. Although not as long lasting the color payoff more than makes up for it as does the velvety smooth application.
As we can tell Nicka K is one of my top affordable brands. I think that browns look amazing on women of color and if you want a gorgeous rich brown look no further than Cocoa bean. This color drys Matte and smells amazing and is also under $15.
Another great affordable and reliable brand for lipstick is Jordana. Jarna Ducreay of www.shebleedsmakeup.com was the first one to introduce me to Jordana and I never looked back. Every dark-skinned woman needs a red lip she is in love with and Cranberry by Jordana is it for me. I believe you can purchase this at BeautyWise for under $13. The payoff is amazing and it also has a bit of sparkle..which I love because I’m extra.
If you’ve never rocked purple as a woman of color you need to get your life hunny. I discovered this color by chance one day while browsing through…you guessed it BeautyWise. As a steal for under $12 Purple affair quickly became one of my most loved colors. Not only is it super easy to apply and the color payoff is amazing. Although not matte it is one of my faves and if you really want to, a bit of translucent powder makes all lippes Matte (You’re welcome).
Are there any ride or die lippys that you source locally? Let me know in the comments below.