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#1 Velvetta

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!

#2 andieinvic

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.

#3 SnazzySass

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.

#4 Jane Jetson

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.


#5 IsolaBella

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

http://www.clinique.com.au/product/1605/50...tick/index.tmpl

#6 kristin5

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.

#7 Academic

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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