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red lipstick for redheads?

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zippyswife Thu 18-Dec-14 12:08:25

Can anyone recommend a lipstick that works with fair skin and dark auburn/red hair?

I want a red for Christmas day (and to wear in general) but with two youngs dcs there's no chance I'll get out to try any.


ShadowsShadowsEverywhere Thu 18-Dec-14 12:14:54

I dye my hair red so this may be incredibly unhelpful but the boots own "Natural Collection" lipsticks are very good at staying on (despite being insanely cheap). I use a deep red colour called "hazelnut". It almost stains as a colour and it really does stay put for most of the day. It's fairly dark, but I'm a bit gothy, so it depends if you want a deep red or a brighter/lighter shade.

slug Thu 18-Dec-14 12:18:26

Lipstick Queen medeival

zippyswife Thu 18-Dec-14 12:21:04

Thanks Shadows, I think I want something a bit brighter- but I really don't know what suits best with my colouring.

zippyswife Thu 18-Dec-14 12:26:09

slug that looks lovely. Are you in the UK- where do you buy it from?

RojaGato Thu 18-Dec-14 12:42:05

Something with a little gold shimmer in it too like this

ZaraW Thu 18-Dec-14 13:24:15

I have natural red hair and wear Russian Red by MAC.

slug Thu 18-Dec-14 13:52:10

Space NK is the easiest place to get it though I saw it in John Lewis the other day.

Totallyfidobono Thu 18-Dec-14 14:52:46

Collection Volume Sensation Ruby Red £2.99 at Superdrug.
My first red lipstick - long lasting, great against my Celtic colouring.

zippyswife Thu 18-Dec-14 15:21:46

Thanks for all the advice- I was thinking of trying MAC before, so I might go with that Russian Red.

zippyswife Thu 18-Dec-14 15:23:17

Zara- how dark/bright is the Russian Red?- I don't think I want to go too dark.

ZaraW Thu 18-Dec-14 16:45:23

It's bright but not really dark. You might find this helpful

RockMummy Thu 18-Dec-14 17:13:21

I'm a (fake) dark auburn with warm skin and I love Chilli by MAC, the first red lipstick I have ever worn successfully.

zippyswife Thu 18-Dec-14 17:43:41

Thanks for that Zara, but I'm more confused now... If I'm fair (green eyes freckles, natural red-head) then should I go for a blue/red rather than an orangey red (I'm clueless!)? Are you fair skinned?

Anyone tried the Kate Moss Rimmel one?

ZaraW Thu 18-Dec-14 17:56:13

I'm fair skinned, green eyed with hazel flecks and have hair colour similar to Julianne Moore so I guess we are v. similar. If you like bright I think Russian Red would be a good choice.

zippyswife Thu 18-Dec-14 18:02:42

Thanks Zara- I think we have the same colouring- I'm going to go for your Russian Red. Thanks for your advice, I really am rubbish with these things. Can't wait to get wearing it!

Thanks everyone else for the advice too.

ZaraW Thu 18-Dec-14 18:17:17

Hope you like it. I read somewhere that Christina Hendricks also wears it.

If you go to and search under Russian Red there is a woman with naturally red hair who tried on various shades of lipstick and it really suits her.

zippyswife Thu 18-Dec-14 18:27:26

Yep! I'm going to do it! Thanks!

Notonaschoolnight Thu 18-Dec-14 19:26:31

Do you know there's a Julianne Moore red lipstick

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