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Red Lip Color

Friday, August 28, 2009

Red can be a hard lip shade to wear sometimes, but definitely a fun color to try. I recommend finding a color that matches your skin tone to sport that perfect hue. If you are cool (pinkish or reddish undertones) pick a red with blue or pink tones, try our Plumping Lip Glaze in Ruby Kiss, Luscious Liquid Lipstick in Cherry Tart or our Mineral Lipstick in Cheerful Cherry. If you are a warm (olive or yellow undertones) pick a red with orange or brown tones, try our mineral Lipstick in Royal Red or our Luscious Liquid Lipstick in Ruby Slipper.

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midnightdragon02 wrote:
1) 8/28/2009 11:13:06 AM
I love very cherry it my favorite red lipstick
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Great Products wrote:
2) 8/28/2009 11:25:18 AM
I am so happy to order from this website, they have so much to choose from and I have heard nothing but GOOD things about the products!
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nisejack wrote:
3) 8/28/2009 11:41:50 AM
I was afraid of red lip color until very recently, it always felt that it was too dramatic. I did however recently order a couple of red shades on a whim. I found that the Ruby Kiss lip glaze works well with my tones(warm) adding a subtle color and making my tan pop. The Ruby Slipper is more dramatic, but without being overwhelming. I find that thick bright reds make me look like I am playing dress up instead of complementing the rest of my look. Both of these colors enhance instead of detract.
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Zuba wrote:
4) 8/28/2009 12:01:19 PM
I would love to have the elf professionals do my makeup, and help with colors. I always flail with red lipstick and love it.
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ochaxoxo wrote:
5) 8/28/2009 12:14:51 PM
i love elf products! just recently ordered several stuff from the studio line but did not get a chance to placed an order for the mineral line especially the lipsticks. i've never tried red lipsticks because i'm scared that it might be too bold but thanks for the advice about finding a color that matches the skin tone! <3
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gifts wrote:
6) 8/28/2009 1:56:50 PM
i agree! red lipstick can be sooo difficult!
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iexpress wrote:
7) 8/28/2009 2:16:46 PM
I am so glad that this line of make-up was introduced to me. Just getting into the field can be overwhelming, especially when make-up these days is so expensive. I was worried about having all different lines of make-up, because it was cheaper just to find products on sell, but we all know as make-up artist it is better and more professional to have one line to use for clients. I was told about the line, so I went on your website. I was shocked and blown away, when I seen the prices for this make-up. At first I thought this is a joke, or the make-up is not good quality, but I was wrong. I felt like this was a dream come true. I am hooked, and now I feel more professional, and confident. Thanks a bunch. iexpress
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Linds1 wrote:
8) 8/28/2009 2:42:40 PM
I love Ruby Slippers in the liquid lipstick. And I have a cool, fair complexion. Thanks for the advice, just bought the lip plumper in ruby kiss!
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redlover wrote:
9) 8/28/2009 3:04:22 PM
i tried this red shade, and i LOVE it. Thank you for recommending it (:
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Kieran wrote:
10) 8/28/2009 3:42:26 PM
I always have trouble wearing red lipstic., Since I have very fair skin it's hard to find the right shade that won't make me looked washed out or crazy! My friend gave me some makeup for a gift, and the Royal Red mineral lipstick was included- I have to say, it's been the best color for me yet. :)
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TuesdayJumper wrote:
11) 8/28/2009 4:21:09 PM
In past reviews of the reds in the mineral lipstick line, I keep reading that they aren't true to color. Cheerful Cherry is more on the bright pink side and Royal Red is more on the maroon side. I haven't bought them personally yet, but I do plan to just because I'm still searching for that perfect red!! Worst case scenario, I'll have two new lipsticks in my collection :)
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abbyyyrose wrote:
12) 8/28/2009 4:32:02 PM
i love natural nymph and runway pink :D
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MandiP wrote:
13) 8/28/2009 5:12:15 PM
can't wait to try it!
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BlessedCulinary wrote:
14) 8/28/2009 5:42:55 PM
great
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JillyPilly wrote:
15) 8/28/2009 6:26:10 PM
I love elf lipsticks! I'll have to try one of the reds.
