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Any hints on which shades of red lipstick are good for those who suit autumn colours? I've heard that reds without blue tones are good? But I'm awful with make up so have no idea exactly what that means! I never wear lipstick, but for some reason feel like getting a red one. I like the idea of it with an outfit I'm planning on wearing soon. It could be a mistake.....
Red doesn't always mean bright and it will feel less bright after you've worn it for a few days.
I like either a light eyeshadow and dark eyeliner on top lid only or darker shaded eyeshadow and no liner. Just not too dark and heavy. Always some good mascara though and a little blusher, but not a lot. You've got to experiment and find what you are comfortable with. Just remember that you the red will feel brighter and more in your face for the first day or so and then you'll be so used to it you'll feel weird without it - I wear one shade or another nearly every day!
I have a kate moss for rimmel one in shade 110. It is my 100% go to lipstick. It is a matt really bright shade, on the warmer side and even with no other make up this lipstick makes me ready to go. It really pops. It's also super cheap so nothing wasted if it's not for you!
Go to a Mac shop, and get then to go through it with you. They are great and really patient, last week went in with dd, 13, and we both had or make up done. They really listened and we hit the very different looks we were hoping for.
Bobbi Brown Orange. It sounds horrible, but is a really pretty orange red which doesn't make your teeth look yellow. Can be blotted down to a stain, really easy to wear. MAC Redd is probably the closest lip liner.
Thanks for all your comments. I went shopping and ended up buying NYX (brand I'd never heard of before this thread!) butter gloss in cherry pie. I wasn't quite brave enough for a matte red. This is quite sheer but still definitely red. I'm testing it out in work today.
Bourjois rouge edition brun boheme is the only red I wear. I'd call it a muted brownish red but on me looks like a brighter red. I tend to stick to bright corals if I want something bold or peachy colours for everyday.