How do I know which red is my red? (lipstick :))

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

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
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Busy bee

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Shlieka:  jessica akba has olive skin, however she has yellow undertones

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

one of these usually works for anyone: 

MAC Ruby Woo or MAC Russian Red

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

I would definitely go a make up counter and get them to experiment. 

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