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stephyy wrote:
16) 8/28/2009 6:57:42 PM
I was wondering which hypershine colour i should get if i have a very yellow undertone
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elle.yo wrote:
17) 8/28/2009 8:35:35 PM
buying a red lip color from e.l.f. is such a great idea, because i'm always afraid of buying a color that isn't right for me and wasting money! thanks for the tips, and hopefully i'll soon be brave enough to try out this incredible trend. :)
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counsel wrote:
18) 8/28/2009 8:41:43 PM
Thanks for the helpful tips I have always wondered what red tones is appropriate for my complexion.
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sahrisafari wrote:
19) 8/28/2009 9:24:16 PM
I ordered cheerful cherry and can't wait to try it! so excited!!
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diamondbeauty wrote:
20) 8/28/2009 11:20:51 PM
E.l.f has amazing lipstick shades ! i'm looking forward to purchasing some ASAP! Ive just stumbled upon this brand and i can't wait to try it out !
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NURSEKITTY99 wrote:
21) 8/28/2009 11:46:09 PM
I was not too happy with the mineral lipstick because I felt the colors were a bit "off" and some were too light to be seen. However, the lip glosses are to die for. I am going to try the liquid lipstick and see if I can find my perfect sexy red for fall and winter. I love this website and makeup and I am here EVERY DAY shopping for one thing or another.
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fuzibunni wrote:
22) 8/29/2009 4:41:11 AM
Thanks for the tips. =]
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yf wrote:
23) 8/29/2009 4:42:12 AM
I haven't had the guts to use bold red colors since I'm still pretty young (late teens), but it would be fun to try something new :)
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killer_lullaby wrote:
24) 8/29/2009 4:43:46 AM
I really like the studio line brushes because they pick up the right amount I need and their durable unlike some other brands that shed right after you use them. Hopefully e.l.f will come out with more items for the studio line!
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killer_lullaby wrote:
25) 8/29/2009 4:45:48 AM
Oops to the comment above, I forgot to add something! I meant hopefully they come out with lipsticks and other lip products in the studio line!
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JB99 wrote:
26) 8/29/2009 4:55:48 AM
Red is certainly a hard shade to wear...not many people pull it off very well. The suggestions are nice, but I think I'd stick to my pinks. I was rather impressed with the Studio line. However I missed the big sale last time...rather disappointed with that.
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Angie123 wrote:
27) 8/29/2009 5:02:26 AM
I wish I could pull off red lips! Idk...it always looks bad on me :(
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Cynthia wrote:
28) 8/29/2009 5:20:43 AM
I guess I'll try something with more brown! The only kind I have are with pink tones but I have yellow undertones.
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fefenub wrote:
29) 8/29/2009 5:30:55 AM
red lips are beautiful =)
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starkist wrote:
30) 8/29/2009 5:43:09 AM
I love red lipstick! This was a very helpful blog.
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francie wrote:
31) 8/29/2009 5:45:46 AM
i love it coz its long lasting
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girlygirllll wrote:
32) 8/29/2009 5:46:10 AM
I love red lipstick. But I never have an occasion to wear it. I don't like having to retouch my lipstick every 30 minutes when I'm out
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Carolity wrote:
33) 8/29/2009 7:06:27 AM
Ive always been a nude/baby pink lips girl, but recently I've been using a red lipstick that indeed has orange tones underneath some gloss, and it looks great! Thanks for the the tip :]
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Nganie wrote:
34) 8/29/2009 5:03:03 PM
Love them~! especially the set brush
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jadeooo wrote:
35) 8/29/2009 5:03:05 PM
Red lip sticks can doll up any dull outfit! Its so chic!
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remy wrote:
36) 8/29/2009 5:11:55 PM
i love lipsticks they make a woman shine.
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giraffic wrote:
37) 8/29/2009 6:30:02 PM
I love red lipsticks! Thanks for putting this up!
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giraffic wrote:
38) 8/29/2009 6:30:38 PM
I love red lipsticks! Thanks for this!
