Certain types of lip gloss colors look wonderful on black women. Find out about lip gloss colors for black women with help from a celebrity makeup artist in this free video clip.
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Hi, my name is Taylor Babaian. I'm a celebrity makeup artist, and I'm going to show you lip gloss colors for darker skinned women. So, when you're choosing lip gloss colors for women like Angelina - medium or darker skin types - what I always like to do is always use a darker lip liner, and what that does is really allows the color to work together with the skin tone. So, to get Angelina's glossy lips today, I'm going to use L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Le Gloss in Plum Rush. So, I'm using a really beautiful plum shade for Angelina, and a lot of times with darker skin, you think that might be too bright, but you're going to warm it up with a little bit of brown lip liner. So, we're going to start with kind of like a warm dark brown lip liner. Really consider your lip line - your natural lip line, and go a couple shades darker. And, look for something that's a little bit warmer - dark, but not too dark. So, sometimes when you're applying lip liner, what you see a lot, or what I see often, is the little darker lip color, and then the center kind of fades really, really light. We want it to fade a little bit, but we don't want it to fade too light. So, what I like to do is just apply little dots of the lip liner in the center of the mouth so that it has that nice, even flow. And then, we're going to use our beautiful plum shade, which looks kind of bright, but it's going to read actually really beautifully on her mouth. It's nice and sheer, so whenever you're choosing lip colors, and you're not really sure, and especially, like, if you're going to something new, like a brighter color, choose a sheer color - it'll make it a lot more wearable. If you're testing out new shades for yourself, choosing a gloss is definitely the way to go, and the sheer gloss is even better. So, if you have a medium or darker skin tone, one of those shades I don't really like is like that bubble gum pink. If you do really want to wear that bubblegum pink, make sure that you do wear that darker lip liner, and just use a hint of the bubblegum pink on the center of the mouth, because a lot of times, it doesn't add definition. You lose the definition - it just becomes, like, bubblegum pink everywhere. But, pretty much for the most part, you can actually wear any color that you want, you just have to warm it up. And, really consider, you know, the definition of your mouth. Is your mouth being faded out by that color? And again, choosing shades that are darker than your natural lip line is key. I'm just adding a second layer of the lip gloss, just to make it a little bit more visible. As you can see, on my hand it looks really bright, but on Angelina, it looks really beautiful. So, we finished Angelina's beautiful lips, and it's really nice, and has a really intense, high gloss. When you're doing that, especially on darker skin, make sure that the skin is a little bit more matte, and that it really allows the beautiful lips to show through. Now, if you have fuller lips, and you don't want it to look too much fuller, what you could do is just apply that high shine in the center of the lips. So, there you go, a beautiful lip gloss color for darker skinned women. I'm Taylor Babaian, thanks for watching.