Brown Girl | Orange Lipstick

Orange lipstick for brown girls

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, not following This Brown Queen or any other beauty blog, you’d know that orange lipstick is in right now. I’ll be honest, because I keep it real around these parts, when I first started seeing this trend I wasn’t here for it. I was all like “orange though? booo.” Because let’s face it. Orange isn’t exactly a standard color and I wasn’t sure how it would play out on this brown girl.  So I did some digging and I’ve come up with a few different options of orange for the bold diva to the lowkey chic.

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Holiday Beauty | Glam Essentials

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My loves! By now, most of us are in the full swing of things for the holidays. Here in Philly, we’ve already had two snowstorms which has my city looking like my very own Christmas village. I absolutely LOVE the way snow looks around this time of year. Ahhhh. Holiday parties are quickly approaching and family gatherings are coming together. Whether you have a company party, intimate event with friends, full out family affair, or like me ALL 3, the holidays are the perfect time to get all dolled up! Regardless of the event you’re going to these items are must haves to create that sultry holiday glam look we love to wear!

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Brown Girl | Nude Lipstick

Hello Queens! I hope you all enjoyed your holiday weekend! I hope ya’ll ate well, didn’t break the bank on black friday, and shopped small biz on Saturday! I know I did!  Today I wanna talk about Nude lipstick. A staple item every beauty needs in their collection. Whether your style is natural, no make up make up or you’re a bold diva, nude lipstick is the perfect ending to any beat. There’s just one problem when you’re a brown girl. What color is nude? When you’re a brown girl “nude” comes in a variety of shades and undertones. I’ve had my fair share of troubles searching for my nude in the beauty industry. You already know. The brown girl struggle! But, the good news is there are nude shades out there that we can rock! Yup and because I love you so, I’ve put together my favorite shades of nude lipstick for my lovely brown beauties!

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1. Kate for Rimmel London 08 ~ my favorite! A warm pink toned nude that has a semi matte finish.

2. Milani Teddy Bare ~ a very brown girl friendly brown toned nude.

3. Wet N Wild Mochalicious ~ a dark brown toned nude with a berry undertone.

4. Maybelline Warm Me Up ~ a soft pretty pink tone. Love this too!

5. Maybelline Nearly There ~ an almost sheer like frost pinky nude. Not my favorite for my tone but I do like it on lighter brown tones.

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Have you tried any of these? What are some of your faves? Let me know so I can try them too!

Peace, Love & Blessings,


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Fabulous Friday | Autumn Dreaming

Happy Friday Queens! I’m so excited about today’s Fab Friday post! If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram you’ll see I posted this new lip last weekend. I got inspired while surfing YouTube and decided to do a full beat. Le sigh, it’s been so long since I did a full face. I almost forgot how good it feels! I contoured (I never contour) and even broke out some lashes (I hate lashes) so you know it was real. Keeping on trend for fall and This Brown Queen, I decided to go with purple lips. I mean I DID say I was going to be the Queen of Purple this fall ;). I also decided to feature my new Maybelline Limited Edition Eyeshadow Quad in Autumn Dream.

20130929-161133.jpgA little more detailed than I usually do but I want my Queens to know how to do this look!


1. Moisturize
2. Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation in Cappuccino
3. Concealer: Maybelline Fit Me in 30 for under eye
4. Set with L’Oreal True Match Pressed Powder in Nut Brown
5. Lightly brush all over face with dark brown in the Elf Turks & Caicos Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder
6. Wet N Wild Berry Shimmer Blush on apples
7. Used the darkest brown in my Elf Concealer Palette in Dark to contour


1. Prime with Elf Eyeshadow Primer
2. Apply NYX Concealer in a Jar in Tan all over lid
3. Using the Maybelline Autumn Dream quad apply the purple shade all over lid
4. Apply the green color in outer V and crease
5. Use a neutral color to transition. For me a use a warm brown from a BH Cosmetics palette
6. Milani Brow Kit in Medium Hi-Lite color to highlight
7. Using the dark blue, smudge along lower lash line 3/4 of the way
8. Use the bright color in tear duct and the remaining 1/4 lower lash line


