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Worst Lipstick Color? What product wins this category?
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Hmm… I’ve never really seen someone rock a cool, true taupe… also it’s pretty hard to pull off fuschia or purple. But I have a feeling there are exceptions to everything. Blue looked awful on me, that’s for sure.
I agree – a true taupe like MAC folio – the one Angelina Jolie used to wear years ago. It made her lips look grey & chapped.
Red! I cannot stand bright red lipstick. My mother-in-law has about 10 different kinds of red lipsticks, all vile! LOL
Other than all mentioned above, I can’t take neon colored lipstick/gloss. I hope those won’t be making the trend, even in fashion shows meant to be futuristic themed. At least not too many people wear it on daily basis, or I could be wrong
On ME or on anyone? Because what can look vile on one person looks great on someone else. On me, I can’t do bright pinks – I look like a clown! And I’m biased since my mom has worn nothing but for the last 20 years.
on me? anything too pale & opaque, especially Mac’s Myth.
As long as someone is working with their own colouring, I am not sure there is a ‘worst’ lipstick colour, just unusual ones.
I totally agree! I really *hate* ubernude lipcolours. Especially on really tan people. I think it looks really horrible.
I agree as well. Concealer lips are gross.
So are super-pale frosty pinks. If you’re not a porn star, then stop it.
that’s hilarious. that’s exactly how i refer to frosty lipsticks when i visit a mua. i ask for a pretty pink but nothing porn-star-ish!
I really don’t like Icon, Gel and Foil by MAC. Icky!
on me, any yellow toned l/s. I can’t wear yellow or anything in that family….for some reason the colour just doesn’t suit me. Oh I also never seen a brown l/s that I could wear.
I think everybody has their own hate list though, based on their skin tone
on me, I would say red. but I like it on other people! Really I don’t like brown/dark colored l/s
MAC’s M’Orange is SCARY.
LOL I love this!
Well, I’ve yet to see anyone look really good in bright magenta, hot pink or milky pale. I know people who like them and wear them and that’s their choice. But if they were to ask me, I would sure tell them that I don’t think it looks good. But, if not asked I sure don’t volunteer the opinion.
Anything that doesn’t compliment skin/undertones.
I know that most colours aren’t a natural lip colour, but finding the right tone and using the right application technique/tool can make it complimentary – instead of a garish mess.
Really unusual coulours, like yellow, blue and green and stuff. but i don’t think anyone with eyes or brains would wear that. Exept on halloween, and jeez, it’s almost halloween.
MAC lipstick in Pervette. That is some awful stuff.
LoL at the above choices – I wear bright pink, red and plum/purple toned lipstick all the time – although only with very minimal eye make up. I second the uber-pale thing though , I don’t like the lips blending into the face look at all but I know loads of people do. I also can’t pull off more unusual colours like blue/green/orange – and I’ve never really seen anyone else be able to pull them off either, not even the trendy-indie circuit.
I agree that every one has colours that will and will not suit them. On me, any lipstick with yellow or too brown does not cut it! However, I can easily say that I wear bright reds and oranges, reddish-browns, purples quite well. I love Burnin’, N5, and Back to del Rio! I almost look a bit “goth”-chic with Burnin’and Nightmoth lip liner on.
Also, I have the MAC blue lipstick and blue lipglosses and the YSL black one. If a colour is unusual, you can bet that I will at least try it and maybe buy it to play with.
My favorite facial feature to highlight is my lips and so I will always showcase them first with bright colours.
People tell me all the time that I am lucky that I can really pull well all the vibrant/funky colors. Honestly, if it’s too middle-of-the-road, I look sick and granny-like. It just does not suit me.
Very light pink. It pretty much looks good on no one.
I HATED Hue l/s from MAC.. it looked horrible on me.. but some people seem to like it.. however blankety i LOVE.
and i don’t understand what people would use blast of blue for?.. halloween.. thats all. lol
I’d have to say opaque violet is up there on my list. Specifically “Muse” by Club Monaco. I used to wear it all the time when I was in middle school, because I loved purple. I was not nearly as cool as I thought I was.
I’m reading every ones comments and laughing because I wear barbie pinks, bright reds, purples, and dark lipsticks all the time. I despise lips that are camouflaged into the persons face, or really light and opaque lipsticks. Blast o blue was a nice colour, I’m sure I’d be able to find a way to pull it off if I had it lol.
Tanarama! I don’t really like nude lips and this looks horrible on everyone I think.
if you use chapstick and apply tanarama lightly and blend it and add ensign lustreglass on top its so hot….some lipsticks work with more effort
Orchidazzle from MAC Strange Hybrid. Its makes me turns into a XXX instantly.
purple, dark plums, browns.. but i love concealer lips lol.. i know lots of ppl think it looks bad, but when i look at other ppl with milk pale likes i go ‘ ew’ but i am addicted.. n i dont think it looks bad ? ..
Pepto-Bismol Pink like Melrose Mood from Heatherette, I have yet to see someone pull that off!
on me i dont like dark plums, browns and anything to yellow or orange toned
with my skintone macs pretty please looks best and yes its very light but not to opaque