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What blusher & lipstick colours suit you if you have olive sallow skin & brown hair?

(14 Posts)
Jemster Wed 03-Feb-16 19:55:06

I want a new blusher & lipstick that will make me look healthier & less tired.
I have brown hair with highlights, olive fairly sallow skin with dark under eye areas.
I've read on here quite a bit that blusher instantly makes you look less tired, healthier but I see quite a few ladies at work who don't seem to be wearing any and yet still look nice. I am not one of them!

How do I get the blusher look right without looking like a clown and what colours would work best with my colouring? I have a drawer full of peaches/coral blushers & lipsticks which I've always thought were my colours but they don't seem to be doing much for me.

Any blusher & lippie recommendations would be appreciated thanks.

cressetmama Wed 03-Feb-16 20:00:24

I have olive skin, tan easily, but am fair. A consultant in Fenwicks a million years ago gave me a warm brick red, and I am still using it. I have since shied away from pale tones. Stronger colours, applied with discretion is my mantra.

Jmangel Wed 03-Feb-16 21:46:30

Now I'm no colour expert but as I read your description of yourself I pictured you in raspberry tones.

HeyMacWey Wed 03-Feb-16 21:51:27

I'm an olive with brown hair. I find that a bright pink cream blush really helps give me a healthy glow. It doesn't look bright pink when worn. I use revlon photoready in 'flushed'.
I also wear more pinks on my lips now.
I usd to go for earthier tones but I think they just blended in with my face rather than enhancing my features.

HeyMacWey Wed 03-Feb-16 21:58:02

My every day lipsticks are clarins Jolie riuge brilliant in 15 pink magnolia - it's sheer but lasts and long time.
I also like Laura Mercier babylips and some of their glosses - rose and cerise.

BeaufortBelle Wed 03-Feb-16 22:01:25

I do pinky tones too. Coral or earthy ones wash me out which seems wrong. Didn't realise until I had my colours done.

ofuckit Wed 03-Feb-16 22:23:06

I have similar colouring to you - I am a Winter - and pinky/red blushers make me look instantly healthier & glowy. Peachy colours make me look ill.

I also wear pinky brown toned lipsticks during the day, like dark pinky versions of nude. Reds really suit me too but I only usually wear it when I'm dressed up.

Jemster Wed 03-Feb-16 22:28:13

Thanks for the replies. I had my colours done a few years ago & was told I was an Autumn colouring. I would agree with this for clothes as coral really suits me. I was told to use earthy toned make up but maybe it's not working for me as I'm getting older.
I was told that pink wasn't my colour to wear in clothes as it's a cool colour but I have to say when I tried a pink blusher at the make up counter it made me look ten times better!
I'm a bit nervous of applying it myself though, don't want to overdo it. I've never really got the hang of applying blusher well.

Jemster Wed 03-Feb-16 22:31:49

Ofuckit, could you tell me the names of some of the colours/brands you have in the lipsticks?
I had a look in Boots but it's hard to tell what they're going to be like once on my lips.

BeaufortBelle Wed 03-Feb-16 22:42:10

Why don't you book a makeup counter makeover?

FLAMBOLA Wed 03-Feb-16 22:49:40

I use a Sleek blusher called Flushed which looks scary red in the pan but used with a light hand goes on lovely, it gives me a really natural flush to my cheeks. I have similar colouring to you, I think.

ofuckit Thu 04-Feb-16 13:45:49

OP my favourite at the moment is a set I got for Christmas with some glosses and lipsticks in, they're all pinky nude colours and are the nicest lipsticks I've used for a long time link

For night time reds my favourite at the moment is Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in 'Personne de Rouge' (think that's what it's called!).

The blushers I use are the Bourjois little round pots - I have a few different ones as I love them, but I also bought this recently and the colour is lovely - supposedly it is the perfect natural colour for everyone...

HeyMacWey Thu 04-Feb-16 14:05:03

This is my everyday make up routine.

I use a lot of Lisa's videos for inspiration as I've got the same colouring so it's easy to find the right products.

misspym Thu 04-Feb-16 15:20:19

You sound similar colouring to me OP and I recently got the No.7 High Shine Lip Gloss in Raspberry Kiss and I think it is really flattering.

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