Black Women Told This Beauty Vlogger She Was Too Dark For This Lipstick

In August, Kylie Jenner revealed, via Instagram, that she had crafted “the perfect nude lipstick for darker skin tones.”

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Now, if you are a woman of color, you know that items marketed as nude are rarely nude on us, so Kiley’s claim had many a makeup-lover intrigued.

One Black Beauty Vlogger, Shanygne Maurice of Too Much Mouth, decided to put the claim to the test. She tried Kylie’s “perfect nude for darker skin tones,” and  felt that the color did not flatter her.

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Here’s where things got bizarre. Rather than stand in solidarity with yet another woman of color whose skin color has been excluded from a cosmetics campaign, youtube viewers, many of them Black, began leaving comments telling the

Shanygne she is too dark for the lipstick.  Despite Kiley’s clear assertion that the shade was meant for darker skin tones, these women shamed Shanygne, asserting that she should have know the lipstick was not intended for her “too dark” skin.

See for yourself:

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When I asked Shanygne how she felt about these comments here’s what she had to say:

Well I keep going back and forth somewhere between this is funny and this is really sad. Funny that these are the lengths people are willing to go to try and hurt someone’s feelings and sad that some people are still so ignorant that they think someone’s skin tone is an insult. As for the you should’ve known it wouldn’t work for you or try finding the right color comments, that to me just shows me that you have no originality or artistic ability so you just go with the “makeup rules” that say this skin tone looks best in this and that skin tone should avoid this. A creative person, someone who doesn’t follow the crowd knows how to make things work for themselves so no I didn’t know better because I knew whether it was perfect like she claimed or not I could still make it work.

Watch Shanygne’s Video Here:

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10 Comments
  1. Shame shame shame on any of the sisters commenting negatively! Hold her up….stand together support not tear her down…your darker skin tone ( to whatever degree) is according to miss jenner this brown sugar lipstick is great for darker toned skin..meaning other then white would be a darker tone….Hush now…she is a very attractive young lady and she happens to be black support….stand together…you are no better then her or any worse…but you are all a darker skin tone and beautiful for it!

  2. Wow! It’s almost as if they don’t realize she’s a real person with feelings. I personally think it looks great and I’m not just saying that. For people to go in the way they did is so tasteless. If they didn’t like it they could’ve said nothing. Instead they opted to criticize her. People still don’t realize that black is beautiful, regardless of your shade. Wow!

  3. Beautiful lady n lipstick looks OK, need diff kinds lipstick for diff events, like parties vs Church events. Her color is beautiful n her skin looks perfect. Dark n lovely n confident. Be proud of whatever Blessings u have!!!

  4. I thought you looked pretty .I thought the shade was fine. It would have looked cute with a little chocolate lip liner too. I am dark and I wear what I feel not what other people feel. People are so judgemental they really need to stop even some of these fashion designers. I am going to say this some of you talking about not as dark as you comments I see you on the street and I think aw she didn’t have a friend to tell hear that lupus stick is to dark for her.

  5. This is a damn shame. And we wonder why we have such a hard time. We put each other down and have the nerve to get pissed of someone of another race does it. Hell they are only following our example. Grow up

  6. Not at all surprised by the hate. There are only 2 types that society thinks its acceptable to bash these days fat people and dark skin women smh btw the color looks great on her. These women who attacked her are sad…

  7. Those comments saddened me. Just shows that although we’ve come a long way in loving ourselves we still have so far to go. She’s a beautiful sister and there is no such thing as too dark. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Some of the comments are really ridiculous, scary coming from women of color. To the person who felt the lipstick would look “perfect on me”. So would a little sensitivity training and a little education, skip the lipstick. Some of you need so real help, and makeup isn’t it!

  9. Wow sometimes lipsticks don’t match certain complexions…
    Is it the way they said it? Kind of rude I agree but its the truth.
    Lol Of course its not going to look like it looks on Kylie. They are not the complexion of Kylie and its her line she is going to reign supreme.
    The girls probably should find makeup role models that are more similar to them. Why would she think Kylie Jenners Nude would be the perfect Nude for her complexion… Uhmmm There are colors that don’t match every complexion.
    I don’t know why a black woman would go to Kylie Jenners makeup brand in the first place… but maybe its the latest trend… I would look to the makeup looks of gorgeous women like the Braxtons, or Kenya Moore, Naomi Campbell. Women of color whose makeup slay. You cant get your feelings hurt cause nude for a white woman dont look the same as nude for a mocha complexion. Whats wrong with her?

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