Sunday, 19 April 2009

Bright Lips? Yay or Nay?

Nars Red Square matt lip pencil..



I realy can't decide on this subject, I much prefer my nudes as I think brights just make my features look more prominent and i'm not sure if I like that. I have Red Square by Nars that I have never worn and whilst sorting out my makeup decided to try it on! It's a matt pencil so I added some tinted lip conditioner in Pink Fish from the HK to gloss it up and tone down the coral a little - which didn't work btw, the pencil is SO pigmented. I like the finish but i'm not sure I'll ever wear it out, what do you think? My hubby prefers nude lips and insists that he doesn't like bright lips. Hmmmm, I think most guys prefer natural looking as opposed to in your face make up! However, that said I think it will look nice on holiday.. I don't think I can rock this look in the UK, infact I don't think I can rock it at all! How do you wear bright lips?

46 comments:

kirstpetty said...

YAY! gosh you look like sophia loren! so classic. definately a winner

bubblegarm said...

wow kirstpetty, thats so nice of you to say that, sophia loren is amazing!!! ur very kind :) x

Saskia the Salsa Fairy said...

I love bright red lips, one of my fave lippies is Lady Danger by MAc, I usually wear with winged liner for a very chic look. I love the impact of red lips x

Pretty in Pink said...

You totally rock the red lipstick. It looks gorgeous on you!

bubblegarm said...

@Saskia the salsa fairy, Yeh u was saying lady danger was ur fav in mac, i remember :) it's definately the most high impact colour! xx

bubblegarm said...

@prettyinpink really, wow ive never worn it before, I always feel its too much, very OTT! but thanks :) x

Charlene said...

I too love this! I'm soo glad u tried it! I think that ur right about guys not loving bright makeup too...but, i too have a hard time with the bright lips...what i do is either put the lipgloss on first and then apply lipstick to give a pop of the colour but not full on color as if it were the lipstick first then the gloss...i find it more wearable when the overly bright colors look a bit too much! OR...dab the lipstick on a bit then gloss... but i still love this on u!

Jesse said...

I think it looks gorgeous, I think you could even rock the full blood red lip!

bubblegarm said...

@Charlene thanks, yes I may try just dabbing it ontop of some gloss or trying to tone it down abit, I dunno :) I have so many colours but always seem to wear the same thing, I'm on a mission to experiment :)

@Jesse aww thanks hun. way too kind :) xx

Tali said...

I always wear red lips with a bronzed face, tonns of mascara and eyeliner (but not a heavily smokey eye)... i dont agree with the rule red lips..simple eyes.
The only thing I cant wear are purples and dark brows.. i find those colors impossible! x

Emma said...

Wow I'm not used to seeing bright lips on you. You pull it off but I think nude lips is a signature for you
xx

Little Miss Beauty Junkie said...

wow i love it! this mix of colour looks very like mars from chantecaille. Lovely! x

J said...

I think it looks amazing!

Princess~Sparkles said...

One word MODEL

deannamargaret said...

I think you can totally pull it off. It's a nice thing to do when you don't want to do eyeshadow. If you do just some winged eyeliner and a red lip, it looks really sophisticated! It's a nice change and it attracts attention. You rock it! =]

nikkiga1530 said...

It looks beautiful on you and you definitley can pull it off, but definitely not an everyday lip. I agree with Emma, nude lips are your signature lip.

Rebecca said...

i really love it. it isn't as full on as you think. i suits you and i really really like :)

.jackie.jaci. said...

You should rock it! I love bright red lips! And like you, my fav is Nars Cruella matte pencil w/ nars bloodwork l/g over that.

bubblegarm said...

Awww thanks girls, seriously u are all so sweet to say the things u say :) I really appreciate it! I'm def going to try and experiment with colour but nude lips us still my fav :) xxx

Sofee said...

i say yay!!!

Aleksis said...

Def. yay! I think it makes you look very polished! I think all guys love nude lips, but you def. rock both. :)

black vanilla rose said...

Yay!! I'm loving the look xx It really does suit you

lala said...

seriously you would look amazing in any color!! you picked the perfect red(i think thats the color) for your tone though.

SugarRimmed said...

I bought Russian Red from MAC and I only "wore it" for 2 minutes around the house. I don't feel confident enough to wear it outside the house. I think my lips have a good enough shape to suit a red lip however, I doubt I'll ever find the confidence to do so.

