Ask IMBB Gang: Lipsticks

From today onwards, I am starting aย  series called “Ask IMBB Gang”. A lot of makeup and beauty queries are coming these days. Since most of my times goes on the blog and other related things, a lot of these queries are going unanswered. ๐Ÿ™ I thought I would put these queries on the blog and we all can give our suggestions, help the readers, and learn in the process. Also, I feel that our collective suggestions would add more value than it would if it was only me replying to and recommending things. I would not be disclosing the names of the readers for privacy purposes. Hope that’s fair. ๐Ÿ™‚

Ask IMBB Gang

Here is your first query ๐Ÿ™‚

This is S here.I have just joined in to a new job and I am a bit dark skinned. I have a good dressing sense but no sense of make up. Can you please help me to 2 select a good lip stick and gloss. I am a bit dark skinned so pinks are a big no no and even dark shades don suit me. Please Help.


22 thoughts on “Ask IMBB Gang: Lipsticks

  1. Hi S…I love dark skin and you should be proud of your dark skin as its best for make-up. In my opinion, you should try dull pink dull brown and coral red shades on your lips…i hope these shades will be perfect for your skin.thank you
    .-= rakhshanda´s last blog ..LIPSTICK REVIEW- CHAMBOR =-.

  2. Wooow!!! Gr8 feature!!!!!

    As for S’s query….I think she should opt for brown lipstick, a shade which would be MLBB for her….She Should be able to find the right shade in the maybelline color sensational lipsticks

  3. Stick to warmer shades of lipsticks that have a little brown undertone to them and top it up with a soft gloss. You may also pick up shades of corals.

    1. hi s
      its great that u have a good dressing sense
      then whats the worry
      i would say go for smooth cream lippies
      the good one that comes to my mind now is sugarbloom from lakme classics
      its smooth creamy light warm brown….
      also try BARE by colorbar
      and again for very mild frost try wendell rodricks tropical island 123 from lakme

      in case u like this pick, i will glad to suggest many more from many brands

      ps:rati i love this section
      specially considering the first query is on LIPSTICKS :rotfl: ๐Ÿ˜

  4. Loreal Naturals/Color Riche – Aishwarya beige is I think a good colour – there’s another one Silk..many ppl seem to like that too. I think Rati is right, warmer colours will be best. Probably the pinks you tried were blue-pinks – dont know what they are actually called, but they tend to suit lighter skins better. And maybe you should try dab-dab for applying lipsticks..that gives a hint of colour that looks better than the usual way of applying.

    – Dark-skinned, no makeup sense person myself ๐Ÿ˜› but am learning learning ๐Ÿ˜€
    .-= Radhika´s last blog ..Chanel Fall 2010 – sneak peek at Lifestyle and a little guessing game – =-.

  5. start with a sheer plum shade and graduate to mild corals. pinks WILL look good, just avoid those that have lilac tones. fuchsia will look HOT, just have the confidence to carry it! and who can forget red? there’s a red out there for everyone. and then there are nudes. don’t think they’ll not look good on you!

    i’ve found a few pictures that will help you choose your shades ๐Ÿ˜‰ –

    plums –

    corals –

    pinks –

    fuchsia –

    reds –

    nudes –

  6. why isn’t my comment showing up? it says “duplicate comment detected”
    i had found some good photo links for different shades of lipsticks that S could try :pain:

  7. Hi S,

    You could try browns with a hint of pink undertone to it and plums. I have read somewhere that the inside of one’s lips is the color that would best suit a person when searching for a nude lipstick. Some shades are:
    Revlon colorburst lipstick in rosy nude
    Maybelline color sensational lipstick in Autumn Rush and tinted taupe, yummy plummy .

  8. Try Maybelline Chocolate Temptation

    Colorbar Velvet mattes- Irish Rose for play, Twig for Work.

    There is quite love-hate that goes on with Lakme 9-5, but if it suits you, get Cappuccino.

    Then, again lipsticks are good if you have pigmented or two toned lips. (Like dark corners/ring like darkness around lips etc.)
    If you don’t have much pigmented lips, try glosses. You can hardly go wrong with gloss shades as they are quite sheer. Start with Maybelline Watershine and loreal Glam Shine.

    Hope it helps.
    Again your exact skin tone will decide what looks great on you. I am also quite dark skinned, you can check me out anywhere on IMBB. But I can carry most bold, shades, Including Fuchsia and corals.
    So don’t be afraid of trying.

  9. Also, you are sceptical about using pinks, try 716 from Loreal its a soft beige pink
    also,you can try some of these from MAC, these are all in Lusture-Texture so they are all very easy to wear colors ๐Ÿ™‚
    [I have tried to give you options from diff shade famalies]

    Syrup (cloudy pink)
    Fresh Brew (Creamed coffee)
    Freckletone (Neutral peach)
    Jubilee (naked beigey-pink)
    Touch (Peachy Cinnamon)
    Hug me (flesh pink)
    Midimauve (rosy mauve with pearl)
    Viva Glam VI-SE (Soft blue-pink)
    Viva Glam V (Neutral pink with pearl)

    Hope, this helps :-))

  10. Hi Rati,
    ๐Ÿ™‚ if I have to say, then these shades would be few of my top picks ๐Ÿ˜€ Simply :inlove: my MAC lippies

    1. I just have 3 mac lipsticks and out of them it’s only one that I use whole heartedly- MAC Cosmo. I lurvve that shade. I love how it looks on me. ๐Ÿ™‚

      With so many lippies at MAC I do want recos and heer I have got a lovely list.Will note it down and check these. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Hi rati!!
    I m a new lover of imbb!
    I currently use Himalaya neem face wash, aroma magic almond moisturizer, aroma magic skin toner and lotus herbals sun block cream SPF 30. Now I have started realizing that after using facewash my cheek and chin area becomes quite dry which it should not be. Also fr about a month I had started using jovees citrus cleansing milk and am toner every morning with everything else so as to complete CTM bt now I hv analyzed dat it should not be done I.e. toner should not be used everyday cleansing milk is not needed just after face wash. I donโ€™t do it now. bt i need to change my skincare products now . since my face gets dried after facewash i think that i have dry skin and as only cheek n chin portion gets more dry i think that it is combination. So i m confused bt i have senstive skin fr sure that baby skin kind of. So i hv thought of some products
    Body shop vitamin e face wash
    Aroma magic sunlite spray ( I hv used it last summer n found it amazing)
    So can u plzzz guide me acc. To my skin and also see that summers are near so suggest me accordingly
    Also suggest me a good moisturizer
    In short suggest me a proper routine with products I.e. face wash, moisturizer, sunscreen.
    Reply asap

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