About the DSRL Project
“Breaking Barriers and Building Confidence!” is the tag-line of ForBrownGirls’ latest ongoing online campaign that invites women with darker skin complexions to submit and showcase a photo of them rocking a red lip (). Since April, the organization has been promoting this project through social media and word of mouth to help put an end to the notion that women of a darker hue don’t look attractive wearing bright colors, in particular, red lipstick. Along with abolishing that stigma, the project will serve as inspiration to any girl or woman who have given into this stereotype and shied away from wearing a red lip. In viewing such images, a darker skinned girl who is hesitant to try a red lip will find the confidence to step out of her comfort zone, disregarding the opinion of anyone else. The project has received much support and we look forward to reaching our goal of having 1,000+ women participate.
Send your photos to [email protected]
- It should just be you in the photo
- Photo must be clear
- Include your first name & state
- Include brand & shade of your red lipstick
- No Collages Please
The DSRL Project has posted and will post all submissions of dark complexioned girls rocking their red lip because each and every one is awesome. We are all about empowerment and combatting colorism and sexism. We don’t believe in wearing something for the approval of anyone else. If you like it, you rock it- And we LOVE it! Girls with darker skin complexions can rock anything beautifully, especially red lipstick! Please keep submitting and spreading the word!
– FBG & The DSRL Project
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