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Which red for me???

(12 Posts)
rosepepper2010 Sun 08-Nov-15 16:11:41

Just seen a picture of my friend in red lipstick it looks amazing.

I am cool toned. Blonde hair (but brownish undertones) with green eyes - which red lipstick would suit me?

I'm mid 40's. :0(

3littlefrogs Sun 08-Nov-15 16:14:16

Nothing with an orange undertone.

Look for something with a plum undertone.

Not everyone suits red lipstick TBH. I am a pale summer and any red just looks overpowering on me.

HopefulAnxiety Sun 08-Nov-15 16:31:22

3littlefrogs - look up Maybelline Hollywood Red. 'Faded' reds look great on Summers. I think it's been discontinued over here but is available elsewhere, you can get it cheaply on ebay.

OP sounds like you might be a Summer so try that out?

HopefulAnxiety Sun 08-Nov-15 16:34:16

Also for red lipsticks that are too bright/saturated, try a silvery lipgloss over the top to tone it down.

HopefulAnxiety Sun 08-Nov-15 16:37:19

Oops sorry for the triple post - Hollywood Red hasn't been discontinued here, Boots does it at least online.

3littlefrogs Sun 08-Nov-15 16:59:28

Thanks HopefuAlnxiety. I will do that. It would be nice to have something different occasionally.

rosepepper2010 Sun 08-Nov-15 17:37:12

thank hopeful!!

Judydreamsofhorses Sun 08-Nov-15 20:17:16

A bit more expensive, but I bet Guerlain Rouge G in Garconne would look stunning on you, OP.

FrustratedFrugal Sun 08-Nov-15 20:58:54

Bright reds that are a tad bluish work on me - I'm a 40+ cool-toned green-eyed blonde. My current favorite bright red is Kiko Velvet Mat #606 Fire Red. I wear this shade a couple of times per week, it really lifts gray and neutral outfits.

rosepepper2010 Mon 09-Nov-15 11:54:41

Thank you both!

Dullfromdullsville Mon 09-Nov-15 19:19:19

Am I allowed to hijack the thread and what red would suit me? I wear ivory foundation but have rosy cheeks, blue eyes and light brown highlighted hair. Any idea? I love the red lip look so much but have never found the perfect shade.

doctorboo Mon 09-Nov-15 19:45:46

I haven't found a red lipstick which 100% suits me, but yesterday I found the most gorgeous red lip gloss in M&S. I even took a pic so I could put it on the family secret santa list.

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