Monday, January 6th, 2014

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What’s one lip color you feel like you look amazing in? Share!
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123 thoughts on “What’s one lip color you feel like you look amazing in?

  1. Avatar of Hao Hao

    I think I look the best in reds. They also make me feel amazing and confident.

  2. Nude (UD naked2 <3), and Purple (Lime Crime's Airborne Unicorn & Mac's Punk Couture are my favorites right now)

  3. A deep berry color like MAC Rebel or UD Venom!

  4. I have an medium-to-dark olive skintone with yellow undertones. I especially love berry hues on my skintone since it gives a more flirty edge compared to a classic red. Urban Decay’s Catfight takes the cake.

    • Kim

      I am very similar and love berries too. Menace from Buxom looks gorgeous on me. Sephora cream lip stain in Always red was a surprise that looks good. Guerlain rouge G in Gigolo…

  5. Dark purples & dark berry/wines. My favorites are MUFE #14 & #49, Urban Decay “Shame,” NARS “Train Bleu,” Buxom “Menace,” MAC “Nightmoth” liner.

  6. Lauren

    Hot. Pink.

  7. For me it would be pinks, they just make me feel more vibrant!

  8. Nothing gives me as much confidence as a kiss a** red does!
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  9. Avatar of Melinda Melio

    I get the most compliments when I wear blue based reds, and it’s my favorite color to wear. I have Ruby Woo, Russian Red, Mac Red, and Cherry lip pencil so far. I love them all! I will probably even buy the new Viva Glam Rihanna.

  10. Pinky browns/berry pink shades! :-)
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  11. Avatar of Meiya Meiya

    Reds like Ruby Woo or MAC Red,

  12. Miss J

    Bright, warm toned pinks! And reds, but not all reds.

  13. Deep purple. I’m super pale, so I feel like that sets off my skintone. I get the most compliments, actually, when I’m wearing really dramatic dark colours!
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  14. Avatar of Juliana Juliana Glumac

    I always get the most compliments when I wear Fuchsia and raspberry red lipsticks. The new Dior darling is one I get complimented on alot. use to wear Mac Captive a lot and was told it looked good. I must buy another one.

  15. Evelyn

    I really like Chili by Mac :) So I guess it would be brick reds. It goes well with my warm skin tone :)

  16. Coral is my true love <3

  17. monibackincalif

    OMG!!!! Daddy’s Little Girl.

    I kid you know, I get a minimum of 3 compliments from random people whenever I wear it.

    Watch Me Simmer: the perfect coral on my NC40/C5 skin-tone.

    Strong Woman: seriously, not only do I feel strong… I feel sophisticated like I should be watching the sun rise on the Riviera while sipping champagne.

  18. Avatar of Jerrilyn Jan

    Medium plum range

  19. Hot pinks and all kinds of purples. :)

  20. Sheer reds and coral reds with a glossy sheen are my favorites. Then again I also love red-reds. :D

  21. zainab

    Bright orangy reds like MAC Lady Danger and So Chaud.

  22. Avatar of artemis Artemis

    I love coral on me too, especially the light peachy one like a farmasi true color 05 one that i got

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-XqOY_8OH4VU/UkqhVVkfn6I/AAAAAAAAEjw/STvZqRTHgEI/s1600/20131001_123941.jpg

    I wish the texture was better. It’s nice at first but after a while it dries on your lips(all do that but this one looks it more). The color is way prettier on actual lips than in the tube :D It’s the perfect blend of peachy and light pink and it leans one or another depending on where i am. It looks like Audrey Hepburn’s in Breakfast at Tiffany’s(people say she wore Revlon’s Pink in the afternoon but that’s pinker and mine has some pink in it already and sometimes looks pinker than hers so idk if it really was that…or maybe Revlon changed the shade when they relaunched it)

    <3 and orange red(very orange). I have an orange-red from Revlon, Red laquer, one from Astor, Poppy, and a dark orange one from the sub(lol)

    And ofc, nude :)) tho that's almost colorless

  23. I am surprised by this one but I actually look great in a hot pink. I am warm-toned Asian, MAC NW25ish mostly. And Candy yum yum brightens me up like a dream!

