(Closed) Are you comfortable wearing red lipstick?

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: How comfortable are you wearing red/bold colored lipstick?
    I wear it all the time : (33 votes)
    18 %
    I sometimes wear it : (67 votes)
    37 %
    I rarely wear it : (26 votes)
    14 %
    I never wear it : (45 votes)
    25 %
    I hate red lipstick : (7 votes)
    4 %
    Red lipstick makes someone look like they're trying too hard : (4 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 2
    315 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2015 - Contemporary Art Center of Peoria

    I never wear it; for multiple reason, but I love the look!

    1. I have big lips and I feel like I’m just drawing more attention to them.
    2. I’m not allowed to wear makeup to work
    3. I haven’t found a shade that looks good with my super white skin.

    Fail. :'( :'( 

    Post # 3
    3242 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I wear red lippy all the time but i do have small eyes and very full lips. So i tend to highlight my best feature. i think just get yourself a nice matte colour red. i like various lipstains and then i put i apply lip moisturiser ontop to keep it supple and not dry. I say go for it, sweetie. its lippie not jumping out of a plane!! 

    Post # 4
    1670 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: Disneyland - January 2016

    I really like red lips, but I rarely see it done well. I’ve always wanted to try, but I’m also much too afraid of putting it on wrong and ending up with giant clown lips. My Fiance actually keeps gently pushing me to try as well since he also thinks the look is really attractive, but I’ve yet to actually have the guts to give it a go. Maybe someday.

    Post # 5
    747 posts
    Busy bee

    MissCoupon:  Girl, red lips work the best with pale skin.  Dont be scared haha 

    Post # 6
    9361 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I’m not at all.

    I have a very young-looking baby face and so I just end up looking like a little girl that’s trying to play dress up.

    Also, where I live/work, most women wear very, very minimal makeup. I feel like I wear enough as-is and red lips would just make me look TOO done up.

    I’m envious of the women out there who can pull it off, though!

    Post # 7
    1939 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2018 - City, State

    I LOVE red lips! My major concern when I wear it is the color getting on my teeth lol. If you want some inspiration pics I have shameless selfies with red lips haha 

    I also love when I see other women wearing red lips. It’s so confident and sexy!

    Post # 8
    1939 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2018 - City, State

    MissCoupon:  GURLLL I’m super pale with pretty big lips. Rock it!

    Post # 9
    1754 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    I feel the same! Red lipstick looks so good on so many people, but on me I feel like it looks like dress-up or something. I want to pull it off!

    Post # 10
    1022 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I’m a black woman and I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE to wear red lipstick especially if its matte. I love to rock my wild hair, neutral makeup and a bold red lip! YASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

    Post # 11
    1081 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014



    I used to scare of it but now I’m loving it  I have a very thin lip, so it looks great on me but I have to wear very simple eyes make up and …. carefully draw it. It looks really bad if it’s not draw on my lip neatly. 

    I found the best makeup go with red lipstip is min. eyeshadow color and black liner and black mascarra or fake lash.  and define brow 

    Post # 12
    2347 posts
    Buzzing bee

    bluesparkles:  I love to rock a red lip. I am fair skinned with yellow undertones and nearly black hair. The key is finding the right red for you, like any red with purple undertones looks terrible on me- I have to find a real fire engine red. When I first started wearing it I was worried about application error or it getting on my teeth. I would recommend covergirl longlast- it stays perfect for like 6 hours and doesn’t come off. 

    Post # 13
    1166 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    I love it and wear it often! 

    Post # 14
    275 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I just recently started experimenting with lipstick. I’m 28 and feel like I’m getting too old for lip gloss. The first color I bought was a bright matte red. The first time I wore it was rough. It bled into the tiny lines around my mouth and it seemed smudgy. I read up on some makeup blogs about how to apply lipstick and learned a few tips.

    First, make sure your lips are exfoliated and smooth. You can do this in the shower with a wash cloth. Second apply concealer around the edges of your lips to get a good base. Third, you must use lip liner to help seal the edges of you lips to help prevent the bleeding. Then, don’t apply too many layers of lipstick. Especially with matte colors, you really only need one layer. Red lipstick does take effort because you have to touch up after you eat, but it just takes practice to find what works best for you.

    Post # 15
    4891 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I don’t wear it. I do not have the skin tone for red, and have attempted MANY times. Unless I have some color in me (tanning), it just doesn’t work and makes me look more pale than I am – especially this time of the year.

    I wish I could find a flattering red, but will stick to my nudes/pinks for now!

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