5 Lavender Lip Colors Black Women Should Try this Summer

Beauty & Style | Melanie Yvette Martin | 06/11/2015 | 01:14 PM EDT

Boring lipstick is so 2014

Remember ladies; we’re going bold this summer. All of the trends are about stepping outside of your comfort zone, and having a little fun. Lipstick is the easiest way to subtly try something new. We don’t want to hear any fuss about “how that may not look good on you”. Just try these fabulous lavender lippies and see what we’re talking about.


For the ladies who love a matte lip:

Kat Von D’s Coven, with its rich light purple hue, will be your weekend go-to color. Be sure to add a light layer of moisturizer, like the fresh Sugar Lip Treatment, before hand. It can be a little drying.


For the ladies who always rock a glossy lip:

We’ve fallen in love with CoverGirl’s Lip Lava in Lava-Nder. You’ll love its moisturizing effects, as well as it’s metallic sheen. The formula feels like a mixture between a balm and a gloss and surprisingly doesn’t require many re-applications throughout the day.


For the women who are bold and ready for more:

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetic’s Lip Tar in Rollergirl has got you covered. You see, you’re the type of woman that will try any beauty trend once, and figure out a way to make it look fabulous on you (even if others think it doesn’t). This lip tar is creamy and packs a color punch. Your best bet: apply with the OCC Lip Tar Primer and brush.


For the women who wants to tread lightly, first:

We get it: you’re not sure if this lavender lip trend is for you. And, you really don’t want to go out and spend money on a lipstick you may not love. Here’s our solution: purchase a few lip pencils, like NYX’s Slim Lip Liner in Purple Rain or the Covergirl Lip Perfection Lip Liner in Beloved, and roll a gloss on top. This way you’ll save money and safely try the trend out.


For the women who want to support a Black owned business:

Because we must always find a way to support our own, right? Gushing on The Lip Bar’s lipstick in Purple Rain, we know that in addition to loving this shade of purple, you’ll love that you’re also putting money into the pockets of young Black women. 

(Photo: Melanie Yvette)

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