  24. Simone

    I look best in berry/plummy shades, from sheerer ones or stronger ones those seem to suit my complexion best.

  25. Fuchsia / magenta pinks make me feel stunning.
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  26. Avatar of Ivana Ivana

    Blueish/pinkish reds, such as Love Goddess by Mac

  27. Diane

    Nothing feels better than retro red

  28. Berry/plum – colours like MAC Craving and Plumful.

  29. Avatar of Fani Fani

    I love the way I look with a red (the red that wine has) lipstick!

  30. imagine MAC’s Up the Amp…that’s the best colour on me.

  31. I like red’s a lotttt but I feel reddish pink suits a lot on me :D and matte shades like “deeply adored ” … really flatter me ( my god .. is it praising myself ? )
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  32. JR

    Reddish brown. I was so excited that Hellbound and Carnal Instinct arrived yesterday! Those colors are made for me!!

  33. J

    Nude! I know a lot of people hate nudes, but I get the most compliments wearing them and they help me feel all pouty and sexy, haha ;)

  34. Mari

    I like plum and darker berry colors.

  35. grlnxdor

    A light medium slightly mauve pink like Maybelline’s Warm Me Up or Urban Decay’s Rush. This shade of pink looks awesome on my N20 slightly warm skin tone and is quite versatile with fashion choices. If I don’t know what color to wear I pull this shade out.

  36. Avatar of Seana Seana Campbell

    Cool-toned reds, like Mac lipstick in Ruby Woo.

  37. Light-medium natural looking pinks and not-too-dark mauvey pinks. Cle de Peau Extra Silky #129 (now discontinued :() is my HG shade. Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Boy and Evasion also look great on me.

  38. Pinks and purples. Especially anything bright!
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  39. Iliana

    Ruby Woo would have to be my favorite feel-good/feel-powerful color.

    If I want to look “naturally” amazing, like on a daily basis (I’m not one of those who can pull of a daily red lip), then corals I think make me look great.

  40. Diana B

    Definitely Red but I think that’s true for most of us

  41. Coral is definitely the first shade that comes to mind, although there are a lot of shades that I do like on myself.

  42. Avatar of Aeri Aeri

    Blackened purples/reds.

  43. Coral as well…. Or warm pinks with gold shimmer, like Nymphette lipglass.

  44. antique rose for me! definitely the best all year round :)
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  45. LMM

    Two: True red, and deep, dark burgundy.

  46. Anything a la Black Honey by Clinique, which is like Red Dahlia in Burt’s Bees when I want a cheaper option :)

  47. Avatar of Alyssa alyssa897

    Mauve-y pinks! They are my weakness!

  48. Avatar of Lily Kelley Lily

    Warm med peach, rosy brown, bronze.

  49. Kathrina

    Berry, fuchsia and deep ruby red.

  50. Aelita

    wampy darks, rouge noir by chanel and black orchid by tom ford!

  51. Erm… Blue toned rose red makes my petal lips very pretty. I also like bright cold pinks and even hot pink shade.
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  52. Avatar of Melody Melody

    Fuschias!! Hands down! Followed closely by corals

  53. Avatar of Mar A. Mar

    Reds! It was the first piece of makeup I purchased. A red lipstick. I own more than is really necessary but it’s a color I’ll always reach for.

  54. helen

    In the summer, i love a pinky-coral and in the winter a rich burgundy stain.

  55. For me, definitely vampy purply-reds like Nars Train Bleu, Mac Nightmoth, etc. I think bright cool-toned pinks don’t look good on me, but every time I see one on you I want to buy one! Mac Shock Value pro longwear pencil comes to mind, but whenever I try them on they wash me out!

  56. Avatar of Kulpreet KK

    Fuchsia Red and Corals!!!! LOVe Them and I think they love me too!!!

  57. Reds. Red lips are my go-to favorite.

  58. becca

    pink-reds like Chanel rouge coco in cambon.

  59. Avatar of Amy xamyx

    Nudes; I have beautiful eyes which I tend to dominate on their own, and when I add color/product, they stand out even more, so why would I want my lips (or even blush) to compete? Perhaps when my eyes begin to show age, I’ll want to move focus to another part, but for now, my big, dark eyes set against a pale backdrop will remain the stars of the show. Also, nude lips can be dimensional with a bit of gloss, and it’s also a matter of getting the right tone.

