The skin color crayon. Growing up in American white suburbia, it is a term I heard often as a child. I would sit in class, meticulously drawing flowers, animals, houses, and the like. When I had to draw people, I would sketch a figure, again and again, erasing and retrying until I was satisfied with the image. There was never any confusion about which crayon I was asking for. To a young black girl like me, it seemed natural that the whole world would use this crayon to color their people.
When it comes to darker skin tones, so many lipstick colours may seem a bit daunting, I mean, how many black celebs have you seen wearing green lipstick, but we've come to discover there are plenty of lipsticks out there that look cool AF on us melanin-rich girls. Have you always shied away from black lipstick? Well, now it's time to give it a go. Did you know orange lipsticks look amazing on dark skin? Are you scared of ashy nude lipsticks — be scared no more! Definitely one to keep in your makeup bag. A blue based purple that really makes a statement on darker skin tones without looking stark.