Does red lipstick suit me? Pic on profile.

(55 Posts)
Keztrel Sun 07-Jul-13 22:49:57

This is the only one I've found that doesn't look ridiculous, but I'm still not sure it's right. I think maybe pinks and purples look better on me, but I really want to be able to wear bright red!

Keztrel Tue 09-Jul-13 08:29:25

I made it private again as everyone agreed on the type of red I need, evening smile

Mrslettuce I always wear a little bit of blusher so I don't look dead, but maybe i do need a bit more with bright lips.

eveningprimrose Tue 09-Jul-13 08:18:13

Just come to the thread and I can't see your profile?

MrsLettuce Mon 08-Jul-13 22:30:00

Ah, right, have you tried using a teeny bit of blush?

Keztrel Mon 08-Jul-13 21:33:55

I have a v bright pink pretty close to that MrsLettuce and love it. DH hates it though! He always says I'm too pale for such a bright colour hmm

MrsLettuce Mon 08-Jul-13 21:29:54

I bet Girl About Town would be great on you, it;s not red though.

Keztrel Mon 08-Jul-13 21:25:39

Ooh dare you looks great MrsLettuce, thanks! I feel a trip to Mac coming on...would like a try Russian red too, mainly for the name...

MrsLettuce Mon 08-Jul-13 21:04:37

How about Mac Dare You?

Keztrel Mon 08-Jul-13 20:59:25

Absolute Power looks quite close to 499 in pictures actually, but I bet chanel have a lot of options too...

Keztrel Mon 08-Jul-13 20:57:44

Queen I think ruby woo is a lighter, brighter red than the 499 - I want a deep cherry like the 499, but which doesn't turn fuchsia.

Keztrel Mon 08-Jul-13 20:54:46

Yep I reckon what mrslettuce says looks great, unless you have the kind of eyes that look good without makeup. Mine look a bit undone somehow with just mascara, but it could be all in my head of course!

MrsLettuce Mon 08-Jul-13 20:22:37

lashes= lashings

MrsLettuce Mon 08-Jul-13 20:06:28

I do lightly winged eyeliner and lashes of mascara, maybe a neutral eyeshadow. Top lid only.

Mascara on the bottom lashes is OK if that;s what you're used to but certainly no liner, maybe a teeny weeny bit of shadow. No colour in any case.

QueenCadbury Mon 08-Jul-13 20:01:41

I've just tried the rimmel one again with the fingertip application and actually it looks much better and less brown that when I've applied from the tube or brush.

I know someone said to go natural with the eyes but whenever I've played around with red lips I always need some kind of eye makeup even if just eyeliner to balance it out. But maybe that 's just me?

QueenCadbury Mon 08-Jul-13 19:54:18

keztrel it kind of does that with me too. I just assumed it was normal confused. My bright pinkis a HOC one too. May have to go and try ruby woo but I also want plumful in your recommendation. I went to try it on Saturday and liked it but it was so hot and busy that I couldn't't be bothered to wait to buy it. I also have kate moss for rimmel which has been recommended a lot no here but not sure if it's too brown for a winter.

Keztrel Mon 08-Jul-13 15:45:37

Queen I think 499 was one of the ones HoC recommended for me too - its a great colour. But I found all the HoC lipsticks did that annoying thing of turning fuchsia round the edges after a few mins of wear. Don't know if anyone else gets this but certain brands do that on me.

Keztrel Mon 08-Jul-13 15:33:56

Oh I haven't found that with Ruby Woo Vibbe, my hand was covered in it earlier and it came off fine. Don't have any other Mac reds though. Yet!

Vibbe Mon 08-Jul-13 15:22:40

I don't think there's a problem with the Anne Hathaway look - it's more if you have Kim Kardashian smoky eye make up and red lips for day wear. It'll just be a bit too much...

I'm not so keen on liquid eyeliner on myself, so instead I do push eyeliner, which is basically just pushing a dark shadow into/close to the eyelashes. It's much softer and IMO more of a daily make up look.

Btw, Absolute Power (and other red MAC lipsticks) stain like mad. I tried a couple on my hand earlier today, and even after washing my hands several times, using heavy duty make up remover and rubbing well, I still have the stains from MAC's products. Lipsticks from other brands came off no problem.

50ShadesOfMaybe Mon 08-Jul-13 14:29:28

I read somewhere recently that a study showed that female faces with strong eyebrows and red lipstick were consistently picked as younger and more attractive than thin eyebrows and other coloured lips. Can't find a link.

Have never plucked my eyebrows much and have definitely started wearing my red lippy more!

BTW, OP, you look lovely. Try the red lipstck!

Keztrel Mon 08-Jul-13 14:16:06

Vibbe Absolute Power looks lovely.

Funnily enough I just googled black eyeliner, red lipstick, because I can't cope with not wearing eyeliner (I know a lot of advice says stick to just a bit of mascara if you have red lips), and a picture of Anne Hathaway came up - I love the red she's wearing. Also love this look - the eyes are simple but still with a good amount of black eyeliner...

Vibbe Mon 08-Jul-13 13:18:11

Ruby woo is very drying, so make sure you have a good lip balm.

I would use a darker red, not as pink, but not necessarily with very warm undertones.
I have MAC Absolute Power, which is very similar to Ruby woo, but not as drying. It goes on very blue-toned, and when it wears off, it becomes almost pink, similar to the colour of the lipstick on your picture.

I'd go for something closer to Chanel Rouge Allure Laque Dragon (discontinued, but there are dupes) or Clinique long last lipstick in Party Red.

Alternatively, it might be worth having a look at the red lipstick video Lisa Eldridge has done. She goes through a lot of lipsticks and gives advice on application.

QueenCadbury Mon 08-Jul-13 12:52:20

mrsletteuce that is a fab tip. I applied my bright red with fingertips today and it looked ok-red but not in your face red. keztrel I have the HOC 499 one and like you trying to be brave about wearing it.

Keztrel Mon 08-Jul-13 12:00:37

Bahaha I'm going to do that littledragon! And what an excellent compliment grin

littleredragon Mon 08-Jul-13 11:57:53

I went to a girlie lunch thing with loads of women and had the best compliment. I have tried Ruby Woo, but it is not a good one on me unfortunately. I have Chanel's Pirate. Anyhoos I had a shear layer of foundation and powder, did tiny line of black on top lashes and did a lot less mascara than usual, polished brows, which was hard as I am usually a smokey eye, nude lip woman. Lips were a few layers of Pirate all blotted and lined and looking immaculate. Anyway, there was this other woman on the table with loads of smudgy red lipstick and wearing loads of eye makeup. One of the women came up to me and said, you really need to show that woman how to wear red lipstick properly.

I was thrilled!!!!

Keztrel, you def need a lip brush for red. Go to the Chanel counter, try on the lipsticks using a brush (disposable ones) and then ask the assistant if you can keep the brush grin

Keztrel Mon 08-Jul-13 11:49:00

No practicality, just Mac blot powder in medium. Why? I have a few foundation recommedations if you're after one for v pale pink people smile I only wear it when I'm having a bad skin day.

practicality Mon 08-Jul-13 11:46:30

Keztral- are you wearing foundation in your photo?

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