Disclosure: Press sample provided by Black|Up Cosmetics for review consideration. All opinions are my own and are honest.

Orange is the new red
Black|Up Cosmetics is a Parisian brand that was created specifically for women like myself who are of brown and darker complexions.  The colors are made to show up true to color, bright and vivid to enhance our already beautiful complexions.

I’ve wanted to try Black|Up Cosmetics for the longest time, but since they are stationed in Paris, they’re hard to get, that is, of course you’re willing to pay the hefty shipping and handling fees.  When I learned Black|Up Cosmetics would be at The Makeup Show New York this year, I became excited because I’d finally be able to test out their products.

One of the products that I was able to get my hands on, thanks to the The Makeup Show’s Blogger Preview, was one of their 30 New Lipstick shades: the BlackUp Cosmetics RGE34M lipstick.

The BlackUp Cosmetics RGE34M lipstick is a matte red-orange lipstick with an opaque, velvety finish.  It can be a little drying if you fail to properly prep your lips before applying.  Once your lips are exfoliated, primed (I just use a thin layer of Carmex), and lined with a neutral lip pencil (I use ‘Cork’ by MAC), you’re ready to go out sporting a fab orange lip.

What’s great about the BlackUp Cosmetics RGE34M lipstick shade is that it’s a statement color.  Most times, it’s the only makeup I wear besides my eyebrows.  It’s also a great color for the summer, too, as it looks great against brown, bronzed skin.  I’m definitely taking it with me when I go away in August.

The BlackUp Cosmetics RGE34M Lipstick boasts the ability to last up to 8-hours.  After applying my lipstick in the morning before I leave for work, eating and drinking throughout the day, I can attest that it does last at least 8 hours, which is definitely a plus.  I don’t always have time to re-apply lipstick throughout the day.

The BlackUp Cosmetics RGE34M lipstick can be purchased at BlackUpCosmetics.com for $22.

BlackUp Cosmetics RGE34M


– Long-lasting

– Opaque color




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BlackUP cosmetics RGE34M


This is actually ‘Morange’ by MAC. I posted this in error, but will keep it up for comparison.

Have you tried Black|Up Cosmetics? What do you think of this color?

Disclosure: Press sample provided by Black|Up Cosmetics for review consideration. All opinions are my own and are honest.

25 Comments on Orange is the New Red BlackUp Cosmetics RGE34M {Swatches}

  1. I love orange lipstick, and I've been meaning to do a LOTD with it. I love orange on you, but I was surprised that it wasn't brighter, more opaque since it looked that way in the tube and swatch. Very pretty nonetheless!
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    • I think the cork lip pencil toned down the brightness. I should post a pic of it sans lip pencil

  2. I haven't tried the brand but I remember seeing them mentioned at The Makeup Show. It's a beautiful orange color and seems like it's got a great formula!
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    • I think I'm going to post a picture of it sans lip pencil. It's brighter without it. This was me on my way home from work, and I don't feel as comfortable wearing a bright lippie to the office.

  3. Ooh – gorgeous. I have a bunch of orange lippies and I just don't like them as much as I wish I did.

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