View Full Version : making your lips more pale?

04-08-2004, 02:28 AM
ok i have this dumb allergy problem, and manytimes i get it before a con><, and when i get them my lips get more red (im guessing from irratation or something), and also they dry out fast ^^;; and if its really hot, or cold, the same thing happens -_-;
and when i cosplayed as link, (and happend before) my lips were really red color, and link with red lips just looks really bad, so what could i do in a time like this, chap stick makes them more shiny and thats just as bad

i think this is a good question for people whos lips are also naturally redder than normal.

i want to make them pale, but i also want it to look natural?

04-08-2004, 02:58 AM
What I've done in the past is exfoliated my lips using an old toothbrush after I've taken a shower (it's sounds weird, I know), then used a small amount of foundation over them taking care to dab it on lightly rather than rub it in... that way it doesn't get overly dry or cracky. On top of that I usually put on some chapstick of some sort so it doesn't look like my lips are part of the Sahara Desert.

I'm sure other people have better methods, though... but that's what I've done. Good luck!

04-08-2004, 10:52 AM
Yeah, you can lightly buff your lips with your toothbrush & some warm water. Afterwards, apply a lip balm (not lip gloss) and then lightly apply some hypo-allergenic concealer over your lips. Blend with your fingertips.

ChapStick makes a matte lip balm marketed for men who prefer a matte, rather than glossy, appearance.

04-09-2004, 01:57 AM
uh..im a little confused by that toothbrush method^_^;;; , could you also name some brand names of some of these things? ..im soo not from that department^^;;

flying cabbit
04-09-2004, 12:26 PM
My lips dry out all the time so I'll just tell yah what I do.

Carry around a good moisterizing lip gloss/balm/lipstick. I'm a glossy girl, and use it religiously the weeks before the con, or all the time. Eventually your lips will peel less and feel better. Blistex has some good things for this, and they carry the matte stuff for guys to.

As for the toothbrush thing, grab your toothbrush without toothpaste on it, moisten your lips and the brush and just basically brush your lips. My crest auto toothbrush is great for this but it work with any toothbrush. Or do it while your brushing your teeth in the morning. Kill two birds with one stone.

Find a foundation or use the one you normally use apply it lightly, and seal it with a dab of powder and let it dry before you apply anything over it.

There is also some fleshcolored lipsticks/glosses from various make-up companies which you could also use. Try to find a good make-up store like rite-aid or just hit the counters at the department store and ask (but don't buy!) and just weasel some info out of the make-up ladies.

Hope this cleared up some stuff, even though it's basically a repeat of what the ladies before me said. ^^;

04-12-2004, 02:12 AM
ok^^, though uh...what do you mean by foundation, and what kind of powder? *knows nothing about this stuff^^;;;*
but brushing your lips...i get what your supposed to do, but why? what does it do to your lips?

04-12-2004, 03:37 AM
ok^^, though uh...what do you mean by foundation, and what kind of powder? *knows nothing about this stuff^^;;;*
but brushing your lips...i get what your supposed to do, but why? what does it do to your lips?

Foundation as in makeup base. The same kind of makeup a person would apply to their face on a daily basis. :) Powder would be a setting powder made of talc (ala baby powder), theather powder (a little different since it sets makeup better) or regular makeup powder. :)

Brushing your lips removes the dead layers of skin (think the crapped crap one gets during the winter or dry summer). I use a facial brush on my lips since my lips tend to be sensitive and bleed when using a toothbrush on them.

04-13-2004, 12:42 AM
I think mika means "chapped crap."

My personal fav brand for ailing lips is Caramex. I just bought a tube from Walgreens today for $1.25. Its medicated, so it'll be great for chapped, soreness, and possibly allergic reactions.

Whatever the allergy is (if its personal, you don't have to share, don't worry), I hope you at least know what causes it, because it sounds bothersome and very unfortunate =(

04-13-2004, 12:55 AM
well at least my lips arent dry like they usually were, i used blistex *melon flavor^_^*
what brand name would be best for the foundation, and the powder is what makes your lips pale?

thanks for all the help too!

