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Tuesday, November 24, 2009


As you know, I just got the 32 lip Palette (right click on link to read review) from Dollface a few days ago. Last night I decided to play with it. I normally go for warm colors, so it was exciting to have louder and brighter shades to try.

I grew up with my mom telling me that red lipsticks dont suit her. So I dont know, I think I just assumed that red lipsticks wont suit me as well. I think a lot of us are intimidated by red lipstick. Its just loud, bold and scandalous! haha

But red lipsticks have always been a classic and it has yet to go out of style. Here are a few tips on how to choose the perfect red and how to wear it!

  • Consider your undertone. If you have YELLOW undertones or have darker skin choose warmer reds or reds that have a brown base. If your complexion is PINKISH you can go for cherry red or reds that have a hint of plum. Those with OLIVE skin can wear fire-red shades
  • Red lipstick tends to bleed. Line your lips with a lipliner before filling out the entire lip with your lipstick. Red lipstick will look prettier on defined/lined lips.
  • Color Balance. If you want to wear a bright bold red lipstick, make sure that the makeup on the rest of your face is minimal. You dont want the colors to clash and to look like a clown. Having minimal eye makeup avoids the heavy/overdramatic look.
  • Use a lip brush to apply for a more precise application.
  • Its not all the time that you get a perfect shade for you. Dont toss out that red lipstick that looks garrish on you. Use other lipstick shades and blend to create a new color or a more flattering shade of red.
  • Don't be too Matchy-Matchy. Unless youre as fab as Dita Von Teese, dont match your red lips with a red dress and red nails to avoid looking over the top.
  • But its all about attitude as well, if youre dark skinned and feel like wearing a cherry red lipstick. Go ahead!! I think that makeup has no more boundaries, nobody can really tell you dont wear green or orange as eyeshadow. Just make sure to head out with confidence! :)

I wanted to try using two shades for a two toned look before blending the colors.
So heres Red and Orange(I used 1 for the upper lip and 4 and 5 for the lower lip)

Red lips using the shades numbered 1 to 5

32 Lip palette

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// krissy ♥ said...

Nice! I agree, red lips are sexy! Too bad I haven't found the perfect red lipstick for me. What I have are pinks and nudes XD

Caby said...

I only know of one red that suits me *sigh*Nars*sigh* haha

Sush said...

All my lipstick/lipglosses are nudes and pinks too. Thats why I love the lip palette allows me to try different colros without breaking the bank haha

you only want one red, and thats the one from nars hhahaha

M :) said...

Oooooooohhh. I love. :)

Carine said...

That looks so cool, I hope i'll find my perfect shade :p

Sush said...

Mara, heheh thanks! :)

Carine, thank you! :)ooh and I just visited your blog and saw your post asking about red lipstick. I hop my post helped! :)

Y said...

Nice! I love your lips!

Golden said...

I love it! Are those Angelina Jolie's? Just kidding. I envy your lips. I have thin lips kasi... :(

Love, Sweetcheeks said...

omg. i am not a big fan of lip palettes but after seeing this post, you make it impossible not to want to get this palette.

it looks incredible on your lips!

Sush said...

Y, thank you! :)

Golden, haha thank you! I wish I had thinner lips, its sometimes why I cant wear brighter lipstick shades hehe

Sush said...

love, haha yeah. I prefer tubes too but decided to get this for makeup classes. They go on creamy, very easy to apply and very pimented! The red shades do stain though I had red lips for a day haha. But its a good palette :)

blushingpinkcheeks said...

That looks really scandalous yet sexy! :P

Sush said...

hehe thanks :) Id prefer a deeper toned red for myself though, this is a bit orangey

xeends said...

nice lips maui..=P

Sush said...

heheh thanks Cindy :)

~Lisa said...

That color looks great on you~ I think red doesn't suit me either, lol, or maybe not. I'm just too scared =P


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