1. Prime with a lip primer. I use my same Elf Eye Primer.
2. Line and fill in with NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Purple Velvet.
3. Lightly blot Maybelline ColorSensational Lipstick in Midnight Plum on top


Peace, Love, & Blessings



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Fabulous Friday | Lavender Lips

Happy Friday Queens! Today’s Fab Friday post is going to feature my current favorites. Both Maybelline products. Who woulda thought? *sarcasm font* I’ve been a fan of the fresh face, neutral eyes, and bold lips lately. It’s all I’ve been wearing. I like it though soooo judge me. *shrugs* Anyway here’s me today. Giving you some fierce lavender love because…it is fall afterall and I will be the Queen of purple.


Face: Maybelline FIT Me Foundation Stick in 355, Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 30, CoverGirl Queen Concealer in , ELF Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder in Turks & Caicos, Wet N Wild Blush in Berry Shimmer

Eyes: VS Super Model on the Go Eyeshadow Quad, Maybelline BIG EYES Mascara

Lips: Maybelline ColorSensational Lipstick in Lavender Voltage

Do you love it? Enjoy your Friday loves!

Peace, Love, & Blessings



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Beauty Beat | Summer Time Fine

I know, I know, I know. We all LOVE summer. I mean what’s not to love about long days, bbq’s, beach weather, and margaritas. If you say you don’t love it, you’re lying! It’s my second favorite season. But I’ll be honest, summer time is my least favorite as far as beauty is concerned. For an oily skinned queen like me, the summer simply means increasing the already daunting task, of making sure my face doesn’t cross the line of dewy glow to hot mess. It means finding makeup that is  flawless when I leave the house but doesn’t melt by the time I get to the office. It means finding a foundation that covers but doesn’t weigh me down right along with the hot weather. Finding a happy balance is essential to my summer beauty routine and I think I have it down. Check out my easy breezy picks to keep you summer time fine!

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These are my must have items to keep me happy during the hottest season of the year. What are your summer beauty favorites? Let me know what you simply can’t live without during the summer months!

Peace, Love, & Blessings


Tyshia Shante
Founder & Editor of This Brown Queen

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Fabulous Saturday? My Favorite Look

So yes Queens, I know it’s supposed to be Fabulous Fridays but I was crazy busy yesterday and did not have the time to post. So for this week only it’s Fabulous Saturday and please don’t be too upset 😉

For this week I decided to show you my favorite look. I do this look most weekends when I’m out and about with the kids. It’s subtle but it’s buildable and  it’s a smokey eye which I absolutely love love love. This look gives me that “made up” look without doing too much. And it’s super duper easy! And ya’ll know I love easy! So here’s my favorite look. Two times for you because it’s just that awesome ;).

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Before I list the products I used I wanted to focus quickly on the Wet N Wild color icon eyeshadow trio palettes. These little palettes are AMAZING. For Queens with little make up experience to pros these pallets are super pigmented and easy to use! And you can multitask and what Queen doesn’t like multitasking? 3 colors blended seamlessly in one pallet with easy instructions of which color goes where (which you don’t have to follow by the way). What more do you need?!? AND THEY ARE CHEAP. That is all.

Products I used:

*Face: Maybelline FIT Foundation, L’oreal True Match Pressed Powder, Wet N Wild Color Icon blush
*Eyes: Elf Eye Primer, Wet N Wild Color Icon eyeshadow trio (used all 3 colors exactly how instructed), Maybelline Define-A-Line eyeliner, Elf Lengthening & Volumizing mascara
*Lips: First pic Rimmel London Long Lasting Lipstick By Kate in Rosetto and I bet you can’t guess the second one….Maybelline Vivid Brazen Berry…you guys don’t know me at all lol!


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