  60. Bre

    I look the best in Pinks!!

  61. Avatar of Lauren Lauren

    Although I don’t wear them often, reds make me feel the most confident and sassy.

  62. Coral pinks, in particular Ever Hip!!! Which is why I’m sad it not a permanent shade.
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  63. Avatar of T Violet Lee

    Blue based hot pinks and fuchsias. Even tho’ I have a little yellow in my undertones, cool lipsticks seem to be the most flattering on me.

  64. Avatar of Madelyn Madelyn

    I love deep, dark colors. I am very pale so this works well. I also love a dark red. Lately, I have been wearing tons of OCC, such as Black Metal Dahlia and I am ordering Role Play. I love the OCC metallics, they stay better and flatter my skin tone more.

  65. A nice cool-ish red is perfect for me!

  66. Avatar of liz liz

    Saturated, neutral-to-blue-leaning reds, warm fuchsias and magentas, and purples. No nude or lady-like pinks for me, lol. they wash me out like crazy!

  67. Avatar of Wenz Wenz

    I second that Christine! Coral is my fun power color.
    2nd Red- classic & timeless :)

  68. Avatar of Greta Greta

    Anything with red, pink, or purple undertones that make my green eyes pop! I actually find that a great lip product complements my eyes more than most eye makeup.

  69. I love to wear crazy purple lipsticks! Ha, not sure how flattering they are…. but I feel pretty cool when I have one on. ;)

  70. OCC Black Metal Dahlia lip tar. I get so many compliments and it accentuates my skintone super well. (Very fair, cool toned)

  71. Fuchsias and corals are my faves! I love how they suit me so well!
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  72. Kate

    RED!!! (warm reds – like Guerlain Rouge G ‘Genna’) Also pinky-corals and warm pinks.

  73. Sarah M

    I think pinky/rosy brown lip colors suit me most. Berry colours would be my second pick.

  74. I’m not good at describing colors, so I’ll say that colors like MAC’s LG in Pret-a-Papier and MAC’s LS in Offshoot are shades I gravitate to, regardless of the brand!

  75. LauRenee

    AfterAfter many years of sticking with subtle mauves (basically “my lips but better” colors) I I went with a bright fuscia and now I can’t get enough ofof the bright colors. It makes me smile every time I see my lip print on my coffee cup. Yay for bolds!

  76. Nikki

    I adore coral lips!

  77. I’d say warm pinky-corals or bright, warm rosy colors/really pink toned reds.
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  78. helenp

    Illamasqua’s Box. A fab true red that lasts for hours

  79. Sarah

    Plums and violets!

  80. Coral, red-orange, peachy bronze, nude-peachy-beige.

  81. Dusty pinks all the way! Maybe dusty mauves and corals but dusty pinks are my number one and almost every lippy I buy ends up resembling dusty pink!
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  82. Avatar of Fernanda Fernanda

    Glittery, foil-like red lipsticks, like Kat Von D’s Adora and Hourglass Siren. Love them!!

  83. Avatar of Fernanda Fernanda

    Glittery and foil-like reds as Adora (Kat Von D), Siren (Hourglass) and Candy Apple (Lime Crime). Love them!

  84. Denise

    I’ve got to say, I do love my corals although I’m going thru a Georgio Armani #401 phase at the moment . This has to be the most vibrant red I’ve ever had and I’m loving that too!

  85. Warm reds definitely look the best on me! I’m a fan of coral and berry tones when I want to be a little less bold, although I usually just rock a sheer red for everyday wear.

  86. Jaye

    Definitely Roses and Berry colors. Anything too dark or too pink and light looks awful. Best color on me is Guerlains B62 Rouge Le Brilliant

  87. Orange on both lips and cheeks does something to bring out the gold in my skin tone and the richness in my dark eyes and hair. It’s not my favourite colour in the world, so I’m always surprised at how it looks so good on me. This strange fact makes me more and more convinced about the cool/warm theory. (Though obviously by some freak occurrence there is always that cool colour which occasionally looks amazing on me too…)
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  88. Avatar of Dorottya doroffee

    A not too light beige / brown nude. Also midtone / my lips but better warm pinks.