The new beauty brand that helps you shop for all skin tones from home


With shops having been closed for two months now and weeks upon spent in lockdown, we’ve all had to resort to online shopping for everything apart from groceries.

And after spending hours on end looking at our own reflections in video calls all we’re spending our money on at the moment is anything that will perk up our drab faces.

But with shops closed and lockdown imposed it can be risky investing in new makeup without trying it on with on our own personal colouring.

So new British beauty brand Emolyne has come to the rescue with its forward-thinking colourful makeup designed to suit all skin shades.

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The chic new London brand, which is based on African beauty influences, is made up of 30 lipstick, lip liner and nail polish shades that each come in matching colours.

Full of diverse nude shades and a range of red tones, the brand uses lovely creamy lip formulas and glossy nail polishes with flawless finishes.

And so that we can all shop from the comfort of our own homes, the brand’s website has a function where customers can find their shade.

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Simply choose from a selection of 15 models, all with different skin tones, and then the site will show you what each of the 30 lipstick and lip liner shades will look like on your skin shade.

When you click through to a shade that you like, you will then be given the option to buy either the lip liner, lipstick, nail polish or the complete set of all three products.

And our favourite thing about the brand? Each products comes in the most gorgeous packaging.

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The nail polishes feature an elegant finish a small square bottle and black and gold lid, while the lip liners come in a sleek gold or black tube.

And the lipsticks top everything. The click-open tube comes with a glittery gold and rose-gold finish for a fabulous look that beats any other lippie we’ve seen.

These shades are so beautiful that we kind of what a set of each colour…

Aleesha Badkar
Aleesha Badkar

Aleesha is digital shopping writer at woman&home - so whether you're looking for beauty, fashion, health or home buys, she knows all the best places to splash your cash. She earned an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London in 2017 after graduating from University of Leeds in 2014 with a BA in English and Spanish (which took her to Madrid for a fun Rioja and tapas-packed year). Aleesha has worked for woman&home since 2019, when she joined the team as their digital news writer. A year on the news team gained her quick and reactive writing skills and a love for breaking stories, invaluable insight into where to get the best lifestyle releases first, an AOP awards nomination and the nickname ‘crazy watch lady’ after she became so obsessed with the royals that she followed breaking news alerts on her Apple Watch.

Before joining the woman&home team, Aleesha wrote for their sister site GoodtoKnow, where she covered celebrity news, health advice and where to snap up the cheapest lifestyle buys. With a background in beauty, Aleesha has also written for Stylist and Women’s Health where she developed an understanding into what makes a stellar product and which brands are worth paying attention to. She never leaves the house without a slick of lip balm and a good slathering of SPF, cannot live without an eyelash curler by her side and is always on the hunt for new lipsticks to add to her ‘Lipstick of the Day’ Instagram story highlight (and color-coordinated collection).

But it’s not just beauty buys Aleesha can help you with. Social media savviness, strong PR relationships and a need to stay in the know mean she’s all about the latest fashions, clever gadgets and reliable lifestyle buys too. She loves indulging in an interior craze (with a bedroom drowned in prints, plants and pink), is a regular visitor to the Missoma and Edge of Ember 'New In' pages and can’t resist the allure of a kitchen gadget—just ask her three coffee machines.

When she’s not playing around with new products and testing anything she can get her hands on, Aleesha spends most of her time with her head in a current bestseller, catching up on the latest Netflix craze with her sister, trying out new recipes, drinking wine with her bestie and (in non-COVID times) has been known to be a bit of a jetsetter amongst her friendship group. Oh and she makes the most of her Disney+ subscription by watching the Marvel films on repeat (definitely not just for Chris Evans...).

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