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AuntieMaggie Wed 23-Jan-13 16:54:35

I want a nude(ish) lipstick that isn't a flat colour but has a bit of an iridescent(?) sheen but isn't too brown iyswim?

I've been watching the RHOBH and have been inspired by their lip shades...

notMarlene Wed 23-Jan-13 19:57:02

"pistol-in-your-knickers pink" exactly

Red is the way forward. Yes. unbeatable. I'm loathe to mention it 'cause I'm alwas banging on about it.

coffeeinbed Wed 23-Jan-13 19:58:56


keep meaning to thy Carthage.Is that a glossy or matte one?
Have Mexican Rose though - perfect colour, bleeds like buggery. And glossy.

notMarlene Wed 23-Jan-13 20:01:08

marquise looks like it'd probably be too pale on most people, but then if you're very fair. Who knows.

notMarlene Wed 23-Jan-13 20:02:50

Carthage appears to be as matte as nars go. they call the range Pure Matte. I beg to differ but it's certainly not glossy. Have not seen it in the flwsh.

coffeeinbed Wed 23-Jan-13 20:04:50

Oh I love my reds.
Far too much, I think.
having said that, just bought the prettiest almost nude one - Nars Mayflowers.

notMarlene Wed 23-Jan-13 20:04:56

Don't forget that what's your perfect nude in winter will probab;y be a bit too light in summer however thorough you are with the sun screen, just like foundation really.

coffeeinbed Wed 23-Jan-13 20:06:17

It's very similar to Funny Face on the website.
NotM - I meant Mexican Rose that was glossy.

AuntieMaggie Wed 23-Jan-13 20:12:39

I bought in 181 which is an orange red at xmas - does that count???

I want something paler to go with my brighter eyeshadows (of which I have masses!!!!)

AuntieMaggie Wed 23-Jan-13 20:13:21

FFS damn copy and paste


AuntieMaggie Wed 23-Jan-13 20:15:29

Sunscreen??? ha ha ha ha... are you not in the UK then Marlene???

GnocchiGnocchiWhosThere Wed 23-Jan-13 20:25:46

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AuntieMaggie Wed 23-Jan-13 20:29:17

my point was what summer?

dizzy77 Wed 23-Jan-13 20:31:17

I have darker brown hair: Clinique tenderheart as mentioned by Scottish mummy. Also possibly a tiny but of too good a "nude" match for me is max factor lip finity shade 001 - I'd really like something half a tone darker (the next one in their range is too much for me) You can add the incandescence with a gloss like the blistex suggested before: it needs a moist topcoat but don't think you're tied to the balm that comes with it as I use whatever's in my bag on top.

notMarlene Wed 23-Jan-13 20:32:13

Am indeed not in the UK grin Not anywhere warm either.

AuntieMaggie Wed 23-Jan-13 20:34:19

I bought sunscreen last year and I still haven't opened it.... the only time I was outside it was raining and I had a brolly over my head!

notMarlene Wed 23-Jan-13 20:48:43

<wags finger> that's Very Silly Maggie. You'll regret it voice of experience.

But, yes, the red you have is a classic. Just wear that!

AuntieMaggie Wed 23-Jan-13 20:57:33

I do have spf in my estee lauder foundation though sad Had it done anything other than rain here last summer then I would've used it wink

I love that lipstick but it tends to look a bit OTT with some of my eyeshadows!

notMarlene Wed 23-Jan-13 20:57:44


notMarlene Wed 23-Jan-13 20:58:05

x pots

notMarlene Wed 23-Jan-13 20:59:09

yes, it does need subtile rest of the face. Vary handy for rush days. swipe of nude eyeshadow, mascara, red lippy and BAM!

AuntieMaggie Wed 23-Jan-13 21:00:12

Thank you grin

dazzlingdeborahrose Wed 23-Jan-13 21:17:06

Can't believe nobody has mentioned bobbi brown lipstick in nude. The perfect lipstick smile

Elemental Wed 23-Jan-13 21:41:26

Pom Pom by Soap and Glory is a lovely totally matt bright pink, by the way.

Elemental Wed 23-Jan-13 21:42:37

And my best nude is Confidence from the Poppy King No 7 collection.

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