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Well, I've just turned 30, and feel the time is right for me to start wearing red lipstick. So, do take a look at the pic in my gallery and recommend one to me, please please.
I very rarely wear lippie (some browns and sometimes a light pink), but I do want to look glam but suitable for day as well. I am looking for a true red that doesn't wash me out or look too harsh. I have Indian skin tone and have dark hair.
I love red lipstick. I only wear it a few times a year but when I do it makes me feel happy.
I was sorting my makeup draw just yesterday and tried all my red lipsticks on much to dd's amusement/ bemusement.
Mac do a glossy light red which is nice if you're not used to wearing it. If you put a red lipliner and two coats on it is full red, otherwise it can be a nice lighter red shade for newbies. I can't recall the name but it is their brightest red and I don't think they do many.
Do you have a department store near you? I'd go and try a few on because some are orangey, some blue based and some pinkey and they suit different skin tones. Importantly make sure you smile when you try it on - different reds make your teeth look different ranging from yellowy to perfect pearly whites but ime you need to try to see what happens.
Good luck. There is something lovely about wearing red lipstick .
Colours can vary enormously. I think of a true red as being cool almost bluish, rather than tomato (orange undertones), or brickish (brown undertones) however I suspect you'd suit a warm red. I'd ask the ladies at Bobbi Brown for the right red for you. They have an astounding range of colours, that look very similar at first glance, but with different undertones that make all the difference.