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What would be a flattering lip colour for me?

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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I've always favoured browny pinks like Clinique Blushing Nude but I'm wondering if the look is a bit outdated now?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.

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