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Hey Cristine,

No Cristine,i dont think so.I’ve tried every look i luved and im satisfied from every look πŸ™‚

Zzainy..

I’m willing to give anything a shot. Though, some days I want to do something somewhat eccentric, but really can’t because work would frown at me for it.

Yes, there are some looks I have avoided, mainly the pinup-like ones (with very flashy red lipstick and a small black liner). I’ve tried a very flashy red lipstick once, and I ended up looking much too overdone for my age, 19. So now, I avoid anything too dark for my lips. I’ll wait a few years…

Ooh, I would LOVE to be able to pull off the pinup girl look… but I’m still looking for that ‘perfect’ shade of red, like Christine said. ONE DAY!…

Try a red lip that’s a bit more sheer? It could tone it down and make it more friendly. πŸ™‚

green and gold, teal and – I don’t know what will look good with teal, i’m brown skinned (think kelly rowland type complexion) any suggestions are welcomed πŸ™‚
but the main reason I haven’t tried them yet is I haven’t taken the time to find the right shade, i am slowly building up my collection.

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OMG, teal can look so good with… SO MANY COLORS! Have you tried a black smoky teal look? How about teal and gold? Blue and teal? Beige and teal….

Can you tell I think teal goes with a lot?

I have to agree with the others.. I adore the pinup look, it’s so classic but I can’t pull it off. The red lips don’t look right on me πŸ™

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Aww, Jenny! You know, I bet that it’s more that you’re not used to seeing yourself with such a bold color! I think red lips look funny on me, too, but everyone else thinks I’m crazy for thinking that!

I am with you ladies!the red lips is a look Iwould love to try.
I love how it looks on others, but not sure I could pull it off.

Instead of red red, I think you fraidy ladies need to try Viva Glam VI. It’s the perfect terracotta red, a little sparkly, not the average bright red matte Gwen Stefani look. I think it might change some of your minds!

Ceecee, I think bright colors look so flattering on darker skintones! I used gold on a friend who is very dark the other day and I was so jealous of the contrast.

Yup, I am with everyone else on the red lips thing. I can pull off a muted dark muave though. With true red I feel like my lips are entering the room three feet in front of me! I used to wear a lot of just neutral eye looks, but lately because of your blog, I have been venturing out of my comfort zone and trying colors…and getting lots of compliments!

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LOL, that is a hilarious explanation, and yet it’s true. Red lips DO draw the eye πŸ˜‰

I’m so glad you’ve found color to be wearable afterall!

Oh dear, I totally agree with everyone about a red lip, I don’t think I could pull it off at all! However, I’m taking your advice, Christine, and am off to experiment with some seeing as I have quite a few lying around! πŸ˜€

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When it comes to red lips and not being totally comfortable with them, I’ve found these tips to be helpful:

1) Blot with tissue or kiss the back of your hand to lessen the intensity
2) Experiment with the undertone (blue-based, yellow-based, orange-based, etc.!)
3) Go deeper, go for a darker red or berry red

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Even though I own like a dozen red lipsticks, my favorites are the ones with some berry to them. Like New York Apple, Red No. 5… I also love Queen’s Sin from Antiquitease. My favorite red, I think, ha.

Let me know how it works out, Emmie!!

My favourite reds are Russian Red and Classic Dame… πŸ˜€ I’m hardly scared of colour, though. I think that sheerer tones could certainly help ease people into bolder lip colours – and that Temptalia should definitely have a challenge of some sort getting people to try red lips/the pinup look. πŸ˜€

I want to try out a “bronze/nude” look – something like what Jennifer Lopez has on usually. I have been hesitant because I don’t own a single bronzing product and don’t really want to buy one because I am pretty sure I will use it just once!

This sounds like the kind of thing where you need to go to your favourite makeup store/counter and have them try bronzer on you. That way, you get to try without the buy!

I’ve done this – but never had the complete look I want as described above. I wore either red, plum or copper lipstick when I tried out bronzer in the store. I guess the solution would be for me to wear a light beige or nude lipstick before going to the store!

Same here. And when I did really bold lips one day, I got some negative reaction: like “woah….bright lipstick” followed by a funny look. I felt stupid πŸ™

I really wanna do like..crazy stuff like crazy placement and bright colors w/liner and stuff…but I can’t ever figure out what to do or how to do it w/o a tutorial.

I’m kinda shocked that everyone else won’t wear red lipstick. I have at least 30! I’ve always loved it.
For me it’s… Marilyn Monroe eyeliner, or cat’s eyes or pretty much any eyeliner shapes. I’m not very good with eyeliner shapes at all. Well I’ve never tried, but I assume I suck. I don’t wear eyeliner on the top normally because it’s not really flattering to my eyes.

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LOL, wow! I love red lipstick, though I admit I don’t wear it very much. I think it’s because I tend to go heavy on eyes, I don’t have time to do heavy lips!

You know, patience, Blacktrack fluidline, and a 266 brush will get you that cat eye.

I yet have to try a rainbow eye. I have done rainbow eye with yellow/orange/fushia…but i want to try one with more colors, maybe mix some green and blue in there πŸ˜‰

i used to want to try red lips but i tried it der a few weeks back and i was delited with the result!!! now hmmm i wanna try … green maybe, on d eyes of course or navy blue.

The red lips, I got the Marylin mole above my lips and think I look like a hooker because of it.
Also (not together of course) hot pink or red eyeshadow w/ smokey black eyeliner…too cool!
I would have absolutely NO place to wear that to. =)

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