Brown Girls, Your Hunt for the Perfect Nude Lip Gloss Is Officially Over

All nude lippies are not created equal. This is a fact you know to be true, especially if you’re a woman of color. What might look like the perfect, skin-complementing pink on a lighter skin tone may actually look ashy on those with a darker complexion. Enter Mented Cosmetics, a new brand that launched at the top of this year to help solve this brown girl beauty woe.

After successfully releasing a line of lipsticks by and for women of color, KJ Miller and Amanda E. Johnson are following up with Gloss for Grown Ups. The range counts four different shades, as seen on the models above from left to right: Baby Brown (milk chocolate), Berry Me (deep raspberry), Mauve Over (dusty mauve), and Send Nudes (caramel). Not only are the glosses pigment-rich, they’re non-sticky and have just the right amount of shine.

If you’ve been looking for the right nude gloss that suits you, mark your calendar for September 1, when the collection will release for $15 USD at