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Vampy Lipsticks for Brown Skin, Rich Skin Tones

Need vampy lipsticks (or more) for your stash? Read on!

Updated: 19 February 2017; originally published on 25 November 2013

Let’s face it: the vampy lip is one of best beauty trends for rich skin tones. Let me help you lacquer your lips with these popular picks featuring our favorite black celebrities:

Vampy Lipsticks for Rich Skin Tones: Sultry Sable

Teyonah Parris x Anastasia Beverly Hills

Vampy Lipsticks for Rich Skin Tones: Teyonah Parris wears ABH Potion

Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss in Potion (Shiny); Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss in Potion (Matte)

Def Loaf x NARS

Vampy Lipsticks for Rich Skin Tones: Def Loaf wears NARS Train Bleu

NARS Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil in Train Bleu

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Apologies for having this published so late – there were quite a bit of articles of clothing I had trouble identifying this past week. Some took longer to ID than others. Comment below if you’re looking for something specific.
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ALAIA Aigrette Boat Neck Dress

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