Monday, January 9, 2012

Fushia is probably too bold for my pale skin.

I'm going to be honest; I'm super jealous of all the blogger women and pinterest posts rocking lipstick.

I have never, ever been a lipstick girl.  I really don't even use lip gloss.  I stick to the standard, boring chapstick.  Seriously.  It's kind of lame.  As a teacher, I don't really get to rock the coolest, trendiest fashions.  It's the standard flats and comfort clothing for me.  I rock (and I'm using that word extremely loosely) the same make-up style every single day.  Oftentimes, I rush home from work to meet D to head to a beer event and/or bar.  On days like that, I look especially teacher-ish in my cardigan and flats.  I've been trying to amp up my going out style a bit more by curling my normally flat, straight hair.  Since a curled do takes me a minimum of 30 minutes to complete, I need a quick fix.  All of this to say, I'm thinking about trying out the lipstick look.

Sarah over at Wearing It on My Sleeves had a great post the other day on her lipsticks.  She looks especially stunning in Sephora's 0194 B, which is a fushia.  She's also a stunning brunette with darker skin tone.  I doubt this would work for me.

Bring on this advice!  Look at that pale skin (don't be deceived by the bathroom lighting) and light colored hair.  What lipstick would be best for me on a semi-casual night?  I'm just trying to graduate from little girl to "woman" (say what?!  I still don't feel right calling myself a woman).

Tell me your fav lipstick colors and tips for applying!


Claire {Beaktweets} said...

i don't have a specific recommendation, but i agree that lipstick is a quick fix for feeling fun for a night out! i just do plain old red and love it. fuchsia sounds fun too!

Stephanie said...

I have just recently gotten into lipstick. I have a bold red and a bright fuschia and I, too, am pretty pale. I actually really like the fuschia. It's a Covergirl lipstick called Spellbound. At first, I thought it was too much with my pale skin but then the boyfriend told me he really liked it because it made my lips pop. (I believe he actually said "like a spring flower in the snow" - he can be pretty cheesy sometimes.)

@emllewellyn said...

I just wear whatever I want. I don't even think about what will "look good" with my skin or hair or whatever. Just go for it! If I'm not really feeling it with a color, I'll stick a coat of a different color to balance it out-- like add a little berry to an orange or whatever.

Visit a department store for some playing around too-- that'll give you a good idea of what you like to ease into it.

WannabeRunner said...

I'm not a lipstick wearer either! I just always feel like a clown when I have it on. :/

Claire Kiefer said...

I have light-medium skin and blonde hair too, and I think we can get away with lipstick (even bold ones!) as long as the eye makeup is light. I mostly use lipgloss, but I think an orange-ish shade lipstick might work? Go to Sephora and try them all on! It's so fun :)

Let us know what you decide on so I can try it out, too!

Kristin Miller said...

I like first date or important meeting!!!


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