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?!

AlwaysSleepingBeauty Mon 27-May-13 00:36:38

I've recently bought Lipstick Queen Deep Red Sinner and it might actually be my perfect red, I would highly recommend it.

SchnitzelVonKrumm Sun 26-May-13 23:03:09

Bobbi Brown 'Red' is v.good for pale, cool skin tones.

I read this thread and picked up a Candy Apple too! I have about 10 lip butters, but not a red one. I don't like it as much as some of my others, but it's the most wearable bright red lipstick I have, it will be lovely with a bit of a tan in summer smile

SorrelForbes Fri 17-May-13 10:28:46

I've worn mine a couple of times this week. I do like it and I'm sure I'll wear it again but it definitely makes me look older/harder.

mirai Fri 17-May-13 09:37:00

Just to say my Candy Apple has just been delivered and OH MY GOD I absolutely LOVE it!! It's perfect, a nice bold colour but not as matte or heavy as a lipstick, so it has a nice gloss that makes it less formal and scary to red lippy first timers!

The only problem is I think I now want the entire lip butter collection shock grin

comelywenchlywoo Mon 13-May-13 09:15:27

I've not been using liner, but have been using the "edge" of the bullet to draw a crisper line around the edges.

HTH

mirai Mon 13-May-13 02:09:04

You can use a nude lip liner with a red lippy, it'll help you look 'finished' but won't give you the bold OTT effect of using a red liner!

JustinBiebermakesmevom Sun 12-May-13 23:38:08

To everyone that has bought the Revlon Candy Apple lippy and is loving it - do you use a lipliner with it ? The problem with red lipstick I have is that when I use a lipliner it can end up looking too made up but when I don't it just looks as thought I've been eating a red ice lolly. Think I've got funny lips as they definitely need some kind of definition...I always use a lip liner with my nude or pink lippies

SorrelForbes Sun 12-May-13 08:56:28

No! I just grabbed the last wrapped one grin

comelywenchlywoo Sun 12-May-13 08:45:07

sorrel you're not suggesting it was you who used the second lipstick because the tester was so yucky are you?!!!! wink

No I'm in Scotland - it must be MNers the length of the country rushing out to try Revlon Candy Apple. I wonder if Boots have notice a spike in sales?

SorrelForbes Sat 11-May-13 23:26:31

comely. You're not in the SW are you? The tester in my boots was in an awfully yucky state

comelywenchlywoo Sat 11-May-13 22:40:34

I had to try two Boots to get mine. The first one only had a tester and one that clearly had been used (yuk).

I'm really in love with this lippy. Lovely and sheer, but with a pop of colour. Thank you S&B!

scottishmummy Sat 11-May-13 22:16:00

good for you,after all,you snooze you lose

SorrelForbes Sat 11-May-13 19:48:50

I got the last Candy Apple in the very large Boots where I live. There was another lady trying the tester and I leant across her and took the last one blush

TallulahBetty Sat 11-May-13 18:33:37

There must be a national shortage by now!!

mrsblakey Sat 11-May-13 18:16:33

just bought the revlon candy apple too !!

SorrelForbes Sat 11-May-13 16:56:08

Ok, I've just bought the Revlon Candy Apple. Lovely. I think it's the sheerness that makes it wearable on me.

Acually this pic gives you a better idea of different colours.

Sounds like you are cooler toned TBH. I am warm toned and can't wear bright pinks as they look very odd.

There is a red out there for you! My personal favourite is this one which is not a brown toned as it looks.

I can't find a swatch of it online as most blogs are not allowed in work. If you have an Illamasqua counter/store near you I would urge you to visit them - I much prefer their reds to MAC, and they have lots of variations.

Catlike Sat 11-May-13 09:07:10

Same here! It's lovely smile Has the teeniest tiniest gold flecks in, which make it very pretty and forgiving to wear.

It's 3 for 2 at revlon in boots at the moment too...

babybarrister Fri 10-May-13 22:58:51

I just got the Revlon lip butter cqandy apple - nice colour - thanks S and B ...

SorrelForbes Fri 10-May-13 15:41:22

Oh thanks, will pop to Boots tomorrow!

comelywenchlywoo Fri 10-May-13 14:46:48

If you are considering getting a Revlon lippy, pop to Boots, put your advantage card in the special machine, print off the £2 off lipstick voucher and get your lippy for £2 less. I don't know how long the offer lasts but I did it today when I succumbed to MN S and B peer pressure yet again

JustinBiebermakesmevom Fri 10-May-13 08:34:03

I'd love to get away with red lipstick (have similar colouring to OP, short blonde hair, green eyes) but unfortunately I'm prone to hormonal break outs on my chin. At the moment I have something resembling a meteorite on the right side of my chin....I do think a red lippy can suit any colouring but only if your chin is pretty much perfect....

1gglePiggle Thu 09-May-13 23:07:54

If you want a cheapie try Miss Sporty Dr Balm in sweet kiss SOS. It's a nice sheer red, doesn't last on lips long but only a couple of quid. It's a good gentle way of starting to wear red!

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