Suzan wrote:Anyway, I wanted to say to Jacobs-girl that I'm a redhead too and I'm usually very careful with red lipstick. If you have red hair (and very thin, pale skin with a strong red undertone like me), bright red lipstick can be a bit too much. I don't wear a lot of lipstick, but my favorite right now is more brownish than red (like this one). I just use it very lightly and it nicely accentuates but doesn't overpower. I would say, try to look for pinkish or brownish red, but be very very careful with orange-based, fire-fighter, bright red. If that makes sense...
Yeah, I'm careful with what tones I use as they need to be just right. I'm quite fussy about lipsticks. Thanks for the tips.
I don't want to sound like I'm bragging but, as a redhead, I'm lucky that I tan evenly in the sun. And I don't have particularly pale skin (relatively fair as one would expect with my hair coloring, but not pale). A while ago, I went to the Chanel counter and got the makeup advisor to match a red lipstick to my skin tone and coloring.
Chanel Rouge Allure no. 14 is the one I ended up buying and I love it because it has a pink tone in it which lessens the harsh effect that you get with some red lipsticks. According to the blurb I read, it's also got a slight blue-ish tone (not apparent though) which is good for the fairer complexion. Used in moderation, it's really great, but of course everyone's skin is different.
Sheesh, sorry, I just read through those last sentences and realized I sound like a Chanel assistant...lol!