Afua Anyamesem Rida is one of Ghana's childhood sweethearts who has since grown to become a household name in the fashion and lifestyle fraternity.
Most Ghanaians remember her as Vanessa Sarpong in Ghana's version of the Cosby Show, Home Sweet Home. After a long hiatus, she bounced back as a stylist, style blogger and runway consultant under the brand name, Style By Rida. In her new
In her new role, she's styled several celebrities including Anita Erskine, Efya, Shirley Frimpong-Manso among others. She's also a two-time winner of the Blogger of the year at the Glitz Style Awards. As an authority on things fashion, beauty and style she shares her top lipstick colours with readers.
Here are her favourite lipstick colours of all time
1. MAC RETRO MATTE LIQUID LIP COLOUR IN DANCE WITH ME
This matte drying liquid colour is an easy wear giving my lips an even red cover. My top and bottom lips happen to be different shades, but I do not notice it with this red shade, unlike others I have tried! It is not as long lasting as I would have hoped it would be, as it tends to fade from the inner lip out once I drink something.
2. SO AESTHETICS VALENTINA LIPSTICK
I use this lipstick more often than any other. It goes with almost everything I wear and easily transitions from day to night. It is a medium burgundy shade with great moisturising features. The happy news is that it is sold right here in Ghana! The only nay, I would have to be the fact that the lipstick easily breaks and so care needs to be taken when handling it.
3. LYVV MATTE LIPSTAIN IN MAMI
Another African brand to be proud of is made by Senegalese entrepreneurs. This smooth easy glide on lip gloss is long lasting and quite moisturising. It is a purple shade that works well during the day and night. Even though it dries on matte, it does not overly dry my lips or crack. It also smells quite heavenly.
4. TAOS COSMETICS MATTE LIPGLOSS IN GOLD COAST
This Nigerian made brand was the first brand where I found a nude brown shade that looked really good, not just on me but on pretty much everyone that tried it. It dries on matte but after a few hours of wear, it begins to crack up and dry your lips. A good way to battle this out is to wear some kind of lip moisturiser before applying this product.
5. MAC MEDIA LIPSTICK
I can't help but feel incredibly bad ass when I wear this shade. Media is a dark burgundy colour which works well for me for my night time looks. Without much makeup, it glams up my look instantly. It VERY VERY moisturising! No dry lips here!
Well, there you have it! My lip colour obsessions! Try them out when you can and do not forget to tag me in your images! Thanks for stopping by.
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