25/07/2013

Bright lips on pale skin

Yes it can be done. A bright lip can look terrifying especially when your skin tone is more Caspar than bronzed, but I promise you, it really can work.

My favourite lip colours for pale skin are: Revlon Lovesick lip balm stain, Lord & Berry shining lipstick 20100 Fucsia*, Hourglass Raven liquid lipstick, Maybelline Colour Sensational Fuchsia Flash and MAC Pink Pigeon, .
Lipsticks for pale skin



Lipsticks for pale skin

It can take a bit of trial and error to find the perfect shade, but I find that blue based tones work well on paler skin, so look for true reds and hot pinks and avoid anything with a seriously orange base. One other bonus of blue based lipsticks is that they can help teeth look a little whiter, which is never a bad thing!

These shades may seem scary at first, but I promise you, they do get quite addictive!

What's your favourite bright lip shade?

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  1. The bright pinks look lovely on you but for some reason I just don't like them on me! If I wear a "bold" lip it's always a darker, plummy colour.... I really should branch out a bit!

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    1. plums look great too - perfect for autumn! x

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  2. Lovely post, I have yet to try and Lord and Berry products, would you recommend them? I love my Topshop lipstick in Clueless but it is quite chalky to apply so may have to try one of these!

    Rosie x itsalljustrosie.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. yes! Their lip pencils are really creamy, and this hot pink shade is seriously bright. They do a fab range of colours and really good value x

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  3. I'm really pale like you Kat and I love a bright lip! I have never heard of Lord and Berry but I did notice the other day a store has opened in one of the malls here in Dubai so I will have to go and check it out-anything you recommend? xx

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    1. ooh great! Definitely try the lip pencils, and I've just done a post today on their eye liners which really don't budge x

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  4. Looks lovely :) I really want MAC Lickable but not sure how it would look!
    Definitely one I'd have to test first.
    Mia
    prettyxeclectic.blogspot.com
    x

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  5. I love a bright lip. I agree only bluer tones suit me. M xx

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  6. I'm pale as well and love bright lip colours. I really really want Pink Pigeon (but obviously you can't get it anymore) and I'd love to try a Lord & Berry lip crayon. My favourite bright lippie is MAC Impassioned :) x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

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    1. I love the look of Impassioned. The Lord & Berry crayon is great, super bright! x

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  7. I think bright lips often look gorgeous on pale skin! The contrast makes it so beautiful.
    I personally love M.A.C. Girl About Town. Is a muted bright pink that can be worn at any occasion still it screams BANG! BRIGHT PINK.

    Isabela x

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    1. oooh I love girl about town too! x

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  8. You totally rock a bright lip, I just need some more confidence to do so too! xx

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    1. They get quite addictive once you get past the initial fear, I promise! x

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    2. Same here - I also have quite a few spots, so worry that the bright would clash with the redness! The pink looks awesome on you. x

      Hephzibah
      GFMGFY

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  9. Thank you so much for writing this post! I am very pale and I own the Revlon balm stain in Lovesick so I'm happy to know that it suits my pale complexion! :) xxx

    Taylor Lou-xo | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. so glad it was helpful! Lovesick is such a lovely shade x

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  10. I think bright lips looks awesome on you!! x

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  11. This suits you well.. Can't say as a fellow paley that I've been as successful! :/
    Maybe more swatching is required.......

    Caroline.x
    notesfromcaroline.com

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