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I’m pretty confident–as long the shade doesn’t venture into black, I’d say, then I can’t say I feel particularly confident! You have to get used to seeing yourself with such dramatic color, so wear the color around the house, when you don’t have to go anywhere – and work your way up to wearing it out!

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I’ve just now taken to occasionally wearing read lip gloss – something I’ve always been nervous to do (my mom never wore red if that says anything). But I’ve finally decided that if I’m stuck being pale as a vamp, I might as well own it and go for it. Compliments from friends really help boost the spirit when trying it too 🙂

Oh totally if you’re talking about a red and hot fuschia that is Coz those ate the only bold colors I’ve tried.i just bought them and wore it like i was born to do it.what other bold colors should i try? I’m v similar to Ur complexion.

After years and years of wearing just neutral lips or gloss, In the last couple of years I’ve gradually weaned myself into wearing brights and darks by wearing them around the house and now I do not feel uncomfortable in them at all. It took awhile as I was used to seeing myself with little to no colour on my lips. I’m now at the point where I feel my look is more polished with lip colour.

It depends on the occasion, when I go out for dinner with my family, I love to play around with a bolder eye or a darker lip, but usually I like to go a bit more neutral during the day. My favorite tip to using darker colors is to sheer them out by putting on lip balm before you apply a lipstick, or to use any product with a bit of natural shine but not super glossy or super matte.

I’m not very confident in a bold lip. I think I need more attention on my eyes, so I don’t do a bold lip very often, and I stick with my safe medium-dark berry or red colors. I also stick to creamy finishes, instead of glitter/shine/matte. Once in a rare while, I’ll do a classic bright red.

To feel more confident, I just stay in my safe zone (and I’ve worn bright makeup in the house a few times too).

I am extremely confident when I’m rocking a bold lip! I feel my lips are my sexiest feature, and I love to play them up!

I love it! As long as the lipstick stays in place, I’m confident 🙂
The only time I felt insecure all day long was when I found a very creamy lipstick (European brand Catrice) on my teeth and chin a couple of times.

I love red lips, even for everyday. I find that they rather give me a bit more confidence, than making me feel awkward. I had to work my way up to bold plums and really dark burgundies, though, that took me some time and some encouraging comments from friends about the very dark lips.

Me too. I think I have nice pouty lips, and I like to play up one feature. I have no problem with wearing a bold lip, and I do wear bold lipcolors daily. I do draw the line at more outlandish colors like very dark purples, blues, blacks, etc. I will do bold lips so long as they’re in the red-pink-fuchsia range.

Not at all! My lips are naturally quite pigmented, and I’ve always envyed those with pretty baby pink pale lips… So I pale out my lips a tiny bit with concealer every morning!

I love bold red lips, plum lips and berry lips – you name it! But unfortunately I don’t love it on myself. Actually I rarely ever use lip products other than lip balm. I really love lipsticks and lipglosses though! I just have really dry lips and always generally feel out of place wearing something on them.

It’s too bad really! 🙁

I’d say I am quite confident about it. May be not black. But MAC Prince Noir is still fine for me. Today I am wearing Dubonnet! Yay! And it’s for the morning school run for my daughter. It’s raining cats and dogs, and Dubonnet just ‘brighten’ up my face and makes the rainy grey weather more bearable. 🙂

i would be more confident if lipstick didnt wear out like crazy on me. when i wear a bold color, lets say a red or hot pink, i get maniac and im constantly worrying and looking at the mirror to check if everything its okay just because it disappears on me or get glumpy in the middle and i can’t stand it.

I’m definitely getting better at it! It’s true that you have to get used to seeing yourself with it, and it’s also important to test the formula out so that you know there won’t be any nasty surprises (bleeding, feathering, uneven fading…). There are lipsticks I can wear without feeling uneasy or the need to check how they look after a meal/drink, because I know they’ll be just fine!

I’m not confident at all with a bold lip. They always make my big cheeks look bigger for some reason. On Halloween I’ll usually wear a vampy lip for fun but other than that it’s clear, subtle pink, or subtle coral.

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