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This is a beautiful nude for us dark girls! And I am in love with the moisturizing texture/formula!
Bite Beauty - Butter Cream Lipstick - MOKA: $28.00
So that every girl can grow up feeling beautiful, and see a positive representation of herself in the mainstream beauty industry. And so that every girl can go to any makeup brand, confidently knowing that they offer something made for her too. All skin tones should be valued and appreciated; every girl is beautiful. Not including all shades in the dialogue of beauty is hurtful and damaging.
Because lipstick is powerful! All my life I struggled with self-love and poor self-esteem, hating everything about myself from my dark skin to my big lips, until I tried on Ruby Woo. Lipstick was the start of my journey to self-acceptance and declaring my beauty; I want every girl to feel, define, and accept her own beauty too.
#thepaintedlipsproject is a collective effort driven by the underrepresented consumers of the beauty industry. It was founded by Shana Moore, who noticed the overwhelming amount of support from women of color, in response to her lip swatch videos on Youtube. These women expressed gratitude simply because it is rare to see mainstream products modeled on women with darker complexions, which further makes the process of shopping for makeup even harder than it already is, in an industry that doesn’t cater to minorities. #thepaintedlipsprojects was created to take matters into our own hands and fill this void by collectively building an archive to show what lip products and colors look like on different skin tones. In turn, this will empower us all with buying confidence and knowledge to reflect how fabulous you look and feel.
How can you help?
Simply use the hashtag #thepaintedlipsproject in your title when you upload lip swatch videos on Youtube. Your video will be added to the project’s playlist that anyone can search. In addition, your video will be added to the detailed-specific playlists as well, such as “red”, or “MAC Cosmetics” or “lipgloss”.
If you don’t have a Youtube account, you can still participate by using the hashtag #thepaintedlipsproject when uploading your selfies via the social media of your choice. Don’t forget to include the name of the product and color! I will be sure to give screen-shot shout-outs for your participation at the end of my lip swatch videos.
Together, we can make a difference by declaring our beauty in an industry that suggests otherwise! In addition, we can help each other out in our purchasing choices!
DISCLAIMER: I swatch lip products for informative purposes only. This is NOT a sponsored video.
WHAT IS #thepaintedlipsproject?
Love the lip color so natural. My lips are pigmented, would you recommend a liner or base color? Also I love how your skin glows, I live in Florida and often much prefer a more natural look like that rather than a super matte powdered face. I'd love to see your technique. I usually just go with a bb cream and cream blush. Lastly just wanted to say I loovve Bite beauty and wish vegan cruelty free brands got more brown girl love on YT. OCC, Colourpop, Josie Maran, and Tarte to name a few are some of my faves.
+MsChelle82 I personally have super pigmented too and I never put a base over them! Call me lazy? But if you want to, definitely just rub some of your foundation or concealer before the lip color and save your money! And thanks for all the feedback/suggestions! I've got a colourpop vid going live in an hour! ;)
This video by the CBC (Canada’s equivalent of PBS) explains a lot about Free-Range Kids!
What is “Free-Range Kids”? You have been dubbed “America’s Worst Mom” by the media. How did you earn this title? Were you a Free Range kid? How can you tell if a kid IS “Free-Range”? What prompted you to found the Free Range Kids movement? What is a helicopter parent? Why were our parents different from today’s parents? Your new book has a section titled “The A-Z review of everything you might be worried about” in which you debunk many parental fears. Did you come across any particularly outrageous parental concerns? You’ve offered readers a number of “Free Range Commandments,” one of which is “Fail!” But we don’t want our kids to fail…do we?
You are raising your kids in New York City, is it harder to be a Free Range parent in the city? You have experienced the media from all angles, as a newspaper columnist, a news consumer and most recently as the sensational subject of a media storm. Has your view of the media changed as a result of this? What should we do to liberate our kids without going crazy with worry? What is “Free-Range Kids”? Free-Range Kids is a commonsense approach to parenting in these overprotective times. You have been dubbed “America’s Worst Mom” by the media. How did you earn this title? In 2008, I let my then-9-year-old ride the subway by himself. He’d been asking us — my husband and me — to please take him someplace and let him find his way home by himself. So my husband and I discussed this. Our boy knows how to read a map, he speaks the language and we’re New Yorkers. We’re on the subway all the time.That’s how it came to be that one sunny Sunday, after lunch at McDonald’s, I took him to Bloomingdales — and left him in the handbag department.I didn’t leave him unprepared, of course! I gave him a map, a MetroCard, quarters for the phone and $20 for emergencies. Bloomingdale’s sits on top of a subway station on our local line, and it’s always crowded with shoppers. I believed he’d be safe. I believed he could figure out his way. And if he needed to ask someone for directions — which it turns out he did — I even believed the person would not think, “Gee, I was about to go home with my nice, new Bloomingdale’s shirt. But now I think I’ll abduct this adorable child instead.”