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RiRi wrote:
39) 8/29/2009 6:55:17 PM
Interesting... i always want to try a red lipstick,, just bought barley bitten mineral lipstick and it look so weird on me..I found that to be the closet red color..that won't look too drastic.. on me I guess red lipstick aren't meant for me because i'm so pale.... or i picked a wrong shade.. maybe i should try those you have mentioned above
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Renn wrote:
40) 8/29/2009 9:26:48 AM
I love their brushes from the studio line! Just ordered some recently and they're sooo soft and they look really sexy. also love the size of the brushes. A lot of brushes I've bought before are either too small or too big but e.l.f's are just perfect. Also they surprisingly don't shed a lot which you'd expect from $3 brushes but not e.l.f. Anyway I'm not daring enough to try a red color usually but I might try the recommended ones for warm skin tone. I absolutely loved natural nymph I've been wearing it more often than my mac lipsticks.
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JR wrote:
41) 8/29/2009 9:28:35 AM
I have pale yellow skin, and wearing red lipstick has definitely always been a difficult task. :S It's always either too bright or extravagant looking or something. I love ELF stuff, so I'll definitely be trying out the royal red mineral! Thanks for the tip. :)
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princessjem wrote:
42) 8/29/2009 10:06:20 AM
I really want to try more vibrant lipsticks but has never really found the right shade. Hopefully i'll order from elf soon to try them out. Thanks for you the guide!
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vivalaJ wrote:
43) 8/29/2009 10:11:00 AM
I never really thought to try red lipstick but recently, i spontaneously bought one and i loved it! red lipstick can definately be rocked by anyone as long as you pick the right shade
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143012 wrote:
44) 8/29/2009 11:42:49 AM
I bought all these lipsticks and I think they are pretty good (:
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Lily. wrote:
45) 8/29/2009 12:48:07 PM
i really like the deep shade red lipstick gives. i have only a few shades in deep/bright red, and i personally find it hard to match with my everyday makeup. but its a must-have for special occasions! i actually have a olive/yellow undertone, so i am definitely interested in the royal red or the luscious lipsticks in ruby slipper! :)
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Myako wrote:
46) 8/29/2009 12:59:45 PM
I dont think I have anything deep red like so, but I should try it!
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OHGEEWEE wrote:
47) 8/29/2009 1:24:33 PM
Thanks for this!
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Mesmorize wrote:
48) 8/29/2009 1:30:08 PM
I love red lipstick and the boldness of the color. :)
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cindee wrote:
49) 8/29/2009 1:38:35 PM
thanks for this offer!
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Misstrendy wrote:
50) 8/29/2009 1:46:16 PM
E.L.F. has amazing inexpensive products that perform well. I am glad to have stumbled upon this site.
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CallerofMist wrote:
51) 8/29/2009 1:49:25 PM
I absolutely love ELF products...so affordable. Their mineral lipsticks are great!
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honey wrote:
52) 8/29/2009 2:05:32 PM
I've never worn red lipstick, but perhaps I will try it out now that I know what color matches my skin tone. Thanks for the tips!
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hellzyah;D wrote:
53) 8/29/2009 2:05:37 PM
I love red lipstick; it can be hard to pull off but those who can look awesome!
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jenlex wrote:
54) 8/29/2009 2:06:27 PM
I love elf's mineral lipsticks but has never really tried Red RED! I'm a cool so i'll definitely be looking out to try Cherry Tart and Cheerful Cherry. Everyone needs a little "POP" in them =D thanks for the suggestions!
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chanhkha wrote:
55) 8/29/2009 2:17:57 PM
I love elf products. It's cheap and very good. IMO. Thanks for such a great website! Too bad I am one of the scared ones to use red lipstick b/c its so BOLD. haha <33
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happygirl5b wrote:
56) 8/29/2009 2:18:25 PM
OMG I'm really tempted to try the mineral lipsticks. I really like deep red lipsticks but I was never able to pull it off. I'm going to go and buy the plumping lip glaze now. Thanks for all the great products ELF
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xdisasters wrote:
57) 8/29/2009 2:30:48 PM
Thanks for this. This helped me a lot. :)
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1vnguyen wrote:
58) 8/29/2009 2:32:30 PM
I love ELF's brushes! They are amazing!
