Survey Says... December 1st, 2021

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  • Your skin tone/coloring:
  • Favorite red lipstick?
  • Favorite orange lipstick?
  • Favorite plum lipstick?


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Rachel R. Avatar

YOUR SKIN TONE/COLORING: Under my name; magenta/red hair; hazel/green eyes.

FAVORITE RED LIPSTICK? YSL x Zoe Kravitz 124 Scout’s Red; MAC Von Teese (LE); UD Mrs. Mia Wallace (DC); Too Faced Throwback Lipstick in Too Too Hot (LE); Ciate Jessica Rabbit (LE)

Fenty Mattemoiselle in Tiger Tini (DC); KVD ELL in A Go-Go (DC); ColourPop Lux Lipstick in Trapeze and Check, Please (both DC).

UD Sheer Rapture (DC); Milani Color Statement Lipstick in 89 Naked

Celesta Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: above with freckles, green eyes, warm brown hair.

Ohh, I love lipstick so much!

Favorite red lipstick? Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche in Virgo. It’s more of a very red berry, but still my favorite and I would pick it over any true red that I have.

Favorite orange lipstick? Bite Beauty Luminous Creme in Tangerine. I’ve been holding on to the Tangerine/Lingonberry duo for years because I love them so much!

Favorite plum lipstick? PMGL Luxetrance in Beautiful Creature. I remember when the shade first came out… when I saw Christine’s lip swatch of it I absolutely had to have it.

Mariella Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: pale, cool
Favorite red lipstick? Chanel Pirate or Smashbox Red Rage
Favorite orange lipstick? no such thing for me – orange looks awful on me
Favorite plum lipstick? can there be any question? MAC Craving, of course!

Nancy T Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Under my name (blue-green eyes, dark hair)

Favorite red lipstick? Pre-pandemic: MAC Yoni Crush or Ruby Woo, also UD Rock Steady.
Pandemic: MAC Siempré Selena

Favorite orange lipstick? Pre-pandemic: MAC Morange or Lady Danger
Pandemic: Rare Beauty Brave

Favorite plum lipstick? Pre-pandemic: UD Crisis or Nars Siouxsie
Pandemic: Sephora Vintage Rosewood and something with Purple in its name? But it just looks like a deep plum.

Erica Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: light, MAC NC 20

Favorite red lipstick? Don’t have one. I don’t wear reds

Favorite orange lipstick? The Face Shop Matte It Up Tint in Bitter Orange

Favorite plum lipstick? Clinique Black Honey

Genevieve Avatar

Your skin tone/colouring: Porcelain, with pink undertones

Favorite red lipstick? I have to be careful with red lipsticks, as they often turn pink on me. But one that doesn’t is Clarin’s Joli Rouge Red Terra.

Favorite orange lipstick? Very partial to orangey red, coppery kind of lipsticks. So my favourite is CP’s Foolish, MAC Chili and Sephora’s Hong Kong by Night.

Favorite plum lipstick? Plum lipsticks aren’t really my kind of shade. But does Maybelline’s Mauve for Me count?

Ana Maria Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Light-medium with warm yellow undertones, dark brown hair and eyes

Favorite red lipstick? MAC Russian Red

Favorite orange lipstick? I don’t like orange lipsticks… I think that the most “orange” shade I like is MAC Chili

Favorite plum lipstick? MAC Plumful

Nikki Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: pale, cool skin (foundation matches: Fenty Pro Filt’r 110, Urban Decay All Nighter 2.5, NARS Natural Radiant Longwear 2.0 Mont Blanc, Kevyn Aucoin The Etherealist Light EF 02, L’Oreal True Match C3 Creamy Natural), gray eyes, brown hair with red highlights and scattered blonde/blue strands. My everyday base products are Fenty-Amber Match Stick as cheek contour and Pro Filt’r concealer and Soft Matte foundation in 110.
Favorite red lipstick? How am I supposed to pick one?! I’ll just put down the most recent red lipsticks in my collection-I got Charlotte Tilbury Night Crimson as a birthday gift last month, bought Charlotte Tilbury Hot Emily (coral-red) and Love Liberty in October, and bought Besame Red Velvet (it’s Hayley Atwell’s Agent Carter shade, so I’m also indulging my inner nerd!) in August.
Favorite orange lipstick? I’m too cool-toned to wear a true orange lipstick.
Favorite plum lipstick? I’m not sure I’ve ever worn a true plum lipstick, but I think the closest shades to plum in my collection are Tom Ford Liev and Charlotte Tilbury Viva la Vergara.

