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fair skin...never ever had a 'red' lippy. is there one that'd work?!
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?!
I have your coloring (cool tones - work out whether you are cool or warm) and a dozen medium pink lipstick in heavy rotation. In theory yes. In practice, I don't like pure reds on me - somehow too harsh and even aging - almost reds (Chanel Coco Rouge Rouge Orage) in winter and deep fuchsias (Cambon, Legende) look 'red' on me but somehow much better.
I sometimes wear a plum lipstick (Chanel Etole) during the dark seasons but it's a bit too dark on me <vampire bride>
i think i have warm colourings ... but not sure. i will tan easily now the sun comes out and im probably going to tone down the very light hair. the only lipstick that has been daring that suits me is a fluorescent almost pink colour by Givenchy. but reds.... look horrid. i see holly Willoughby looking gorgeous wearing one and think - why cant it look good on me?! i look like a scary clown. not a big problem i know - but 31 soon and sick to death of never being different from 'mute nudes'
I'm also v. fair OP and wanted to try a bright red that didn't look daft. My suggestion is clinique chubby stick in Ten Ton Tomato. It's v sheer and almost like a lip balm, so it won't last ages, but the orangey red is great with pale skin, I love it.
i was going to say try the Clinique chubby sticks intense. My colouring is different to yours but although i wore very red lipstick throughout my 20s i got out of the habit as a mum and now find i look too painted in it. To remedy this I am getting back into it by using fairly sheer reds to start with. I got the clinique consultant to try out several shades on me until I found one i really liked. Recently i bought No7s sheer temptation in Glam which is a lovely sheer red that works for me as an everyday lippy. I'll have to check out the Candy apple suggestion next!