Blue red lipstick

(35 Posts)
TheMightyMing Sun 06-Dec-15 22:32:19

I am after a nice lipstick which won't make my teeth look yellow, I think it needs to be blue red? I have dark hair but quite fair skin, mid brown eyes. I suit black , red and jewel coloured clothes.
I bought a mac one last year but it's a bit to bricky-purpley. Expensive mistake. Wouldn't mind something mid range like LOreal , Revlon.

Talisin Sun 06-Dec-15 22:44:35

Really Red by Revlon is a brilliant blue red, one of the very few I can wear.

Talisin Sun 06-Dec-15 22:53:48

If you ever wish to go mad on the budget though, this one is amazing.

AnnekaRice Sun 06-Dec-15 23:28:51

MAC ruby woo
Icon femme rouge Hourglass lipstick (someone got me it as a gift)
Revlon also

LoadsaBlusher Sun 06-Dec-15 23:31:56

Came on to say Ruby Woo too

rubyflipper Sun 06-Dec-15 23:35:03

All Fired Up by Mac is an amazing matte blue-red.

Notonaschoolnight Mon 07-Dec-15 11:30:42

Loreal Blakes red

YesOfCourseAlways Mon 07-Dec-15 13:37:02

I was going to say Blake's red too, very good for the price

Whatsername24 Mon 07-Dec-15 13:43:19

Mac Russian Red is blue toned and usually looks great with dark hair and pale skin.

GoApeShit Mon 07-Dec-15 13:52:03

MAC Russian Red. Much more blue-toned than Ruby Woo.

LettuceLaughton Mon 07-Dec-15 13:53:23

Ruby woo is indeed the holy grail if red lipstick. Too pricey for me for everyday wear. Rimmel Kate 111 kiss of life is a good dupe but although it's a matte it's nowhere near as matte as ruby woo, still very nice though.

MagicalHamSandwich Mon 07-Dec-15 13:55:19

Heavens! I came on here to say Ruby Woo by MAC, believe it or not ...

LettuceLaughton Mon 07-Dec-15 13:55:38

Yy Russian red is more blue but ruby woo suits more people.

GoApeShit Mon 07-Dec-15 14:40:44

Isn't it funny; my colouring suits Russian Red far better. I do love Ruby Woo though. And Mac lippies in general <fires up MAC website, primes credit card>

Whatsername24 Mon 07-Dec-15 15:37:57

Neither Ruby Woo or Russian Red suit me because of the blue tone, I do like Lady Danger though and Dangerous is a nice shade of red but I find it difficult to apply - it's a very dry matte (it's a Retro Matte) and drags, but using balm first means that it just slips off and looks patchy on application.

I spend far too much money in Mac.

LettuceLaughton Mon 07-Dec-15 15:48:21

The retro mattes get very hard when they're cold which makes them practically impossible to apply smoothly, IME. Is worth poping the tube in your bra a pocket for 20 minutes or half an hour if they're chilled.

katesmith25 Mon 07-Dec-15 15:53:56

Vibrant blue-based cherry reds contrast with pink undertones in fair skin to make lips pop.They also happen to make teeth look whiter. It's a youthful red shade, for sure

Whatsername24 Mon 07-Dec-15 18:58:02

Thanks for the tip Lettuce, I'll stick it in my bra in the morning and give it a try grin

keeponkeepinon Mon 07-Dec-15 20:20:56

I would love to be able to wear a red. I'm on the look out for a blue red too. I'm fair with pink undertones. I don't want to spend too much trying out at first, I am not sure I am bold enough to have the confidence to wear it. Plus I have quite fine lips and I wonder if it may look harsh on thinner lips.
Anyone know of a semi sheer that might fit the bill as a try out?

GrimDamnFanjo Tue 08-Dec-15 09:09:22

Keep try one of the redder lip butters by Revlon? I have Velvet Red and I had another one too.
For blue reds I too have Ruby Woo but the Rimmel Kate Moss 001 s a nice long lasting red.

Whatsername24 Tue 08-Dec-15 09:16:52

Lettuce that worked a treat! wink

Yes keepon, as grim said, the Revlon lip butters are worth looking at, and they also do various coloured balms (in a chunky crayon style) including one which is a lip stain. I have one of the ColorBurst Matte Balms and it lasts pretty well.

keeponkeepinon Tue 08-Dec-15 12:32:06

Thanks, does anyone else struggle to work out if its a blue toned red? That's why I need recommendations really, when I look at them in the shop they look scarily deep and I can't tell whether they are the right tone anyway! I'm going to look at those lip butters in boots, they usually have offers on. Thanks!

Whatsername24 Tue 08-Dec-15 12:51:38

I don't really struggle so much now. I'm quite good at judging colours - years of practice and learning from mistakes made wink

ProbablyMe Tue 08-Dec-15 12:56:52

Cherry Pop lip colour and primer by Clinique is good.

YesOfCourseAlways Tue 08-Dec-15 13:50:39

Keepon try the Revlon lacquer balm in Enticing

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