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Very pale pinks and beiges look horrible on me. I also find purply shades and very cool-toned pinks not very flattering on me. I won’t downright refuse unusual shades like black or green, but they’re not really something I would seek out, either.

I guess it does boil down to me liking myself best in anything that has a bit of red undertones in it. ^^;

I definitely agree about the really pale pinks. Most of them tend to be blue based, and with my warm, medium skin they just don’t work.

Also, super opaque nudes that are too beige. I need a little hint of pink or peach (preferably peach) in there, otherwise I end up with concealer lips.

same here. My lips are super pigmented when the lipstick seeps into the cracks of my lips and my natural lip color shows through. Next thing you know I look like I just got through eating pink powdered donuts.

I don’t have time to layer foundation and then lip color on. I’m the kind of girl that likes to smear my lipstick onto my lip from the tube and go.

Nudes! I cannot wear nudes, they look wrong on me. It either makes my lips disappear or it makes my upper lip look really dark for some reason.

Orange, neon/bright pink, fuschia, magenta, or coral; they just don’t work with my overall sense of style. I’ll wear anything from deep, vampy shades to “concealer” lips, and everything in between, even “unconventional” shades, but brights are just not me…

A lot of them. It’s bad because I’ll decide after I bought something, put it on, wear it outside, and sit down in my car. I’ll look in a mirror, see myself, go “nope,” and wipe it off before I drive away.

Haha I do that sometimes!! A lot of times I’ll put on a color in the store and it would look fantastic in their lighting but once I looked at myself in the car the color would be something wayy darker! Like MAC Modesty Lipstick. In store I thought that I finally found the perfect pinky nude lipstick but it ended up being more brown-nude than pink nude which doesnt look very flattering against my pale skin.

I love pale pinks. I have fair skin with yellow undertones and I just love the way they look on me. Very baby doll like. The shades I refuse to wear are the dark/deep/vampy colors that are so popular during the fall. They look catastrophic against my pale skin. I want to look pretty, not Halloween-ish. And I would never ever wear a black lipstick, not even at a costume party. Gross.

Yeah well “gross” is a value judgment. I consider Halloween makeup awesome. Should I go off about how gross I think pale pinks are? Because this Halloween girl wears vampy shades 365. What is this- middle school?

My question is based on her wording, which implies a uniform disconnect. Just because I don’t find bright pink flattering, or of my “tastes” doesn’t mean I would ever say it wasn’t “pretty”. It just came of a bit offensive.

I dont understand why you would get offended. I am speaking for myself and for myself only. I dont like these colors and thats that. I didnt go off on some rant saying that these colors dont look good on anyone or something like that. There’s so many people that can pull off the vampy look, I wish I was one of those people. But on me, I feel gross and unpretty in those types of colors. To each their own.

The super pale pinks just don’t work on me, either. Also, I won’t do concealer style nude lips. Those two kinds of shades on me are just ick, ick, ick. I find that bright or dark lip colors look the best on me, so that’s usually what I stick with wearing.

Brown lipstick, especially dark brown. A mistake I made in the 90s, but now I know that it’s not a good look on me.
Also, most nudes make me look like I have corpse lips, so I tend to choose more glossy pinkish ones.
Opaque orange lipstick and the bright pastel pinks also don’t really work on me either.

Anything Yellow/orange based or described as ‘Warm’ just horrible against my colouring.

I don’t really like milky pale colours, even blue toned ones, I just don’t think they flatter me.

I have worn both as part of ‘event’ make up like Halloween but I wouldn’t normally

Brown. I used not to like nudes, but I’ve found SOME that work for me (not the really skin-toned kind though). Brown on the other hand, makes me look like a zombie! I can handle rosy shades that have quite a bit of brown, but straight-browns are impossible.

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