Friday, October 12th, 2012

Choose or Lose

How opaque do you prefer your vampy lipsticks?

  • Totally opaque! (49%, 1,535 Votes)
  • Noticeable but not opaque. (30%, 957 Votes)
  • Sheer -- like a stain. (21%, 658 Votes)

Total Voters: 3,150

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26 thoughts on “How opaque do you prefer your vampy lipsticks?

  1. I went for noticeable but not 100% opaque, though I have to admit that I seldomly wear vampy lipstick anyway… :-)

  2. I like all three types for different looks.

  3. I actually like all three variations at different times. As long as they apply evenly, I’m happy. And I love me some vampy lips!

  4. I want serious opacity.. enough that I can blot out the lipstick if I want a sheerer look. I find the satin finishes to have blotchy coverage and come off just as fast a lipgloss on me. The more matte, the more opaque, the better. I would rather have to add a bit of gloss if needed.

  5. Totally opaque, otherwise you don’t really have the heavy vampy impact.

  6. I think all three have their place, but “vampy” to me requires a lot of pigmentation to make the lips dark, so I chose opaque.

  7. Totally opaque, then I can choose wether I want to blot it for a lighter look or not. Today I wore a gorgeous dark wine/purple, but blotted for a softer look. For parties I’m more likely to wear it fully opaque :)

  8. Julia B.

    I said opaque because all of the vampy lipsticks I have are opaque. However, I wouldn’t mind a stain.

    • Jax

      Have you tried lip inks? They might give you the look you want and you can get them in quite a lot of colours now.

      • Julia B.

        I haven’t yet. I have only recently gotten into vampy lipsticks, so I only have two. My regular colors are more of the blue and neural based pinks. Those I have tons of.

  9. xamyx

    There is a difference between “dark” & “vampy”. If it’s not opaque, then it’s just not vampy. I have some very dark glosses & sheer lipsticks I absolutely love, I just don’t see them as vampy.

  10. I find the more sheer, the less vampy.

  11. Jax

    Can I be a pain and say all of the above? it really depends on exactly what look I’m going for. I guess I prefer a really opaque one because I can always make it stain or dilute it myself.

  12. Courtney

    Go big or go home!

  13. Andrea

    It depends, again I like matte, It can be a stain or totally opaque vampy color, not sheer, and no shimmer , frost or shiny

  14. Go hard or go home! Or as Ron Swanson eloquently states, “Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing.”

  15. haha I agree with everyone who said “all of the above” although on a daily basis/most of the time, I’d go with sheer

  16. Kittea

    Opaque, because it is so easy to play with opaque lipsticks! You can wear them as a stain, or very sheerly, or full on. I feel like you get your moneys worth if you buy something very opaque to begin with. :)

  17. Veronica

    I would wear than anyway, but I’m the biggest fan of the opaque lip, no matter the category. If you’re going to vamp it up, make sure everyone knows it. 😀