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Jenis12 wrote:
59) 8/29/2009 2:38:32 PM
Oh, thanks a lot. I've always wondered why certain shades looked terrible on certain skintones but great on others! :)
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estherrr wrote:
60) 8/29/2009 2:45:08 PM
wow i was really ignorant to the wide selection of elf products -- never tried their lipsticks but i do love a bunch of other products.
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aenjii wrote:
61) 8/29/2009 2:46:14 PM
i've always wanted to try the look with red lipstick (:
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kaesi wrote:
62) 8/29/2009 2:49:23 PM
i love this site, cant stop ordering from elf. have to give this red lipstick a try!
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itzmoiixp wrote:
63) 8/29/2009 2:51:16 PM
i almost never wear red lipstick because i don't think i can pull it off :[. i always have to go with nudes or MLBB shades but i think that i will try royal red mineral lipstick. ill see into making an order later on in the future on elf for red lipstick colors.
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jools wrote:
64) 8/29/2009 2:53:34 PM
thank you for the tip! i lovee red for lip colors.
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xYvette wrote:
65) 8/29/2009 3:06:05 PM
I'm loving the plumping glaze. Not too strong of a color that would make my teeth look yellow. Thanks for the tips.
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KateT wrote:
66) 8/29/2009 3:11:17 PM
At first I was unsure if i should buy ELf products because it was inexpensive compared to other brand. But after trying it out, I love it! Thanks ELF!
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anum wrote:
67) 8/29/2009 3:14:15 PM
Red lipstick is hard to pull off, but when some people can..it looks pretty
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lemon wrote:
68) 8/29/2009 3:20:42 PM
i've never been brave enough to try red but i want to try it sometime!
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markabooboo wrote:
69) 8/29/2009 3:22:06 PM
Aw I really wanted the mineral lipsticks but I missed the 75% off sale
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chobit145 wrote:
70) 8/29/2009 3:28:59 PM
I wonder if this shade will match me haha. ps. studio line rocks ;]
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koooookie wrote:
71) 8/29/2009 3:32:00 PM
hm i never liked using red lipstick.. maybe i'll try different red with blueish undertone like you said =)
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rawr wrote:
72) 8/29/2009 3:32:15 PM
Thanks so much for the tips! I was so confused about what color would look right on me. This is gonna help a lot. (:
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electr0cute wrote:
73) 8/29/2009 3:41:34 PM
Ooh, I've always wanted to try red lipstick but I'm still a bit too young to be rockin' it imo. Something to def. try in the future! :)
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magical wrote:
74) 8/29/2009 3:41:34 PM
hi, i agree that a red shade of lipstick is hard to match and that's why i rarely buy that shade because it can look and stand out too much if it's the wrong shade... thanks for giving us tips on which tones of red would match out skin better... now i know which types to buy
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Lizziee.!! wrote:
75) 8/29/2009 3:43:37 PM
oohh i love red lips with black and white outfits-classic!
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pauline. wrote:
76) 8/29/2009 3:49:21 PM
Thank you for the tips! Elf's studio line does not disappoint!
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Aivy wrote:
77) 8/29/2009 3:58:56 PM
Loving the thisred... never tried red lipstick before.
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exquisite wrote:
78) 8/29/2009 4:02:23 PM
yee. im actually excited to try a new red lipstick but then i dont know if it will fit me or not..
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Jabubu wrote:
79) 8/29/2009 4:03:52 PM
I wish ELF has like the itty bitty samples they could send out and everyone could try
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Pomegranate wrote:
80) 8/29/2009 4:08:28 PM
I adore this colour! Really great just to add a bit of flare to your black dress ;)
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Lenna wrote:
81) 8/29/2009 4:28:22 PM
Ahh, I love the color of red lipstick when it comes to fashion. It looks fierce and sophisticated when worn with the right clothing and makeup. (:
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xChello wrote:
82) 8/29/2009 4:36:54 PM
I agree with red being a difficult shade to wear! Thanks for the suggestions, i'll definitely check that out. :)
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pandasRcute wrote:
83) 8/29/2009 4:37:55 PM
red lipstick looks so cute ^_^
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sayuri43 wrote:
84) 8/29/2009 4:51:03 PM
wow, thank you so much for this offer ^^ I love elf products!
