Advanced search

Whether you’re a beauty novice or a confirmed fashionista, this topic is for consulting Mumsnetters on all things style-related. Plus, check out our Swears By page for the inside track on the next Mumsnet must-have.

What would be a flattering lip colour for me?

(12 Posts)
takeonegreenball Sat 28-Jan-17 20:50:48

I've got a sallow complexion, brownish in the summer with blue eyes. I'm also nearly 50.
I've always favoured browny pinks like Clinique Blushing Nude but I'm wondering if the look is a bit outdated now?
I'm definitely not a red lip wearer but keep seeing paler almost tan pinks about.
Are these colours better suited to an English Rose peachy skin colouring?

Pistachiois50pmore Sat 28-Jan-17 22:01:10

Browny pinks are back back back! 90s revival innit. I think everyone needs to find a "my lips but better" shade - that could be anything from concealer-pale to rosy pink to dark brown depending on your skin tone and lip colour. Maybe experiment with a different lipstick texture - there are some nice sheer matte liquid lipsticks about. Nars and Bourjois do good ones.

I have different colouring to you (dark hair and eyes) but I found one of my favourite lipsticks (MAC See Sheer, like a coral colour) by just going into a MAC shop and asking them to recommend me something new.

takeonegreenball Sun 29-Jan-17 07:25:49

Thanks Pistachio, I didn't realise I was back in fashionblush
I keep reading about Mac Teddy so I might go and try it.

takeonegreenball Sun 29-Jan-17 13:45:28

Reporting back.
I bought a beige lipstick. Not a success, I look like a corpse.
Suppose it might be ok with a tan but right now looks like foundation on my lips.

justaweeone Sun 29-Jan-17 14:11:37

I like Chanel in the colour Boy

beanfilledfish Sun 29-Jan-17 14:15:33

mac teddy is a bit brown iirc, i really like mac twig and wear that daily (pinky brown)

takeonegreenball Sun 29-Jan-17 17:14:51

Thanks, I'll take a look at Chanel Boy and Mac Twig. Think I need a bit of pink, wet sand is not my colour.

SillyOldUncleFeedle Sun 29-Jan-17 17:33:59

Velvet Teddy looks like concealer on me. It's awful. Love Viva Glam 2 for a nude. Brave is a lovely pink neutral for everyday. Definitely go to a counter, Mac or elsewhere and try some out.

RealHouswifeofBury Sun 29-Jan-17 17:37:14

Charlotte Tilbury kissing valentine is a lovely nude pink

user1468928560 Mon 30-Jan-17 13:44:07

MAC Mehr or Cosmo?
Urban Decay ex-girlfriend is nice too.

HoneyDragon Mon 30-Jan-17 18:13:45

I can echo the Charlotte Tilbury a friend with your complexion wears it and it always looks lovely, somewhat cheaper the L'Oréal Riche are really lovely lipsticks and Julianne is a gorgeous 'my lips but better' pink

MidnightVelvetthe7th Mon 30-Jan-17 19:15:01

See Sheer is lovely but I find it a bit slippery. If I want that colour (which is gorgeous) I use a Clinique Chubby Stick in Mega Melon, I just find it easier to use really.

For pinks I like mac in Grand Dame or Lancome Rose Nu.

Maybe try mac Creme in Your Coffee if you want less pink.

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: