Post # 1
I really like the look of red lips and maybe some smoky eyes…though I’ll have to see when I get my trial done.
A) I have extremely extremely pale skin (like a ghost and that is no exaggeration!)
B) I drink a lot of coffee and do not, therefore, have white teeth (and I will probably try to at-home whiten them before the wedding)
So, any suggestions? Should I give up the idea of red lips and just stick with the smokey eyes or not?
Post # 3
I wouldn’t give up, I think it is a beautiful look. I have a friend that uses DOLLAR STORE whitening stuff and she has like the whitest teeth I have ever seen, worth a try I think =) I don’t think pale skin is bad with red lips my self, I think it is actually quite pretty ( I have darker skin and don’t like it a whole lot)
Post # 4
@cyndistar3: awww thank you!! i love my white skin, I just didn’t know if it would look funny being so contrasted.
Post # 5
Red lips are great–pick one with a slightly bluish undertone. I like Clinique Apple Brandy. It’s a nice soft reddish color. I know it looks purple in this picture, though: http://www.macys.com/catalog/product/index.ognc?ID=174146&PartnerID=CEW&BannerID=x134
Also I have used Ulta’s Wine lip pencil and filled in my lips with that. It’s a nice rich red. Looks good on my skin tone. Definitely go to a counter and let them try out a TON of colors on you. There’s one that’ll work.
Post # 6
Im pale too and love having bold red lips. I use Crest White Strips and they work wonders. Its a running joke between my friends that I have insanely white teeth despite being a coffee addict and having been a smoker for a number of years. I use Covergirl Outlast lipcolor and it doesnt go ANYWHERE. I seriously wore it in the shower, went to bed, woke up and was still wearing it the next morning.
Post # 7
Also, in my experience Coral lip colors tend to make teeth look yellower (or is that just me?!?) so thats a shade I would avoid
Post # 8
@SweetRose2011: Hey , i LOVE red lips on fair skin– it is extremely romantic 🙂 I myself have very fair skin, and very dark hair and have been told a million times to wear red lips and curls.
It is not expensive to get some whitener, the drug store stuff works ! ( I myself love coffee lol)
and you just have to find the right shade of red– a beauty consultant should be help in this department. I tried 8 diff. shades before I found mine. It has something to do with the undertones of the lipstick matching the undertones of your skin color. You are correct some shades of red would be way too dark or clownish– You just have to find the right shade for you, you would be suprised at how many shades of red that are made lol.