(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 # 46
    151 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015 - On the Beach in Negril, Jamaica

    I wear red lipstick all of the time and have done so for MANY years. Without it I actually feel quite naked. Lol. I also wear falsie lashes daily as well so without the lips I feel incomplate. I use a wine lip liner and apply the very true red with a lip brush to blend the colors to a cooler tone. 

    Post # 47
    794 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I feel very self conscious with red on. I think it might be the shades I’ve tried. I do like hot pinks and berries, though.

    Post # 48
    2890 posts
    Sugar bee

    I voted I rarely wear it. I have a few reds and I like the color on my lips, however I’m more concerned about the fact red is high maintenance and I’m afraid to make a mess if I eat or drink something, will it get smeared all over my face ? I’m not sure I could commit to wearing it all day long. 

    Post # 49
    649 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Whether red lips looks good or “bad”on someone is all relative. 

    There is LITERALLY a red for EVERYONE. No matter your features,everyone can rock SOME type of red. At the end of the day, it’s just makeup, it wipes right off…you aren’t tattooing it on your face! Live a little,the right red lip is classic and feminine…what is better than that?!

    for some good “starter” reds you could try “cockney”,”lady bug”, and “brave red” all by MAC those are all sheerer formulations, thus they won’t be too “in your face”

    Post # 51
    492 posts
    Helper bee

    I LOVE red!!!

    Post # 52
    2808 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2015 - City, State

    Nope. I’m not bold enough to wear red lips. Not only that, but it’s very difficult to find the correct tone/shade of red that actually looks good on me. I stick to nude-y pink lip colors.

    Post # 53
    453 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

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    GirlyGirl24:  I seriously thought that myself as well. I’ve been going on residency interviews lately and I wanted a bold, but subtle/professional red that said “I’m serious about this”, but still gave a feminine vibe. After scouring the MAC and Sephora aisles, I finally stumbled on the Revlon Colorburst series! The Lip Butter Candy Apple Shade is absolutely amazing on my milk chocolate skin tone. For 6.50 a pop, you just cant beat that price!

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    Post # 54
    99 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I wear it all the time. But I love lipstick period, and I think my lips are my best feature so it makes me feel really good. I wear dark purple, dark burgundy red, bright Christmas red, hot pinks… all kinds of stuff. Sometimes it’s not appropriate though, I think it depends on the setting and what the rest of your makeup and outfit is.

    Post # 55
    1624 posts
    Bumble bee

    I never wear lipstick. For being very fair, my lips have a natural dark color to them and I really like it. Chapstick is the only thing I put on my lips

    Post # 56
    190 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    Love red lippy!

    Post # 57
    9131 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: Dorset, UK

    LOVE LOVE LOVE IT. I am very pale, with dark hair and big lips and love to add red to mine for an evening out, or better still when I am having a crappy day and just feel like a pick me up!

    Post # 58
    87 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I get the Snow White or goth comments without, so may as well rock the red.  I stick with a sheer tint for work (Aubrey E Apothecary Ophelia) as I’m an elementary school teacher.  But any blue based red shade is awesome on me. Plus, I don’t like to do much with my eyes.  I wear glasses and those magnify too much.  Liner and mascara is enough.

    Any light color washes out my face, I want to like pinks. But everyone thinks I’m sick then.

    Post # 59
    26 posts
    • Wedding: November 2013

    Decided to rock the red lips today with my traditional Hmong outfit. 🙂

    Post # 60
    54 posts
    Worker bee

    I’d always thought I couldn’t pull of red lipstick as I have a red-ish complexion but I’ve found a few shades that suit me (from memory they’re blue based reds). I went into M.A.C. and tried almost every red they had to see which suited my skin tone (red-ish and pale), eye colour (blue) and hair colour (dirty blonde/light brown). I also have a deep purple like the one Lorde wears which is gorgeous, but I don’t wear it as often.

    My eyes/eyelashes are one of my best facial features so I’ve always played them up and worn nude lipstick or tinted lip balm. I still keep this more natural look during the day, but I love wearing red in the evenings – it makes me feel sexy!

    I definitely felt uncomfortable wearing red lipstick in the beginning as it was such a different look to what I was used to (and it’s easy to screw up!), but I think the more you play around with it, the more confident you’ll become.

    The way I do it; exfoliate and then moisturise my lips (I only wear coloured lipstick when my lips are smooth); once they’re dry I use concealer around my mouth and nude lip liner to stop any bleeding; I then trace around my lips with the matching coloured liner and fill my lips in (it makes the lipstick last longer); I only apply one layer of lip stick; take my finger and put it inside my mouth and purse my lips around it, then pull it out.

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