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Pale freckly types, which pinky/reddy lipstick do you wear?

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HotBurrito1 Sun 07-Oct-12 14:43:13

I've always gone for lip glosses as I've struggled to find a lipstick shade to suit me. Going for a few 1940s style outfits recently and really need a strongly coloured lippy to go with the look. I have mousey/blondey hair and I'm quite pale. Trouble is they usually make me look ill!

Any pale/freckly types found a good one?

frillyflower Sun 07-Oct-12 15:00:52

I am pale (well with pink cheeks) and freckly with blonde hair. I always end up with a darkish red berry shade like Chanel Rouge Allure 'Sexy' (my current favourite).

lisaro Sun 07-Oct-12 15:03:28

Never ever pink. Urgh. Usually brick (orange ad opposed to blue based) reds.

HotBurrito1 Sun 07-Oct-12 15:04:58

Thanks will check that out frilly. I had a Chanel true red one once which made me look like coco the clown, but a berry red might be a better tone.

HotBurrito1 Sun 07-Oct-12 15:16:03

Just looked it up frilly, looks lovely.

Never pink Lisaro? Sounds strict! I suit some pink clothes, but usually the pale tones.

lisaro Sun 07-Oct-12 15:24:34

I'm auburn. Never ever found a pink that suited, not even a dusky shade. Apart from that I just am not keen in the colour! smile

frillyflower Sun 07-Oct-12 15:27:09

Blue based reds make your teeth look v white too. Win win!

HotBurrito1 Sun 07-Oct-12 15:55:14

Frilly they might make mine slightly White!

Fair enough Lisaro. I am drawn to getting red for the drama angle.

Thanks for the help folks grin

lisaro Sun 07-Oct-12 16:26:45

Do give an update If you do.

fedupofnamechanging Sun 07-Oct-12 16:28:37

I am pale and freckly, with dark brown hair. I bought the Revlon Just Bitten, in Crush (005). It looks beautiful. It's a lovely plummy shade, that glides on.

I cannot 'do' red lipstick - much as I try it just looks wrong. Even the Kate Moss Rimmel one that S&B said suited everyone. Not me, it doesn't!

NotMostPeople Sun 07-Oct-12 16:30:38

I'm Auburn hair, pale skin and I just can't do pink. Mac lipstick in Twig is my boldest lippy.

Aquelven Sun 07-Oct-12 16:58:04

Myface cosmetics, Boots, Strawberry is the only red I've been able to wear that doesn't make me look like a corpse. Fabulous colour.

HotBurrito1 Sun 07-Oct-12 21:16:39

Ooh! More suggestions. Thanks all, will check them all out and update in due course. Thanks again.

Hetaera Sun 07-Oct-12 21:44:57

If you really fancy going for it with a red, try Ruby Woo by Mac. It is bright, but it is a lovely blue based red that seems to suit my pale, freckly mousy-ness. It is matte, so gives a good retro look too.

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