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red lipstick - why cant I get it right?

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HappyHugs Fri 02-Aug-13 22:15:54

I really want to wear red lippy with a new red dress but every time I try it looks like I've got false lips on!! I usually wear a rosy pink liner and gloss and have dark hair and v pale skin. Im 40 ish. Is it really so difficult?!

motherinferior Mon 05-Aug-13 14:46:15

I found it a bit purply. I like a red, me. RED red.

Keztrel Mon 05-Aug-13 14:50:34

That's funny, it doesn't look at all purple on me, just a muted dark red. Skintone makes a massive difference to how reds look I think. Lady Danger looks like a true red on a friend of mine, but like horrible bricky orange on me.

SorrelForbes Mon 05-Aug-13 15:23:01

Lady Danger looks slightly neon on me!

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