Naturi Naughton On Rocking Bold Looks: “Don’t Be Afraid”

Naturi Naughton X 47th NAACP Image Awards Nominees' Luncheon

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Just like the tired and cliche adage of “pretty for a dark skin girl,” there’s a ton of thoughts when it comes to women of color being bold and daring with their makeup looks. Whether it’s a red lip or a vibrant magenta eyeshadow, it’s seldom that people will not have something not so nice to say.

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Well, actress Naturi Naughton isn’t here for such opinions. Instead, she’s all about exploring the possibilities to be creative with makeup and express oneself. In a recent interview with ESSENCE she gave women of color one empowering beauty tip: Don’t be afraid to experiment.


“I’m such a beauty girl — I just love to play. I love beautiful lip shades and gorgeous eyeshadows—I’m very into color. Don’t be afraid to experiment. I always tell people—especially women of color—don’t be afraid to use color on your lips. I love orange lipsticks and red lipstick with brown liner. I also learned that shading effect with lip liner — filling in your lips and also adding a pop of highlight to make them look multidimensional. If you look at it and think it’s too bright, just try it and you might be able to make it work.”

We can’t agree enough, Naturi!

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