Post # 1
I want to wear red lipstick for my wedding to give a bit of color but haven’t had a lot of luck so far: I bought the Maybelline “Are You Red-Dy” and it made me look like a cheap call girl lol (because of my skin tones it just looked all wrong on me – lovely on the model though *sigh* :/) and also Dior’s “Dior-ling” which also looked too much.
The only one I have tried thus far that looked OK is the Armani 400 Rough (that I have as a sample – I think it’s expensive?)
I have light to olive skin (similar color to Jessica Alba) and blonde hair with brown eyes, plus pinky bits in my skin, and my friend who’s a makeup artist said I should try shades with blue undertones rather than orange. Um, I don’t know what that means lol so I’m waiting on her email but would love suggestions from lipstick experts! Thanks so much!
Post # 3
Have you gone into a department store or a Sephora and tried on shades?
You can rub them onto the back of your hand to get a good idea of what would look good.
If you’re looking for a red, I have Sephora’s cream lip stain in the bright red color (forgot the name), it stays on (unless I eat something oily) and it does have blue undertones. You can try it on in-store – just dont’t panic like I did and freak out before you let it dry!
The blue undertones are great to make your teeth look whiter.
Post # 4
I think that you could do either, but Maybelline Are you Red-dy is definitely a very orangey shade of red. If you google Jessica Alba red lipstick in images, you’ll see that she actually wears both blue undertones and orange undertones. It just depends on the look you’re going for, and your own personal preference. Sometimes magazines are also able to tell you the exact lipstick celebrities wear so if you see a picture of her you like, you could try to google and see if you can track it down.
Here’s one of the shades Jessica Alba wore: http://www.instyle.com/instyle/package/general/photos/0,,20294121_20288582_20640447,00.html
Post # 5
Definity do blue undertones. Go to a sephora and ask. You can also do a true red
if you want a drugstore brand you can do maybelline 550 (radiant ruby)
Post # 6
@Shlieka: jessica akba has olive skin, however she has yellow undertones
Post # 7
I’m not a makeup expert, but the blue/orange thing seems to say to me that you want a red that is more on the pinky/purply side of red than a red that is more on the orangey side of red. I guarantee that if you go into the lipstick section and start holding up reds next to each other, you’ll notice that some look pinker and some look orangier.
Post # 8
one of these usually works for anyone:
MAC Ruby Woo or MAC Russian Red
Post # 9
I would definitely go a make up counter and get them to experiment.