When it comes to "nude" colored anything, a girl's gotta seriously hunt to find her match, especially when it's slim pickings for those with deeper skin tones. Staying true to their mission of putting brown beauties at the forefront, Mented Cosmetics just launched nude polish for every skin tone.
An all-inclusive brand that celebrates every complexion, Mented made a name for itself when it first introduced a nude lipstick collection for women of color. Every shade from the pinky nude "Pretty in Pink" to the rich, chocolatey "Dark Knight" had black girl magic written all over it. If there was ever a doubt that Mented's product lineup couldn't get any better, founders KJ Miller and Amanda E. Johnson have shut down all speculation. As if their beauty buys weren't already a dream come true, they've extended their melanin-friendly offerings to your fingertips. As apart of the newly released "Feel the Warmth" summer collection, Mented's inventory now boasts flesh toned nail lacquers, along with three new lip shades.
Every beauty lover deserves to have a lacquer that compliments her tone— a worthy polish stash wouldn't be complete without one, after all. If you have yet to find the your true hue, you've got to see these incredible nude gems.
Each polish retails for $8, or only $15 for the entire nail collection, an affordable price point for vegan and cruelty free lacquers. The lightest shade of the bunch is "Pinkish", a soft hue perfect for daily wear. It can add just a touch of color for a very clean, polished mani (no pun intended).
A guaranteed go-to nude, "Yes We Tan" is the true neutral within the collection. There's no way it won't pair beautifully with medium to deep skin.
Any beauty collection catered to ethnic women must include a rich brown shade. That's where "Brown & Bougie" comes in, a polish that's just so on point with its name and cocoa hue. On lighter skin tones, it adds color while still keeping things classically neutral and on darker complexions, it's the shade you've always needed.
Equally as impeccable as the nail lacquers, the summer lip shade extensions are worth every penny, too. "Peach Please" is a warm tan with hints of peachy-pink. "Brown Bare" is absolutely swoon-worthy against dark skin, but suits all beauty lovers with a soft brown sheen. Then there's "Brand Nude", a deep tan that pairs well with any undertone. You can snag your favorite lippie for $16.50, or save a little by getting all three shades for $45.
It's obvious that the masterminds behind Mented have a knack for creating brown girl nudes. You'll definitely want to stay tuned for what the brand has in store for future collections.