Nikki Avatar

Charlotte Tilbury Sexy Sienna and Hot Emily are about as close to orange as I get. Why was I not able to think of Helena, Sienna, and Emily until a week after the question was posed?!

Helene Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Under my name, green-grey eyes, dark brown hair.
Favorite red lipstick? I cannot chose! UD F-bomb, MAC: Red, Russian Red, Ruby Woo and a lot of others, a lot! Maybelline Ruby For Me, Ciate Jessica Rabbit, CP Let’s Play and many, many more. I love red lipsticks. Love them!
Favorite orange lipstick? MAC Lady Danger
Favorite plum lipstick? MAC Plumful, Craving and I think Hey Frenchie counts as well. Maybelline Plum For Me and probably a lot of others.
I rarely use really warm reds that goes heavily toward orange, so I only have Lady Danger, but I do like it. As for the other colours, well, I love lipsticks most of all reds, but plum, berry and purple are also favourit colours.

Suzie Q. Miller Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: fair, both pink and yellow undertones, so neutral? red and silver/ash highlights, so they cancel each other out? probably more warm in the summer and cool in the winter. Hair is what you’d call ashy blonde to light, ash brunette but with both greys and coppery highlights (natural)
Favorite red lipstick? Blue based reds work best, so Russian Red, Ruby Woo, and MAC Red (recently discon’d I fear) all work; clear and bright reds. I really like frost or pearl finish so Head in the Clouds is probably my all time fave. (Frosty, neutral to cool red which was LE). For more muted reds, I like MAC Moxie, Diva, Sin, and
Favorite orange lipstick? Orange is not the best color on me. That being said, I like MAC Playing Koi if we are counting peachy oranges and Alaze if we include orange leaning corals. I like Mangrove (red leaning orange, but really its coral). My favorite coral of all time is probably Coral Polyp from the Dame Edna collection (dating myself here). These were all MAC and all LE except Mangrove is now made perm. I also enjoy Thrills from the MAC to the beach collection which is truly a bronzy copper colored orange. I guess I really like those frost finish ones. On the other hand, I cannot do true orange such as Chili or Morange or So Chaud.
Favorite plum lipstick? This is where I can’t make up my mind. If we include berries, well that’s easy, It’s MAC Heaux from the Rhianna collection. But you said plum, so I will stick with those. Its a tie between MAC Amorous and MAC Captive. My favorite of all time is a long ago discontinued MAC lippie called Naked Paris. It was a luster finish plummy brown with silver and pink pearl. The current Frost O is as close to it as I can get with perm MAC lipsticks. If you recall Oh Oh Oh MAC lippie from the Archie collection, that was close to it also. But nothing compares to Naked Paris. If MAC ever revives it, I am buying ten backups. Now I can get the best dupe by layering a silver lip gloss over Spice It Up or similar plummy brown color. Believe me, I have tried to find a dupe. No dice.

Andrea Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: NC15 in Studio Fix, cool brown hair w/ blonde highlights, brown eyes.
Favorite red lipstick? My ultimate favourite is Mac Ruby Woo though I could do with less trouble when it comes to applying it. My current favourite is Givenchy Le Rouge Deep Velvet in #37 (were it not for the sugary-sweet smell I could love it more).
Favorite orange lipstick? I don’t have any that are “pure orange”. Burberry Devon Sunset is one of my favourite lipsticks and I wear it all the time. It’s a lovely shade of peach (very flattering and MLBB) -if it lasted for longer it would perfect.
Favorite plum lipstick? I don’t have a firm favourite but Mac Captive’s been getting a lot of love from me.

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