Rasta Women can wear lipstick and makeup, according to Queen Ifrica.

Queen Ifrica
Queen Ifrica

There has always been a misconception that Rasta women are all natural and did not partake in the wearing of makeup to enhance their beauty.  In fact, it is commonplace in sons by Rasta artistes to uplift the natural Black woman.

So when 18 Karat Reggae ventured on Instagram and saw a very sexy Queen Ifrica, beautifully adorned in purple lipstick; it was somewhat shocking.  So in an effort to learn more about the Rasta culture, we asked the question if Rasta women were allowed to wear makeup.  While some we offended by the word “allowed”, others were quick to school us on why Rasta did not wear makeup in the past but doing so is perfectly fine now.

It turns out that the main reason Rasta did not wear makeup in the past was because of how things like lipstick was made.

See the comments below to get a better understanding of why lipstick was not worn by Rasta women in the past but is now.

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@18_karat_reggae Rastas didn’t use to wear lipstick because they used to use swine oils to make the shine. Now, many cosmetic company’s are no longer using animals byproducts and actually making all natural cosmetics allowing us to safely use cosmetics.


@18_karat_reggae main rule Rasta have is love. Which if applied you can avoid all 10. think Rasta a idiot fi write thou shall not wear lipstick? Use another example like christians aren’t allowed to wear false hair.. which never have nothing fi do with christianity and clearly most ppl wear it same way. Yes them mek bad oil lipstick but no style the thing bout pig oil, me notice ppl always a try hi-light or make controversy from Rasta ~
Lipsticks may be made from several waxes such as beeswax, ozokerite and candelilla wax. Because of its high melting point, carnauba wax is a key ingredient in terms of strengthening the lipstick. Various oils and fats are used in lipsticks, such as olive oil, mineral oil, cocoa butter, lanolin, and petrolatum.

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Render your heart and not your garment, the almighty looks at the heart and say Come As You Are.


This is how you really know that the majority of those that say Rasta, don’t even know what it is. They constantly keep mixing up Rastas with Christian. Our African Women was and is always the most beautifully adorned. Ant man weh nuh want di woman dem fi look good…….Is Ah BattyMan……💯🌴🇯🇲



@18_karat_reggae well lipstick and make up was worn by ancesors in particular Eygptians thousands of years ago it was part of there culture and grooming so i dont see why a Rasta or anyone trying to live a hollistic lifestyle would mind this..its not what you do in life but the way you do it and the meditation of your heart..blessed love 💚💛❤️




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