But I’ve got good news! Not only am I going to help you find the perfect red lippy, but I’m going to tell you about the stunning new collection of lipsticks from Shiseido - you will LOVE.
Below you’ll find a flowchart I made (ooh so fancy) which will help you to find the perfect Shiseido RougeRouge shade for your skintone. Now, before you begin, it’s important to suss out whether your skin has warm or cool undertones (if you’re one of those lucky ones with neutral undertones - just skip on through to the swatches, you lucky duck).
Some ways to find out what undertones your skin has:
- Have a look at the underside of your wrist; if the veins are blueish/purple, you’re more likely to be cool-toned. If they’re green, think warm tones.
- If you burn easily in the sun, you’ll probably be cool-toned. People that tan easily will be warm-toned. P.S. PLEASE wear sunscreen!
- Have a look at your face without makeup (I know, I know). If it has hints of pink or red, it has cool undertones. If it appears peachy or yellow, think warm.
- Note: If you’ve tried all the above and you’re still not sure, your skin probably has neutral undertones!
Okay! Time to begin - excitement! You can tap the image below to enlarge it; the chart will help to narrow down your options in your journey to finding the perfect red. Underneath the chart you’ll find all the shades available in the Shiseido RougeRouge range, along with swatches - because all MUOs love a good swatch. Let’s go!
Tap the image below to begin!
Warm undertones/deep shades
Vivid, warm bright red
Glowing, brownish red
If you chose:
Warm undertones/moderate shades:
Subtle red with an orange note
Sweet & warm bright red
Warm undertones/bright shades:
Delicate warm coral
Crime of Passion
Warm reddish coral
Formal pinkish red-brown
Cool undertones/deep shades:
Intense, rich brownish-red
Rouge Rum Punch
Intense brown/red violet
Cool undertones/moderate shades:
Bright burned orange
Classic, clear bright red
Cool undertones/bright shades:
Fresh peachy pink
Cool undertones/light shades:
Rich reddish brown
Subtle pinkish brown
So, how did you go? I’d love you to tell me in the comments below which shades you matched up with - or which shades you found that you MUST have! Now, as fantastic as swatches are, we all know that there’s no substitute for actually going in store to a beauty counter and trying on makeup in real life. I highly recommend dashing to your nearest Shiseido counter and talking to the excellent staff about the new range, and letting them apply it professionally. You’ll be receiving expert advice, and not only be able to see how the colour looks in all lights, but also see how gorgeous (& long-wearing) the RougeRouge lipsticks are! Have fun!
I have FOUR Shiseido RougeRouge lipsticks to give away to FOUR lucky MUO members- all you need to do is tell me below what your perfect shade is according to the flowchart above- & that's it! Winners drawn on the 25th of November, good luck, beauties!
To find out more about the Shiseido RougeRouge collection, click here.