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The Simple Test To Help You Find The Right Berry Lipstick For Your Skin Tone

Don't be scared of dark shades. Follow these tips to find The One for you.

We're always drawn to deep lippies, but bold shades can require confidence. Kirstin Piggott, Rimmel London's Global Makeup Artist says, "This season it's all about beautiful rich berry shades" which range as far as plum to burgundy. Let your lips do the talking and keep the rest of your makeup simple "with flawless luminous skin and softly defined brows," she instructs.

The undertones test

First you need to identify your undertones. An easy way to see if you have cool or warm undertones is to ask yourself if you think silver or gold jewelery suits you best. If gold makes your skin look brighter then it's likely you have warm, yellow undertones. If silver makes you look fresher you probably have cool, pink undertones. If you can wear both, you're neutral.

If you have pink undertones:

Kirstin says "You should wear berry lipsticks that have blue undertones such as deep plum, wines, and oxblood berry shades if you have more pink undertones in the skin."

If you have yellow undertones:

"You should wear berry lipsticks that have orange undertones such as burgundy, deep red, and maroon berry shades if you have more yellow undertones in your skin."

If you have neutral undertones, or can't decide…

Lucky you! You have the pick of the bunch, so try the suggestions above! If you're still not sure though, "plum and mahogany shades are very wearable for everyone" Kirstin says. Go play.

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This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.co.uk. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.