The finishing touch arrives in the What do you If you see Bears In In the woods shirt But I will love this form of a bold lipstick by the Black-owned beauty brand Mented Cosmetics. “They develop colors especially for pigmented skins, skin with more melanin, magical-Black-girl skin like mine,” she says. This shade is a crimson color known as Red Carpet because, as she puts it, there’s “not a whole lot of red carpets in the real world, so let’s put them on our face.” Tracing the bullet over her pout, Washington muses, “I really have to tell you that I love the shape of my lips. I used to work with makeup artists who would try to line my lips smaller than they actually are…to conform to some other beauty ideal, but I love my full lips and I love rocking a bold color on them.” She then completes the look with a hint of glitzy shadow. “Now,” she says with a smile, “I’m ready to wear my crown.”
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