Statement Lipsticks in Secondary Colors

by jennine on July 27, 2011

Every now and then I get the lipstick itch. You know, when every color bores you and it’s time to shake things up. I’ve gone through that every now and again, then falling back on a trusted shade. Usually I wear red or nude, so it was time to shake it up. Lately, I’ve seen a lot of great colors. Fuchsia, orange, even black. Last night I went to go pick up a new lipstick and was thinking more along the lines of coral, but walked out with MAC’s Up The Amp in PURPLE. It just seemed right. Thinking back to how much I love orange or fuchsia in place of red, going to purple in place of pink is a nice way to mix things up. Thinking back, I remember the first time I wore fuchsia lipstick in 2002, people thought it was crazy, now it’s everywhere. I think we’ll be seeing a lot more shades of purple again. From lilac to deep violet it’s just the right twist to make a statement.

Over the weekend I also picked up Make Up Forever: Rouge Artist Intense #40. It’s a bit orangier than So Chaud, but it still looks like red on me. Maybe one day I’ll find that brilliant orange, but for now, this is just fine.


Photos by Nando Alvarez

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Jenmarie July 27, 2011 at 12:15 pm

The orange shade looks fantastic on you! It’s always fun playing with different colors.

Cathy Benavides July 27, 2011 at 12:22 pm

I love them both! I’ve been on a bold lipstick kick, but I mean really - how many red and pink lipsticks can you wear? I’m definitely going to try something orange. Thanks for the inspiration- you look great!!
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DWJ July 27, 2011 at 12:22 pm

Try MAC’s Lady Danger, that’s definitely orange and matte. I think it might give you the orange you’re looking for but the one posted looks pretty good too.
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Courtney July 27, 2011 at 12:29 pm

I love the MUFE shade on you!
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WendyB July 27, 2011 at 12:45 pm

I’ve been looking for my perfect purple lipstick for ages…I like Up the Amp but it tends to turn pink on me.
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Lindsay July 27, 2011 at 12:50 pm

I love the orange!
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Megan July 27, 2011 at 1:01 pm

I love that orange color! It’s so bright!
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Joy July 27, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Definitely a great idea. I’m so into lipsticks this year!
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suzy July 27, 2011 at 2:29 pm

i’ve always been a classic red lipstick color girl, but lately i’ve been experimenting with others as well! i recently got four of Covergirl’s lipsticks in red, hot pink, purple and copper/orange, and i love them! perfect way to punch up an outfit. I love the ones you’re wearing, they’re so bold! and fashion always comes back around, which is why i never really retire any trends :)

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I love them both, MAC lipsticks are the best and I’ve been on the hunt for a purple shade myself so I may give this a go (although I was thinking of a darker, more berry-like shade).´s last blog ..Hometown GloryMy ComLuv Profile

Molly Naples July 27, 2011 at 3:25 pm

I have the 40 and it’s SOOO orange on me. Weird… So much so that I people give me some strange looks.

Christine July 27, 2011 at 3:45 pm

You look great in both!

I wear red. Sometimes I wear a brownish red. Or a muted red. Old habits die hard.

I have 6 tubes of my favourite red. If anyone wants to suggest a new colour for me, PLEASE do.

Closet Cravings July 27, 2011 at 3:46 pm

I love that you’re not afraid to try new things. Red lipstick looks nice on you. My comfort zone is with lipgloss or a nude/pink lipstick. I guess I can be boring that way. =)
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Kerry July 27, 2011 at 5:47 pm

A couple months ago, I picked up a beautiful shade of orange by Revlon, their Super Lustrous in Siren. I was looking hard for an orange lipstick and this was just the perfect shade!
Covergirl also has a beautiful shade of coral. And the new natural lipsticks have a nice shade of red-orange.

Monroe Steele July 27, 2011 at 8:13 pm

Loving the second one. if you want orange try morange lipstick by mac. its orange for sure lol

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Suzanna July 28, 2011 at 7:30 am

I have Up the Amp, but it has never quite worked out on me. Just not a complimentary color. Have given up and stick with colors found in nature.

Try Guerlain for red-oranges, or the Rouge Coco line.

For Those About To Shop July 28, 2011 at 10:35 am

Woo hoo, love the purple and MAC lipsticks are my favourite plus they have that great recycling program where you get a free lippy if you return six empties. The orange looks fabulous with your olive skin; a terrific shade on you.
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