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PocketOtaku wrote:
85) 8/29/2009 4:51:41 PM
I've never tried a red lipstick because it always looks to dark on me.
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Sydnee wrote:
86) 8/29/2009 4:52:56 PM
I'm a little worried to wear red lipstick in public, but maybe that's cause I'm using the wrong shade, I will have to try out some other shades of it...
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lovesicles wrote:
87) 8/29/2009 6:56:44 PM
awesome tip. :) i love wearing red lipstick!
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flowersneverbend wrote:
88) 8/29/2009 8:16:37 PM
Ooooo I got Royal Red, and I like it! It's not a very bright bright red though, it's deeper. I love red lipsticks!
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BoxerMumma82 wrote:
89) 8/29/2009 11:00:38 PM
I love that e.l.f. makeup is affordable enough that I can try out different new things. I'm always scared of looking too severe with bright/dark or different colors and find myself always sticking to bland neutral colors. Now that I've found e.l.f. I am trying out a bunch of new things without worrying that I'll have spent $35 on a tube of lipstick for nothing. Thanks e.l.f.!
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phantabulous wrote:
90) 8/29/2009 11:44:33 PM
I'd like to wear a red lipstick but I don't really wear lipstick often.. and the color is a little too bold for me.
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rawrrnic wrote:
91) 8/30/2009 12:06:32 AM
ive got the same red lipstick and i love it. it goes great with me cause i have brown hair
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ashh. wrote:
92) 8/30/2009 1:06:11 AM
i really love this type of lipstick. especially e.l.f's! it's fabulous. i must also agree with you. i personally find the lip glaze in ruby kiss match with my undertone. (pinkish) i can also afford to give my friend who has a yellow undertone and give her something like luscious lipstick in ruby slipper as a great gift! thanks for the post and advice!
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camille. wrote:
93) 8/30/2009 1:09:10 AM
oh dearr i must say i just love elf's lipstick. its really great, and definitely one of a kind. drugstore brands definitely cannot compare! thank you!
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tl243 wrote:
94) 8/30/2009 2:01:34 AM
Thanks for the advice! I'll definitely try it out.
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Jami wrote:
95) 8/30/2009 3:44:02 AM
red is a great color it can look good on anyone :)
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Ritsuka wrote:
96) 8/30/2009 7:26:25 AM
omg I so want to try out the royal red especially! I have yellow undertones and I always think that red would be so harsh on me somehow...thanks I now know I have some red lip color options! AND for cheap too! hahaha :D
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KittyMao wrote:
97) 8/30/2009 7:58:21 AM
Yes! I love red lipstick! Cheerful Cherry and Ruby Red look like wonderful shades to try, and for $5 a peice it aint bad!
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Carrotlove wrote:
98) 8/30/2009 8:47:38 AM
I need to get a red shade of lipstick D:
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xoMARYox7 wrote:
99) 8/30/2009 11:02:38 AM
Red is one of the most beautiful shades of lipstick. I love wearing it with my black dresses. Thanks for this tip! It really helps!! Thanks so much!!
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loveeannnaa wrote:
100) 8/30/2009 1:59:39 PM
love the plumping lip glazes =]
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Senna wrote:
101) 8/31/2009 1:31:19 PM
im kind of pale/yellow light skinned asian. Im in my teens and id like to wear red but i think it will be too dramatic on my lips. will like a lipstain work instead of the red lipstick or what would u recommend.
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Senna wrote:
102) 8/31/2009 1:32:18 PM
im kind of pale/yellow light skinned asian. Im in my teens and id like to wear red but i think it will be too dramatic on my lips. will like a lipstain work instead of the red lipstick or what would u recommend.
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Malkal wrote:
103) 8/31/2009 3:12:38 PM
idk if i'd look so good in this! but hopefully i'll try it!
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love drunk wrote:
104) 9/21/2009 5:26:15 PM
yeah i realized that red lips are just so classical that its never gunna be out of fashion. hmm i wonder ... why red?
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