fair skin...never ever had a 'red' lippy. is there one that'd work?!

(85 Posts)
iamnowawhaticallmother Mon 06-May-13 22:28:41

I have fair skin, light blonde hair, green eyes. Generally wear v subtle make up and akl pinks. I would LOVE to wear a striking lipstick.but they all look rudiculous on me. Can i wear a dark/ a red lipstick or am i forever to wear nudes?!

iamnowawhaticallmother Mon 06-May-13 22:29:42

Sorry. I can spell. Phone terrible. That's ALL pinks. And ridiculous.

Try revlon lip butter in candy apple - it's a gorgeous sheer red, easy to wear and I bet it'd work with your colouring. Keep the rest of your slap to a minimum and it'll be lovely smile

iamnowawhaticallmother Mon 06-May-13 22:35:35

Thank u codswallop! I look fine till i add lippy then... Drag queen.

I know what you mean! It's taken me ages to find one I can wear during the day without feeling like a total painted fool grin - if you try it, come back and let me know if it works?

FrugalFashionista Mon 06-May-13 22:41:17

I have your coloring (cool tones - work out whether you are cool or warm) and a dozen medium pink lipstick in heavy rotation. In theory yes. In practice, I don't like pure reds on me - somehow too harsh and even aging - almost reds (Chanel Coco Rouge Rouge Orage) in winter and deep fuchsias (Cambon, Legende) look 'red' on me but somehow much better.

I sometimes wear a plum lipstick (Chanel Etole) during the dark seasons but it's a bit too dark on me <vampire bride>

MarianForrester Mon 06-May-13 22:45:30

The Kate Moss red for Rimmel is really nice. I have similar colouring and am a make up floozy, but it bears my Chanel one...

currentlyconfuseddotcom Mon 06-May-13 22:48:43

I have similar colouring to you, the experts usually advise reds with a 'blue undertone'.

Can you try a smear of a true red if you're not sure about full coverage?

MarianForrester Mon 06-May-13 22:50:31

Beats, not bears....

FlightyAphrodite Mon 06-May-13 22:52:04

Can I hijack and ask for a red recommendation too? Fair skin with dark hair and eyes, want a nice one for my fifties inspired make up for my wedding...

clattypatty Mon 06-May-13 22:54:06

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

roseinwinter Mon 06-May-13 23:19:23

Revlon fire and Ice lipstick is perfect with fair skin!

iamnowawhaticallmother Tue 07-May-13 09:16:58

i think i have warm colourings ... but not sure. i will tan easily now the sun comes out and im probably going to tone down the very light hair. the only lipstick that has been daring that suits me is a fluorescent almost pink colour by Givenchy. but reds.... look horrid. i see holly Willoughby looking gorgeous wearing one and think - why cant it look good on me?! i look like a scary clown. not a big problem i know - but 31 soon and sick to death of never being different from 'mute nudes'

MrsLettuce Tue 07-May-13 09:22:14

Flighty Mac Ruby Woo is the perfect matte retro red.

comelywenchlywoo Tue 07-May-13 09:32:39

I was going to say Mac Ruby Woo is supposed to be the go-to red lippy, but I see Mrs has beaten me to it!

Lisa Eldridge does a tutorial on red lips. Have a look, but I would heartily recommend looking at her other videos - she gives excellent advice.

(not that I'm confident in red lippy, but I have bad skin)

TallulahBetty Tue 07-May-13 09:35:38

I second Revlon lip butter in Candy Apple. Lovely sheer colour but definitely red. I've always been scared of red lipstick but this is a revelation smile

flipchart Tue 07-May-13 09:37:41

Go to the Mac or Bobby Brown counter and get them to pick the one that is right for you. They have some great colours.

ExRatty Tue 07-May-13 10:25:55

Sometimes though not often I wear a bright red chanel lipstick
flat base eyeliner and mascara
Lipstick is Rouge Allure Dragon..blue based old school glam glam glam red

ZaraW Tue 07-May-13 11:03:36

I use Stila Logan Berry. Easy to apply as it comes in the pen applicator.

EmpressMaud Tue 07-May-13 11:22:21

I'm fair also, with blue eyes. I usually wear a nude lipstick, Bobbi Brown in Nude. However, I've just tried a red (mentioned here), and it is actually quite subtle, the Revlon Candy Apple.

yes yes to Ruby Woo

I'm always on the look out for a new red - thanks for the recommendation of Candy Apple! It's on the list.

LadyBigtoes Tue 07-May-13 12:03:08

I'm also v. fair OP and wanted to try a bright red that didn't look daft. My suggestion is clinique chubby stick in Ten Ton Tomato. It's v sheer and almost like a lip balm, so it won't last ages, but the orangey red is great with pale skin, I love it.

showerhead Tue 07-May-13 13:30:29

i was going to say try the Clinique chubby sticks intense. My colouring is different to yours but although i wore very red lipstick throughout my 20s i got out of the habit as a mum and now find i look too painted in it. To remedy this I am getting back into it by using fairly sheer reds to start with. I got the clinique consultant to try out several shades on me until I found one i really liked. Recently i bought No7s sheer temptation in Glam which is a lovely sheer red that works for me as an everyday lippy.
I'll have to check out the Candy apple suggestion next!

Everyone's talking about this Revlon stuff! I went out with my friend on sunday night, she'd read about it in a magazine and bought one for herself. Really is gorgeous, I need to get to Boots and get some.

I so wanted to love Ruby Woo, but whatever I do it goes on like chalk sad

I had a chubby stick in Super Strawberry and lost the bastard thing straight away! It was lovely and I want another one. I'll check out the reds, I went straight to the pink...

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