Orange/Coral lips on cool toned skin?

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Nov 14, 2010

Yu A.

So about half a year ago, I bought a bright coral lipstick and I was really really happy with it until I put it on and realised it made my skin look really ashy. Is there a golden rule out there that it has something to with cool toned skin? Would it have the same result if I go for like a lighter, peachier colour like Cut a Caper by MAC? I love these colours and think they are so pretty when I see other people wearing it.. it's such a shame I can't! :( Any ideas?

Coral & peach tones are my favourite lip shades. I've seen them work across the board, but I think (as with most colours) it's a matter of finding a shade/undertone that flatters you. Coral can run very pink or very peach or very orange depending on the formulation.. so it will definitely depend on what shade of coral you're working with.

Nov 15, 2010

Yu A.

Yeah mine was really orangey.. your logic makes sense - I guess my hunt for the perfect coral lipstick continuessss :)

Nov 15, 2010

Eve A.

Yu A. I HAVE to suggest Nyx's Black Label Lipstick in Volcano or Raven. The colors may be deceiving, but it's definitely worth the shot with the prices that they offer.

Check them out: http://www.nyxcosmetics.com/index.p... 

Nov 15, 2010

Yu A.

I'd love to, but the UK doesn't sell NYX! I was considering ordering them online, so I will look into those colours :) Thanks for the advice!

Nov 15, 2010

Eve A.

Definitely!! No problem. 

Nov 19, 2010

Diana S.

Have you tried MAC Vegas Volt?? I think it would look great on you! One of my fav orange/coral colors.

Nov 19, 2010

Yu A.

I'll keep note of that! :) Thank you so much, it's quite good cuz I've been wanting a MAC lipstick just didn't know which one.

If you're looking at MAC lippies.. you might want to have a look at See Sheer (subtle, deeper coral), Ravishing (peachy coral), Cut A Caper (LE holiday) along with Vegas Volt.

Great recommendation Diana, it's one of my favs. :]

I'm cool-toned as well and I find I can wear coral and peach as long as they lean towards pink. Anything that leans more toward orange I just can't pull off. No colors are off limits, I just have to find a shade that leans more one way than the other to be happy with it.

Nov 20, 2010

Yu A.

Omgggg Cut A Caper looks so prettyyyy, I saw it on a friend's blog.. I'll have to check it out :) Thanks guys you guys are of so much help! :)

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