I think you can totally work the red lip. All you need is a bit of courage. If I'll ever get the guts to wear it out, it'll probably pull my hair back since red lips are quite overpowering and wear a simple outfit. Tanned skin and coral reds look awesome!

Let me know if you ever wear it out and maybe that will give me courage to try doing so!

*SweetestSinSheroon* said...

OMG.. I'M GONNA GET SO ANGRY WITH YOU :D you totally rock the look!!! either bright or nude it still looks great on you.. I'm so use to the nude lip thing with you, but you can def pull it of.
most boys like nude lips betters, they feel it is more natural blabla hahaa..cuz if you kiss them, they will end up with all the lipstick all over their faces hahah

how I wear bright lips: quite simple really.. with bronzer on the cheeks and gold/or nude eyeshadow,liner and mascara.
xxxxxx

Gamaki78 said...

In my opinion the two sexiest makeup applications a woman can wear are a smokey eye or red lips.
I think most women can pull off red lips, it's just a matter of:

A)finding the perfect shade for your skin tone and..
B)finding the confidence to rock it!
It looks amazing on you darling!

bubblegarm said...

Aaaw thanks so much girls :) I was expecting everybody to say they didn't like it!! I will let u know if I ever have the confidence to wear it out :) which I doubt... Maybe in the summer on a nice evening out with Hubby! Thanks again for ur comments xx

Clairey said...

It looks fantastic on you, absolutely gorgeous. I personally prefer it to nude lips.

Who wants brown lips when you can hot pink lips or red lips or coral lips!

Meya said...

i say yay looks good on you

legseleven7 said...

Bright lips are the way forward. Nudes are so last season. lol
xoxox

mizzworthy said...

You totally rock this look and it's good to try new things all the time - this is a really great red on you too!

MediterraneanX said...

Bright lips are a huge love of mine, and this colour looks amazing on you. Please please please don't feel that you can't wear it in the UK - you definitely can, I'd wear it to a bar in the evening, or out to dinner. It's a stunning colour and looks very glam - sort of 50s style!

natalya said...

I love bright lips and that colour looks great on you. You are gorgeous and I think warm reds really suit you. Just be sure to wear it with confidence and you will look fantastic :).
xxx

Luvlee said...

Wow! You always look so pretty and dress so lovely. I wish I could afford to buy things, but I was just laid off. Can you give any tips for very inexpensive fashion or beauty tips.? I get baby oil to take my make-up off and as a moisturizer, but any other suggestions like that would help. Thank you so much for your inspiration!

beth said...

i did a blog about how nude lips are out and red lips are in!
red lips are so sexy and stop you from lookin dead! you should do black mascara and eyeliner and a black dress with your red lips and youd look hot!

Yelena said...

You look stunning! I am a huge fan of nude lips of course, but Red can be so pretty sometimes. You pull it off, believe me!! Obviously this is not an every day color, but could be such a hit for special occasions :-).

Dunia said...

I love bright lips on you! Mashallah you look gorgeous. Nude lips are good for everyday, but once in a while (especially on an occasion at night), bright lips look stunning. I personally LOVE bright lips, but I like it better with dark eyes, and I have blue/green eyes.. soo.. I dont know, I'd rather have it with dark brown eyes. lol.

littlelolita26 said...

bright lips r way better just maybe toned down a bit more for the day time!! ur teeth r soooo white i love them!ha how do you get youfac looking glowy? mine just looks vile xxx

Anna said...

I definitely think it's a yay from me!! You look simply stunning in this colour. Doesn't make your features more prominent at all, in fact it compliments your face beautifully! I on the other hand shy away from reds on my lips because I have a freaking huge mouth!! LOL! xoxo Anna

Hele said...

it looks great, but i know how you feel! i always try to do the bright thing but never dare wear it out, feel so much more comfortable in nudes! x

bubblegarm said...

thank you so much for the encouragement girls.. i will def try and wear it out for dinner one day :)

@Luvlee I will try to d a post on budget fashion / beauty tips/buys!

xx

Hustlin In Lipgloss said...

yay def! You have pretty honey colored eyes and it def makes them pop!

bubblegarm said...

aw thanks :) x

lilt2487 said...

you are SO stunning mashAllah!

jussjammin.. said...

very sexy!! its gd to have a change now and again

:)

rubey x

latina8184 said...

i love that look on you!!