Certified, unabashed lipstick addict here. If I am out of the house– ok, if I’m awake– then I am wearing something on my lips. I’ve been a lipstick addict since I was a young teen. Back in the day, I was a fan of this really amazing frosted bronze-nude Beauticontrol shade called “Nude Icing”. It made me feel sophisticated and grown up and perfectly polished. I, never having been one to stick with just one thing, counted the color “Diva” as my other favorite.

Diva was all that the name implied and more– the vampy, deep wine color brought the same drama to my lips that being a teenager brought to my life.

It’s practically my life’s work, you know, the collecting and documenting lipsticks that look incredible on brown-skinned beauties. In a world where darker skinned women don’t see themselves reflected NEARLY enough in the beauty world, it is a mantle that I wear with pride. After all, someone has to do it!

In the video below, I swatch and try on 5 of the best lipsticks for brown skin. Ranging from nude to purple to red, there is nothing but moisturizing, brilliant colorful goodness here. All of the lipsticks are from Beauticontrol’s Hydra Brilliance line so you know that you can grab your favorites from me here or by popping by the TRS shop and clicking on “Beauticontrol”.

Tell me…Which lip look is your favorite?

I’m definitely into making resolutions. What I have not been quite so into is keeping resolutions. But you know how when you write your goals down you’re more likely to achieve them? I figured this principle would work even better if I committed these resolutions to video. You see it here first, folks. This year I’m serious. 

Most of my goals this year are biz related which is a-ok because  in the legendary words of one Shawn Carter, “I’m a business, man!”

The Resolutionz

  1. I’m doing the YouTube thang! I know, I have videos on my channel already. I know, people have actually said to me, ” Oh, you should do more videos!” But somehow those words always fell on deaf ears for me. Changing that now.
  2. I launched a t-shirt line! The idea for Brown Girl Gorgeous literally just came to me in the middle of the night. I researched, designed and launched my site all at once and I couldn’t be happier. This is the year that I turn Brown Girl Gorgeous in a movement for ALL of us! Take a look at the shop: therightstyle.com/store
  3. It’s time to stop, collaborate and listen. I’m trying to make life a little less of a solo affair.

I have so many things swirling through my brain and this is the way I’m letting you know what I’m putting down. Tell me friends…Do you make resolutions? How do you make sure that you follow through?