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As a pale-skinned, green-eyed blonde, I can’t pull off the very light lipstick colors because it just makes me look so washed out. No pale pink, beige, or nude lips for me. Any bold lip color, however…I’m game!

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Nude/beige makes me look like a corpse. Orange & coral make my skin look sallow and my teeth yellow. Frosted or too light pinks look crusty because they only show up in he creases & corners of my lips.

I can’t pull off orange (or anything near orange). I have raspberry lips so I can’t use light pinks or nudes (they just don’t cover my natural lip color without concealer, which tends to be drying).

I cannot wear pale nudes. I’m around nc25-30 and when I wear pale nudes, my lips look dead… It’s just too light for my skintone and my lips are too pigmented for it.
I know I also can’t pull off crazy Limecrime lip colours(besides the reds).

I’m similar, actually – although I’m vampirically pale, there’s just no way that I can ever pull off really white-based (opaque) ‘nude’ shades – I mean the really nude ones, like beige and so forth. They just make me look like a genuine, bona fide corpse.

The effect is actually quite interesting (‘editorial’ perhaps?), but certainly not one I want to invest money in cultivating 😉

Brownish dark reds are also not fabulous, now that I think of it….

Purple! Any bluish-purple or wine without a red undertone pulls out all the olive in my skin and I look green and dead! The ever-popular MAC Rebel looks hilarious on me :p

Orange is a hard color to pull off! I bought this orange-red from the Maybelline Vivids line and I hate the color now after looking at it more.

Bright pinks & orange; they just don’t work with my overall aesthetic. I also find they can come off as looking “dated” on someone my age (40), as they were popular in the 80s, and can make one look like they’re struggling to hold on to their youth. For someone younger it can look fashionable, and on-trend, but I just feel more comfortable with the classics.

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I don’t like pastel shades on me — If it’s milky, I wouldn’t wear it. I wouldn’t say I can’t pull them off (because I believe you can pull ANYTHING you want to rock), but I just don’t like how they look on me.

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