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The Legacy Collection: Nude Lipsticks For Dark Skin

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Aug. 6 2018, Updated 7:24 p.m. ET

The Legacy Collection, founded by Edwina Kulego, features a new line of vegan nude lipsticks created for dark skin.

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The collection, in collaboration with Celfie Cosmetics, launched this month. Kulego was born and raised in Sweden to Ghanaian parents and manages International Business Development at UBM Fashion Group, where she helps international fashion brands create pathways into the U.S. market. She rose to prominence with a purpose and passion for women empowerment. The Legacy Collection was actually named after her newborn daughter, Legacy. A proper name for the heiress of an innovative line.

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“Being an African woman in the western world, I’ve always found it challenging to find ‘nudes’ that truly complement darker skin. Whether it’s in shoes, apparel or beauty, finding the right nude hues for women of color can be a hassle. Therefore, I decided to create my own lipstick collection addressing this need called The Legacy Collection.”

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“Being an African woman in the western world, I’ve always found it challenging to find ‘nudes’ that truly complement darker skin. Whether it’s in shoes, apparel or beauty, finding the right nude hues for women of color can be a hassle. Therefore, I decided to create my own lipstick collection addressing this need called The Legacy Collection.”

The collection introduces us to 6 shades: Liberia, Egypt, Ghana, Angola, Congo, and Yaounde. The colors were “inspired by and represent destinations in Africa.” They vary “from a deep, pigmented chocolate hue to a blissful beige.”

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The campaign features 6 inspiring women in the fashion and beauty world: Rachel Johnson@lovingrachel, Sharifa Murdock@sharifasays, Ursula Stephen@ursulastephen, Rosie Philidor@rosiephilidor, Briana Rose @exothermic_rose, and Bianca Stewart@iqueenb.

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The Legacy Collection: Liberia – Deep Chocolate. Model: Rachel Johnson. Rachel’s Day to Day Legacy: “To follow my intuition every step of every day.”

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The Legacy Collection: Egypt – Cocoa Powder. Model: Sharifa Murdock. Sharifa’s Day to Day Legacy: “Fostering the future”

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The Legacy Collection: Ghana – Creamy Nougat. Model: Ursula Stephen. Ursula’s Day To Day Legacy: “To educate and inspire those that are coming after me”

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The Legacy Collection: Angola – Rich Brown. Model: Rosie Philidor. Rosie’s Day to Day Legacy: “To just be authentic”

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The Legacy Collection: Yaounde – Radiant Rose. Model: Briana Rose. Briana’s Day to Day Legacy: “Creating healing spaces for women”

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The Legacy Collection: Congo – Beige Bliss. Model: Bianca Stewart. Bianca’s Day to Day Legacy: “designing clothing for tall women”

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The packaging was inspired by her love of minimalism and one of her favorite color combinations: black and gold (royal af!).

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“With Edwina‘s background growing up in Sweden, an appreciation of minimalism was captured in the design details which features a sleek black and gold aesthetic, one of Edwina‘s favorite color combinations.”

The line of lipsticks retails for $85.99 and is available on celfiecosmetics.com. The lipsticks are also available on edwinakulego.com where the collection is sold and each individual lipstick retails at $14.99.

All are welcome to be a part of the Legacy. Let us know your favorites!

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