What shade of lipstick do you believe is the most flattering on women?

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  1. Faith Reaper profile image83
    Faith Reaperposted 9 years ago

    What shade of lipstick do you believe is the most flattering on women?

    Of course, when one is wearing red, one cannot wear pink, but in general, what shade of lipstick do you believe is most flattering to the majority of women?


  2. gmwilliams profile image84
    gmwilliamsposted 9 years ago


    I would say that there are THREE shades of lipstick that are flattering on most women.   The perennial flattering shade is a neutral red, neither too warm nor too cool, a in-between red shade.   The second flattering shade is a basic pink brown nude; it creates a natural appearance.  The third shade is a deep peach, neither too corally nor too orangey.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image83
      Faith Reaperposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Wow gmwilliams, you know your lipsticks for sure!  Awesome choices which are so flattering indeed. I am with you on that not too orangey or corally color!  But that deep peach is luscious.

    2. gmwilliams profile image84
      gmwilliamsposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you so much for your response, it is so appreciated in kind. God bless.

    3. Faith Reaper profile image83
      Faith Reaperposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, thank you so much for the great answer! God bless you too. Enjoy your evening.

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    Kevina Oyatedorposted 9 years ago

    i think nude or red is always flattering on women. my go to color is always nude but i like to try other colors.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image83
      Faith Reaperposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Kevina Oyatedor, thank you so much for answering.  Yes, I at least have to have nude, but do love other colors, just depending on the season and what I am wearing.  I appreciate you answering!

  4. lilmissmontana profile image82
    lilmissmontanaposted 9 years ago

    I really enjoy a pale pink with very little shimmer or a nude gloss. I think it really depends on lip shape and what makeup you plan to wear along with the lipstick. I like to keep my eyes bold, so I try and keep my lips subtle so that it's not overwhelming. But I seem to think that the majority of women, regardless of skin tone, age, other makeup, personality, etc look good in nude lipstick.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image83
      Faith Reaperposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Hi lilmissmontana, that sounds really lovely what you enjoy. You are truly insightful as to lip shape and taking into account to not overwhelm and all else. I do love bold eyes as well. I appreciate the awesome answer.

  5. bravewarrior profile image87
    bravewarriorposted 9 years ago

    I personally prefer pinks, when I wear it. I don't wear makeup unless I'm going somewhere beyond the grocery store or my usual jaunts around town. When I do spiff up my face,it's with very little, but I do like to 'pink' up my lips. Once upon a time ago, they were naturally rosy. I guess some of that fades as you (I) age. :-(

    1. Faith Reaper profile image83
      Faith Reaperposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Hi pretty in pink, Sha.  I hear you on that once upon a time of the naturally rosy : ) Speaking of rose, I believe I read somewhere that "they" say rose is the most flattering for most women, so I was wondering what others thought. Thank you.

  6. MizBejabbers profile image88
    MizBejabbersposted 9 years ago

    I think it depends on a woman's skin color, and I'm not necessarily talking race here because some lipstick colors cross racial lines. If you are talking about a color that flatters most women, a neutral rose with coral tones would probably flatter most women. I wear it well, and I have a friend who is a combination Asian-black who would wear it well. I really admire the deep burgundy reds and the brown reds, but I can't wear either, nor can I wear the candy pinks. I tried them in high school and they didn't go well with my almost black hair.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image83
      Faith Reaperposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Hi MizBejabbers!  Yes, I believe it truly all comes down to one's skin tone, as we are all unique and so how can just one color be most flattering for all women! I did read somewhere that rose was too. Oh, the deep burgundy reds are really lovely.

  7. Sparklea profile image60
    Sparkleaposted 9 years ago

    Hi dear friend Faith!  When you mention lipstick on women I immediately think of Jennifer Lopez.  We watch her as a judge on American Idol.  I believe she is the most gorgeous woman in the world!
    I always take note of her makeup and nails...exquisite every night, as well as, her hair style.
    This woman looks terrific in ANY shade of lipstick, from light frost pinks, to neutrals, even dark red!  What I notice most is when she wears red.  I love red lipstick on a woman...it really stands out.
    Therefore I guess my answer would be red.
    That being said, my hairdresser and sister think red is too dark for me.  So I wear a brownish pink, but...sometimes...I get bold and wear red for a day.
    What I do not like is no lipstick on a woman...but that is just me.  I believe lipstick livens up a face and a personality, and makes a beautiful face more beautiful.  Hope this helps, love Sparklea ....PS I saw a singer on television recently who wore a bright sparkle red lipstick...she looked phenomenal

    1. Faith Reaper profile image83
      Faith Reaperposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Hi sweet friend, Sparklea, Jennifer does have it going on! However, you, with that gorgeous big beautiful smile that brightens up your lovely face so naturally. Red is truly smashing indeed!!!

  8. tsmog profile image80
    tsmogposted 9 years ago

    I see lipstick as complimenting something first. There are many studies for that. Shade from my old guy perspective would depend on complexion, so I see shades being widely diverse. I think setting plays a big part too. I do not expect the shade used at a evening social event to be the same as in the office or at the beach.

    Living near the beach a pale shade is most flattering and oft used being closer to natural even with those bronzed with tanning. That dinner social event more of a contrasting shade since a darker lighting is the ambiance more than not. More could be shared, maybe a hub one day . . . is there a difference between flattering and attractive? I ponder . . .

    1. Faith Reaper profile image83
      Faith Reaperposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, tsmog, your answer could just about be a hub! You should write one. Excellent observations on all accounts. Hmm...may be a matter of semantics.

    2. tsmog profile image80
      tsmogposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Hello Faith Reaper. I had an article once that was not accepted by HP on attracting men. It was not allowed probably because of the imagery. Too flamboyant. I used it at my now closed blog. A constant readership. Maybe I will revive it from the files

    3. Faith Reaper profile image83
      Faith Reaperposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Oh really, how interesting. All providedvgrat answers. You answer provided great insight as to why different shades look best in different light,  skin tones and occasions.

  9. profile image52
    yaranazarposted 7 years ago

    hot pink. It can compliment right any woman, and guys think it's hot too, you go girl.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image83
      Faith Reaperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, hot pink is hot right now, especially in the winter it seems.  It is replacing the go to red for winter.  Thank you for answering.  I may just try out hot pink for a bit!

  10. word55 profile image73
    word55posted 7 years ago

    I think it should be a shade closer to the natural color of her lips. As a naturalist it is most flattering otherwise, she's making herself look like something she is not. I can understand if young girls like to play with various colors but a woman should want to be as naturally beautiful as possible so that nothing is misleading about her good look unless, she needs to cover up blemishes, other facial problems or if necessary, for television and photo purposes.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image83
      Faith Reaperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Al, It is always so refreshing when the men weight in, and you have certainly provided wonderful insight as to the natural beauty of a woman that God has already created!  God bless you and Happy New Year!


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