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Lipstik for red heads?
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Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:24 PM
OK I'm not a natural but have recently hennaed my hair and now none of my lipsticks suit me. I can'r work out which colour is right. I don't like bright, but I dont like pale. Please help!
Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:30 PM
I'm a red head and have always had trouble with lipstick colour. Corals and melons seem to be good. Perhaps do a google image search on redheads that have a similar hair colour and see what they are wearing.
Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:39 PM
I wear bright gold, russet and brown. I once had a maroonie colour but I have never found it again. I have natural hair though so I am not sure if gold would come across as too full on with the pinkie undertones of henna rather than the brownie orangie undertones of my hair.
Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:46 PM
Bright red works for me (I know you don't like bright, but you can work up to it by using gloss or softer lipsticks with less pigment - Revlon lip butter is a really good one). Yellow-based reds work better with copper hair in my experience.
Chocolatey browns with reddish underlying tones also work, as can orangey shades - Tango by Australis was really good on me, and there was a brown ck one that looked nice too.
Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:03 PM
I have copper red highlights in my hair ( both natural and bottle ).
I have just purchased some clinique butter shine lipsticks. The Tawny/ coral colours did well for me.
Apple brandy and cranberry cream
Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:20 PM
I am a strawberry blonde and it has taken me ages to find the right shade for me. And just when I find it, it gets discontinued!
Anyway, I find browny reds, bronzes and those with yellow/orange undertones are best. I steer clear of all pinks and anything with pink undertones.
I wear Butterscotch by Nutrimetics.
Posted 13 December 2012 - 11:47 PM
I'm a bright orange / red head (faux!) and my favourite colour is a Mac corally red (Lady Danger).
Christina Hendricks (my red head idol!) actually seems to wear quite a lot of pink shades, though they tend to be fairly close to a natural lip colour. She also wears a lot of bright red.
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