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Need a shade of lipstick for brunette

DarbyDarby Posts: 1,025Registered Users
Every color I seem to buy is WRONG! I just can't tell in the store what shade is going to look good. Today I bought coral (Almay line) and it looks so orange on me! ICK.
What color and brand would you guys suggest for a brunette, olive type skin color. Not high end either. In case I don't like it :)
Thanks....
PW:curlyhaired

Natural hair color - dark brunette
Fine, thinish hair/3a, 3b

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  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,495Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    are you looking for a coral shade?

    or this is in general?

    do you consider MAC to be high end?

    :D
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  • DarbyDarby Posts: 1,025Registered Users
    rouquinne wrote:
    are you looking for a coral shade?

    or this is in general?

    do you consider MAC to be high end?

    :D

    no, not coral. It looks orange on me. I just don't know what color would look good - pink maybe. I just watched Ghost Whisperer and I have the same coloring as Jennifer Love Hueit (spelling??) and I LOVED her lipstick in tonights episode! It was a soft pink.
    How much is Mac? I really don't want to spend more than 10.00 on a lipstick. I wouldn't mind paying more than that IF I knew it worked on me :)
    PW:curlyhaired

    Natural hair color - dark brunette
    Fine, thinish hair/3a, 3b
  • NewMrs.NewMrs. Posts: 87Registered Users
    I'm brunette with a medium complexion and anything mauve or brownish-red/purple looks good on me. I keep away from anything too coral, peach, or bright red.
  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    You can try lipsticks on in the store before you buy them. Even drugstores like CVS and Rite Aid will let you try them. Go to the mall and hit up a department store cosmetic counter and try all their colors. They'll love to have you there.

    Generally olive skin is considered warm, and can wear warm shades (think orangy side of pink or red) or neutrals. I'm a cool-toned brunette, so I go towards the blue-y sides of reds and pinks...you don't want to do that.
  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,495Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    MAC will cost more than $10, but there are some shades they have that you might like - Viva Glam 5 and Hug Me are two that suit a lot of skin tones.
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  • DarbyDarby Posts: 1,025Registered Users
    You can try lipsticks on in the store before you buy them. Even drugstores like CVS and Rite Aid will let you try them. Go to the mall and hit up a department store cosmetic counter and try all their colors. They'll love to have you there.

    Generally olive skin is considered warm, and can wear warm shades (think orangy side of pink or red) or neutrals. I'm a cool-toned brunette, so I go towards the blue-y sides of reds and pinks...you don't want to do that.

    I never knew that til yesterday evening! I went into Walgreens and the lady came up to me and asked if I was finding everything and I said, "yeah, I just don't know what color." She told me that I can try them first. I felt so guilty tho. I could have tried about a dozen of them and then they couldn't be sold.
    But I picked a mauve color and I liked it. It's flat tho so I will add a touch of clear lip gloss.
    When I have some extra time and in the city, I think I will go to a department store and try some other ones -- maybe a higher end. This one I got is cheap --9.00 so I'm sure the ingredients aren't the best but I needed some color FAST.
    PW:curlyhaired

    Natural hair color - dark brunette
    Fine, thinish hair/3a, 3b
  • PigletPiglet Posts: 1,451Registered Users
    I'm a fan of mixing lip colours. If you have any lipsticks that don't suit you, then mixing might be a way to save them. I spent ages looking for a good red lipstick. Finally bought one, but it looked too bright. Wiped a lot of it off and put on a trusted brownish colour. The result was the perfect red.
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