Redheads! Recommend me a lipstick!

RedlipstickWell, it had to happen sooner or later, didn’t it? My trusty old lipstick finally got continued, and when I say "old" I’m really not kidding here. You see, my lipstick of choice (it was a cheap Boots No. 7 lippy in  a shade called "Hickory") was actually discontinued quite some time ago, but luckily I had one tube in reserve which I’ve managed to eke out for a very long time now. (And yes, I do know you’re not supposed to use old cosmetics. But when they keep on discontinuing lines, what’s a girl to do?)

That one last tube of ‘Hickory’ is now on its last legs, though, which leaves me with something of a problem. I, as you know, am a redhead. I have very pale skin, very pale lips, and there are hardly any colours of lipstick that seem to suit me. I’ve used perhaps five brands of lipstick in my life – if I’m lucky – and now that my last one is about to die, I’ve been searching high and low for a replacement. Have I managed to find one, though? No. I have not. That’s where you come in.

Over the last few weeks, I’ve spent literally hours standing at lisptick counters, trying to find something that works. No luck. The situation is now becoming quite urgent, because my natural lips are almost colourless. Without some lipstick, I look dead. I don’t want to look dead. Help me!

For the moment, I’ve been falling back on colouring my lips in with lip pencil and slicking some Lancome Juicy Tubes over the top. As much as I love my Juicy Tubes, though, I’d really, really like to find a lipstick, so that my hair doesn’t keep on sticking to my mouth. I don’t really care which brand I end up with, or whether it’s matt or glossy – I just don’t want to look like a ghost any more.

So, I need your help, fair readers. I need you to recommend me a lipstick. Now, I know this is well nigh
impossible without actually seeing the lipsticks on me, so this goes
out mostly to my fellow redheads. Tell me, which lipstick do you use? Recommend me a colour!


4 Comments

  • Kristen says:

    Have you seen Just for Redheads?
    While you can’t hold it up or try it on, they have a sampler.
    I got the duo lip gloss, and I love the darker side (Allure), so I’m going to order it in a lipstick next time.

  • Caroline says:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BOOTS-NO-7-HICKORY-225-EXTRA-STAY-LIPSTICK_W0QQitemZ290147406696QQihZ019QQcategoryZ11868QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
    and they have 5 available :) and they are really cheap :D

  • Katherine says:

    Elizabeth Arden has a magical creation called “Eight Hour Creme” which heals everything; dry lips, that pimple you just had to squeeze, that mosquito bite that you scratched too hard… they also make lipstick with eight hour creme as a large component, you can go into your local marks and sparks (i’m assuming that as a subsidary of the fashion police you are also in the UK) and try out the different colours… WARNING: Ignore how they look in the tube, they are a lot less dark than they at first appear, because of the moisturizer in them.
    I wear the ‘Plum’ which looks goth and frightening in the tube but when on gives just a bit of red to my lips, plus keeps me from having dry lips in icky weather.

  • Thanks for the suggestions, everyone – lots for me to try out here! And particular thanks to Caroline for tracking down my very favourite colour :)

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