Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

This or That


If you had to choose: Red Lips or Red Nails?

  • Red Nails (54%, 2,307 Votes)
  • Red Lips (46%, 1,949 Votes)

Total Voters: 4,256

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33 thoughts on “This or That: Red Lips or Red Nails?

  1. Red Nails! Nothing is sexier than Revlon Red nail polishes.

  2. Pawsha

    Love, love, love red lips!

  3. Red nails are easy to wear no matter the occasion : )

    And I love my China Glaze Raspberry Festival!

  4. Astrid

    Absolutely both!!!

  5. JCz

    I’ve tried, but I just can’t manage red lips without looking like a little girl that got into her mother’s makeup bag (and I’m not young anymore!). So I guess it’s a matter of finding the “right” shade of red – but so far I haven’t found it.
    Red nails I can do easily any day.

  6. Steph

    I want to say both!

  7. Avatar of Wendy EvilPinkRobot

    I refuse to choose just one. I love both!

  8. lazeny

    I prefer red lips. I don’t like red nail polish because based on experience it made my nails yellow and brittle. But then again I have naturally thin nails so I really can’t wear strong nail polish colors.

    • Sam

      Do you use a good base coat? if you do it really helps with staining and nail strength. i use the seche vite ridge filler base coat. it makes my manicure last for over a week and i have never had a staining problem and i wear the rainbow on my fingers! :)

  9. Abby

    Some girls just have the peeerfect lips for a bold red– but I’m not one of them. Red nails for me!

  10. Avatar of Jill AnGeLwInGz

    Red nails just for the fact that I’ve never been able to pull off red lips, otherwise I probably would have voted differently.

  11. Red nails! I am so chicken to try bright colors on my lips :(

  12. Marie

    Red nails. It’s easier for me to pull off. :p

  13. Avatar of Marian Marian

    Geez! That was such a tough choice!

  14. Rather go with the red nail polish. I feel like a little
    girl with red lipstick. Much to bright for me. I guess
    I just can’t find that right shade of red lipstick.

  15. Avatar of Laura TygerKitty

    I like red nails on other people but I hate red nail polish on me – so red lips it is!

  16. Ursula

    I think I’ve done really red nails once in the last year, but I’ve done a slash of red lipstick at least once a week for the last month. For some reason red nails strike me as very expected, while red lipstick is fresh and surprising.

  17. Alyssa

    A girl needs both!

  18. Red lips for me. I’m blessed with an ability to pull off red lips quite well. However, I’m not nearly as blessed in the nail area. My nails are so weak and bendable, I’d break my nails even when I have five layers of nail polish. (Less stupid than when I broke it tying my shoes though, ouch) No amount of treatment or strengthener ever made my nails any better. I suspect I’d break a nail if I stare at it too hard or something. >>

  19. I hate red.. in any form, on anything..
    So i would never, ever wear either :P

  20. Nicole

    Both! But if I was forced to choose, red lips ALWAYS! I feel like having red lips in my beauty arsenal as really changed my life. It took some bravery and patience at first, but I always feel so powerful and gorgeous in red lips. :D

  21. Mar

    Red lips are so classic and sexy.

  22. terry

    Red nails! I just can’t pluck up the courage the wear red lips… Red nails are just as sexy though.=D

  23. I clicked “Red Nails” but what I wanted to say was BOTH!! :-) Sooooo Dita Von-Teese Vintage-Glam!

  24. Emily

    This was a tough “This or That”! haha But then I thought about my China Glaze Ruby Pumps nailpolish…and I *had* to choose! Love that colour =]

  25. Avatar of Quinctia Quinctia

    Generally neither, but if forced to wear one, I’d probably go with nails. I’ve got a decent red Barielle flaky that I bought on clearance…I used it in a 4th of July manicure. (Most attempts at red lips end with me wiping it off before anyone sees.)

  26. alison

    red lips! especially if i’m using my carefully rationed port red…

    though i do like red nails too, especially after finally buying ruby pumps!

  27. Red nails! I have quite a few red polishes but my current favourite is OPI’s ‘Off with her Red’ from the Alice in Wonderland collection.

  28. ak

    Bright red is one of my fave colors in the world and that’s why it hurts that I’m one of those skintones that has to find the right red for my large lips and then, strangely enough,that goes double for my nails.

    But at least I’ve found colors like MAC Viva Glam I and MAC Charred Red, BUT even moreso Nars Mascate Pure Matte and Illamasqua Sangers. I always wear red lipstick with MAC Mahogany lip pencil, and then it’s perfect on me :)

    But I’ve yet to find a beautiful red that I can wear on my nails :( . Whereas, red lips are a classic and easier to pull of than some may think, even though red nails were a staple many decades ago along with red lips, true red nails on me can kind of come off as cheap even if my nails are short. I find it very hard. I knew someone whose skintone was WAY the opposite of mine and she said the same thing and she avoided wearing red nails.

    BUT now I think I should wear a very orangey-red on my nails, if I don’t feel like doing the black-red/’vamp’ burgundy thing on my nails. I think a very orangey-red would be better on my nails against my skin than a true red and thankfully Illamasqua has a couple that I’d like to try out.

  29. julia

    BOTH!!! This is a tough decision haha

  30. JillianB

    I love me some red lips! I don’t have time to keep up with my nails anymore with 2 small kids at home. But, I can always put on lipstick at a moment’s notice! I just got a great deal on red lipstick from Red Apple, sooo happy!

  31. Avatar of _An_ Lumi

    A bit hard to choose since I don’t wear either that often. Both not appropriate for my workplace.

    But I like red lips more than red nails. ^^

  32. Zozolina

    Red nails!