This is the brand's attempt at including dark skin tones in its actual nude lipstick collection called The Buffs.
The Buffs contains multiple nude shades for light and medium skin tones. The nude lipsticks for deeper complexions? They're actually deep reds — so if a darker-complected person wanted an actual nude lipstick match, they wouldn't get it with this collection.
Here's an exclusive image of me trying to figure out why Maybelline is trying to make lilac happen in neutrals, but still hasn't created a *real* flesh-toned nude for darker people.
NOT cool, Maybelline. Before getting creative with pastels and berry colors — let's get the basics right. Dark-skinned customers deserve way more effort than this.