I love a good red lipstick, but I find it can be really hard to find one that not only has a great formula, but is flattering on my skin tone. I find that a lot of reds can look too bold, or can make my skin look super pale. I think I may have found a real winner in Too Faced La Crème in Jelly Bean* though!
"Indulge lips with luxurious color and super moisturizers including white lotus flower and power peptides. This rich formula comes in abundant shades in four essential color ranges: nudes, spices, pinks, and reds. Edited to only the most fashionable shades, it’s impossible to pick just one." - Sephora
Jelly Bean is a beautiful raspberry red shade with a somewhat sheer formula. While this colour does give nice pigmentation on my lips, I wouldn't say that it is fully opaque. I really love this type of pigmentation, and I think that it would be perfect for someone wanting a colourful lip without going too bold.
I think that this shade is a real winner, I can't stop wearing it! It's the perfect berry-red for me - not too bold and not too sheer. Have you tried any of Too Faced La Crèmes? I have my eyes on Berry Sexy and Bon Bon! If you have any shade recommendations, I'd love to hear them!