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The Nude Lip.... among other things

Just coming here to complain....

I see a lot - maybe up to half - of the ladies of TV (this includes talk show hosts and guests, newscasters, etc) wearing the "nude" lip. But it's not just the colorless lip, it's also brown contoured faces - again "colorless" IMO. It's bugging the heck out of me. These ladies don't look like they have makeup on -- they all look like they have the flu and should be home in bed instead of on TV. I know this colorless look is trendy, but I don't like it. I've been turning the channel to find ladies who have color on their cheeks and real lipstick - ladies who look healthy.

I continue to wear pinks and corals on my lips and cheeks because, honestly, I look better with color. It's all personal taste.

What do you ladies prefer? Color or nude? Is the nude look here to stay?

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Re: The Nude Lip.... among other things

There would be no point in wearing nudes. I have an olive complexion and love and need color! Fuchsia, cool reds, pretty pinks (no mauve or dusty). And I prefer it that way.

Wendy Williams uses the nude look a lot, but on the rare occasion that she has a lip color on, she looks amazing.

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Re: The Nude Lip.... among other things

I have never done the nude tone anything, but it has been around for a long time and I don't see it going away.

With medium olive skin, if I don't add color to my cheeks and lips I look sick.

Never been a fan of nude/brown, but some women seem to be able to pull it off. I remember someone saying when you wore red lipstick, all people saw was your mouth, but I actually like a nice, fresh red lip.

Thankfully, we all have choices and can wear what we think looks best on us.

I'm a fan of coral/pink cheeks and matching lips, or a nice bronzey face and red lips.

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Re: The Nude Lip.... among other things

I'm also someone who looks better with a bright lip color. I have lightish skin and dark brown hair, so I need strong jewel colors in my clothes and makeup. My newest favorite is Tarte's Enchanted (rose) lip crayon.

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Re: The Nude Lip.... among other things

I LOVE a nude lip with a dramatic eye. Unfortunately, b/c my teeth aren't super-white, the nude lip looks awful. I'm now in the process of whitening them and I hope to be able to take part in the nude lip look. Not like I have NO lips, just a lighter shade that lets my eyes do the proverbial talking!!

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Re: The Nude Lip.... among other things

Lived through this look when I was in HS........
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Re: The Nude Lip.... among other things

I can't tell you how many "nude lip" lipsticks I've tried, hoping to find one that looks good, and I still haven't found it. I look better with some color.

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Re: The Nude Lip.... among other things

Personally, I can't stand the nude lip, especially when it blends in with the color of the face. Creepy looking.

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Re: The Nude Lip.... among other things

Now that I've reached "middle aged" I've learned that trends are best for the young. My teenage daughters can wear virtually anything-clothes or makeup and look adorable. But for me, I just admire from afar- I've learned what looks good on me, what's makes me look younger, and I stick with it for the most part. I like a "nude" lipstick so far as it looks like my natural lipcolor (I'm Sicilian so my lips have a darker hue naturally) but I've never cared for the white or skintone nude lip. Just me. Lipstick queen's Saint Nude is the only one I've worn with success.

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Re: The Nude Lip.... among other things

I've heard if the eyes are made-up, then go with a neutral lip color. If you wear bright lipstick or red lipstick, then don't make-up the eyes much.

If you have made-up eyes and red lipstick, a clown look will appear.