04-13-2004, 01:25 AM
be careful about putting foundations and powder on your lips.

many of the pigments and ingredients aren't made to be ingested -_-'

04-13-2004, 01:59 AM
Would a nude lipstick work? A good one would keep your lips moisturized and make them pale. There was a particular Clinique shade that we used on all the boys in theatre... can't remember the name and can't seem to find it, but that type of thing ought to work. Maybe. ^^

04-13-2004, 11:24 AM
as long as it's designed to be on the lips you'll be fine.

but i don't recommend putting foundation on your lips since that's not really where it's intended to go :)

04-14-2004, 09:40 AM
Foundations, while originally intended for the face, will work just fine on your lips. Many people use it to lengthen the wear of their lipstick. :) Most foundations will dry to a natural finish so powder isn't necessary unless you plan to achieve a ghostly pallor. A satin or matte finish nude lipstick would also work in place of concealer or foundation.

For buffing, you can also use a baby's toothbrush if your regular toothbrush is too harsh. Blistex also makes this great medicated super-moisturizing balm and it's a nice alternative to Caramex (which I am allergic to).

Pikmin: what kind of skin do you have? I'd recommend something oil-free, hypo-allergenic, and depending on your skin sensitivity, an SPF of some sort. Because you are experimenting, I'd suggest sticking to drugstore brands like L'oreal or Neutrogena until you find something that works best for you.

04-15-2004, 01:07 AM
what kind of skin do i have? as in sensitivness? well parts of my face are sensitive while the others arent...my lower lips seem to be more sensitive

04-15-2004, 05:09 AM
I also have a problem with my lips going very red.I usually use Yardley's Paint and Go lipstick in Fawn colour which also has a matte finish.You should put on a moisturising lip-ice before applying the lipstick though.

04-15-2004, 11:47 PM
lip ice?? where can i buy yardleys paint and go lipstick? any drugstore kinda place?

04-16-2004, 02:43 AM
Hee hee.My bad!
Lip-ice is the same as chapstick(we use different terminology here in SA).Preferably use a hydrating chapstick or lip balm(dunno if you get Labello there).You should be able to get Yardley lipsticks at any drug store.

04-17-2004, 08:55 PM
A note on foundation: Hypo-Allergetic isn't a good thing. My make-up tecnique book said that it's overused and it really isn't good for you.

The scent of my Hypo-Allergetic foundation had a smell that made me sick. :eeek:

Elysion Gear
04-17-2004, 11:55 PM
Oh goody, someone else made a thread for lip-color. *Gives candy to the first poster*

I have experimented, putting foundation on my lips, I think that a "nude" colored lipstick would be better for me, I don't like to put on make-up.
But if it can make me look more "Bishonen".....I'll start hunting the make-up alsies.

04-24-2004, 09:49 PM
argh. I know what you mean Mr.Pikmin. >.O I'm very allergic to strawberries (well it's not life threatening but the skin that comes in contact with the little seeds goes red and I get a nasty rash all over my mouth -.-;; ) but I love them so much, I eat them anyways.

To cover up the red peeling lips I actually use some liquid concealer, just a little bit goes a long way. If your lips go cherry red like mine, they will still look a little bit pink but they won't be screaming at others. After the concealer is on I put on some lip balm to protect your lips and keep them all moist and happy.

If that doesn't work out for you, pick up some nude coloured lipstick (why didn't I think of that before? O.O thank you whomever brought that up ! ) make sure it moisturizes your lips though! I find some actually make them dryer, so if it doesn't say moistures reach for the good old lip balm before applying it! ^-^

04-27-2004, 01:07 PM
I generally just powder my lips with my face powder.

One thing you could try is buying one of those concealers that look like a stick of lipstick, but in skin tones. Maybellene (sp?) makes some good ones.

I've heard alot about brushing your lips and all, but I've never noticed a difference when I did it. Though, I've also never had any allergies or anything.

04-28-2004, 12:53 PM
yeah i tried brushing my lips, and it pretty much makes it worse...i was able to get the paleness to my upper lip, but my lower lips are just dryer than normal i think..and the brushing didnt work